DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
Big Bend National Park
Open & closing dates
06/02/2021 to 06/15/2021
This job will close when we have received 50 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
Pay scale & grade
$43,683 to $56,790 per year
1 vacancy in the following location:
Big Bend National Park, TX
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with 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.
This position is located in Big Bend National Park, in the Division of Science and Resource Management.
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- Participates in archeological field surveys by walking over the landscape and searching for archeological features and artifacts.
- Walk/Hike/Canoe and use 4-wheel drive vehicles over long distances in desert/river settings where temperatures can be extreme to reach areas to be surveyed.
- Provides general technical archeological assistance in a variety of areas related to or impacted by the archeological function, including Section 106 compliance, clearance, and planning; archeological assessments, evaluations, and field inspections; etc.
- Records data and prepares survey records (e.g., site maps, photographs, surface artifact analysis forms, field notes, etc.).
- Processes specimens recovered in the field.
- Maintains related databases, forms, maps, and files.
- Assists in the development of a variety of documents (e.g., cultural resource management plans, preservation guides, historic structures reports, etc.) by gathering data from files and reports, conducting research, evaluating available information, and preparing draft documents.
Housing- Park housing may be available on a bid basis.
Big Bend National Park encompasses 801,000 acres of Chihuahuan Desert with varied scenery and diversity of plant and animal life. The park community consists of 250 people, including employees of the NPS, Concession, Border Patrol, Postal Service, School, and their families living in 4 housing areas; Panther Junction (PJ), Chisos Basin, Castalon, and Rio Grande Village. A state-accredited elementary school (K-8) is located at Panther Junction. The park has a post office, gas stations, camper stores, restaurant, and lodge.
Recreational opportunities include hiking, bird watching, photography, backcountry camping, bicycling, and river rafting. An active employee/community association sponsors social events throughout the year.
Elevation in the park varies from 7825 to 1850 ft. The climate is generally pleasant with hot summers (90-110+ degrees F.) and mild winters (30-50 degrees F.).
Terlingua (a small town 24 miles away from PJ) has a state-accredited high school (no bus service), lodging, restaurants, hardware store, small grocery and gift stores, churches and a bank. Lajitas has limited shopping, lodging, restaurants, golf course and churches. Alpine, Texas (100 miles from PJ) has most necessities, including supermarkets, variety of stores, a hospital, pharmacies, churches, a movie theater, and a university. The nearest larger cities are Midland/Odessa (225 miles) and El Paso (325 miles).
Please visit our website for more information at: https://go.nps.gov/bigbendareainfo
25% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.