Topic ID #34460 - posted 1/15/2015 2:33 AM

Archaeological Tech, GS-0102-07 - 2 vacancies, Zion National Park, UT

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Archaeological Tech.
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:IMDZ-15-071
SALARY RANGE:    $18.96 to $18.96 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 to Tuesday, January 20, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0102-07
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    2 vacancies in the following location:
Springdale, UT View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
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. For more information about the National Park Service, click NPS web site.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.
This recruitment will be used to fill (2) seasonal appointments at Zion National Park. These appointments are not to exceed 1039 hours in a twelve month period, although positions may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.
Government housing is not available. The enter on duty date is expected to be at least 2/22/2015.
AREA INFORMATION: Zion National Park is located in southwestern Utah. The climate is generally mild to hot with daytime temperatures averaging 95 to 100 in the summer (occasionally reaching temperatures of more than 110 degrees) and 55 in the winter. Nighttime lows range from 75 in the summer to 30 in the winter. Minimal shopping is available in Springdale, Utah located (2) miles from Park Headquarters. Full range of shopping, medical, dental, religious and recreational facilities are available in Hurricane (25 miles), St. George, (45 miles) and in Cedar City, Utah (63 miles). Elementary school (grades K-6) is available in Springdale with bus service provided. Junior high and high school is available in Hurricane with bus service provided. Dixie State College is located in St. George and Southern Utah University is located in Cedar City.
Not Required
U.S. Citizenship Required
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Must be physically fit in order to work outdoors in extreme weather.
Camping in the backcountry will be necessary.
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This position is in the Resource Management Division, Cultural Resource Management Program of Zion National Park. The purpose of the position is to be a member of an archaeological crew documenting historic resources, conducting preservation work on prehistoric and historic resources, conducting condition assessments, monitoring archaeology sites, and recording newly discovered archaeology sites at various locations within the park.  General tasks will include assessing the condition of cultural resources such as retaining walls, culverts, rock art, and structural features, documenting and monitoring prehistoric archaeology sites, inputting metadata in databases, collecting data with GPS units and iPads, and preparing technical reports. The employee will also conduct data entry in appropriate computerized databases (IMACS, ASMIS databases, GIS, and others), complete comprehensive project technical reports,  prepare project materials for curation, and  assist in the creation of outreach materials on the subjects of archaeology and the human history of Zion National Park and the surrounding area.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Assignments will require a combination of strenuous field work and sedentary office work. Field work may necessitate strenuous exertion including hiking, backpacking, climbing steep slopes, stooping, bending and exposure to sun, wind and rain, and hot summer temperatures.   Backcountry primitive camping WILL BE REQUIRED for this position.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The duties of this position will be performed indoors and outdoors. Incumbent must be able to prepare for, and cope with uncomfortable weather conditions that may include temperature extremes (cold snowy winter/spring, hot, dry, buggy summer). Hazardous environmental conditions may exist on work sites, such as falling/rolling rock. Incumbent will be required to work in awkward or strained positions that require stooping, stretching, bending, etc, in areas with heights and depressions often in the company of insects, rodents, or poisonous reptiles and arachnids. Field work requires extensive walking, including traversing deep canyons, often through rock outcrops or dense vegetation, carrying heavy packs (30+ pounds) of tools and equipment. Incumbent WILL be required to camp for extended periods under primitive camping conditions.

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