National Park Service Integrated Resource Manager (Supervisory Historian/ Archeologist/ Biologist) in Stillwater, New York
Summary Incumbent serves as the Integrated Resources Program Manager at two National Park Service sites; Saratoga National Historical Park and Fort Stanwix Monument which are located in Stillwater and Rome New York. Approximately 2 hours apart (110 miles). Responsibilities Serve as the primary advisor on matters related to cultural and natural resource management, museum management, ethnographic resources, historic structures, cultural landscapes, lands, and associated laws, regulations, and policies. Provide leadership and directs comprehensive and intricated program of resources management activities that involves sensitive and complex issues that may impact a wide variety of park issues. As a member of the park's management teams, coordinates with the Superintendents, the other division leads, and park staff in accomplishing the mission of the parks and appropriate protection and preservation of park resources. Prepare and coordinate the efforts of others in the preparation of resources management plan and specific actions plans pertaining to the management and protection of cultural and natural resources. Supervises a diverse team of specialists and technicians. Develops and implements long range plans for the inventory, evaluation, documentation, preservation, research, and collaborates with interpretation of the resources within the appropriate mission, objectives, and resources contexts. Oversees the management of two curatorial facilities, one of which is a Regional Hub. Coordinates documentation, preservation, protection, exhibition, and use of parks collections, whether housed in the parks or at an outside repository according to NPS guidelines. Coordinates environmental and cultural resources reviews of projects and management decisions under the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act and administers the park's PEPC (Planning, Environment and Public Comment) database and documentation. Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship required. Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication. Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males. Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided. You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work. If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period. You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 2-5 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes. You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority. Time in Grade: Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal civilian employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. Qualifications All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-09/27/2023-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected. Basic Requirement: Series 0401: Bachelor's Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position or Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Series 0170: Bachelor's Degree: history; or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history or Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Series 0193: Education- Bachelor's Degree that included 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. and Six semester hours of related course work in: and geography, geology, or cultural geography; history, historiography, or historical archeology; environmental studies; scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or surveying; and Archeological field school. 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 above (including archeological field school). Or Combination of Education and Experience College-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education. Or 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. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirement listed below: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: Provide natural and cultural resource program support and professional advice; conduct and/or participate in National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) or National Historic Preservation Act (106/NHPA) compliance review; plan or participate in the planning of natural or cultural resource projects or studies; coordinate and/or interact with Tribes on natural or cultural resource management activities or concerns; participate as a professional member of a research team; research, develop, and prepare manuscripts for professional publications; perform collections management, registration, cataloging, research, preservation, restoration, and/or conservation of collections. You must include hours per week worked. Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. Additional Information A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected. The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. Physical Demands: The position may require strenuous physical activity including periods of standing, walking, climbing, and lifting and carrying heavy objects. Some activities will occur in physically dangerous areas or settings. Documentary research and report writing work is sedentary, which entails the ability to sit, concentrate and write for long periods of time Working Conditions: Work is performed primarily indoors. Occasionally, work may be performed outdoors in all types of weather and conditions. Outdoor assignments may be performed in potentially hazardous areas including steep slopes, rocky terrain, fire lines, winter environments, swamps, and forests. The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. Location Information: Saratoga National Historical Park (SARA) preserves the battlefields of the pivotal 1777 Battles of Saratoga; a large 19th century monument to the American victory; the Surrender Site where General John Burgoyne surrendered his sword to General Horatio Gates; Victory Woods, a woodland which saw British soldiers encamp during the siege which followed the two battles; and part of the estate of Philip Schuyler. Visit www.nps.gov/sara for more information. Saratoga National Historical Park is located within Saratoga County, NY in the beautiful Upper Hudson River Valley. The sites are located in Stillwater, NY (population 8300) and Schuylerville, NY (population 1300). The famous summer resort community of Saratoga Springs (population 28,000) is approximately 10 miles away and Albany, the state capital, is about 30 miles away. The area is well known for its abundant outdoor activities within easy distance to the Catskills, Adirondacks, Lake George Area, Lake Champlain Valley, and the Green Mountains. Fort Stanwix National Monument (FOST) tells the story of over 300 years of our nation's history. From trade and transportation, to the French and Indian and American Revolutionary Wars, to American Indian relations, the site's extensive and diverse story amazes all who come to explore. Please visit our website, www.nps.gov/fost to discover just how special the site is to the story of America. The park is located within the City of Rome, NY in the heart of Central New York. FOST is located about two hours (110 miles) from SARA.