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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.
For position specific information contact: Rijk Morawe (520) 387-6849 Extension 7110.


This position will serve as the primary cultural resources advisor and cultural resources program manager on an interdisciplinary resource management team at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.  The position will be responsible for managing a full range of cultural resource program duties associated with prehistoric and historic resources and spanning 15,000 years of human history; from Western Stem Cultures to the Hohokam to Spanish and European Colonialism and western ranching and mining. Resources managed include historic and prehistoric archaeology, historic structures, NAGPRA, ethnography, cultural landscapes, minimal museum activities, drafting and completing all NHPA documentation including §106 and §110 as well as completing all SHPO/THPO consultation, and development of resource plans, research and planning and stewardship, site inventory and monitoring, program management and development, writing and submitting reports and peer-reviewed technical papers.

Managing budgets, drafting and submitting documentation for competitive funding and contracting, and managing projects will be required. Position may facilitate and supervise numerous CESU projects annually, as well as SCA, temporary, and term employees.

Area Information:

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is located in the Sonoran desert in Southwestern Arizona and shares 30 miles of the international boundary with Mexico. The Park headquarters is located 34 miles from Ajo, Arizona. This dramatic desert park has a spectacular assortment of mountains, canyons, broad bajadas and valleys, cactus forests, hidden tinajas, and a diversity of cultural resources. Organ Pipe is a winter paradise and a surprisingly lush and green tropical desert environment. Daytime temperatures range from 110°F+ in the summer to 40-60°F in the winter. The community of Ajo provides grade school through high school, a medical clinic, churches, post office, community pool, library, and limited shopping and restaurants. There are homes to buy and rentals are usually available. An employee shuttle is currently available at a reasonable daily cost. The general population in Ajo is 2500. Full service facilities and shopping may be found in Tucson or Phoenix, approximately 150 miles from the monument.

Park housing is not available at this time.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The position may require strenuous physical activity including periods of standing, walking, climbing, and lifting and carrying heavy objects. Some activity will occur in physically dangerous areas or settings. Documentary research and report writing work is sedentary, which entails the ability to concentrate and write for long periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Work is performed primarily indoors. Occasionally, work may be performed outdoors in all types of weather and conditions. Outdoor assignments may be performed in potentially hazardous areas including steep slopes, rocky terrain, volcanoes, caves, fire lines, arctic environments, swamps, deserts, and forests. On occasion, flying in fixed-winged aircraft and helicopters is possible.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • As directed by supervisor

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation. If you are eligible, you will be receiving Permanent Change of Station (PCS) information shortly regarding your move.