The Boise National Forest plans to hire three permanent archeologist positions using the group vacancy announcements associated with the Society for Rangeland Management (SRM) Conference (attendance not required). The vacancy announcements are open on USA Jobs February 18th-28th.
Recent Graduates / Merit Archeologist, GS-0193-07/09
DUTY STATION: BOISE, ID
This is a permanent full-time position starting at the GS-0193-07 level with the promotion potential to GS-09. The GS-0193-7/9 position may be filled using recent graduates or qualifying merit applicants that will be identified on the job announcement. The recent graduate program is for those who have graduated, within the past two years, from a qualifying educational institution or certificate program. The recent graduate program offers career development with training and mentorship. You must apply within two years of getting your degree or certificate.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Planning, pre-field research, archaeological survey, and site recording and evaluation, to include making National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) determinations of eligibility.
- The incumbent will also be responsible for completion of Section 106 reports (to include making determinations of effect and developing site protection measures) that meet state standards, to include consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPOs), or documenting Section 106 compliance under a programmatic agreement.
- The position will also attend interdisciplinary team (IDT) and project planning meetings, enter data into the NRM and Mercury databases, send archived data to the state repository and assist the District Archaeologist in ensuring that Heritage Program Managed to Standard measures are met as well as any other needs.
- The incumbent will at times serve as a field crew lead and be responsible for leading a field crew of 2-3 individuals in rough terrain with greatly varying weather conditions and temperatures.
- A valid driver’s license is required.
Intern (Indefinite) – GS-0199-05/07 with planned conversion to a GS-0193-09 Archeologist
DUTY STATION: BOISE, ID
The internship program is for students enrolled in, or accepted for enrollment to, an accredited high school, community college, college, or university; advanced degree program; or other qualifying educational institution and for those pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. The position is designed to provide a career-oriented introduction to the background, philosophy, concepts, and scope of the Forest Service Archeology functions and a practical understanding of the policies of the employing organization. Assignments are developmental in nature and, in conjunction with formal education from an accredited educational institution, the Intern will gain the necessary competencies leading to conversion to a permanent professional or technical position in the archeology field. Work assignments are selected to ensure that the Intern receives on-the-job training and exposure to one or more program functions
- Receives training in the principles, concepts, work processes, and regulations of one or more functional areas of Archeology. As training advances and proficiency is demonstrated, work assignments are increasingly more demanding, and are designed to provide experience in a variety of activities.
- On a scheduled basis, following the Pathways Participant Agreement, receives assignments in various Archeology functions to gain an understanding of the various program concepts and operations, develop an understanding of the total mission as well as organizational/functional interrelationships, and develop a foundation for more specialized application of knowledge gained from on-the-job training assignments.
- Receives formal and on-the-job training in Office of Personnel Management, Department of Agriculture and Forest Service policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Is instructed on the use of personal computers, and file and data management.
For more information on the Internship and Pathways Recent Graduates programs, the SRM Hiring Event, and applying for federal jobs, go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/opportunities-for-young-people.
Interested persons must have a USA Jobs profile to apply for federal positions. Potential applicants should not wait until the last minute to navigate the requirements of USA Jobs. They should read the instructions on how to apply very carefully, and make sure they have all required supporting documentation. Of particular importance, it is recommended that you batch supporting documentation using the PDF portfolio option prior to uploading into USA Jobs.
Please send questions by email to Assistant Forest Archaeologist, Joe Bergstrom (email@example.com).