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    These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

    These positions are located on a Forest Service unit and are responsible for providing technical support to the heritage resources staff.

    This vacancy announcement is for one or more locations throughout Region 2. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.

    TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours. Considerable travel may be required. Some positions involve work that requires travel away from the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles).

    Positions will be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months.

    Hourly wage as shown is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/

    The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career- Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

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    Responsibilities

    Assists in performing procedural archaeological fieldwork assignments using compass, topographical map, and aerial photographs, and/or GPS unit to conduct archaeological surveys and to record site locations. Searches areas for surface historic and prehistoric archaeological remains and artifacts. Assists with determining the exact locations of sites and marks them on maps and/or aerial photographs and plots with GPS units.

    Assists in recording information on archaeological site survey forms and prepares simple reports and field notes. Assists with the cleaning and cataloging of artifacts recovered from inventories and excavations. Assists in site testing and excavation. Applies coding information and/or labels to artifacts, slides, photographs, datasets, and narrative information to ensure that their relationships are cataloged and maintained.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Per Work Assignment

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    04

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464398800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.