Job opening: Archeological Technician
Salary: $55 378 - 71 993 per year
Published at: Jan 23 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our most precious resource.
This position is located in either Fairbanks, Alaska or Glennallen, Alaska. Information about Fairbanks and Glennallen and the surrounding area can be found at Alaska.
We expect to fill 3 vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.
Research previous archaeological work and conduct inventories on public lands.
Determine possible sources of information and scope of research required in order to verify information accuracy.
Apply appropriate regulations and policies to data interpretation and recommendations.
Compile, summarize and interpret data obtained during inventories in written reports.
Interpret archaeological or historic field data associated with concepts, principles and theories of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, and cultures, their history, migrations, ethnicity and origins.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Be sure to read the How to Apply and Required Documents Sections.
- You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
- Direct Deposit Required.
- Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
- Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.
- An applicant appointed to this position must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license while employed in this position.
- You may be required to carry a firearm or bear repellent spray in the performance of your duties. Any person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition.
- Will operate 2 and 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs over terrain that is rough, rocky, mountainous and densely vegetated.
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.
You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Conduct routine field reconnaissance searches, identify and mark archeological sites, prepare site location maps, record findings, photograph artifact findings, and prepare sites sketches and assist in the search for and examination of historical records and findings of other archeological experts.
Education: Have successfully completed 1 year of graduate-level education leading to a master's degree in archeology, anthropology or directly related field.
Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.
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.
Physical Demands: Work requires some physical exertion such as bending and walking in terrain that is rough, rocky, mountainous and densely vegetated. Required to lift and carry equipment necessary to efficiently perform the work of the position, and to provide for personal comfort and safety. This can include tools, personal protective equipment, food and water for extended periods of work away from vehicles.
Work Environment: Fieldwork is subject to cuts and bruises, extreme and adverse weather conditions, and injuries from discomforts from pests and animals.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Applicants may qualify based on experience, education or a combination of education and experience as shown above.
If using education to qualify, you must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. See Required Documents section for more information.
- Address BLM Alaska
222 West 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99513
- Name: Melissa Bermingham
- Phone: (907) 271-3539
- Email: [email protected]