Topic ID #38643 - posted 8/25/2017 1:27 AM

Archeological Technician, GS-07 (Term) - Estes Park, CO

Jennifer Palmer

Archeological Technician
National Park Service
Open & closing dates
 2017-08-25 to 2017-08-31
$44,075 to $57,302 / per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 7
0102 Social Science Aid and Technician
Appointment type
Term - 13 months
Work schedule
Job announcement number
Control number
Estes Park, CO
1 vacancy
This job is open to
The public
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
Job Overview
About the Agency
This position is located in Rocky Mountain National Park, in the Division of Resource Stewardship. Please visit find a park for additional park information.
This is a TERM position. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of four years without further competition.
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.
Participates in archeological field surveys located with Rocky Mountain National Park. Records data and prepares survey records (e.g., maintains field notes, narrative sections, sketch maps, location maps, artifact sketches, artifact field catalogs, photo documentation, photographic logs, and GPS data logs). Provides leadership to field crews by assigning tasks and monitoring the status of those assignments. Serves as Crew Chief for survey activities.
Assists in the development of a variety of documents by gathering data from files and reports, conducting research, and evaluating available information. Provides general technical archeological assistance in a variety of areas related to Section 106 compliance.
May serve as technical specialist for cultural resource agreements and contracts and may be expected to interact with university personnel, contractors, and other federal and state agencies and cooperators to guide and achieve project objectives.
Data management responsibilities will include completing filed data sheets, using computer programs such as Word, Excel, and Access, entering data into NPS Archeological Site Management Information System (ASMIS) Database, operating global positioning system (GPS) equipment, entering data into park geographic information systems (GIS) and creating project maps for daily field use and for annual reports.
In addition, may be required to create and deliver presentations including use of Powerpoint for internal and external audiences. 
This position will be supervised by the Cultural Resource Specialist and may be responsible for leading 1-3 lower graded seasonal Archeological Technician positions and/or interns. 
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. Must be able to hike up to 15 miles a day in difficult terrain.
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: Established on January 26, 1915, Rocky Mountain National Park is a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. With elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, the park has glacier sculptured valleys, rugged gorges, alpine lakes, and vast areas of alpine tundra. Trail Ridge Road, the highest paved continuous road in the United States, stays above tree line for 11 miles and reaches 12, 183 feet in elevation. Elk, deer, bighorn sheep, moose, coyotes, and smaller animals are found throughout the park, as well as threatened and endangered species, such as the Greenback Cutthroat Trout and Boreal Toad. Due to the park's easy accessibility to the Front Range communities of Colorado, visitation exceeds 4 million visitors annually. This position will be filled on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The nearest community on the east side of the park is Estes Park, CO. Employees' duty stationed in Estes Park, CO will be under the Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO locality pay table. Government housing may be available in the park headquarters area. Housing assignments are made through a bid process.

Supervisory Status
Promotion Potential
Travel Required
Occasional Travel
You may be expected to travel for this position to attend training, meetings, conferences, etc. Overnight backcountry travel may be required for fieldwork.
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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