Status: Full-time position
Location: Tres Piedras and El Rito, NM
Deadline Date: 12/9/13
Job Summary: The position(s) will be located on El Rito Ranger District and/or the Tres Piedras Ranger District and will be zoned between El Rito, Tres Piedras, and Canjilon Ranger Districts. Incumbents are responsible for inventory, evaluation, and advice on heritage and cultural resource management, including determination of effects of projects on cultural resources and recommended mitigation.
Qualifications: Those who are interested must meet the qualification requirements for the GS-0193 series that is covered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions -- GS-0193: Archeology Series. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook Manual is available for review at any federal personnel office or on the Internet at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0100/0193.htm
Forest Service employees on the Workforce Reduction and Placement List will receive priority consideration and CTAP/ICTAP candidates will receive the appropriate consideration.
Duties: Provides advice on identification and management of Heritage and Cultural Resource Program, including development of immediate objectives, integration with resource activities, and establishment of priorities. Assists in ensuring heritage and cultural resources are integrated with proposed activities and priorities are established. The Heritage and Cultural Resource Program covers one or more resource area, such as the protection of historic and pre-historic properties and artifacts. Coordinates the budget and project plan of work for the unit’s archeological and cultural activities within the National Forest unit.
Designs inventory strategies as part of the land use planning process based on Forest-wide priorities and needs.
Organizes, supervises, or directly performs inventory of areas. Work includes preparation of maps, inventories, reports, and records related to the discovery, protection, inventory, salvage, and interpretation of heritage and cultural resource areas.
Reviews reports as part of project planning to evaluate the quality of the inventory, the completeness of the report, and the significance of heritage or cultural sites found. Prepares determinations of effects for such projects identified during project inventories. Recommends mitigation procedures.
Determines eligibility of historical properties for the National Register of Historic Places.
Provides heritage and cultural resource management orientation to Forest Service personnel on statutes, regulations and purpose of work to be performed.
Interprets heritage and cultural resources to the public and professional contacts through presentations at visitor facilities, professional journals, etc.
Develops contract specifications for heritage and cultural resource work and as delegated, acts as COR or inspector on such contracts.
Familiarity and experience with archaeological manifestations and ethnographic cultures of the American Southwest, especially those of northern New Mexico is beneficial in the position. This would include an understanding of site types, ceramic sequences, the distribution of lithic resources, and southwestern archaeological field methods. Demonstrated ability to work with tribes, volunteers, cultural resources specialists in other agencies, the State Historic Preservation Office, Forest or Agency leadership and interdisciplinary teams, is considered critical to the position. This position will require the ability to communicate effectively in writing and speech as it pertains directly to the management of cultural resources. Tied to this will be a demonstrated knowledge of the details of cultural resource law affecting Federal agencies and Federal land management.
Interested applicants should complete the Outreach Form and email it to Diana Trujillo, El Rito District Ranger, and Chris Furr, Tres Piedras District Ranger, Carson NF, at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.