Topic ID #35489 - posted 3/30/2015 4:43 AM

Archeological Technician, GS-0102-05 - 2 vacancies, Death Valley National Park, CA

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Archeological Technician
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:MMDEVA-15-125D-1364122
SALARY RANGE:    $31,944.00 to $31,944.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, March 30, 2015 to Friday, April 3, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0102-05
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    2 vacancies in the following location:
Death Valley, CA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
About the Agency
This is a TEMPORARY SEASONAL POSITION that will generally last at least 3 months but no longer than 6 months (or 1039 working hours) within one service year.
“In employing individuals to perform any construction, maintenance, interpretation, or other service in the park, the Secretary (Selecting Official) shall, in so far as practical, give first preference to qualified members of the Tribe”: (Timbisha Shoshone Homeland Act, Nov 2000). To receive current preference eligibility, members of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe must submit a copy (not the original) of the letter certifying their tribal membership.
This position is located within the National Park Service, Pacific West Region, Death Valley National Park, Resources Management Division, located in Death Valley, CA.
Occasional Travel
Some back country camping may be required.
Obtain a favorably adjudicated background investigation prior to start
Must hold a valid state drivers license
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Participates in archeological field surveys by walking over the landscape and searching for archeological features and artifacts.
Records data and prepares survey records (e.g. site maps, photographs, surface artifact analysis forms, field notes, etc.).
Conducts limited supervised excavation and testing of sites, including the careful recovery of sample materials.  Duties include completing standard feature and level forms, screening soils to recover artifacts and performing flotation of soil samples.
Assists in the development of a variety of documents (i.e. site forms, survey reports, historic contexts, etc.) by gathering data from files and reports, conducting research, evaluating available information, and preparing draft documents. 
Retrieves and compiles data as required for resource management reports, interpretative exhibits, etc.
Maintains related databases, forms, maps, and files. 
Performs data entry related to archeological artifact and project data (e.g., artifact information, catalog records, field notes, site records, etc.) into automated systems, appropriate forms, and archival records.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:  The work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, walking, stooping, and bending often required.  Heavy items (e.g., packs up to 50 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.  The work is performed both in an office setting and in the field.  Survey and excavation work is typically performed in isolated areas.  The incumbent must therefore be familiar with outdoor safety and survival skills and must be able to operate a vehicle on rough roads. Sustained periods of camping under primitive conditions are routine.

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