Topic ID #37675 - posted 11/28/2016 2:38 AM

Archeological Technician, GS-07 - 2 vacancies, Fruita, CO

Jennifer Palmer

Archeological Technician
Agency Contact Information
2 vacancies in the following location:
 Fruita, CO
Work Schedule is Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
Opened Monday 11/28/2016
(0 day(s) ago)
 Closes Friday 12/2/2016
(4 day(s) away)
Salary Range
$19.18 to $19.18 / Per Hour
Series & Grade
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.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.
This recruitment will be used to fill seasonal appointments. These appointments are not to exceed 1039 hours in a twelve month period, although positions may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.
Anticipated entry on duty date will be early March 2017.
Participates in archeological field surveys by walking over the landscape and searching for archeological features and artifacts. Records data and prepare survey records (e.g., site maps, photographs, surface artifact analysis forms, field notes, etc.).  Assists project manager in providing leadership to field crews by assigning tasks and monitoring the status of those assignments. Participates in artifact recovery and provenience determination.
Evaluates and assists other technicians in the evaluation of specimens (e.g., lithic ground stone, shell, bone, non-artifact material, etc.). Processes specimens recovered in the field. Prepares specimens for specialized analysis to be sent to dating and other laboratories. Identifies, labels,  and packages artifacts for curation.
Maintains related databases, forms, maps, and files. Enters archeological artifact and project data including artifact information, catalog records, field notes, site records, etc. into automated systems, appropriate forms, and archival records. Retrieves and complies data as required for resource management reports, interpretive exhibits, etc.
Assists in the development of a variety of documents (e.g., cultural resource management plans. Preservation guides, historic structures reports, etc.) by gathering data from files and reports.
Conducting research, evaluating available information, and preparing draft documents.
Preforms basic research by conducting interviews and publication and record searches, and synthesizing information collected for scientific, historical, and interpretive values.
Provides general technical archeological assistance in a variety of areas related to or impacted by the archeological function, including Section 106 compliance, clearance and planning; archeological assessments, evaluations, and field inspections; etc.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This is primarily a field (outdoor) position. When in the field, weather conditions will range from snow and rain to temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Work will be performed at altitudes ranging from 4,500 to 6,000 ft. Indoor work will include sitting at a computer in the resource management office.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work will include long periods of time standing, bending over, walking, and hiking in both developed and backcountry areas of the Monument. Accessing the backcountry will require hiking one to ten miles (roundtrip) in rough terrain.
AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Colorado National Monument, located on the Western Slope of Colorado, preserves one of the grandest landscapes of the American West.  Historic Rim Rock Drive offers 23 miles of breathtaking panoramic views and 19 overlooks in the monument.  More than 43 miles of trails lead across mesa tops and to spectacular overlooks and back country canyons. The monument has more than 700,000 visitors annually and it provides many recreational uses for them such as bicycling along Rim Rock Drive, camping in the 80-site campground, hiking, rock climbing, and picnicking.  The monument is in close proximity to the towns of Fruita (7 miles) and Grand Junction (17 miles).  The surrounding area has a population of approximately 150,000 people.  Most community and commercial facilities are located in Grand Junction, including Colorado Mesa University, several hospitals, shopping facilities and churches.  The climate is dry, high desert with summer daytime temperatures ranging from 85 to 100 degree.
Government housing may be available.
Travel Required
Not Required
Relocation Authorized
Job Requirements

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