Topic ID #34543 - posted 1/21/2015 12:28 AM

Archeological Technician, GS-0102-07 - Glacier NP, MT and Devils Tower NM, WY

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Archeological Technician
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:1279471
SALARY RANGE:    $18.77 to $18.77 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 to Wednesday, February 4, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0102-07
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    2 vacancies in the following location(s):
West Glacier, MT View Map
Devils Tower, WY View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
About the Agency
The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office (NR SHRO) is currently seeking applicants to fill one temporary Archeological Technician position at Glacier National Park and one at Devils Tower National Monument. Appointments are limited to 1039 hours in a twelve month period. Seasonal work is expected to start in the spring and last through early to late fall. Work schedule will be 40 hours per week, usually 4-10 hour work days per week. Appointment may be terminated at any time and can be extended if workload and funding allow. Position offers rehire eligibility for subsequent appointments, provided the employee has not exceeded 1039 hours of work in a twelve month period and has achieved an acceptable level of performance.
Glacier NP: Duty station is West Glacier, Montana. West Glacier has seasonal food and gas services. All services are available in Columbia Falls (17 miles), Kalispell (32 miles) or Whitefish (28 miles). 
Devils Tower National Monument, located in northeastern Wyoming, is the nation’s first national monument, established in 1906.  The park consists of 1,347 acres of ponderosa pine forest and grasslands, 7 miles of hiking trails, a campground, and picnic area.  The monument preserves Devils Tower, an 867-foot column of igneous rock, prehistoric/historic cultural resources, and biological and physical natural resources.  The park lies within the Black Hills and attracts 400,000 visitors annually.  The climate is usually mild; temperatures can range from the mid 90’s in the summer and to below zero in the winter.  The three closest communities, Hulett (9 miles), Sundance (28 miles), and Moorcroft (30 miles), have basic services.  The larger communities of Spearfish, SD and Gillette, WY are approximately 1 hour away with many services.  Additional information can be found at 
Government housing may be available. Housing is generally shared, either in single dwellings or dormitory style. Deductions for government quarters are made from the employee's paycheck. Seasonal employees occupying government housing at either park are not permitted to have pets. 
Information on Glacier National Park is available at
Information on Devils Tower National Monument is available at
Not Required
U.S. citizenship required and must be at least 18 years of age.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.
A valid drivers’ license is required
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Glacier NP: Job duties include small project surveys, monitoring ground disturbing activities, and re-visiting previously-identified archeological sites to conduct condition assessments and update site forms.  Job requires experience using digital cameras, GPS, and other archeological methods and tools, and documenting field survey methods and results.  Incumbent will complete Montana state site forms and contribute to cultural resource survey reports, including conducting primary and secondary archival research, and making National Register of Historic Places eligibility recommendations relating to prehistoric and historic archeological sites.  Some work will be performed in the park’s backcountry requiring multiple night camping trips. 
Devils Tower NM: Primary duties include documenting archeological sites, organizing and digitizing cultural resource records,  cultural compliance, and working with regional office staff and tribal representatives on archeology projects, including planning and implementation of impact mitigation measures at vulnerable sites.  The technician will also develop and deliver an evening program for park visitors on the importance of archeological resources and their protection.  
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The positions may require strenuous physical activity including periods of standing, walking, climbing, and lifting and carrying heavy objects. Some activities will occur in physically dangerous areas or settings. Documentary research and report writing are sedentary, which entails the ability to concentrate and write for long periods of time. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Assignments may be performed in potentially hazardous areas, including steep slopes, rocky terrain, and firelines. Incumbent must be able to hike and travel in the backcountry while carrying equipment (e.g. backbacks of 50 pound). Will occasionally camp in the backcountry for up to four nights a trip.  Incumbent must be familiar with outdoor safety and survival skills.   
Sustained periods of camping under primitive conditions are Glacier.

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