Topic ID #37886 - posted 1/9/2017 2:36 AM

Archeologist, GS-07 - 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
$40,684.00 to $52,893.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade
Promotion Potential
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.
Position is also being announced at the GS-11 level on vacancy announcement WTHI177516741883851D.  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
Duties of this position are developmental in nature, leading to advancement to the target position of Archeologist GS-0193-11. Upon meeting regulatory and performance requirements, incumbent may be promoted non-competitively to the target level, through established intervening grade levels.
Works under the supervision of Garrison Project Natural Resource Manager who, with assistance from District Archeologist and the Cultural Resources Program Manager, assigns work with specific instructions or established procedures. Work is subject to review upon completion, but is not reviewed during progress unless unexpected difficulties arise. Work is performed independently within a narrow range of project assignments and use of judgment is limited.
Performs developmental duties of archeological work requiring knowledge of professional archeological principles, theories, concepts, methods and techniques. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
1. Collect and identify archeological information from a variety of sources in accordance with specific instructions and established procedures. Prepare reports documenting anthropological/archeological/historical investigations for inclusion in environmental documents and compliance with Federal cultural resources directives.
2. Assist in planning and conducting cultural resources investigations including records and literature searches, archival studies, and field work consisting of reconnaissance and surveys, Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping, test excavations, and data recovery excavations. Assist in the preparation of estimates of time and costs required to develop, assess, and coordinate cultural resources aspects of project plan formulation.
3. Review and identify properties that are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and makes recommendations to senior staff. Assist senior staff in consulting with project managers, Tribal Representatives, Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, State Historic Preservation Officers, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation by observing methods and procedures to be used.
Travel Required
Occasional Travel
Travel for Temporary Duty (TDY) will not exceed 10%
Relocation Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses may be paid if the selecting official determines it is in the best interests of the government.
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