Archeologist (State Cultural Resources Specialist)
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Open & closing dates
11/29/2021 to 12/13/2021
$84,452 – $130,552 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 12 – 13
1 vacancy in the following location:
Yes—as determined by the agency policy.
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes—Yes, Relocation expenses may be authorized as allowable by Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) and USDA policy.
Job family (Series)
Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)
Trust determination process
How you will be evaluated
How to Apply
This position serves on a NRCS State Resource Technology Staff and is located in a State Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
The incumbent provides leadership for archeology and cultural resources activities on NCRS in California and is supervised by the State Resource Conservationist.
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THIS JOB IS OPEN TO
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.
Federal employees – Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Land & base management
Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.
Clarification from the agency
Current permanent federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP and VEOA eligibles.
Serves as staff specialist on all cultural resources issues, including Native American issues and concerns the result from the implementation of NRCS programs and activities in California.
Works closely with state Cultural Resources Coordinator and state Native American Liaison in developing compliance policy and procedures for cultural resources preservation and tribal consultation in the state.
Assists field staff to comply with cultural resources protection laws and regulations, including compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act 1966, as amended.
Prepares and maintains all technician guides and information dealing with cultural resources.
Keeps abreast of developments and research in archaeological methods and procedures.
Carries out field investigation and procedures professional quality cultural resources investigation and assessment report.
Prepares technical cultural resource sections of contracts, environmental documents, agreement documents, and other instruments of agency intent.
This includes providing information for and reviewing environmental documents as required by the Environment Quality Act (EQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Resource Conservation and Development program, and other Service programs involving project-level expenditures of federal funds.