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Careers Qualifications Archeologist, 0193

Archeology Series, 0193
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    The following requirements are prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management External link and used to determine minimum qualifications.

    Individual Occupational Requirements  

    Basic Requirements

    1. Education

      1. 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.


        • Six 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/or
          • surveying;


        • Archeological field school.

      1. 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 A.1 (including archeological field school).

    Experience and education requirements for GS-7 and above
    In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown in the table below.





    1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement

    1 year equivalent to at least GS-5


    2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree

    1 year equivalent to at least GS-7


    3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

    1 year equivalent to at least GS-9



    1 year equivalent to at least next lower grade level

    NOTE: Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.