Topic ID #35124 - posted 2/27/2015 1:09 AM

Archeological Technician, GS-0102-07 - 2 vacancies, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Archeological Technician
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:SEKI 1337308
SALARY RANGE:    $18.96 to $18.96 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Friday, February 27, 2015 to Thursday, March 5, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0102-07
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    2 vacancies in the following location:
Sequoia National Park, CA 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.
Area of Consideration is all qualified persons. Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.
This is a temporary position that is expected to begin in late May and continue through early October. These dates may change or the position may not be filled due to variables such as lack of federal funds.
Not Required
Must be a US citizen.
New Hires will be required to pass a background investigation.
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The purpose of this position is to perform a full range of complex archaeological support functions at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The incumbent participates in archaeological field surveys by walking over the landscape and searching for archaeological features and artifacts. Record data and prepares survey records (e.g., site maps, photographs, surface artifact analysis forms, field notes, etc.). Participate in artifact recovery and provenience determination. Evaluate and assists other technicians in the evaluation of specimens (e.g., lithic ground stone, shell, bone, non-artifact material, etc.). Processes specimens recovered in the field.
Prepare specimens for specialized analysis to be sent to dating and other laboratories. Identifies, labels, and packages artifacts for curation. Maintain related databases, forms, maps, and files. Enter archaeological artifact and project data including artifact information, catalog records, field notes, site records, etc. into automates systems, appropriate forms, and archival records. Retrieves and compiles data for resource management reports, interpretive exhibits, etc. Assist in the development of a variety of documents (e.g., national register nominations, determination of eligibility, cultural resources management plans, preservation guides, historic structures reports, etc.) by gathering data from files and reports, conducting research, evaluating available information, and preparing draft documents. Perform basic research by conducting interviews and publication and record searches, and synthesizing information collected for scientific, historical, and interpretive values. Provide general technical archaeological assistance in a variety of areas related to or impacted by the archaeological function, including Section 106 compliance, clearance, and planning; archaeological assessments, evaluations, and field inspections, etc. May provide leadership to field crews by assigning tasks and monitoring the status of those assignments. May also serve as a Crew Chief for excavation and survey activities.

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