Topic ID #35887 - posted 7/1/2015 1:30 AM

Student Trainee (Archeological Technician), GS-0199-09 - Lincoln, NE

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Student Trainee (Archeological Technician)
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Hiring Organization:Midwest Archeological Center
Job Announcement Number:MWRC-15-PA-0164
SALARY RANGE:    $48,403.00 to $62,920.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, July 1, 2015 to Monday, July 6, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0199-09
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Internships
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy in the following location:
Lincoln, NE View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    Student Program Eligibles
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 National Park Service.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All current students who meet the student program requirements
This is an Excepted Service, Schedule D, 213.3112(a)(2), position.
To be eligible for a Pathways Program internship, you must meet the following requirements: 
•You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on at least a half-time basis with a minimum 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:
This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school. The Internship provides the student with work experience directly related to their academic studies or career goals while offering eligibility for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment upon completion.
CONVERSION: This appointment is anticipated to continue until the student's education program requirements have been completed, at which time the individual may, at the agency's discretion, be converted to a term appointment.  There is no guarantee for conversion.
Additional Pathways Internship Program information can be found at:
WORK SCHEDULE/POSITION DURATION:   This position is full-time (40 hours per week).  You may be required to work weekends. The anticipated Entrance on Duty (EOD) date is July-August 2015.
Occasional Travel
1-5 nights per month
U.S. Citizenship Required
Valid State Drivers License
Must be at least 16 years of age
Must be a current student with at least a 2.0 GPA
Must meet minimum half-time student enrollment requirements
Must submit student enrollment verification
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Through independent study, developmental assignments, literature review, on-site studies, and fieldwork, the incumbent expands his/her knowledge about the cultural resources of the NPS parks in the Midwest and related state and local parks and institutions. As assigned, writes text and/or prepares illustrations as input to projects undertaken by themselves or by other Center professionals. Assists in the design and implementation of multi-phased archeological projects involving documentary, archival, and collections research; field investigations (both survey and excavation); laboratory analysis of recovered data; and professional report writing. Collects field data contributing to the basic cultural resources inventory of a park or a monitoring program to assess status and trends of resources condition.  Identifies cultural objects or sites, measures abundance or condition, environmental parameters, etc., using technical instruments, manuals, protocols, and knowledge of the resources.  Measures and reports on the impact and effectiveness of management actions that affect resources, such as ground disturbing development, visitor disturbance, and erosional processes etc. Investigates cultural sites, historic scenes, and subjects not documented in park files to a level adequate to identify, protect or interpret them properly; assists in coordinating the work of visiting professionals from various NPS offices and professionals under contract in cultural resources management disciplines. 
Area Information:
Lincoln is the Capital of Nebraska and is located in the Eastern side of Nebraska. There is a wide variety of housing available in the area. Lincoln has earned a reputation as one of the Midwest's most beloved cities. Home to fine culinary and artistic treasures; a budding live music scene; parks, golf courses and an extensive trail network; and a friendly Midwestern attitude, Lincoln offers the exhilaration of a big city and the serenity of the countryside all in one place. Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Lincoln spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.14 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be. For more information visit:

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