Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Archaeologist, Federal Emergency Management Agency; Albany, New York and New York, New York (2 vacancies)

Full Time, Temporary (not to exceed 4 years)
In Person, telework may be available
$70,857 – $104,996 per year
Open until 10/18/2023
Posted 10/6/2023

Description and Duties

The primary purpose of this position is to review research, archaeological surveys and other materials to determine archaeological sensitivity and known resources in order to conduct archaeological compliance reviews for all applicable environmental and historic preservation laws, regulations, executive orders, policy, guidance and directives, in Region 2. See full description at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/752864500

This position is announced under FEMA’s Excepted Service, Stafford Act Hiring Authority for a full-time Cadre of On-Call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) appointment. After three years of continuous service, CORE employees earn competitive eligibility to apply for permanent full-time positions at FEMA. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

In this position, you will serve as an Archaeologist supporting Region 2, Mitigation Division.

Typical assignments include: 1.) Receiving proposed federal actions in the applicable system (EMIS, GM) and triages to determine NHPA review actions required; 2.) Reviewing FEMA or Applicant actions for compliance with NHPA Section 106 during the Response to and/or Recovery from disasters; and for Mitigation, and other Non-disaster actions; 3.) Working independently or as part of a team to support multiple and varied collective efforts (sometimes simultaneously) while adhering to set schedules and priorities; 4.) Conducting analysis to document impacts to the cultural and historic resources; drafts consultations, writes reports, documents findings and determinations, and Records of Environmental Consideration (RECs).

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.

Conditions of Employment: you must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position; you must successfully pass a background investigation; travel may be required; you must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card; selective service registration is required for males born after 12/31/59. Please review “Other Information” section for additional key requirements.


See online job description (https://www.usajobs.gov/job/752864500) for required education and experience. To qualify for this position at the IC-11 level (starting salary $70,857), you must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the IC-09 level in the Federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience may be obtained in the Federal or Private Sector and must demonstrate all of the following:

Conducting archaeological and historic research or completing archaeological compliance reviews; identifying and evaluating archaeological sites and resources; and, maintaining project review trackers and writing reports.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application
and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above by 11:59pm (EST) on the closing date of the announcement (October 18, 2023). Apply through USAJOBS here: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/752864500

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