Thursday, October 29, 2009

Society for Hawaiian Archaeology

Temp. Field. Tech.'s needed at Kalaupapa NHP

Kalaupapa National Historical Park is seeking two field technicians to assist with an archaeological inventory survey. Hourly pay is $16.04 plus a 25% COLA (Cost of Living Allowance). The positions are considered ‘emergency-hires’ for 30 calendar days with a possible 30- calendar day extension. Applicants will be required to pass a background check, which typically takes 2-4 weeks. Fieldwork is projected to begin in December.

Time off will have to be Leave Without Pay, although there will likely be Overtime Pay opportunities during the employment tenure.

Kalaupapa is an isolated duty station on the island of Molokai, in a settlement of 110 people with NO road access. Access can only be made by air or by a 2.4 mile 1600’-foot trail. Applicants must be aware of the sensitivities and regulations of resident-patients. Housing will be provided for the duration of employment. The housing situation may require field technicians to share housing and/or a room.

PREFERENCE FOR HANSEN’S DISEASE PATIENTS AND NATIVE HAWAIIANS: Preference in hiring is granted to Kalaupapa Hansen’s Disease patients and to Native Hawaiians who meet the qualification requirements for this position. (For the purposes of this preference, “Native Hawaiians” are persons who are not less than one-half of the blood of the races inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands previous to the year 1778.)

Previous work experience in Hawaii is necessary. Applicants must consider themselves physically fit and meet the qualifications for a GS-7, Archaeological Technician position. Qualifications for the GS-7 are provided below.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: You must meet one of the following:

Possess at least one year of technical experience, equivalent to the
GS-6 grade level (or higher) in the Federal service. (Federal employees
at grade GS-6 perform, under general supervision, difficult and
responsible subordinate technical work in a professional, scientific, or
technical field, requiring considerable training, a broad working
knowledge of a special and complex subject matter, and exercise
independent judgment to a considerable extent.) To be qualifying,
this experience must be in, or related to the line of work of this
position (archeology) and must have equipped you with the necessary
knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of
this position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
conducting archeological surveys using compass, topographical map, and
aerial photographs; documenting archeological sites on standard site
record forms; assisting in planning, preparation, and execution of
archeological surveys and site excavations; collecting data from surveys
or excavations; preparing field notes and sketch maps; recovering,
identifying, and cataloging artifacts; ensuring archeology work
assignments are carried out in a safe, timely manner according to
established standards and procedures; maintaining archeological site
records; utilizing word processing software and databases to prepare
technical summary reports, perform queries, input, and retrieve data.

Successful completion of 1 year of graduate education or an internship
in archeology. One year of full-time graduate education is considered
to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined
to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be
obtained, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) is considered as
satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time
graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to
a year of full-time study at the school attended.

If you do not qualify on experience or graduate education alone, an
equivalent combination of such experience and education as described in
A and B above are also qualifying. Graduate education must include
courses directly related to archeology. Experience and graduate
education should be computed as a percentage of the overall requirements
and must equal 100% when combined. For example, 6 months of specialized
experience equates to 50% of the required 1 year. Nine semester hours
of graduate education equates to 50% of the education requirement. When
combined, these percentages total 100%.

Please be detailed when describing your experience in your resume. If you have previous federal archaeological experience, please state that as well.
Send resumes and availability dates ASAP to the email address provided below.

Erika Viernes Stein
Kalaupapa National Historical Park