Topic ID #34377 - posted 1/6/2015 10:42 PM

Archeological Technician, GS-0102-07 - few vacancies, IN, NH and PA



Jennifer Palmer

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Job Title:Archeological Technician
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Forest Service
Job Announcement Number:15-TEMP-R9102-7-ARCH-DT-KR
SALARY RANGE:    $18.96 to $18.96 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 to Monday, January 12, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0102-07
POSITION INFORMATION:    Multiple Schedules - Temporary
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:07
DUTY LOCATIONS:    FEW vacancies in the following location(s):
Bedford, IN View Map
Campton, NH View Map
Bradford, PA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:    No
JOB SUMMARY:
A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.
It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.
These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.
This vacancy announcement is for one or more locations throughout Region 9. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.
These positions are located on a Forest Service unit and is responsible for providing technical support to the heritage resources staff.
TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours. Considerable travel may be required. Some positions involve work that requires travel away from the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles).
Positions will be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year which can be extended 1 additional year.
Hourly wage as shown is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career- Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.
 
TRAVEL REQUIRED
Not Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
Must be a U.S. Citizen/National to apply
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service
DUTIES:
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Analyzes archeological data in preparing reports, for situations where precedents are not fully applicable. Makes recommendations to be used in "determinations of effect" and "determinations of eligibility" by the archaeologist. Compiles and reports information about the nature and extent of known cultural resources. Adapts ground search strategies as determined by specific project requirements i.e., terrain, vegetation cover, and time frames. Applies scientific methods to survey parcels of land to determine likely sites of archeological interest. Prepares Cultural Resource Inventory reports and site forms. Enters site and inventory information into databases and onto GIS maps. Responsible for the preparation of archeological and historical information to create interpretive materials for display and dissemination. Monitors archeological projects to ensure sufficiency of fieldwork. Conducts inventories of Forest cultural resources in areas of proposed Forest Service projects. Researchers reference materials such as State and National register files, historic documents, archeological reports, maps and aerial photos, and interviews source individuals concerning project areas. Insures that archeology work assignments are carried out in safe, timely manner according to established standards and procedures. Reviews work in progress to see that standards for pre-field research, survey design, site recording, graphics, and final report are being met. Advises other employees on methods of cultural resource inventory and provides written instructions, research materials and supplies to all involved in planning and operation of natural resource activities. Generally serves as a crew work leader.

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