Topic ID #39993 - posted 8/5/2018 3:53 AM

Archaeologist, GS-12/13 - Davis, CA



Jennifer Palmer

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Archaeologist
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Open & closing dates
 07/31/2018 to 08/07/2018
Salary
$79,411 to $122,759 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 12 - 13
Work schedule
Full-Time
Appointment type
Permanent
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Location
1 vacancy in the following location:
Davis, CA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes Relocation expenses may be authorized as allowable by FTR and USDA policy.
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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
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Announcement number
NRCS-18-0455-DE-DM
Control number
506621000
Summary
Do you want to work for a premier conservation agency whose mission is to “help people help the land?” For more than 83 years, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has worked in close partnership with farmers, ranchers, forest managers, non-governmental organizations, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to create and maintain healthy and productive working landscapes. 
As part of USDA’s new Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Mission Area, we are the focal point for assisting the voluntary conservation efforts of the nation’s farmers, ranchers and other stewards of agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest lands. We help these stewards plan and implement proven conservation systems through technical and financial assistance designed to enhance productivity, improve soil and water health, and restore wetlands and wildlife habitat. 
The NRCS employs over 10,000 professionals who work in over 3,000 locations, over 95 percent of whom are outside the Washington, D.C. area and covering every county in the U.S. We value our employees and are committed to employee engagement and work/life balance programs. We are also part of the USDA, which was ranked 7th among all federal agencies as a “best place to work” through the FY2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. 
We need people who are committed to action through public service-- people who want to apply their education and experience to help ensure that all of us enjoy the benefits that come from a healthy environment and productive agriculture. Please consider joining us and helping to make a difference for generations to come.
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Responsibilities
This position serves on the California Resource Technology Staff and is located in the Davis State Office. The incumbent provides leadership for archaeology and cultural resources activities.
Provides statewide expert technical guidance on all cultural resources issues, including consultation with Native American tribes; ensuring compliance with the State Level Agreement and State Historic Preservation Office provisions; resolving issues and concerns that result from the implementation of programs and activities; defining areas of major cultural resource/environmental concern and implementing methodologies to address such concerns; preparing technical cultural resources studies; developing specifications for scopes of work, and determining cultural and scientific significance of identified resources.
Prepares and maintains all technical guides and information dealing with cultural resources. Coordinates with other specialists to develop Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) products, such as reference lists, maps, technical notes, revisions of practice standards and specifications, case studies, and other archaeology and cultural resources technical products used in conservation planning. Reviews practice standards and specifications, as appropriate, for their impact on cultural resources preservation.
Develops policy to guide NRCS response on all cultural resources issues requiring state level attention. This may include conducting cultural resources field investigations and assessment reports; and preparing technical cultural resource sections of contracts, environmental documents, agreement documents, and other instruments of agency intent.
Responsible for supervision of a staff of lower graded cultural resources specialists, providing technical and administrative direction. This includes planning and assigning work; setting and adjusting short-term priorities, preparing schedules for work completion; evaluating performance, identifying developmental and training needs of employees.
Establishes and maintains contacts and cooperative working relations with resource conservation districts, federal, state and local government agencies, private organizations, industry, and colleges and universities. Serves as regional agency liaison for coordination of cultural resource issues and agency partnership efforts.
Travel Required
50% or less - 25% to 50% subject to the time of year
Supervisory status
Yes
Promotion Potential
13
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. 

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