Status: Full-time position
Location: Pioneer, CA
Deadline Date: 1/27/14
Job Summary: A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.
Qualifications: You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for all professional archeology positions at the GS-5 grade level and above.
Education 1. Bachelor's Degree: that included 3 semester hours each in the following course areas: -History of archeology.-Archeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa. -Regional archeology, archeological cultures, or sites in a specific part or portion of a major geographical area to acquire or develop a foundation for regional specialization for professional development. -Theory and methods of archeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques. -Archeological field school, to provide a basic understanding of theoretical and practical approaches to research design implementation, field preservation techniques, and report preparation by participation in actual field work.
And Six semester hours of related course work in: geography, geology, or cultural geography; history, historiography, or historical archeology; -environmental studies; -scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or -surveying; AND Archeological field school.
Related Curriculum -- Degree in anthropology (with emphasis on ethnology, physical anthropology, or scientific linguistics), history, American studies, or a related discipline may be accepted as satisfying in full the educational requirements, provided the curriculum supplied academic course work sufficiently similar to the requirements in A.1 (including archeological field school).
Duties: Duties are at full performance level.
Consults with recognized Indian Tribes under provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation (NAGPRA).
Prepares technical approval for documentation submitted for program matters, including contracts, National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility criteria, and other required internal reports.
Administers archeological examination of road, reservoir, recreation, and other ground disturbing projects where archeological materials may be subject to destruction or damage. Recommends or reviews the mitigating action.
Plans, directs, coordinates and executes surveys for the location and verification of archeological and historical sites and provides guidance to the line management in marking, protection, and salvage of these sites.