Topic ID #34850 - posted 2/10/2015 1:16 AM

Archeologist, GS-0193-12 - Hot Springs, AR

Jennifer Palmer

Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Forest Service
Job Announcement Number:15-0809-122912DP-TW
SALARY RANGE:    $70,192.00 to $70,192.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, February 9, 2015 to Monday, February 16, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0193-12
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full-Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy - Hot Springs National Park, AR View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.
It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.
This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 15-0809-122912G-TW open 2/9/15 to 3/6/15. Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.
This position is located in Region 8, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, on the Ouachita National Forest.  
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This is an Archeologist position serviing as Forest Heritage Program Manager. The position is responsible for providing cultural resource management support for the Forest as well as inventory, evaluation, protection and development of historic and prehistoric sites.
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.
Occasional Travel
Occasional travel required for site visits, training, conferences, and meetings.
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
A 1-year probationary period is required.
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Responsible for planning, directing, implementing, and administering a diverse and highly complex Forest’s Heritage Resources Management Program, including the formulation of short and long term plans, policies and program guidelines in order to achieve Forest, regional and national goals and objectives.
Plans, directs, coordinates and executes survey for the location and verification of archeological and historical sites and provides guidance to line officers and district archeologists in marking, protecting and salvage of these sites.
Directs the preparation of maps, inventories, reports and records relative to the discovery, protection, inventory, salvage and interpretation of heritage and cultural resource areas. 
Develops Forest-wide heritage resources management budget, and recommends budget allocation strategies to Forest leadership and staff.
Reviews heritage resource reports for completeness and to determine significance of, and effects to, identifies historic properties, in consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer.
Recommends and carries out required elements of research plans related to studies, excavations, artifact analysis and the content of reports. Evaluates archeological and historical sites and identifies which are appropriate for inclusion to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Responsible for the individual and thematic eligibility assessments of selected sites or classes of sites. 
Consults and coordinates with Indian Tribes under provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation (NAGPA) and Forest/Tribal MOU’s.
Prepares contract specifications for survey or salvage of cultural and heritage resource sites and monitors contract operations; acts as COR inspector on such projects.
Works with special interest groups and local organizations in informing the public about the Forest’s cultural resources and in developing interpretive programs and information for interested publics.

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