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    These positions are located in the Alaska Region.

    Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.

    The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period is late March/early April through September, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: Late March through early April 2019.

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    The work involves conducting archeological fieldwork in various areas of Alaska. Depending on the location and project, archeological resources studies may be prehistoric or historic in nature. Duties typically include:

    • Acting as Crew Chief and overseeing fieldwork and data collection activities.
    • Inventorying and monitoring the condition of cultural resources and compliance projects in areas impacted by construction and visitor activities.
    • Performing archeological surveys, test excavations, laboratory processing and analysis of artifacts recovered.
    • Providing historical and archeological information to visitors.
    • Managing archeological collections according to established museum procedures.
    • Preparing detailed field notes and records, daily logs and journals, photographs and photo logs, archeological and architectural forms, feature and artifact drawings.
    • Preparing monthly progress reports and a final seasonal report with the assistance of field staff.
    • Using and overseeing the use of GPS, GIS and other computer software in support of data collection and reporting activities.
    Some of the incumbent's time may be spent in the backcountry for periods of up to eight days or longer. Incumbents will be required to live outdoors in a tent, hike in a backcountry setting without trails or modern amenities and may be transported in helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, motorized and non-motorized watercraft.Physical Demands: Field work requires physical exertion such as long periods of standing. Heavy items (packs and equipment) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis, e.g., overnight backpack trips, 2 - 10 days in duration. Incumbent may be required to carry a 45 lb pack for up to 15 miles per day and to hike in steep, uneven terrain, often in inclement weather. Archeological survey and investigations require recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities and recurring lifting and carrying moderately heavy to heavy items. Camping and hiking is often in backcountry with high probability of wildlife encounters including brown or black bears. Incumbent may be required to complete a firearm safety certification prior to starting field work.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0193 Archeology

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