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    Recent Graduates may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment, please click here for more information.

    Conversion to the full performance level of GS-11 is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position and recommendation by the position's supervisor.

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    The Recent Graduate Student Trainee (Historian) employee serves as a historian/advanced trainee for the National Trails Intermountain Region (NTIR). The work consists of learning the history and administration of the national historical trails administered by NTIR, research, writing, and collaborating with other NTIR teams, trail partners, and stakeholders to protect, develop, and promote national historic trails.
    Please visit find a park for additional park information and for the National Trails Intermountain Region, visit https://www.nps.gov/ntir.


    • Receives instruction designed to familiarize incumbent with functions and operations of the organization. Learns the history and administration of the various national historical trails that NTIR administers by working with NTIR teams, trail partners and stakeholders. Seeks opportunities to gain additional experience in the practical application of established cultural resources techniques and concepts.
    • Assists in evaluation of research needs, solicits funding, and participates in the planning and coordination necessary for completing needed research projects. Works with partners, state historic preservation offices, other federal agencies, parks, organizations, staffs, etc. to recommend, develop and implement needed historical studies. As necessary, works closely with other cultural resource specialists in providing needed historical information in preparation of multidisciplinary studies and plans for historic properties. Consults with cultural resources professionals to keep informed of new developments, research, etc.
    • Using both primary and secondary sources, performs research on diverse subjects including trail history, mapping of historic trail routes, and related areas. Locates source material, assembles bibliographies, undertakes field work, conducts interviews, and gathers information from a variety of sources. Conducts research to provide subject matter for a variety of interpretive materials, to evaluate significance of resources and historical events, and other purposes for historical understanding, implementation of trail programs, and cultural resources management. Under the supervisor's direction, actively seeks peer review of research reports produced. Produces written material, including case studies for publication, press releases, articles, and newsletters, and attends meetings of professional societies.
    • May seek training as Contracting Officer's Representative and/or Agreements Technical Representative. May participate in research projects conducted through contracts, interagency agreements, and cooperative agreements. Works with technical and professional staff, including federal and non-federal partners, in support of office programs and activities.
    • As assigned, drafts requests for proposals, scopes of work, task directives and other materials for agreements for historical research, historic resource studies, and other cultural resource studies. Evaluates research results for management implications. Participate in the development and implementation of plans to address any problems identified during the evaluation of research results. Drafts historic overviews and significance statements for use in planning documents.

    Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Irregular travel. You may be expected to travel up to 10 days a month for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    11 - Conversion to the full performance level of GS-11 is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position and recommendation by the position's supervisor.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538883400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.