Topic ID #34457 - posted 1/15/2015 2:28 AM

Archeologist, GS-0193-07 - Term NTE 1 year, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, AK

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Archeologist
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Hiring Organization:Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Job Announcement Number:KLGO1301242DEED
SALARY RANGE:    $22.20 to $22.20 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Thursday, January 15, 2015 to Wednesday, January 21, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0193-07
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1 year
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy in the following location:
Skagway, AK View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Q - Nonsensitive
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

In rare cases this appointment may be extended beyond the not to exceed date. When selected, employees may be noncompetitively hired for subsequent summer seasons in the same position at the same location. 
More than one position may be filled with this vacancy; if needed.
Government housing is available.
Position is located at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Skagway, Alaska. Skagway is located 90 air miles North West of Juneau, AK and is the Northern terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway system. The city is a major cruise ship destination between May and September and Klondike Gold Rush NHP is the most visited National Park area in Alaska. Skagway has a population of 862 year-round residents with three to four times that number in the summer. The town offers a grocery store, hardware store, restaurants, library, community recreation center, post office, video store, news/book store, coffee shops and churches of various denominations. There are excellent hiking and boating opportunities. Major purchases are made either through the internet or by road trips to nearby cities like Juneau or Whitehorse, Yukon Territory (Canada). There is a newly expanded clinic for minor medical treatment. Major medical and dental facilities are available in Juneau, Whitehorse and Anchorage and may be reached by road (Klondike Highway), small aircraft and the Alaska state ferry system. Average high/low temperatures in July 68/50 degrees F. Average annual precipitation is 26.5 inches. Additional information about the park and the community can be found by visiting the park's website:
25% or Greater
Travel may be required depending on Park needs.
U.S. Citizenship Required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
Males born after 12-31-59 must register with the selective service.
Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" sections.
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If selected, you will perform work conducting archeological fieldwork at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.  Depending on the location and project, archaeological resources may be prehistoric or historic in nature.  Work may include: 
·         Inventory and monitor the condition of cultural resources and compliance projects in areas impacted by construction, maintenance and visitor activities, and other projects.
·         Participate in archeological surveys, shovel tests and archaeological excavations, and laboratory processing and analysis of artifacts recovered.
·         Provide historical and archeological information to visitors.
·         Manage archaeological collections according to established museum procedures.
·         Prepare and keep detailed field notes and records, daily logs and journals, photographs and photo logs, archeological and architectural forms, feature and artifact drawings, etc.
·         Assist in the preparation of monthly progress reports and a final seasonal report. 
·         Assist in the use GPS, GIS and other computer software in support of data collection and reporting activities.
Some of the incumbent's time may be spent in the backcountry for periods of up to eight days or longer.  The incumbent will be required to live outdoors in a tent, hike in a backcountry setting without trails or modern amenities, and may transport in helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and motorized and non-motorized watercraft, as part of park activities. 
The incumbent may be required to drive National Park Service (NPS) vehicles within and around the park areas as part of duties. 
For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call ((see listing))

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