DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
How to apply
Open & closing dates
09/10/2021 to 09/17/2021
Pay scale & grade
$64,961 to $84,455 per year
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
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This career/career-conditional permanent full-time position is located in the Resource Stewardship and Science Division. It is a shared position and will perform archeological duties for Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and Colonial National Historical Park.
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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Archeologist and cultural resources specialist for Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail (CAJO) and Colonial National Historical Park (COLO). Serves as archeological technical expert and is responsible for the following:
Direct archeological projects/investigations in support of baseline environmental compliance (NEPA and NHPA Section 106 and Section 110);
Develop relationships with Native Virginia Tribes and their citizens while developing a public archeology program specifically focused on working with Native Virginia Tribes associated with Werowocomoco, a unit of CAJO;
Work with Native stakeholders to design, conduct and interpret archeological research and findings, while creating educational and outreach programming for all ages;
Participates in identification of project priorities and types of archeological response to support projects and achieve program goals; develop strategies, conduct archeological assessments, monitor construction, collect and curate spatial data, conduct and complete reports on Phase I, II, and III archeological testing within Werowocomoco unit;
Assist with developing project funding requests, scopes of work, independent government cost estimates, CESU partnerships, provide training for tribal partners and park staff, and conduct archeological site assessments;
Review project designs, conduct background research, identify threats to cultural resources, evaluate project needs, request funds, develop/administer contracts, and insure projects are completed in an on-time and within-budget framework;
Serves as contracting officer’s representative (COR) and Agreements Technical Representative (ATR);
Provides technical support, prepares compliance documents, and advises management on archeological resources, outreach processes, spatial data development, and compliance processes;
Advise, coordinate, and consult with project stakeholders in an interdisciplinary team context that includes staff, other professional archeologists, construction contractors, archeology consultants, resource managers, Northeast Archeological Resources Program, Denver Service Center managers, State and Tribal Historic preservation offices, and regional staff.
POSITION LOCATION: This shared position will work at Werowocomoco, a part of Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and with Colonial National Historical Park. Both locations are in the Virginia Tidewater Region and are approximately 1 hour east of Richmond and 3 hours south of Washington, DC. The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail was designated as part of the National Trails System and was the first water-based national historic trail (P.L. 109-418). The trail commemorates the explorations of Captain John Smith on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries from 1607 to 1609, tracing approximately 3,000 miles of his voyage route. In 2016, the National Park Service acquired the 264-acre property known as Werowocomoco, home to paramount chief Powhatan at the time of English arrival in Virginia. Werowocomoco represents over 10,000 years of Indigenous habitation and history and is a place of great importance to Native people. Colonial NHP, consists of 8,677 acres, administers two of the most historically significant sites in English North America: Historic Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America in 1607 and Yorktown Battlefield, the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War in 1781. These two sites represent the beginning and end of English colonial America, and are connected by the 23-mile scenic Colonial Parkway. Colonial NHP has a variety of natural resources including extensive wetlands, forest, fields, shorelines and streams, as well as rare, threatened and endangered plants and animals. The counties and cities of Gloucester County, York County, and Newport News offer a wide variety of rental units and residences for sale or rent, as well as other municipal services, including schools and colleges.
Additional Information: For additional information regarding this announcement or how to apply, please contact the HR Office at number or email provided in the announcement. For specific questions pertaining to the position being advertised, please contact Dwayne_Scheid@nps.gov. Email is the preferred method of inquiry as it provides the fastest response time. When inquiring by email please include the announcement number, NE-1612-COLO-21-11219334-DE in the subject line.
25% or less – You may be expected to occasionally travel for this position.