Topic ID #39542 - posted 5/22/2018 1:40 AM

Archeological Technician, GS-05 - Camp Verde, AZ

Jennifer Palmer

Archeological Technician
National Park Service
Open & closing dates
 05/21/2018 to 05/25/2018
$33,394 to $43,414 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 5
Work schedule
Appointment type
Term - Not to Exceed 13 Months
1 vacancy in the following location:
Camp Verde, AZ
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
The public
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
U.S. Citizens, CTAP, ICTAP
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This position is located in Montezuma Castle National Monument. Please visit find a park for additional park information.
This is a Full-Time TERM position. Appointment to this/these 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.
This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 50 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 50 applicants, or 05/25/2018 is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 50 applicant limit.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.
The monuments are located in the Verde Valley in central Arizona about 90 miles north of Phoenix and 50 miles south of Flagstaff. Tuzigoot is off of Highway 89A by the towns of Clarkdale and Cottonwood along the northern reaches of the Verde River. Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well are off of Interstate 17 near the towns of Camp Verde and Rimrock. Temperatures range from 20-60 degrees in winter and 60-105 degrees in summer (June to mid-September). Employees are required to report for duty at any of these sites.
The monuments contain prehistoric Sinagua culture dwellings and artifacts and are situated in the rich riparian habitat of the perennial Verde River. Montezuma Castle preserves a five-story masonry cliff dwelling nestled in a limestone recess 100 feet above Beaver Creek. Montezuma Well, a detached unit of the Castle, is a spring-fed limestone sink formed long ago by the collapse of a large underground cavern. Nearby are prehistoric crop fields with traces of a prehistoric irrigation ditch system. Tuzigoot is an ancient pueblo of 100 rooms constructed on a ridge overlooking a marsh and prehistoric farmland.
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This position is located at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments. The purpose of the position is to perform technical archeological and historic preservation tasks. Technician work is typically associated with and supportive of a professional field; work may involve substantial elements of the work of the professional field, but requires less than full knowledge of the field involved. This position is intended to report to a specialist or resources manager in the same or a related field. If the incumbent is not supervised by a professional specialist (i.e., a professional archeologist), then technical direction must be obtained from a specialist in a central office or center. The incumbent performs primarily routine functions, as described below:
Participates in historic preservation planning and implementation. Conducts supervised condition assessments of prehistoric masonry architecture and assists in the development of treatments following the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Structures. Records treatment locations before, during and after treatment procedures without supervision.
Participates in basic 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.).
Conducts limited supervised excavation and testing of sites, including the careful recovery of sample materials. Duties include completing standard feature and level forms, screening soils to recover artifacts and performing flotation of soil samples.
Processes specimens recovered in the field. Prepares specimens to be sent to dating laboratories. Identifies, labels, and packages artifacts for curation. Maintains field equipment and supplies.
Maintains related databases, forms, maps, and files. Performs data entry related to archeological artifact and project data (e.g., 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.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - May be required to travel to meetings or trainings.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential

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