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Archeological Technician
MOAB UT 84532
Category: Other
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Job code: lhw-e0-90667330

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Archeological Technician
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## Duties
### Summary
This position is located in Canyonlands National Park, in the Resources Stewardship and Science Division. Please visit find a park for additional park information.
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### Responsibilities
This position is located in the Southeast Utah Group (SEUG) Moab Headquarters Office. The position will function as the lead Archeological Technician responsible for the collection and preliminary analysis of archeological site monitoring and condition assessment data for the parks and monuments of the SEUG.
The incumbent will work with the CR I&M; Program Manager to implement the cultural resource monitoring program for the SEUG, utilizing and improving upon the procedures and protocols described in the SEUG Archeological Site Monitoring Plan. This includes site selection and data collection scheduling based on recommended criteria. The incumbent will determine how procedures and protocols will be applied to various sites and site conditions, and provide feedback and recommendations to the CR I&M; Program Manager and SEUG Cultural Resource Program Manager for the revision and improvement of said procedures and protocols as needed.
The duties of this position involve incorporating spatial Archaeometry and geospatial technologies into an existing cultural resource monitoring program to improve program results and accountability. The incumbent will use remote sensing techniques such as GPS, GIS, Photogrammetry, LIDAR and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to acquire, analyze and display archeological data.
The incumbent will provide advice, assistance and training to seasonal field staff, interns, other park staff, and volunteers related to their performance of monitoring and other cultural resource program activities. The incumbent will lead crew and volunteers in conducting work in developed areas and in the backcountry. She/he will plan and coordinate complex logistical aspects of multiday backcountry field trips in remote settings, including extended backpack and river trips involving coordination of vehicle and boat operations.
The incumbent will make field observations of cultural resource conditions. She/he will evaluate observed conditions and problems, and interpret variables, trends, correlations, and interrelationships among data and conditions. She/he will recommend management actions based on prescribed guidelines in existing park plans .
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
9
* #### Job family (Series)
0102 Social Science Aid and Technician
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship required.
* Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
* Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
* **Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.**
* You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.
* You may be required to complete training and operate a four-wheel drive vehicle.
* You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
* You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
* If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
* You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 2 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
### Qualifications
To qualify for this position at the GS-9 grade level, you must possess at least or all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:
**EXPERIENCE:** At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-8 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as:
leading archeological field studies (i.e., survey and site recordings, condition/fuels assessments, stabilization), preparing cultural resource technical reports, managing archeological data sets, conducting archival research, working with artifact collections, working with data and files in a network environment and designing, developing and maintaining relational databases using software such as MS Access, FileMaker Pro (or similar database management software) for the management and analysis of cultural resource data sets.. You must include hours per week worked.
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**EDUCATION:** Successful completion of at least two full years (36 semester hours or school equivalent) of directly related graduate education or a master's degree may qualify you for this position. Examples of directly related graduate education include, but are not limited to, archeology, anthropology, etc. (You must submit a copy of your transcripts).
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Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, first take six months of specialized experience and 18 semester hours of directly related graduate education requirement.. Then take the number of months of full time experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.
**Volunteer Experience:** Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
**You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".**
### Education
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institutionwith your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
### Additional information
This position is a Career-Seasonal position and subject to release and recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal position includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. As such, selectee will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions. Selectee are guaranteed to work at least 6 months per year but not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment. The typical season is end of February through beginning of December with nonpay first of December through February, but can be variable during these months due to project requirements or weather conditions.
**Physical Demands:** The work is performed in office and remote field locations. Driving a 4-wheel drive vehicle, and hiking in rugged terrain and overnight travel is required. field work requires physical strength, and endurance, the ability to lift and carry a backpack and equipment up to 50 pounds over rough terrain for long distances on a routine basis.
**Working Conditions:** The work is performed in an office, laboratory, and in the field. Field work requires regular and protracted periods of exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals. Field work may require multi-day backpacking or boating trips into remote areas of the park for extended periods. Office work may involve long periods of sitting, and focused computer work.
The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information,
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
* **Best Qualified**- applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position
* **Well Qualified -** applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job
* **Qualified -** applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
**You will be evaluated on the following competencies:**
* Architecture
* Modeling and Simulation
* Project Management
* Remote Sensing
* Research
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
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## Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/18/2018:
1. **Resume** which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and, indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
2. A complete **Occupational Questionnaire**
3. **Other Supporting Documents**, if applicable, such as:
* Veterans Preference Documentation:
* If you are a **Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran**, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.
* If you are a **veteran within 120 days of discharge**, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
* If you are a **Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or** **Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran**, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
4. College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
5. Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.
**Do not submit photographs with your application package.** Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
**Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents.** Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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## How to Apply
**To apply for this position:** You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/18/2018. ** WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.**
1. Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account.
2. Prompted to Start the Application Process by selecting "Start Application."
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* To **PREVIEW** the application questionnaire, select the following link:
3. Select or add the resume you want to use for this application. Click here on how to build a resume in USAJOBS.
4. Select documents you want included in this application.
5. Review package to acknowledge your documents were reviewed.
6. Select if you want to include your demographic information.
7. After reading and certifying the application is true and submitted in good faith, select "Continue to Agency Site."
8. Follow onscreen prompts and instructions to complete your application.
9. Add the supporting documents by indexing your documents with the dropdown.
* Upload any missing required documents or optional documents.
10. Review and Submit Application.
11. While logged in, you can check the status of your application by selecting "+" next to the job title for this position.
12. You can review or revise your application at any point during the open period of the announcement.
* To update an application, you should log into your USAJOBS account and select "+" next to the job title for this position. Select **"Update Application"**for this job.
* **Note:** When you click **Update Application**, you will be prompted to re-select your documents from USAJOBS. Documents submitted with the first application will no longer be associated with the applicant record. So it is important that you select all documents you want to use in the re-application.
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### Agency contact information
### Terry Fisk
##### Phone
435-719-2130
##### Fax
435-719-2300
##### Email
terryfisk@nps.gov
##### Address
Canyonlands National Park
2282 Resource Blvd
Moab, UT
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### Next steps
Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501374200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 06/04/2018 to 06/18/2018
*Salary:* $50,598 to $65,778 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 9
*Work schedule:* Full-Time - with nonpay first of December through February
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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