Topic ID #36521 - posted 12/24/2015 3:16 AM

Archaeologist, GS-12 - Washington Navy Yard, DC

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:  Archaeologist
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Hiring Organization:  Naval History and Heritage Command
Job Announcement Number:  NE60193-12-1583344NM269472D
SALARY RANGE:$76,378.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:Saturday, December 19, 2015 to Monday, December 28, 2015
DUTY LOCATIONS:1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington Navy Yard, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:United States Citizens
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This position is at the Underwater Archaeology Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Washington, DC. Responsible for conserving and conducting archaeological research on artifacts associated with Navy's sunken and terrestrial military craft; leads conservation-related public outreach initiatives to inform the Navy and the public of their maritime heritage; assists with annual Laboratory initiatives such as assessing the condition of the artifact collection and maintaining chemical safety standards. Please ensure you review the qualifications portions of this posting closely for eligibility requirements.
Occasional Travel
Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding
You must be a US Citizen.
Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
See special requirements section for additional requirements.
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Evaluates, selects, proposes, and implements conservation treatments for artifacts of disparate materials and in varying conditions, through typically waterlogged, according to professional standards and methodologies. Works closely with the Laboratory Manager who maintains ultimate responsibility for the collection and approves treatment proposals.
Conducts archaeological artifact condition documentation and assessments in support of an annual artifact inventory, the archaeological artifact loan program, and the overall well-being of the collection.
Informs conservation priorities for the Laboratory, establishing long-term conservation objectives and milestones in consultation with the Laboratory Manager.
Supports standing Laboratory requirements through ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and guidance, such as maintaining the annual Safety Data Sheets and the Authorized Use List of sanctioned chemicals pertaining to conservation treatments.
Leads the Laboratory's public outreach program, supporting facility visits, expanding the current internship and volunteer program, preparing publications and outreach materials such as web content, developing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) initiatives, and assisting the Command's Communication and Outreach Division in conveying the importance of preserving and interpreting the Navy's history.
Plans, supports, conducts, oversees, monitors, interprets, reports and publishes on archaeological fieldwork and in-field conservation. Meets the Department of Interior Secretary of Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology.
Contributes to the Branch's archaeological permitting program through evaluation of external research permit applications, focusing on the conservation components of research proposals.

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