Topic ID #35044 - posted 2/23/2015 1:26 AM

Student Trainee (Archeological Technician), GS-0199-05 - Hopewell Culture NHP, OH



Jennifer Palmer

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Job Title:Student Trainee (Archeological Technician) GS-0199-05
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:MWE-15-PA-HOCU-023
SALARY RANGE:    $15.71 to $15.71 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, February 23, 2015 to Friday, February 27, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0199-05
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Internships NTE 1 Year
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:05
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy in the following location:
Chillicothe, OH View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    Student/Internship Program Eligibles
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:    No
JOB SUMMARY:
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.
Who May Apply To be eligible for a Pathways Program internship, you must meet the following requirements:
·         You must be a current student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on at least a half-time basis and in with a minimum overall 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).
·         Enrollment must be with an accredited educational institution or state-approved home school. These may include high schools, colleges, universities, technical, trade, vocational, or business schools, and state approved home school secondary and post-secondary programs.
·         Qualifying certificate programs are post-high school programs equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.
·         Educational institutions must be accredited by organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To see if your school is accredited, please visit: http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation.
·         For more information on the Pathways Intern Program visit: www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/interns
·         The anticipated start date for this position is: May 17, 2015
·        The anticipated work schedule for this position is: Full-time


TRAVEL REQUIRED
Not Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
YOU MUST SUBMIT STUDENT ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS
Favorable Background Investigation
Selective Service Registration if required by law
US Citizen and at least 16 years old
Valid state driver's license required
DUTIES:
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Major Duties: Conducts archeological research, planning and stewardship activities in support of a comprehensive cultural resource management program at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. Conducts background research using archeological site files, historic documents, reports, maps and aerial photos, and interviews. Performs on-the-ground area surveys for surface and subsurface evidence of historic and prehistoric archeological remains. Identifies and records historic and prehistoric archeological sites using appropriate forms, maps, photographs, field notes, GPS units, etc. Conducts limited supervised excavation and testing of sites. Duties include completing standard feature and level forms, screening soils to recover artifacts, and collecting and processing samples for analyses of soils, fauna, flora, etc. Cleans, identifies, sorts, labels and packages artifacts for curation. Maintains related databases, forms, maps and files. Enters artifact, site and project data into appropriate databases, spreadsheets, Geographic Information Systems, etc. Retrieves and compiles data as required for reports, interpretive exhibits, etc. Interprets project activities and results to visitors. Ensures 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. Works cooperatively in a team environment. Field work is performed outdoors with exposure to heat, sun, insects, allergens, and other hazards. Work requires physical exertions such as bending, crouching, stooping, and lifting.
Area Information: Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is located 2 miles north of the town of Chillicothe, Ohio on State Highway 104. Hopewell Culture is 50 miles south of Columbus, Ohio. The park's location at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains has a moderate climate with seasonal weather. Summers are generally hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms. Daytime temperatures in the summer average between 80 to 90 degrees F. Winters are cold with occasional, moderate accumulations of snow generally less than six inches. Daytime temperatures in the winter average between 30 to 40 degrees F. Chillicothe (population 22,000) provides K-12 schools, a branch campus of the Ohio University, a regional hospital, and a variety of stores, restaurants, motels, and banks. Columbus provides all modern amenities, collegiate opportunities, and cultural features of a major metropolitan area. Park housing is not available.
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