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Position Details


Archeologist

ID: AUT-001 Location: Price, UT Agency: USDA
Wage/Hr: $27.71 Hours/Week: 20 Minimum Age: 55

Being Age 55 or Older is Good for The Environment! The Agricultural Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program offers unique opportunities in Scientific, Technical, and Agricultural support for individuals age 55 and over to support the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a grant administered program through National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC). This is a unique program where your talents, expertise and experience will truly be valued. The NRCS provides an opportunity to work side-by-side with NRCS staff that are doing important work every day. Benefits: Paid Health Insurance Premium for positions budgeted at 60+ hours per pay period, Accrued Vacation and Sick Leave, Paid Federal Holidays, and optional Vision and Dental Insurance available for positions budgeted at 35+ hours per pay period.

Duties:

Provide technical support to the Area Cultural Resources Specialist, utilizing a basic understanding of anthropological and archaeological field techniques in connection with locating and evaluating cultural resource sites. This position can be based in Richfield, Price or Monticello Field Offices. Conducts pre-field office research, field surveys and site evaluations, using a variety of reference materials, interviews with source individuals, aerial photographs, and technical instruments. Searches areas of proposed projects for evidence of historic and prehistoric remains. Determines exact location of sites and marks them on maps and aerial photographs. Records information on site survey form and prepares an archaeological inventory report needed for evaluation and management of the project. Ensures that work assignments are carried out in safe and timely manner according to established standards and procedures. Reviews work in progress and reports to superiors relative to the completion date and other standards set in report.

  • Provides archeology/cultural resources assessments on specifically-assigned projects to facilitate agency objectives. 50%
  • Works directly with NRCS staff to complete surveys/assessments in support of overall agency objectives that are typically part of Farm Bill cost-share programs. 50%

Qualifications:

MA/MS Degree in Archeology OR Minimum of 15 year(s) of experience in archeological surveys in Utah or the western states.

  • Valid State Driver's License
  • Experience required with MS Word
  • PowerPoint

Other:

  • Annual information system security, anti-harassment, and civil rights training.
  • Health and Safety Considerations: Walking distances over rough terrain.

NOWCC is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form when hiring and administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NOWCC’s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in hiring enrollees in the federal programs.



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