Topic ID #38218 - posted 4/6/2017 11:31 PM

Student Trainee (Archeologist), GS-09 - Kettle Falls, WA

Jennifer Palmer

Student Trainee (Archeologist) Developmental Internship
Agency Contact Information
1 vacancy in the following location:
 Kettle Falls, WA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Internships
Opened Wednesday 4/5/2017
(2 day(s) ago)
 Closes Tuesday 4/11/2017
(4 day(s) away)
Salary Range
$49,765.00 to $64,697.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade
Promotion Potential
Supervisory Status
Who May Apply
United States Citizens
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Job Overview
The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016! The Centennial kicked off a second century of stewardship of America's national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs. Join the celebration to explore, learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in over 400 national parks.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:  Student Program Eligibles
This announcement is used to fill a Student Trainee (Developmental) position. The Pathways Intern Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. For more information on the Pathways Intern Program, visit:
This is a full time position that may allow for conversion to a permanent appointment upon completion of education.
AREA INFORMATION:  This position is located at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area and is duty stationed in Kettle Falls, Washington. Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities in a diverse natural setting on lake of over 130 mile in length, with over 300 miles of publicly owned shoreline, all of which is available for public use. Kettle Falls (population 1,600) and Colville, WA (population 4,700), about 8 miles away, have a variety of stores, restaurants, gas stations, motels, churches, schools (K-12), community college, and a hospital.  Additional services are available in the surrounding areas within a 50-90 mile radius (Spokane, WA is approximately 80 miles with a population of 300,000).  The summers normally sunny and pleasant with daytime temperatures ranging from the 70's to the 90's and low humidity.  Winter temperatures range between 10 to 30 degrees with the possibility of sub-zero temperatures and snow on the ground for extended periods.  Government housing is not available, but housing to rent or purchase is available in the local area.  Outdoor recreational opportunities abound: boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, climbing, birding, canoeing, kayaking, and biking among others. For more information, please visit  
This announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies if necessary within 90 days of the closing date of the announcement. For information about work season, government housing availability, and rate of pay, please see the "Other Information" section of this announcement. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION.
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The person selected may serve as a Park Archaeologist.  This person would oversee cultural resource reviews, planning and reporting.  This position may be responsible for the cultural resource compliance on all park and partner projects within and adjacent to the park.  This position may prepare or provide reviews of all reports submitted to the Washington State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Colville Confederated Tribes' Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO), and the Spokane Tribe's THPO.  This position may be expected to actively seek and/or provide alternatives and mitigation measures, when possible, in order to allow for projects to proceed.  This position may provide oversight of LARO's Museum Program and the ongoing partnership with NEPE in the management of collections.  This position may be responsible for the archeological and partner related 5-year LARO Strategic Plan's cultural resource goals.  This position may make frequent professional contacts with partnering organizations, such as the SHPO, Colville Confederated Tribes' THPO, Spokane Tribe's THPO, Lake Roosevelt Forum, BIA, BOR, EPA, and Forest Service.  This position may represent LARO on a number of Cultural Resource related committees and working groups.  This position may manage Cultural Resource data and monitor field research within LARO, assisting the Division Chief with review and recommendations for Scientific Research proposals from partners and other researchers that may impact cultural resources.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities; and recurring lifting of moderately heavy items.  Work is performed both indoors and occasionally outdoors with moderate risks.
About the Pathways Program:
The Internship Program is for Current students only.   The Internship Program provides students in high schools, colleges, trade schools and other qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing their education.
If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Agreement which specifies the conditions of your employment as we've indicated in this job announcement.  You will also be required to maintain your student status of attending an accredited educational institution at least half-time, seeking a degree or certificate, and being in good standing.  You will be required to provide student documentation every semester to your supervisor to demonstrate your status.
While this position is not established with the intention to convert the selected intern into a permanent position, if you meet all the requirements for conversion, you may be considered for conversion at this park or other federal locations if positions are available.  In general, Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program. This is not a guarantee, but merely an eligibility for conversion without further competition. To be eligible for conversion, Interns must:
* Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program 
* Complete their degree or certificate requirements 
* Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted 
* Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement, and 
* Perform their job successfully. 
For more information on the Pathways Intern Program, visit:
Travel Required
Not Required
Relocation Authorized
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