Topic ID #35941 - posted 7/20/2015 2:10 AM

Archeological Technician, GS-0102-05 - Term NTE 13 months, Aztec, NM

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Archeological Technician
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:IMSF-15-301-1436882TI
SALARY RANGE:    $31,944.00 to $41,530.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, July 13, 2015 to Tuesday, July 21, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0102-05
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Term NTE 13 months
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy in the following location:
Aztec, NM View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:  This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.
POSITION INFORMATION:  The tour of duty for this position will be a maxiflex schedule spanning Monday thru Saturday, if needed.  Typical schedule will be Monday thru Friday. This is a Term position. Initial appointment is 13 months with possible extensions up to 4 years. This position is also career-seasonal in nature and does not provide employment on a year-round basis. You may work a minimum of 26 weeks but generally not more than 48 weeks a year. Actual work schedule and period of furlough is contingent upon funding and operational needs.
Number of Vacancies: One.  This announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies if necessary.
Occasional Travel
1-5 nights per month
U.S. Citizenship Required
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Government housing is not available
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This position is located in the Cultural Resources Division of Aztec Ruins NM. The purpose of the position is to provide technical support for the Cultural Resources program through the completion of uncomplicated technical archeological tasks. Technician work is typically associated with and supportive of a professional field; work may involve substantial elements of the work of the professional field, but requires less than full knowledge of the field involved. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Cultural Resources.
MAJOR DUITES:  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. Retrieves and compiles data as required for resource management reports, interpretive exhibits, etc.
Participates in basic 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.  Processes specimens recovered in the field. Prepares specimens to be sent to dating laboratories. Identifies, labels, and packages artifacts for curation. Maintains field equipment and supplies.  
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is a combination of prolonged standing, walking, stooping, and bending.  Heavy items up to 50 pounds (backpacks, equipment, etc.) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.  
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed both in an office setting and in the field. Fieldwork may be performed in relatively isolated areas. Travel to various site locations within the network is occasionally required, including travel between Chaco Culture NHP, Aztec Ruins National Monument, and the Hibben Center in Albuquerque, NM. Occasional travel to other cities may also be required for training or other meetings.
AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Aztec Ruins National Monument is located in the city of Aztec, along the Animas River in the San Juan Basin of Northwestern New Mexico. Aztec has a population about 8,500. Weather is generally temperate, although extreme temperatures occur at times. Housing is plentiful with prices for buying or renting being reasonable for the area. Government housing is not available. Retail service, professional and medical services, churches, hospitals, and educational facilities are available, including a multitude of recreational facilities. The cities of Durango, CO and Farmington, NM are nearby providing various other services. Year-round recreational opportunities abound within a short commuting distance. 
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