Topic ID #34325 - posted 12/23/2014 2:00 AM

Archeological Technician, GS-0102-07 - Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Archeological Technician
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:IMDM-15-091
SALARY RANGE:    $18.77 to $18.77 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0102-07
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy in the following location:
Mesa Verde National Park, CO View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
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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.
Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for extension if workload and funding allow.  Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.  This position is for winter fuel reduction work and is expected to last 3 months with anticipated entrance on duty date of January 2015.
Occasional Travel
Occasional travel may be required within the Four Corners Fire Management Group.
U.S. Citizenship Required
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
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This position will work for the Division of Fire Management at Mesa Verde National Park providing archeological support for winter fuels projects in the four corners area. Major duties include field surveys, planning and reporting.
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.
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: Mesa Verde is the premier archeological park in the United States and a World Heritage Site. Today, the park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. The park has over 52,000 acres, 8,100 of which have been designated as wilderness. Mesa Verde is located in Southwest Colorado near several towns including Cortez (10 miles from the entrance), Mancos (8 miles) and Durango (36 miles). All services including a hospital, K-12 schools, grocery, recreation centers and more are present. The area is a hotbed for recreational enthusiasts. No matter which direction you travel from the park, recreational opportunities exist including hiking, rafting/kayaking, biking and so much more. The area is diverse ranging from high mountain wilderness to desert, all within a short drive. AT MESA VERDE THERE IS A RISK OF EXPOSURE TO WILDLIFE PATHOGENS TRANSMISSIBLE TO HUMANS, SUCH AS HANTAVIRUS AND PLAGUE. While this risk is remote, some of the work sites may be infested with infected rodents and some work assignments may require the handling of live or dead animals; therefore, the possibility exists. NOTE TO ALLERGY SUFFERERS: Mesa Verde contains a variety of both native and exotic species of grasses, trees, and plants (i.e. sagebrush, pinion, juniper, Canada thistle, etc.) and other known allergens.
HOUSING INFORMATION: Park Housing may be available.

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