Topic ID #37165 - posted 7/1/2016 3:55 AM

Historian (Landscape), GS-09/11 - Omaha, NE

Jennifer Palmer

Historian (Landscape)
Agency Contact Information
1 vacancy in the following location:
 Omaha, NE
Work Schedule is Full Time - Term NTE 13 months
Opened Friday 7/1/2016
(0 day(s) ago)
 Closes Monday 7/11/2016
(10 day(s) away)
Salary Range
$48,968.00 to $77,019.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade
Promotion Potential
Supervisory Status
Who May Apply
United States Citizens
Control Number
Job Announcement Number
Job Overview
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
This is a full-time, term position not to exceed 13 months. This position can be extended up to 4 years depending on funding and/or performance.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.  All travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee. 
Identifies and documents cultural landscapes and associated historic structures. Plans and conducts historical research on cultural landscapes and their character defining features, including field work and off-site research. Prepares Determinations of Eligibility and Determinations of Ineligibility for review and approval by Midwest Region Park Superintendents and State Historic Preservation Offices. Reviews historic research projects completed by National Park Service staff and contractors and makes professional editorial comments and recommendations. 
Reviews key components of existing and new Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI) and List of Classified Structures (LCS) records for completeness, accuracy, and reliability in accordance with National Park Service policy and procedures. Conducts field work to ground truth of existing inventory records. Updates/amends inventory records in the database system ensuring current database standards are being followed and so records may be certified by the inventory coordinator. 
Serves on an integrated multidisciplinary team of cultural resource professionals (architects, landscape architects, and historians) dedicated to documenting and listing cultural landscapes and historic structures on their respective databases and provides technical assistance to parks on these cultural resource types. Assists parks with assessing the condition of cultural landscapes and historic structures per the definitions provided by the inventories. Assists other programmatic areas in the Division of Cultural Resources by providing direct professional and programmatic advice and support.
Area Information:
The office is located in Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and is the county seat of Douglas County with a population over 750,000. Located along the Missouri River, the 8-county metropolitan Greater Omaha area is home to five Fortune 500 companies; the CenturyLink Center Omaha which attracts top name entertainers, expositions, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming, and other events; the new TD Ameritrade ball park which hosts the NCAA Men's College World Series; and other theaters, museums, and cultural amenities. The area also has 15 hospitals, including the state's only Children's Hospital, and two medical schools and research centers. Greater Omaha is also home to Offutt Air Force Base. The region's cost of living index averages 10-15% below the national average, and there is a plentiful supply of reasonably priced new and pre-owned homes. The September 2011 unemployment rate was 4.2%, nearly half the national rate. On average, the warmest month is July with a mean temperature of 77 degrees and the coldest month is February with 28 degrees. Eppley Airfield is serviced by 8 air carriers, and the Greater Omaha area has passenger bus, Amtrak rail service, and affordable commuter bus and taxicab service. For more information on the Omaha area:
Physical Demands:
Position involves equal amounts of sedentary and active work.  Sedentary work involves prolonged periods researching, writing, data processing and performing data entry in an office setting. 
Work Environment:
Work is performed in offices, archives and libraries.  Active work includes fieldwork in both developed and remote locations where services and amenities may or may not be available.  Some locations may require flying, driving, boating, hiking, backpacking with equipment, bending and stooping and climbing when conditions are verified as safe for NPS staff access.
Travel Required
Occasional Travel
1 to 5 Nights Per Month
Relocation Authorized

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