Topic ID #37618 - posted 11/10/2016 2:30 AM

Archeologist, GS-12 - 2 vacancies, Boise, ID/Spokane, WA

Jennifer Palmer

Agency Contact Information
2 vacancies in the following locations:
 Boise, ID
 Spokane, WA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Wednesday 11/9/2016
(1 day(s) ago)
 Closes Tuesday 11/22/2016
(12 day(s) away)
Salary Range
$71,012.00 to $92,316.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade
Promotion Potential
Supervisory Status
Who May Apply
United States Citizens
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Job Overview
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This position serves as the Archeologist within the Cultural Resources Branch of the National Wildlife Refuge System under the Supervisory Archeologist/Regional Historic Preservation Officer. You will serve as the lead historic preservation professional for all Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) programs and lands in either southern Idaho and adjacent eastern Oregon (Boise duty station) or eastern Washington and adjacent northern Idaho (Spokane duty station) and be responsible for leading FWS implementation and compliance with federal historic preservation legislation, especially the National Historic Preservation Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and the Archeological Resource Protection Act. 
Two positions will be filled.  One position will be filled with duty location in Spokane, Washington.  The second position will be filled in Boise, Idaho. 
Annual Salary Range for Spokane, WA and Boise, ID - Employees new to the federal government begin at step 1
GS-12: $71,012, step 1 - $92,316, step 10, per annum
NOTE: This position is also being announced under merit promotion procedures, open to current and former federal employees. See vacancy R1-17-1842753-MS-MP if you want to be considered under merit promotion procedures.
This position is responsible for analyzing, planning, and implementing federal historic preservation legislation, particularly Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The incumbent provides initiative, resourcefulness, and leadership in addressing a broad spectrum of complex cultural resource issues. The incumbent must have expert and applied knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies of federal historic preservation legislation and be able to independently perform the following duties:
Work with Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff, project proponents, partners, and volunteers, Tribes and other archeologists to implement the Section 106 process and manage cultural resources that may be impacted by FWS activities on FWS and nonfederal land. 
Consult with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and other parties concerning the effects of undertakings on historic properties. Negotiate methods and procedures and provide expert recommendations to address historic preservation and cultural concerns.
Serve as liaison with Native American tribes on cultural resource issues and NHPA compliance. Execute consultations and negotiate procedures on burials, traditional cultural properties, and archeological issues.
Prepare site, survey, project, and evaluation reports using formats and forms acceptable by State Historic Preservation Offices and FWS.  Prepare letters and agreement documents for compliance with NHPA and apply the terms and conditions of Programmatic Agreements.
Create and implement a cultural resource administrative program by providing professional expert advice and training, managing data and documents, conducting educational and outreach activities, preparing and managing contracts, and participating in events that provide information on cultural resource management by the Service.
Administer Archeological Resource Protection Act (ARPA) permit application  and assist FWS staff and law enforcement officers with the implementation of site protection provisions.
Exercise the provisions of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) as necessary.
Travel Required
25% or Greater
Travel required for field work and coordination with co-workers and consulting parties
Relocation Authorized
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses for this position are authorized
Job Requirements

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