Topic ID #39242 - posted 3/1/2018 10:27 AM

Archeologist-Environmental Compliance


Job Title:  Archeologist

Hiring Organization: Bonneville Power Administration

Job Announcement Number: DOE-BPA-18-12645-DE/MP

SALARY RANGE: $77,929.00 to $101,308.00 Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:  02/23/2018 to 03/12/2018



WHO MAY APPLY:  Open to all US Citizens




The Bonneville Power Administration is a federal nonprofit agency based in the Pacific Northwest. Although BPA is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, it is self-funding and covers its costs by selling its products and services. BPA markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydro projects in the Columbia River Basin, one nonfederal nuclear plant and several other small nonfederal power plants. The dams are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation. About one-third of the electric power used in the Northwest comes from BPA.


As the Archeologist you will:

  • Provide expertise on compliance with cultural resources laws, their associated regulations, federal policies and guidelines, including Department of Energy (DOE) tribal policies and guidance.
  • Assist with the development and dissemination of Cultural Resource information for internal policies and guidance.
  • Serve as a member of interdisciplinary teams conducting National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis for various projects.
  • Represent the organizational Cultural Resource Program at various venues and forums in various roles.


·         You must be a United States Citizen

·         This employer participates in the e-Verify program

·         Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements

·         Occasional travel may be required

·         New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
GS-12: 1) Conducting cultural resource activities in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies; and 2) Preparing cultural resource impact analysis work (e.g. technical reports, compliance correspondence, and contributions to NEPA analysis) in compliance with relevant statutes such as National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), the American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), or related state or local regulations.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies (KSACs). You do not need to provide a separate narrative written statement. Instead, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSACs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position.

  1. Compliance – Knowledge of procedures for assessing, evaluating, and monitoring programs or projects for compliance with Federal laws, regulations, and guidance.
  2. Technical Competence – Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
  3. History and Archeology – Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and impact on particular civilization and cultures, and of preservation and archival techniques.
  4. Interpersonal Skills – Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

NOTE:  Please refer to complete vacancy announcement at:  to view qualification requirements, guidelines on how to apply, and detailed information on this position.

To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on 03/12/2018.


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