Archeological Technician

Department Of The Interior Jemez Springs , NM 87025

Posted 3 weeks ago

  • Duties




The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for is April- October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: Spring 2020

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This position performs a full range of complex archeological support functions including site condition assessments, preservation treatments, site excavation and survey. Technical guidance is provide by a specialist.

  • Conduct archeological field surveys by walking over the landscape and searching for archeological features and artifacts

  • Record data and prepare survey records (e.g., site maps, photographs, surface artifact analysis forms, field notes, etc.)

  • Provide leadership to field crews by assigning tasks and monitoring the status of those assignments

  • Provide general technical archeological assistance with Section 106 compliance including archeological monitoring of construction activities resulting in artifact recovery and provenience determination

  • Evaluate and assists other technicians in the evaluation of field specimens (e.g., lithic, ground stone, shell, bone, non-artifact material, etc.) and their preparation for specialized analysis and curation

  • Maintain related databases, forms, maps, and files using automated systems, appropriate forms, and archival records.

  • Assist in the development of a variety of documents by gathering data from files and reports, conducting research, evaluating available information, and preparing draft documents

  • Perform basic research by conducting interviews and publication and record searches, and synthesizing information collected for scientific, historical, and interpretive values.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)
    0102 Social Science Aid and Technician

  • 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 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.

  • You may be required to travel overnight away from home occasionally up to 12 nights per month depending on location. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.

  • Government housing maybe available depending on location.

  • Applicants must be at least (1)18 years old or (2) at least 16 years old and: (a) Have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; or (b) Have completed a formal vocational training program; or (c) Have received a statement from school authorities agreeing with their preference for employment rather than continuing their education; or (d) Be currently enrolled in a secondary school and either work only during school vacation periods or work part-time during the school year under a formal student employment program.


All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-03/16/2020-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience.

To qualify for this position at the GS-07 grade level, you must possess at least one 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-06 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: having conducted archeological investigations as an experienced crew member or crew chief; prepared reports on archeological site investigations; conducted surveys using GPS mapping techniques and preparing GIS maps and overlays; and having experience conducting historical archeological field investigations and report preparation.

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.


There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

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Archeological Technician

Department Of The Interior