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Department of the Interior | Hiattville, KS
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* Duties




Open to the first 50 applicants or until 09/19/2019 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

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The incumbent serves in the Division of Interpretation and Resource Management and is responsible for a wide variety of research and resource management/protection tasks. The incumbent assist the Museum Technician and also opening and closing the site.

Receives instruction designed to familiarize incumbent with functions and operations of the organization. Learns the history and administration of the fort by working with staff, partners, and stakeholders. Seeks opportunities to gain additional experience in the practical application of established cultural resources techniques and concepts.

Assists in evaluation of research needs, solicits funding, and participates in the planning and coordination necessary for completing needed research projects. Works with partners, state historic preservation offices, tribal partners, other federal agencies, parks, organizations, staffs, etc. to recommend, develop and implement needed historical studies. As necessary, works closely with other cultural resource specialists in providing needed historical information in preparation of multidisciplinary studies and plans for historic properties. Consults with cultural resources professionals to keep informed of new developments, research, etc.

Using both primary and secondary sources, performs research on diverse subjects including fort history, fort personnel and operations, the Bleeding Kansas era, local Civil War involvement, and the fort's influence in the area. Locates source material, assembles bibliographies, undertakes field work, conducts interviews, and gathers information from a variety of sources. Conducts research to provide subject matter for a variety of interpretive materials, to evaluate significance of resources and historical events, and other purposes for historical understanding, implementation of programs and maintenance activities, and cultural resources management. Under the supervisor's direction, actively seeks peer review of research reports produced. Produces written material, including case studies for publication, press releases, articles, and newsletters, and attends meetings of professional societies.

The position acts as the park's cultural resources protection compliance officer, reviewing, analyzing and documenting potential impacts of park activities on cultural resources. They prepare Environmental Screening Forms (ESF) and coordinates the preparation of Categorical Exclusion (CE) documents.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occassional travel may be required for this position, mainly for training purposes.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0170 History

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* 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.
* 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.
* You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required.
* 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 evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
* 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 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.
* You may supervise seasonal, temporary, permanent, museum technician, volunteers and other personnel, but less than 20% of the time.


You must meet both the BASIC EDUCATION and the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS to be considered qualified for this position.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR HISTORIAN GS-0170 - You must meet one of the following requirements. You MUST include transcripts.

A. Completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher in history; or a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history.


B. Possession of a combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS - To qualify for this position at the GS-09 grade level, you must possess one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Qualifying specialized experience for this position include: Develop and conduct professional or graduate-level research focused on Archaeology, History, and/or Historic Architecture/Landscapes, (typically this means that your research was peer reviewed and contributed significantly to one of the applicable disciplines); Author or review cultural resource sections of resource management plans; develop mitigation strategies to resolve adverse effects to historic properties; directs activities to protect & improve the conditions of cultural resources. You must include years, months and hours per week worked in your resume to receive full credit.

* OR-

EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least completed two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree with coursework directly related to the work of the position. You must include transcripts.

* OR-

Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. You must include transcripts.

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.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".


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.

About Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is the nation's principal conservation agency. Its mission is to protect America's treasures for future generations, provide access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage, offer recreation opportunities, honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives and our responsibilities to island communities, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, foster sound use of land and water resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife. Its work affects the lives of millions of people; from the family taking a vacation in a national park to the children studying in Indian schools.