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This position is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about the area can be found at Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.
This announcement may be used to fill more than one position within the district.
Physical Demands: Field work routinely requires physical exertion such as long periods of standing or walking over rough, uneven, rocky surfaces or mountainous terrain; recurring bending, crouching, stooping or reaching; using hand tools such as shovels, trowels, or screening devices; and lifting of moderately heavy items such as equipment and samples.
Work Environment: The work regularly involves moderate risks or discomforts which may require special safety precautions. Incumbent will adhere to all saftey rules and regulations as prescribed in manuals/supplements or by the designated Safety Officer.
There is an application limit to the first 60 applications received. Once that limit has occurred the vacancy announcement will close on that day at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. If the 60 application limit is not reached, then the vacancy announcement will close on it's scheduled day.
The archaeologist performs research, field investigations, and integration of results into agency or departmental environmental assessments, impact statements, operational programs, historic preservation compliance reports, and varied types of planning documents, laboratory and other data analysis, library research, interpretation or consultative work, preparation of reports for publication, curatorship and exhibition of collections, or development and implementation of programs and projects which carry out such work. This work requires a professional knowledge of archaeological principles, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques.
Develops and maintains a cultural resource information base for the field. Conducts inventories, which may include compiling and analyzing existing data from institutional files and databases, professional literature, archival and other historical documents, original interviews, and other indirect sources.
Participates as a team member in preparing multiple-use resource management plans and environmental impact documents, identifying special cultural resource considerations, potential multiple-use conflicts, and potential impacts to cultural resources. Reviews applications for cultural resource use permits and fieldwork authorizations, recommending approval or denial and/or changes in work proposed or personnel to be utilized. Helps prepare the cultural resources portions of the current budget and program work plans.
Occasional travel - Field work can involve hiking or riding vehicles or horses over rough terrain. May be exposed to discomfort from extremes in weather temperatures or be subjected to hostile wildlife, chemicals and physical hazards.