Buffalo National River Seeking Students for Temporary Employment in 2012
December 30, 2011

The National Park Service at the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas is offering temporary employment through the National Park Service Student Temporary Employment Program in the conduct of an archaeological survey project that will be conducted at Buffalo National River from mid-March through approximately June of 2012 to students currently enrolled at least part-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. We welcome you to contact either Dr. Caven Clark or Melissa Baier at Buffalo National River by calling the Buffalo National River Headquarters at (870) 365-2700 to submit your documentation and to request additional information.

Documentation required of all applicants:

1)         A letter from your college or university stating that you are a student enrolled at least part-time (however your institution may define that status) and in good academic standing,

2)         A resume demonstrating experience in archaeology, and

3)         A copy of your transcript.

The minimum pay scale for accepted applicants is GS-04. Additional education and experience may qualify accepted applicants for pay scales of GS-05 or GS-06, if they are available. All applicants will be subject to a background check as part of the approval process.

To qualify at the GS-05 level you must have one year special experience at the GS-04 level (Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: participating in archaeological field surveys; searching for archaeological features and artifacts and recording survey results through field notes, site maps, or photographs; conducting supervised excavation and testing of archaeological sites; and similar work.) or have completed a four-year anthropology/archeology program at an accredited educational institute beyond high school (i.e. college or university) leading to a bachelor's degree in anthropology/archeology or related field.

To qualify at the GS-06 level you must have one year special experience at the GS-05 level including archeology field experience, which may include that gained in an archeological field school. Field experience should have included a combination of professional experience in archeological survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and preparation of written materials or have completed at least one year of study of graduate level education in archeology, anthropology, or related field.

We wish everyone luck in pursuing this exciting opportunity to learn and grow professionally while enriching our shared knowledge of the past.

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