Topic ID #38203 - posted 3/31/2017 1:30 AM

Student Trainee (Archeology Technician), GS-07 - Grants, NM

Jennifer Palmer

Student Trainee (Archeology Technician)
Agency Contact Information
1 vacancy in the following location:
 Grants, NM
Work Schedule is Full Time - Internships NTE 1039 hours
Opened Friday 3/31/2017
(0 day(s) ago)
 Closes Saturday 4/8/2017
(8 day(s) away)
Salary Range
$14.10 to $14.10 / Per Hour
Series & Grade
Supervisory Status
Who May Apply
Student/Pathways Internship Program Eligibles
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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: Pathways student internship eligible enrolled or accepted for enrollment AND veteran preference eligible with student status.  This is a Temporary Intern appointment within the Excepted service.  Appointment under this Pathways Internship position, will be made not-to-exceed 6 months.  There is no expectation of making this position permanent.  The purpose of the Pathways Internship Program is to provide interns with exposure to public service, enhance educational experience, and support educational goals.  The program is formally structured to give interns the opportunity to work in positions related to their academic or career goals.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program: You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the institution (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum); and enrollment is with a qualifying educational institution such as a high school or state-approved home school; or accredited technical or vocational school; a 2 or 4 year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum; and Students must be in good academic standing according to their institution. You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program. 
POSITION INFORMATION:  Work schedule will be full time.  This position is a summer internship with a not-to-exceed date of 9/30/17.  This position may be terminated sooner  or extended depending on the management needs.
The Student Trainee (Archeological Technician) will perform technical duties supporting the Heritage Preservation Division at El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments.  The duty station for this position is located in Grants, New Mexico, at the El Malpais National Monument headquarters.  The incumbent may occasionally work at both NPS units and may also assist Vanishing Treasures (VT) projects at Petrified Forest National Park.  National Park Service VT program information is available at 
The incumbent will assist the park's Archeologist in ongoing facets of the VT program.  Duties includes work in compiling and interpreting collected data; researching reference materials; participating in archeological field surveys, and recording and entering field data; and producing technical reports independently; may assist other archeological technicians with entering archeological artifact information and project data into automated systems and archival records.
Work is equally divided among other archeological technicians between fieldwork and office. The fieldwork may require periods of moderate to arduous physical exertion, walking over rough and varied terrain, and hiking distances of up to 5 miles with packs weighing up to 50 pounds.  Office duties will involve long periods of sitting, and entering data in computer systems.  
Physical Demands:  Fieldwork may be strenuous involving long hikes over rough terrain, prolonged standing, and bending.  The office work is primarily sedentary requiring prolonged sitting but bending and extended periods of standing may be 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.  Surveys 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 possible.
Area Information:  El Malpais National Monument comprises 114,748 acres of lava fields, sculptured sandstone formations, and ponderosa, pinon and juniper forests with 85% of the park managed as wilderness. Elevation ranges from 6,600 to 8,372 feet, and temperatures range from 90+ degrees in summer to below zero in winter.  Headquarters is located in Grants, New Mexico (pop.9,000-10,000) and all major services are available. The area offers plentiful and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. Rental rates range from $500 and up, real estate market for housing is $90,000 and up. Albuquerque, New Mexico is 75 miles east, and Gallup, New Mexico is 65 miles west on I-40. and  For further information on the duties of this position or the area information, please contact ((see listing))
Travel Required
Not Required
Relocation Authorized
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