JOB: Archeological Technician at the National Parks Service, Grand Canyon, AZ

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    Alicia Mazzara
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    Job Title: Archeological Technician
    Department: Department Of The Interior
    Agency: National Park Service
    Job Announcement Number: AZSHRO 11-108 DEU-TMP

    SALARY RANGE: $31,315.00 – $31,315.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Friday, June 10, 2011 to Wednesday, June 22, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0102-05
    POSITION INFORMATION: Intermittent Employment Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Grand Canyon, AZ
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

    JOB SUMMARY:
    Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. 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.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    * U.S. Citizenship Required
    * Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

    DUTIES:

    Archeological technician will be responsible for the following field and office duties: Compiles preservation documentation and other site records on prehistoric and historic archeological sites; collects and organizes site preservation records, such as field notes, site maps, photographs, excavation notes, etc..; Performs ruins preservation activities (repointing, reset loose stones, vegetation removal, backfilling, etc.); Edits and compiles field generated data into draft reports; Identifies and records archeological sites on pedestrian surveys/monitoring projects; Reliably identifies, records and evaluates cultural remains located on survey and/or monitoring and prepares archeological survey and site monitoring records; Organizes and enters site management data, photographs and GIS data from projects into computerized records/databases.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, walking, stooping, 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/HOUSING INFORMATION: This position is stationed at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park located in Northwest Arizona, approximately 60 miles north of Williams and 85 miles Northwest of Flagstaff at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Temperatures range from approximately 85 degrees in the summer to 17 degrees in the winter. Grand Canyon Village has schools K-12, a daycare center, post office, general store, banking facilities, churches, a recreation center, a clinic with resident physicians and several restaurants. The park community consists of some 2,000 people, including employees of the NPS and concessionaires and their family members. There are often employment opportunities for family members in the park and surrounding areas. The park community is small enough that many employees choose to walk or bike from their homes to work. Complete shopping, educational, medical and professional services are available in Williams and Flagstaff. Recreational opportunities include hiking, river rafting, fishing, cross-country and downhill skiing, and golfing in nearby communities.

    Government quarters are assigned. Selectee will be required to live in shared government quarters. Shared quarters do not provide facilities for housing family members and pets are not allowed. For additional housing information contact the housing office at (928) 638-7796.

    For more information, see http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=99868510&JobTitle=Archeological+Technician&x=81&y=13&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&tm=0&pg=6&re=3&AVSDM=2011-06-10+00%3a03%3a00.

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