DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Open & closing dates
03/31/2021 to 04/13/2021
Pay scale & grade
$53,433 to $69,462 per year
Term – not-to-exceed 1 year, can be extended up to 4 years
3 vacancies in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
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.
These positions serve in the Division of Integrated Resource Management, Southern Four Corners (SOFO) Group of parks – Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site and Navajo National Monument. Located in Chinle, Arizona.
TERM positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of four years without further competition.
This announcement will be used to fill three positions at Canyon de Chelly National Monument. The duties for one position are listed second, and the other two are listed after. This is because there are different duties and also different not to exceed dates.
Compliance Archeologist position duties (one position available):
Works cooperatively with SOFO project managers to identify and plan for federal undertakings that may require compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA, NEPA and NAGPRA.
Participates in formulating planning alternatives and strategies designed to help decision-makers identify opportunities and resolve problems related to park resource management, visitor use, ecosystem, and resident concerns affecting resources within the Southern Four Corners Group.
Identifies, documents, evaluates and nominates National Register-eligible historic properties in support of Sections 106 and 110 of the NHPA.
Identifies relevant cultural resources subject to NEPA analysis, determines the proper level of NEPA compliance, and contributes to the preparation of NEPA documents.
Plans and conducts archeological research for planning documents, including but not limited to cultural resource management plans and joint management plans.
Consults with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Arizona State Historic Preservation Officer, the Navajo Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and Traditional Cultural Program, and other tribal historic preservation programs on proposed federal undertakings, assessment of effects documentation, planning documents, and inadvertent discoveries.
Maintains and organizes all administrative records and compliance files both in physical folders and digitally.
Coordinates interdisciplinary teams of resource specialists for reviews in the Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) system and updates compliance status for each reviewed project.
Monitors for archeological resources during federal undertakings.
Gathers and analyzes information pertinent to cultural resources and park planning from a wide variety of sources including published materials, interviews with field personnel and subject matter experts, field observations, park residents, and specific studies.
Incorporates appropriate GIS technology into job to provide comprehensive and scientifically sound answers to inquiries from technical supervisor, 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.
Provides administrative support to the SOFO management on all matters related to compliance with the NAGPRA.
- This position may be extended up to three years, with a tentative NTE date of May 9, 2024.*
Major Duties for Archeologists (two positions available):
Plans for and conducts architectural and plaster condition assessments alongside university partners, develops treatment recommendations and develops or updates monitoring plans for major cliff dwelling sites.
Participates in the preparation of ruins stabilization project proposals, develops scopes of work for stabilization projects, and participates in stabilizing remnant historic and prehistoric architecture and applying preservation treatments.
Enters inventory and condition data into relevant National Park Service cultural resource management databases.
Reviews cultural resource inventory forms completed by contractors as well as digital rock art imagery and 3-dimensional modeling products developed by university partners for quality and accuracy.
Writes archeological and ethnographic inventory reports that satisfy both the National Park Service and Navajo Nation Heritage and Historic Preservation Department’s requirements.
Organizes backcountry logistics in support of National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 110 archeological and ethnographic inventories.
Routinely downloads project geospatial and attribute data, and updates cultural resource geodatabases.
These positions may be extended up to four years, with a tentative NTE date of May 9, 2025.
Government housing will be available at either Canyon de Chelly National Monument or Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado, Arizona (38 miles from the duty station). Basic services and amenities are available less than three miles away from Canyon de Chelly N.M. Headquarters and within 6 miles of Hubbell Trading Post N.H.S. All three parks within the SOFO Group are located on the Navajo Nation. Canyon de Chelly N.M. and Navajo N.M. were established to preserve hundreds of prehistoric and historic Ancestral Puebloan and Navajo archeological sites. Hubbell Trading Post N.H.S. is one of the oldest continuously operated trading posts in the American Southwest.
50% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.