Topic ID #35712 - posted 5/14/2015 2:51 AM

Archeologist, GS-0193-07/09 - Term NTE 13 months, Kailua Kona, HI

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Archeologist, GS-0193-7/9 DE
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:PWROPI-15-KAHO-1328157 DE
SALARY RANGE:    $40,385.00 to $64,216.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 to Sunday, May 17, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0193-07/09
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Term NTE 13 months
DUTY LOCATIONS:    Few vacancies in the following location:
Kailua Kona, HI View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Q - Nonsensitive
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This position is located in Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, in the Division of Resources Management and supports the cultural resources program.  The park is located in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii, approximately three miles from the Kona International Airport and five miles northwest of Kailua-Kona.  The park is at sea level and averages less than 25 inches of rainfall annually.  It includes three beaches and extensive archeological ruins.  Complete shopping facilities and rental units are available in Kailua-Kona.  This is a high cost of living area.  Hospital and medical facilities are five to ten miles away.  Public schools are conveniently located within the surrounding area and distant bus service is provided for students. No public transportation is available.  This position will also provide occasional support to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park located approximately 23 miles south of Kailua-Kona.  For more information, visit the park website and the park's FaceBook page at
Who May Apply:
001 All U.S. Citizens
This is a full-time TERM position. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months, with the possibility of incremental extensions up to a total of four years without further competition.
This position is Subject to Periods of Non-Pay, and is expected to be placed in mandatory non-pay status for a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 6 months each year.
Government Housing is not available.
The full promotion potential of this position is: 09
NOTE: Recently passed legislation provides that federal salaries in Hawaii will transition from base pay plus a cost-of-living allowance (COLA) to the locality pay-based system that already applies in the 48 contiguous states. The locality pay will be phased in over 3 years (2010-2012); COLA will be phased out through annual reductions over a longer period. Currently, the COLA pay in Hawaii is 12.25% with the exception of the island of Hawaii, which is 6.24%. The salary annotated on this announcement includes the locality, however, does not include the cost-of-living allowance.
Special Consideration:  The island of Hawai'i is subject to high concentrations of volcanic fumes (vog), especially sulfur dioxide gasses and fine particulates. The fumes are known to be hazardous to an unborn fetus, and persons with heart and respiratory problems. The Kona coast experiences VOG conditions throughout the year. Long-term effects on normal healthy persons is unknown.
Position Contact: ((see listing))
Occasional Travel
Up to 5 nights per month of overnight camping may be required
U.S. Citizenship Required
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
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This position is located in the Resource Management Division at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. The incumbent will carry out a range of duties in support of the cultural resource management program. The primary duties include:
Coordinate and implement cultural resource projects based on knowledge of Hawaiian history, pre-contact history, and knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of archeology and cultural resource management in the Hawaiian Islands.
Conduct systematic condition assessments of sites and features, and enter data into the NPS Archeological Sites Management Information System (ASMIS) national database.
Ensure that site recording tasks and procedures, including the preparation of archeological survey records such as site maps, photographs, surface artifacts analysis forms, and field notes, are completed in a proper and timely manner.
Use Geographical Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to record and document archeological survey operations. 
Participate in preparing historic preservation and environmental compliance documentation, for example National Historical Preservation Act and National Environmental Policy Act materials.
Assist in the analysis, conservation, and curation of artifacts to NPS and professional standards.
Participate with and lead community groups and volunteers to further Park cultural resource management objectives.
Work Conditions:  Work is performed both indoors and outdoors.  Outdoor field activities require the incumbent to prepare for and cope with uncomfortable weather conditions.  Field assignments involve exposure to adverse weather conditions, temperature extremes, and remote back country or wilderness environments.  Incumbent may be required to camp for extended periods in remote back country or wilderness areas.  Incumbent must be able to work in a multitude of environmental conditions as they pertain to the Pacific Islands, including transitioning between coastal zones, humid wet forests, hot dry desert like conditions, and high elevation environments.  You may encounter extreme weather conditions and must be able to work on barren and sometimes within active lava landscapes.  At times, you may be exposed to high sulphur dioxide conditions.

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