Topic ID #37885 - posted 1/9/2017 2:35 AM

Archeologist, GS-11 - Riverdale, ND

Jennifer Palmer

Agency Contact Information
1 vacancy in the following location:
 Riverdale, ND
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Friday 1/6/2017
(3 day(s) ago)
 Closes Tuesday 1/17/2017
(8 day(s) away)
Salary Range
$60,210.00 to $78,270.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade
Supervisory Status
Who May Apply
United States Citizens
Control Number
Job Announcement Number
Job Overview
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About the Position:
The main office of the Garrison Project is located in Riverdale, ND (population approx. 300) which is located on the bluffs overlooking beautiful Lake Sakakawea.  Lake Sakakawea is 160 miles long, and was created by construction of Garrison Dam on the Missouri River. Riverdale is the Project headquarters located 60 miles south of Minot, ND and 65 miles north of Bismarck, ND on scenic bluffs overlooking beautiful Lake Sakakawea. Both communities offer amenities of larger cities hosting regional medical centers and larger events at their respective civic centers & theaters. The immediate area is rural consisting of five small communities in a 35 mile radius. These communities offer a small town atmosphere with excellent K-12 education systems, well-rounded business districts, a variety of restaurants, comforts of city services, including local medical facilities. Residents and visitors take advantage of outstanding fishing, hunting and boating opportunities. Housing costs have increased the past 8 years due to the oil boom in western North Dakota. Most USACE employees live in towns surrounding Riverdale, and commute to work (15-30 minutes).
Position is also being announced at the GS-7 level on vacancy announcement WTHI16751674XXXXXXX.  You must apply against the individual announcements if you want to be considered for the other levels being advertised. Management may select at any of the levels being announced.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
Serve as a professional archeologist with the responsibility for performing duties associated with archeological, historical, and cultural resources in connection with planning, engineering, regulatory, construction, and operation and maintenance projects in the Omaha District.
Conduct cultural resource surveys and possibly limited site testing to identify resources within assigned project areas. Upon completion of fieldwork, analyzes recovered materials, and prepares a written report of findings. Prepare site and National Register forms as needed. Coordinate information obtained from the survey with District archeologists and other professional staff. Complete all fieldwork, analysis, and report writing according to accepted and written professional standards and guidelines.
Review permits for impact to cultural resources, conduct field work, prepare documentation, and coordinate actions with the State and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.
Provide cultural resource input for Regulatory, Operations and Maintenance personnel. Conduct literature, archival, and record searches as needed to identify and evaluate known resources.  Identify potential problem areas and recommend solution or course of action. Compile data necessary for and write cultural resource sections and/or appendixes for reports and NEPA documents according to accepted standards.
Travel Required
Occasional Travel
Travel for Temporary Duty (TDY) will not exceed 10%.
Relocation Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs may be paid if the selecting official determines it to be in best interest of the government.
Job Requirements

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