Topic ID #37858 - posted 12/30/2016 2:50 AM

Archeological Technician, GS-05 - Zion NP, UT

Jennifer Palmer

Archeological Technician
Agency Contact Information
1 vacancy in the following location:
 Springdale, UT
Work Schedule is Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours
Opened Friday 12/30/2016
(0 day(s) ago)
 Closes Friday 1/6/2017
(7 day(s) away)
Salary Range
$15.74 to $15.74 / 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 NPS web site..
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 (1) seasonal appointment but may be used to fill an additional if needed. 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.
The enter-on-duty date is mid February, 2017.
Shared government housing may be available.
The incumbent will be assigned to the Resources Management and Research Division of Zion National Park and the Cultural Resources Management (CRM) crew and will be learning and assisting higher graded CRM staff with the following tasks:  cultural resources data collection via GPS units, 3D laser scanners, and iPads; data entry in NPS databases (e.g., IMACS, ASMIS, GIS, Zion's CRM database, etc.); archaeological inventory, recording/documenting new sites, conducting condition assessments, monitoring of cultural resources during construction projects; compiling technical information for report preparation and public educational opportunities; and preparation of artifacts/objects, and documentation for curation.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, walking, and bending often required. Heavy items (e.g., packs up to 50 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed both in an office setting and in the field. Survey and excavation work is typically performed in isolated areas; the incumbents must therefore be familiar with outdoor safety and survival skills and must be able to operate a vehicle on rough roads. Sustained periods of camping under primitive conditions are routine.
AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Zion National Park is located in southwestern Utah. Daytime temperatures average 90 to 100 in the summer and 55 in the winter. Nighttime lows range from 70 in the summer to 30 in the winter. Minimal shopping is available in Springdale, Utah located two (2) miles from Park Headquarters. A Full range of shopping, medical, dental, religious and recreational facilities are available in Hurricane, (25 miles), St. George, (45 miles), and in Cedar City, Utah (63 miles). Elementary school (grades K-6) is available in Springdale (closest town to the park) with bus service provided. Junior high and high school is available in Hurricane, with bus service provided. Dixie State University is located in St. George and Southern Utah University is located in Cedar City.
Travel Required
Occasional Travel
Park-wide travel.
Relocation Authorized
Job Requirements

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