Topic ID #37902 - posted 1/12/2017 3:42 AM

Archeological Technician, GS-05/07 - Alamogordo, NM

Jennifer Palmer

Archeological Technician
Agency Contact Information
1 vacancy in the following location:
 Alamogordo, NM
Work Schedule is Full Time - Term NTE 13 months
Opened Thursday 1/12/2017
(0 day(s) ago)
 Closes Friday 1/20/2017
(8 day(s) away)
Salary Range
$32,844.00 to $52,893.00 / Per Year
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.
POSITION INFORMATION:  This is a Term position. Initial appointment is 13 months with possible extensions up to 4 years without further competition.
Non-Competitive Applicants are encouraged to apply. There is additional information on Non-Competitive hiring authorities after the Duty section of this announcement.
This position in the Resource Management Division, Cultural Resource Management Program of White Sands National Monument. The purpose of the position is to participate document cultural resources within the park, which includes cultural resource documentation and treatment services, condition assessments, monitoring, and site recording at various locations within the park. Tasks and duties include: prehistoric/historic architectural documentation and preservation treatments, condition assessments, monitoring, survey and site recording, project data management, and technical report preparation. The incumbent will also assist with identifying and recording paleontological resources, manage project data, and conduct data entry in appropriate computerized databases (ASMIS databases, GIS). The preparation and cataloguing of both cultural and natural project materials for curation, as well as organizing and managing the curation facilities are also primary tasks for this position. Work Products: From gathered data products will include maps, site records, sketches of features and artifacts, digital photographs, and GPS data. The applicant is also expected to take detailed field notes and produce a report at the end of the season describing the project activities and results. 
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: Work is performed in an office setting and in the field. Survey and excavation work is typically performed in isolated areas; the incumbent 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: White Sands National Monument covers 143,733 acres and preserves a major portion of a 275 square mile gypsum dune field, along with the plants and animals that have successfully adapted to its constantly changing environment. The elevation of the monument is 4,500, feet, summer temperatures can reach over 112° F and fall temps below 23° F. 
Non-Competitive Applicants are encouraged to apply. Public Land Corps: This authority grants noncompetitive hiring status to former qualified PLC members who have served the minimum of 640 hours of satisfactory service on an appropriate conservation project that included at least 120 hours through the PLC. Appointments must be effective within 120 days of the  candidate's completion of PLC service. Applicants must apply to a job announcement and supply both the Certification of Eligibility and PLC Participant Work Hours Verification. Public Law 109-154.  
Travel Required
Not Required
Relocation Authorized
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation.
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