Topic ID #38184 - posted 3/23/2017 2:15 AM

Archaeological Technician, GS-07 - 2 vacancies, Page, AZ

Jennifer Palmer

Archaeological Technician
Agency Contact Information
2 vacancies in the following location:
 Page, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours
Opened Monday 3/20/2017
(3 day(s) ago)
 Closes Friday 3/31/2017
(8 day(s) away)
Salary Range
$19.49 to $19.49 / Per Hour
Series & Grade
Promotion Potential
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.
This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 50 applicants. It is scheduled to close at midnight (11:59 EDT) on March 31st or at midnight (11;59 EDT) the day the 50th application is received, whichever comes first. 
For more information regarding duties/area, please contact ((see listing))
Participates in archeological field surveys by walking over the landscape and searching for archeological features and artifacts.  Records data and prepares survey records (e.g., site maps, photographs, surface artifact analysis forms, field notes, etc.).  Provides leadership to field crews by assigning tasks and monitoring the status of those assignments.  Serves as Crew Chief for excavation and survey activities.  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 compiles 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. Performs 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:  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 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:  Page, AZ  This position is located at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, on the Arizona-Utah border. Page overlooks beautiful Lake Powell which offers boating, associated water sports, hunting, recreation and fishing, as well as river running on the Colorado River above and below Lake Powell. The surrounding land offers beautiful red rock country for hiking and backcountry wilderness activity. Page is at the hub of the Grand Circle, containing America's largest concentration of national parks and monuments, such as Grand Canyon, Zion, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Staircase Escalante, and the Flagstaff Area Monuments. Page offers normal small community amenities such as airport, shopping, medical and dental facilities, schools K-12 and college courses available through the local Community College. Elevation in Page is 4300 feet above sea level and the weather is beautiful high desert sunny days, cool nights and low humidity. Home purchases are available in the area. For park information, please visit, for local information, please visit Park housing may be available.
Travel Required
Occasional Travel
Park-wide travel.
Relocation Authorized
Job Requirements

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