A. Education:(1) Degree - that includes three (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.ANDSix (6) 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/orsurveying; AND archeological field school.OR(2) 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 (1) above (including archeological field school). OR
B. Combination of Education and Experience - college level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described in A above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education.OR
C. Experience - Four years of archeological work experience that demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology. The work experience must have included archeology field experience, which may include that gained in an archeological field school. Field experience should have included a combination of professional experience in archeological survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and preparation of written materials. Applicants with such field experience should, after additional experience under the direction of a higher grade archeologist, be able to demonstrate the ability to be a crew chief, directing the work of others at a single location as a part of a larger archeological project.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in federal service which equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the position being filled.Specialized experience is experience gained in performing archeological work in the preparation, management and sustainment of cultural(archeological) resource through investigations and mitigation work using methods such as field surveys, testing, assessment, research, report preparation, and monitoring, with regard to activities such as local training activities, operating functions, construction projects, etc., and the potential impact to cultural resources. OR
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