Topic ID #35713 - posted 5/14/2015 2:52 AM

Cultural Resources Technician, GS-0102-06 - Grand Teton National Park, WY

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Cultural Resources Technician
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:1402868
SALARY RANGE:    $17.06 to $17.06 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 to Monday, May 18, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0102-06
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy in the following location:
Moose, WY 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 Grand Teton National Park.
The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office (NR SHRO) is currently seeking applicants to fill a temporary Cultural Resources Technician position at Grand Teton National Park. Appointments are limited to 1039 hours in a twelve month period. Work is expected to start as soon as possible and last through early to late fall. Appointments may be terminated at any time and can be extended if workload and funding allow. Positions offer rehire eligibility for subsequent appointments, provided the employee has not exceeded 1039 hours of work in a twelve month period and has achieved an acceptable level of performance.
AREA INFORMATION: Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway preserves a spectacular landscape rich with majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and extraordinary wildlife. The abrupt vertical rise of the jagged Teton Range contrasts with the sage-covered valley, creating world-renowned scenery that attracts visitors from all over the world.
This position is being filled in Moose, Wyoming.  Jackson (12 miles from Moose), is a small, outdoor recreation focused, thriving community of 10,000 year round residents. The town caters to four million tourists every summer, has an excellent hospital and medical community, a well-respected public school system, private schools, multiple grocery stores, excellent restaurants, and seasonal music and art festivals. Outdoor activities are available year round and include easy access to three ski resorts (Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and Grand Targhee), back-country and Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, camping, backpacking, horseback riding, boating, rafting, kayaking, hunting, cycling, mountain biking, and world class fly fishing, climbing, and mountaineering. The climate can be as extreme as the activities that are available. Winter temperatures range between lows of 20 degrees below zero to highs of 30 degrees. Summer temperatures are comfortable, with highs between 65 - 80 degrees.
A daycare center is located in Moose and an elementary school is located in Kelly (14 miles from Moose) and Moran (11 miles from Colter Bay).  Children attend Junior and Senior High Schools in Jackson with bus service provided.
Government housing may be available.
Occasional Travel
Backcountry travel
U.S. citizenship required.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.
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Major Duties: This position exists within the division of Science and Resource Management and is responsible for assisting the cultural resource program in the park. Duties include:
·         Assisting with the management of the park’s museum collection including identifying and labeling objects; cataloging objects and entering data in to the NPS catalog program; preparing, maintaining, and organizing manual and automated curatorial records including accession records, catalog records, and donation forms; providing assistance for museum maintenance and housekeeping schedules; and assisting the curator with the implementation of the museum environmental monitoring program.
·         Communicating with park archivist and compiling information on site history, cultural landscape and treatment history.
·         Writing and presenting polished histories to assist cultural resource management.
·         Drafting compliance letters and communicating with the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.
·         Evaluating pertinent professional literature and maintaining peer relationships with cultural resource professionals to provide  management and project leaders with recommendations and information.
·         Coordinating with spatial analysis staff for the digitization of historic maps, structures, districts, archeology sites and other information for the park-wide GIS database.
Physical Demands: Work within the office is sedentary except for occasional field surveys and construction site inspection trips and occasional backcountry projects requiring hiking and possibly camping for several days. Such trips involve considerable amount of physical activity, including standing, walking, climbing, lifting objects over 30 pounds, and stooping.
Work Environment: Work is primarily in an office setting. Occasional site visits may involve exposure to all types of weather and conditions, as well as indoor museum storage areas that are confined and lack windows. Outdoor assignments may be performed in potentially hazardous areas including steep slopes, rocky terrain, and forests where animal encounters are frequent requiring a high degree of alertness, caution, and knowledge of how to safely use bear spray.

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