Student Trainee (Archeological Technician)
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Open & closing dates
01/10/2022 to 01/17/2022
$39,311 – $51,103 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Yes—as determined by the agency policy.
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Job family (Series)
0199 Social Science Student Trainee
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
How you will be evaluated
How to Apply
This is an indefinite, Excepted Service appointment that may continue if you continue to meet the eligibility requirements under the Pathways Internship program and funding is available.
Interns may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment.
Provide meaningful work and expose student to duties of Archeological Technician occupation. Work with technical and professional staff support of office programs and activities to gain practical work experience.
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THIS JOB IS OPEN TO
Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.
Clarification from the agency
Open to current Pathways Students only.
The Archeological Technician performs technical archeological tasks in support of park cultural and natural resource management. This position works with park service archeologists, biologists, historians, museum curators, rangers, and maintenance personnel. The incumbent is supervised by the park Chief of Resource Management. The incumbent is responsible for conducting archeological resource site condition assessments and surveys under the direction of the park cultural resource specialist, as well as assisting with a variety of other cultural and natural resource projects including wildlife surveys, cultural landscape treatments, museum cataloging and reporting, and photo archiving. Incumbent is expected to work both independently and as a member of a team/field crew. Utilizes GIS, GPS, and a variety of computer programs to collect, analyze, archive, and report data. Installs, operates, and maintains resource management equipment (including work boats, hand tools, surveying, sampling, monitoring, and photographic equipment; brush mowers and chainsaws). Provides advice, assistance, and training to students, interns, and volunteers involved in resource management projects and field research.
The incumbent will work in an interdisciplinary team environment, and must have great adaptability and flexibility in working with a changing variety of resource management tasks, both in the field and in the office. Boat operations on Lake Superior are essential to provide daily logistical support for park staff, contractors, and cooperators. Incumbent must be qualified to operate NPS boats up to 30′ length in cold and rough weather and to regularly engage in strenuous hiking while carrying packs and equipment up to 50 pounds over rugged terrain.