Topic ID #36706 - posted 2/8/2016 4:00 AM

Student Trainee (Archeology), GS-05/07 - Orleans, CA

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:  Student Trainee (Archeology)
Department:  Department Of Agriculture
Agency:  Forest Service
Job Announcement Number:  16-INTERN-222598-PW
SALARY RANGE:$32,318.00 to $48,968.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:Monday, February 8, 2016 to Friday, February 12, 2016
SERIES & GRADE:GS-0199-05/07
POSITION INFORMATION:Full-Time - Internships
DUTY LOCATIONS:1 vacancy in the following location:
Orleans, CA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: Students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.
A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.
It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.
The Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. This Student Trainee position will be filled as an Intern appointment. The appointment is indefinite and is expected to last for the duration of the student's academic attendance.
This position is located on the Six Rivers National Forest located in Orleans, CA. The tour of duty is Full-time and may be filled at the GS-05/07 grade level with a target conversion position of GS-0193-09. For information on the duties of the position, please contact ((see listing))
Salary wage as shown is for Rest of the U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement. Please click the following link to search for a specific location on the General Schedule Pay Scale:
If you have questions on how to apply, please see the Agency Contact Information which is listed below.
Not Required
US Citizenship is required.
Must be a U.S Citizen or Foreign National
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
Must be at least 16 years of age
Must complete and pass background and security investigation
Must be enrolled at least half-time in a qualifying educational institution
Must be in good academic standing as defined by the educational institution
May require drug testing dependent on position/location
A signed participant agreement is required for employment under Pathways
Complete at least 640 hrs of work experience prior to completion of degree
DUTIES:Back to top
This position is designed to provide a career-oriented introduction to the background, philosophy, concepts, and scope of the Forest Service Intern programs and a practical understanding of the policies of the employing organization. Assignments are developmental in nature and in conjunction with formal education; the employee will gain the necessary competencies for a career as an Archeologist. Work assignments are selected to ensure that the employee receives on-the-job training and exposure to one or more program functions.
Duties primarily focus on providing work and training experience to prepare the student Intern for a more advanced, technical GS-0193 position through a variety of tasks that utilize established practical processes, methods, and procedures that may include, but are not limited to:
Provides advice on identification and management of Heritage and Cultural Resources Program, including development of immediate objectives, integration with resource activities, and establishment or priorities. Assists in ensuring integration with heritage and cultural resource activities and establishment of priorities. The Heritage and Cultural Resource Program covers one or more resource area, such as the protection of historic and pre-historic properties and artifacts. Coordinates the budget and project plan of work for the unit’s archeological and cultural activities within the NF unit. 
Designs inventory strategies as part of the land use planning process based on Forest-wide priorities and needs. 
Organizes, supervises, or directly performs inventory of areas. Work includes preparation of maps, inventories, reports, and records related to the discovery, protection, inventory, salvage, and interpretation of heritage and cultural resource areas. 
Reviews reports as part of project planning to evaluate the quality of the inventory, the completeness of the report, and the significance of heritage or cultural sites found. Prepares determinations of effect for such projects identified during project inventories. Recommends mitigation procedures. 
Determines eligibility of historical properties for the National Register of Historic Places. 
Provides heritage and cultural resource management orientation to Forest Service personnel on statutes, regulations and purpose of work to be performed. 
Interprets heritage and cultural resources to the public and professional contacts through presentations at visitor facilities, professional journals, etc. 
Develops contract specifications for heritage and cultural resource work and as delegated, acts as COR or inspector on such contracts. 
Assists in developing and carrying out projects related to stewardship enhancement and public interpretation of heritage and cultural resources, such as partnership agreements and site steward programs. 
Interprets heritage and cultural resources to public and professional contacts through presentations at professional conferences, visitor facilities, professional journals, etc. 
Ensures program data for documentation submission including contracts, National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility criteria, legal documents to fulfill programmatic requirements, and internal reports.

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