Student Trainee (Cultural Anthropologist/Archeologist)
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
Yosemite National Park
How to apply
Open & closing dates
09/13/2021 to 09/20/2021
Pay scale & grade
$25.60 to $33.28 per hour
1 vacancy in the following location:
El Portal, CA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes as determined by agency policy
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
Students who live or attend school within the local commuting (50 miles) of Merced, CA (NOTE: local commuting area restriction does NOT apply to preference eligible veterans).
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This position is located in Yosemite National Park, in the Resource Management and Science Division.
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The incumbent of this position is in the Internship Program, a component of Pathways, for current students accepted for enrollment in qualifying educational programs. This position is established to provide meaningful work and experience and expose the student to the role and duties of Compliance Specialist and Tribal Liaison.
The CR Program reviews all park project proposals, sometimes more than 200 per year, for compliance with CR and Tribal Consultation law and policy. The incumbent will gain practical experience in application and understanding of the National Historic
Preservation Act (NHPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Tribal Consultation Executive Order 13175.
Receives advanced instruction designed to familiarize incumbent with functions and operations of cultural (some natural) resources compliance and tribal consultation at Yosemite National Park and to provide experience in the practical application of tribal consultation law (Executive Order 13175 and others), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) as part of YOSE Compliance Team.
As assigned, researches daily and unexpected issues that arise through independent study, developmental tasks, literature review, and field work to foster expansion of knowledge about the interplay between cultural and natural resources, tribal perspectives, and
landscape level phenomena. Topics may include administrative project history research, coordination with other park divisions and other parks, and ethnographic research for a variety of purposes including tribal information requests, ethnographies, compliance
background information, park management plans, cultural landscape reports, and archeological studies. Assists with coordinating research, drafting-reviewing documents, and document organization-filing. These assignments will inform higher-graded
professionals in the implementation of compliance and program project goals.
Yosemite National Park, California, known worldwide for its spectacular natural beauty is the backdrop for this position. Sitting astride the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the park covers 1,182 square miles of varied wilderness ecosystems, from river valleys to alpine meadows to lofty 13,000 foot high peaks. Yosemite Valley is located 208 miles from San Francisco, 81 miles from Merced, and 94 miles from Fresno. Shopping, medical, postal and laundry services are available in the park. Elevation at the Valley floor is approximately 4,000 feet and 2,200 feet in El Portal. The park is open year-round with the majority of activities occurring during the busy season March through October.
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.