DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
Yosemite National Park
How to apply
Open & closing dates
09/27/2021 to 10/01/2021
This job will close when we have received 50 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
Pay scale & grade
$64,649 to $84,049 per year
Term – 13 months
1 vacancy in the following location:
El Portal, CA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes as determined by agency policy
This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
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This position is located at Yosemite National Park, in the Resource Management and Science Division.
Open to the first 50 applicants or until 10/01/2021 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.
Learn more about this agency
This is a term position (more than 1 year) with an initial appointment expecting to last at least 13 months but may be extended up to a total of four years, or more based on any changes to regulations governing the number of years term appointments may last, without further competition. Term positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service.
Is responsible for, or makes significant contributions to, the resources management plan, interpretive prospectus, and spin-off documents such as specific plans, action plans, revisions, and fiscal and budget documents. Serves as an advisor to park management on cultural resources. Identifies, evaluates, and monitors cultural resources, identifies potential threats, and makes recommendations to management regarding status and mitigation of impacts (present and future).
Represents the superintendent when working with others on archeological matters. Develops and maintains liaisons and effective working relations with related groups and individuals, agencies, and the public. Attends management and professional conferences and other events for the purposes of exchanging information and advancing advocacy for park stewardship.
Coordinates park cultural resources strategies and programs with those on adjacent lands for the purposes of achieving broad protection strategies and minimizing human impacts. Negotiates cooperative and interagency agreements and other cooperative instruments needed to effectively carry out resource stewardship goals.
Determines research needs and coordinates efforts toward obtaining research through various programs, grants, and contracts. Reviews archeological research project proposals, scopes of work, and task directives prepared for planning and other management purposes, including resources management plans. Serves as the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative for projects conducted through contracts, interagency agreements, and cooperative agreements. Coordinates research and reviews documents.
Plans and conducts archeological research for planning documents, including general management plans, resources management plans, environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, archeological overviews and assessments, and archeological field investigations of all types, as required to meet the needs of the park. In cooperation with appropriate staff, researchers, and partners, the incumbent designs, implements, and supervises multi-phased archeological projects involving documentary, archival, and collections research; field investigations (both survey and excavation); laboratory analysis of recovered data; and professional report writing.
Assembles bibliographies and acquaints park staff with recent archeological scholarship pertinent to the park’s resources and themes. Summarizes and interprets highly technical materials for park staff. Produces and maintains a site-specific database for the park. Provides peer review for NPS and non-NPS archeological studies, as requested. Seeks peer review for own work.
Incorporates appropriate GIS technology into job to provide comprehensive and scientifically sound answers to inquiries from managers and others. Uses automatic methods of data collection, analysis or illustration. Inputs data into digital form and uses computer applications for data analysis, manipulation, and presentation.
Is responsible for or makes significant contributions to the preparation of historic preservation documentation, compliance, and background materials for clearances, permits, licenses, etc., as required by Section 106 and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), NPS Management Policies, and cultural resources management guideline for planning and construction projects that involve cultural resources for all park undertakings.
Recommends, plans for, and executes archeological investigations required to meet NHPA, ARPA, NPS guidelines, and the research needs of the park. Reviews projects initiated by park staff and makes recommendations for approval to managers. Consults with cultural resource professionals to keep informed of new developments, research, etc. Evaluates pertinent professional literature and provides management with recommendations. May carry out program management duties by developing work plans and schedules, scopes of work, cost estimates, and proposals and/or grants to justify funding requests and accomplish goals. May administer and track project funds and prepare accomplishment reports, as needed. Maintains awareness of applicable funding sources within NPS and outside. May represent park on NPS regional task groups or similar organizations. Makes presentations in parks, public gatherings, and professional meetings.
25% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.