This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP), Environment Branch for Renewable Energy (ERBE), in Sterling, VA.

The incumbent serves as a Historic Preservation Specialist in the OREP’s Environment Branch for Renewable Energy (EREB).  The responsibility of the incumbent is to provide the professional expertise, produce substantive analyses, and lead consultations for cultural resources and historic properties necessary to support planning and decision making related to offshore renewable energy activities.

At the full performance level GS-13 the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Conducts consultations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act with state, local, and tribal governments, and other Federal agencies and under Executive Order 13175 with Federally-recognized tribes.
  2. Researches and analyzes physical and visual impacts to cultural and historic properties.
  3. Analyzes and reviews onshore and offshore cultural, archaeological, and architecture surveys and reports submitted by applicants and lessees.
  4. Develops survey guidelines and mitigation procedures for the identification and protection of onshore and offshore cultural and historic resources associated with renewable energy leasing and operations activities.
  5. Identifies and addresses areas where information must be developed by either agency research or contract studies.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Salary Information

GS-13: $102,663-$133,465 per annum.  First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMEE-20-KS-030(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

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