DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Open & closing dates
11/23/2022 to 12/02/2022
$79,363 – $103,176 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Spokane Valley, WA
Yes—as determined by the agency policy.
50% or less – Due to mission of the Agency, this position may require travel exceeding 25% of the time.
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes—You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
Job family (Series)
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
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This position serves on a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service State Resource Conservation Staff and is located in a State Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
This position provides leadership for archeology and cultural resource activities of NRCS.
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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.
Family of overseas employees
Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is or was, working overseas.
Federal employees – Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Individuals with disabilities
Land & base management
Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.
Clarification from the agency
You may apply if you are a Status Candidate (Merit Promotion, VEOA, Land Management Eligible, FSA perm county employee) and/or a Non-Competitive Hiring Authority Eligible (30% Disabled Veteran, Certain Military Spouse, Schedule A, Certain Peace Corps/VISTA Employee/Volunteer, Certain Former Overseas Employee, Foreign Service Employee, CTAP/ICTAP, Interchange Agreement Employee, or you are employed under a Miscellaneous Authority not regulated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.)
Serves as staff specialist on all cultural resource issues, including Native American issues and concerns that result from implementation of NRCS programs and activities in the state.
Prepares and maintains all technical guides and information dealing with cultural resources
Assists field staff to comply with cultural resources protection laws and regulations.
Carries out field investigations and produces professional quality cultural resources investigation and assessment reports.
Prepares technical cultural resource sections of contracts, environmental documents, agreement documentations and other instruments of agency intent.
Establishes and maintains contacts and cooperative working relations with resource conservation districts, federal, state and local government agencies, private organizations, etc.
Develops programmatic agreements.
Delivers cultural resources training?to field staff as part of conservation planning certification and to help staff recognize the?range of regional/state cultural resources and provide an understanding of NRCS State operating procedures.
Provides technical leadership to area level cultural resource specialists