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Position Announcement: Archaeological Field Technician

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Archaeological Field Technician

Job Summary:

SWCA Environmental Consultants has an opening for an Archaeological Field Technician to work on projects throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  The individual selected must live in the State of Hawaii.  Our Honolulu office offers a unique work environment and specializes in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance.

The position is temporary and work is dependent on project needs. Upcoming projects include a multi-week survey project on the island of Maui.  Successful applicants will be able to commit to at least four weeks of fieldwork on Maui, anticipated for late spring / early summer 2018.

What you will accomplish:

The selected Field Technician will:

  • Conduct archaeological fieldwork including monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery.
  • Assist with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble units running ArcPad software, as well as tablet computers.

Education & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field or six (6) months field experience with a range of field methodologies, including survey, testing, excavation, and monitoring required.
  • Must live in the State of Hawaii, Maui based applicants are preferred.
  • Six months experience working as a field archaeologist in Hawaii required.
  • An accredited Field School Certification is preferred.
  • Experience with a wide range of field methodologies, including archaeological survey, testing, excavation, methodology and monitoring required
  • Knowledge of ArcPad is a plus.
  • Current valid driver’s license and the ability to safely operate a 4wd vehicle on rugged, back country roads required.
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, often  at high altitudes, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required.
  • Ability to stay on neighbor islands for weeks at a time conducting fieldwork, potentially with breaks of more than one week between field sessions.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply on our website:  https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/10196/archaeological-field-technician/job.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.  To learn more about our organization, log onto:  www.swca.com.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position Announcement: Cultural Resources Principal Investigator

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Cultural Resources Principal Investigator

Job Summary:

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Principal Investigator for the Cultural Resources Program in our Honolulu, Hawaii, office.

The ideal candidate will assist the Honolulu Office Director and the California-Pacific Islands (CALPAC) Cultural Resources Program Director, Archaeology and Architectural History Team Leads, and Project Managers with project work, staff mentorship, and business development. Project work will primarily consist of report review and quality control for cultural resource management projects, as well as the development of research designs and scopes of work.

The successful candidate will be experienced and established as a professional archaeologist in Hawaii, and will expand SWCA’s professional reputation in archaeological and historical consulting in the Pacific region. This is a regular, full-time salaried position and will report to the Pacific Islands Director. Salary will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

What you will accomplish:

  • Serve as primary author on large technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents.
  • Conduct content edits of technical reports and site forms.
  • Assist with training and mentoring cultural resources staff in topics including NRHP/HRHP eligibility, implementation of research designs, and site recording protocols.
  • Help maintain the SWCA quality assurance/quality control program and ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted in accordance with the QA/QC plan.
  • Remain current with agency protocol for conducting cultural resources work, particularly in Hawaii.
  • Oversee technical aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production.
  • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to ensure that tasks are completed in the most effective manner.
  • Comply with SWCA and client safety programs, and assist in the development of such programs.
  • Maintain good working relationships with state and federal agency contacts and clients.
  • Work closely with SWCA’s other principal investigators, managers, and directors in the Pasadena office and in all offices throughout the company, to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values.
  • Promote SWCA in the scientific community through professional presentations, participation in professional conferences, and coordinating the participation of other staff members in professional conferences.
  • Additional project management duties that may be assigned, as needed: manage budgets, prepare proposals, interact with clients, and manage staff.

Education & Experience:

  • D. or Master’s Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field.
  • Emphasis in Hawaii/Pacific archaeology and a current technical specialization (e.g., historical archaeology, lithic analysis, GIS, architectural history, osteology, etc.).
  • Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical reports in a timely fashion.
  • Past peer-reviewed publication record and conference presentation experience preferred
  • At least five (5) years supervisory and fieldwork experience.
  • Listed as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (or qualified for RPA status).
  • Currently permitted by the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) (Permit to Conduct Archaeological Activities in the State of Hawaii); former permit holders considered.
  • Experience with content edits of reports and a solid background of scheduling and budgeting of projects related to cultural resources.
  • Ability to coordinate personnel and other resources within budgetary constraints.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team member and to effectively train and mentor junior staff.
  • Experience with NEPA, HEPA, and Section 106; CRM experience in California or other states is a plus.
  • Experience with Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapters 6E ‐ 3, 6E ‐ 7, 6E ‐ 8 and 6E ‐ 42 as amended and implemented through Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR, Title 13, Chapters 13 ‐ 275 through 286 and Chapter 13 ‐ 300).
  • Ability to work independently as well as oversee small or large projects by working closely with Field Directors and Project Managers.
  • Adept at working with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency representatives.
  • A commitment to fiscal and scheduling responsibilities for projects of all sizes and scopes.
  • Must demonstrate completion, at a PI level, of a minimum of one testing or data recovery excavation project (three or more projects a plus) involving primarily archaeological investigations and preparation of final reports consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation. Projects shall have been performed under the jurisdiction of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Interested candidates are highly encouraged to apply on our website:  https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/10210/cultural-resources-principal-investigator/job.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.  .  To learn more about our organization, log onto:  www.swca.com.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position Announcement Archaeology Field Technician

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‘Āina Archaeology (‘Āina) is currently accepting applications to fill one or more full-time Archaeology Field Technician positions at our Maui and O‘ahu locations. Reporting to the Principal, Archaeological Field Technicians will be responsible for conducting archaeological survey, excavation, and monitoring of construction or other ground disturbing activities. Archaeological field technicians will be expected to complete the following tasks in the field:

  • Recognize surface and subsurface archaeological resources
  • Unit excavation, photography and exploratory trenching with special attention to detailed recordation
  • Document and describe soil profiles
  • Locate historic properties and points of interest using a Trimble XT global positioning system (GPS) receiver
  • Draw features in plan and profile that conform to ‘Āina mapping conventions, experience with Total Station operation is preferred but not required
  • Complete all relevant digital and/or paper field forms accurately and efficiently

Qualified candidates should demonstrate thorough knowledge of Hawaiʻi’s land, culture and history, and a desire to protect, preserve and perpetuate them. Applicants should also be positive, resourceful, motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individuals that align with our company values and possess following attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology or a closely related field (at a minimum)
  • Previous experience in archaeology fieldwork or completion of an archaeology field school
  • Ability to take initiative and solve problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to hike in rugged terrain while carrying a 30-40 lb. pack
  • Must be able to travel off-island and conduct fieldwork for long hours and extended periods (at times in inclement weather and across rugged terrain)

Field technicians are expected to have their own personal survey gear (backpack, water bottles, clipboard, 5-m hand tape, engineers scale, compass, writing implements, and personal dig kit [trowel, line level, brushes, etc.]). Where an applicant shows an interest in or exhibits proficiency at non-field tasks (e.g. faunal analysis, artifact analysis, historical research, technical writing, CAD work, or GIS work), these tasks may be assigned on occasion.

How to apply

To learn more about our work philosophy and company values visit us at http://www.ainaarch.com/. Applications can be submitted via e-mail to hr@ainaarch.com and should include a cover letter with a statement of experience and availability, current resumè of relevant experience, one or two mapping examples, and at least three references (with contact information). If you would like your application to be evaluated for non-field tasks or report writing please make sure to highlight any specialized software, research, or report writing experience in your cover letter and submit at least one writing sample. Rate of pay will be determined based on experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position announcements at International Archaeology (Honolulu)

Position Announcement:  Archaeologist-Project Director/GIS Specialist

International Archaeology, LLC (IA), an equal opportunity employer, seeks a full-time Archaeology Project Director / GIS Specialist for its Honolulu office. This position involves directing projects in the field and office, writing reports, and assisting with project staffing needs. Fieldwork will be required at times, and might involve hiking in heavy vegetation or over rough terrain carrying GIS equipment. The position involves regularly producing maps for technical reports on short notice; compliance with federal, state, and local geodatabase standards; developing geodatabase structures; and processing and quality control on field-collected GPS data.

Experience leading or directing archaeological fieldwork in CRM is necessary. Experience developing geodatabases, working on larger GIS projects as part of a team, and preparation of electronic GIS deliverables are required. Experience with recent versions of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcToolbox and ArcCatalog are also required. Preferred skills include experience with Trimble GPS units and software; other beneficial skills include experience with Python, dealing with archaeological/GIS legacy data, and Microsoft Access. The candidate must have:

1) Graduate degree in anthropology or related field

2) Writing, research, fieldwork, and computer skills including extensive experience with GIS software

3) Experience as an archaeological Project Director or Field Supervisor; good organizational skills including the ability to maintain project schedules

4) Good interpersonal and problem-solving skills

Occasional travel to neighbor islands required. Position available immediately. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the position, experience of the applicant, and industry standards. Please submit a letter of interest, résumé (including three references), and brief summaries of at least three GIS projects that you have completed, including a description of your role, sample graphics if possible, and a writing sample to HonoluluOffice@iarii.org Attn: Rona. Closing date: March 30, 2018.

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Position Announcement:  Prepress Technician and Proofreader

International Archaeology, LLC (IA) is accepting applications for a part-time, with opportunity to transition to full-time, Prepress Technician and Proofreader in the Honolulu office. Job duties include proofreading technical reports, formatting Microsoft Word documents, working with supporting image files generated from GIS software and Adobe products, creating and transmitting PDF files, printing and binding documents, and writing CD/DVDs for client delivery. Workload varies and other tasks will be assigned as time permits; tasks could include drafting in Illustrator, working with citation management software, and data entry. For applicants with experience in archaeology (or other related fields), additional tasks are also possible. Supervision and training will be provided, but the applicant must be able to work independently. Work hours are flexible and weekly schedules are deadline-driven.

Applicants must have:

 1) B.A. in English (minimum), or advanced degree in another field

2) Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word

3) Attention to detail

4) Demonstrated ability to work with a team and meet deadlines

Previous experience in prepress is desired, including familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. A background in archaeology is desirable. Some knowledge of Visual Basic macros for Word beneficial.

Wages and benefits are commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a résumé, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references to Rona Ikehara-Quebral atHonoluluOffice@iarii.org.  Consideration of applications will begin immediately.  IA is an equal opportunity employer.  A U.S. visa and work permit are required for non-U.S. citizens.  Closing date: April 15, 2018.

Position Announcement: Archaeology Field Technician – International Archaeology, LLC

 

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Position Announcement:  Archaeology Field Technician

International Archaeology, LLC (IA) is accepting applications for the position of Archaeology Field Technician in the Honolulu office.  This is a full-time temporary position that will last for several months.  The term may be extended as company needs and individual performance warrant.  The work will include several monitoring and survey projects on O‘ahu.  Assistance also may be needed on projects on Hawai‘i neighbor islands and in Western Micronesia.  A minimum of 2 years of archaeological experience in Pacific Island archaeology is required.  At least 1 year of archaeological monitoring in Hawai‘i preferred.  The position requires work experience and skill sufficient to independently recognize surface and subsurface archaeological remains, assess the type of work needed to appropriately perform field documentation of the remains, and to efficiently carry out such documentation, which includes maintaining organized and comprehensive written records (including soil descriptions), and the preparation of tape and compass plan maps and measured stratigraphic profiles.  Ability to use specialized equipment or perform specialized tasks is advantageous but not required (e.g., total station, professional-grade GPS, GIS, human osteology, archival/historical research, analyses of historical artifacts, faunal analyses, etc.).  Physical fitness is necessary for undertaking occasional strenuous activity in hot and humid and/or rainy conditions, and for traversing rough and densely vegetated terrain.  Non-field tasks may be assigned on occasion, depending on the skills and interests of the applicant.  Applicants must have:

1) B.A. or M.A. degree in anthropology with specialization in archaeology or a degree in a related field

2) Completion of an archaeology field school course

3) Previous Pacific Island archaeological work experience

 

Some off-island travel may be necessary.  A valid driver’s license is required.  Wage and benefits are commensurate with the position, experience of the applicant, and industry standards.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a résumé, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references to Rona Ikehara-Quebral at HonoluluOffice@iarii.org.  Consideration of applications will begin immediately.  IA is an equal opportunity employer.  A U.S. visa and work permit are required for non-U.S. citizens; these documents must be obtained at the applicant’s expense and without delay.

ASM Affiliates (ASM) – Multiple Positions

ASM Affiliates (ASM) seeks qualified applicants for full-time positions in its Honolulu and Hilo offices. Positions are available at senior supervisory, crew chief/field supervisor, and technician levels.

Minimum requirements for the advertised positions are as follows.

Senior supervisory position:

M.A . in Anthropology/Archaeology (Ph.D. preferred);
Experience in Hawaiian/Pacific Island archaeology sufficient to meet requirements set forth in HAR 13-13-281;
Minimum 10 years private sector CRM experience, with a record of increasing responsibility, including minimum 5 years of experience as Project Manager;
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
Experience in cost estimating, project budgeting, and successful proposal writing;
Knowledge of federal and state regulatory compliance procedures;
Excellent writing and communications skills.

 

Crew Chief/Field Supervisors:

M.A . in Anthropology or Archaeology or B.A. with at least 5 years private sector CRM experience in Hawaiian/Pacific Island archaeology;
Ability to manage multi-person crews in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork and laboratory analysis;
Technical writing skills, experience preparing quality site records, cultural resource letter reports, and sections to larger technical reports;
Knowledge of federal and state regulatory compliance procedures;

 

GIS specialist:

Undergraduate degree in anthropology or related field is required
Develop and maintain ASM Hawaii geodatabase
Experience with ArcGIS Desktop, ArcToolbox and ArcCatalog
Experience with Trimble GPS units and software

 

Technicians:

B.A. in Anthropology or Archaeology, including archaeological field school training;
Prior full-time private sector CRM experience, preferably in Hawaii or the Pacific Islands;
Must be detail-oriented, organized, and have superior field skills.

 

For all positions, Hawaiian language (reading and/or speaking) skills are desirable but not required. Some off-island travel may be necessary.  Clean driving record and Hawai`i driver’s license required.

ASM is an equal opportunity employer. We are a full-service, employee-owned CRM firm with offices in five states. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will include a benefits package. Positions will be open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to Bob Rechtman, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, brechtman@asmaffiliates.com. Visit our web-page: http://www.asmaffiliates.com

Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i—Archaeologist Position

Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i—Archaeologist Position

Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Inc. (CSH) is an island-based company offering expertise in all aspects of archaeological, cultural, and historical research throughout the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific. CSH has over 30 years’ experience providing quality cultural resource management services that fulfill state and federal regulatory requirements and facilitate land-use planning. CSH has offices on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i Island. Please refer to our website at www.culturalsurveys.com.

Position Description

At CSH, an archaeologist is expected to be a “jack of all trades.” Regarding fieldwork: under the direction of a project supervisor, you will perform standard archaeological field investigations, including 100 percent pedestrian surveys, archaeological feature identification, mapping, and recording, shovel test excavations, controlled test excavations (test pits), areal excavations, and backhoe testing programs. You will need to work independently as an archaeological monitor on various development projects. You should be comfortable and safety-conscious around heavy machinery. You will be expected to provide detailed records of your work on the appropriate survey, site recording, excavation, and monitoring forms. The excavation of human skeletal remains will likely be part of your duties. Fieldwork often involves strenuous physical labor, from hiking over rough terrain and/or through dense vegetation, to vegetation clearance with a machete, to pick and shovel excavations. Travel to the neighbor islands is often required for fieldwork. Generally, while you are on the neighbor islands, CSH pays your room and board; living arrangements are typically communal in rented houses or condominiums with kitchen facilities.

Regarding office work: with appropriate supervision you will be expected to write up the results of fieldwork. This will include historic property descriptions, stratigraphic profile descriptions, and assessments of historic property significance. You are expected to become increasingly familiar with the Hawai‘i State and federal historic preservation regulations CSH’s compliance documents are designed to fulfill. Report writing will also involve preparing historical and environmental background sections and previous archaeological work summaries. Besides report writing, office work will also include inputting information into the CSH Access database, digital drafting, various forms of laboratory work, and GIS work.

Requirements

An undergraduate degree in Anthropology/Archaeology is preferred, but candidates with demonstrated experience working in cultural resource management archaeology may be considered. You must have a valid driver’s license. You will need your own transportation to get to various job sites. CSH is looking for a full-time employee, averaging 40 hours per week. Previous experience in Hawaiian archaeology is greatly preferred.

Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with past experience, skills, education, and productivity. Pay packages include medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) program, a paid time off program, and a company profit sharing program.

To Apply

If interested, please submit a résumé, three references (with phone and email contacts), and a short, preferably technical/descriptive writing sample (for example, an excavation summary or an archaeological site/feature description) to CSH, attention Matt McDermott: mmcdermott@culturalsurveys.com or info@culturalsurveys.com.

GIS Specialist/Archaeologist – International Archaeology LLC (IA)

Company: International Archaeology, LLC (IA)

Position: GIS Specialist/Archaeologist

Location: Honolulu

Description: International Archaeology, LLC (IA), an equal opportunity employer, seeks a full-time GIS Specialist/Archaeologist for its Honolulu office. Experience developing geodatabases, working on larger GIS projects as part of a team, preparation of GIS deliverables (maps and electronic files), and a sense of graphic layout and design are required. Experience with recent versions of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcToolbox and ArcCatalog are required. Experience with Trimble GPS units and software is preferred. Experience with Python, dealing with archaeological/GIS legacy data, drafting, Microsoft Access, database design, document formatting, and IT are not required but will be viewed as a benefit.

Position involves regularly producing maps on short notice for printed and digital reports; compliance with federal, state, and local geodatabase standards; developing geodatabase structures; anticipating and responding to the GIS needs of office and field staff; processing and quality control on field-collected GPS data; and maintaining organized files. Fieldwork requiring all-day hiking in heavy vegetation and rough terrain while running a GPS unit may be required on occasion. The GIS Specialist will be required to collaborate with up to four other GIS Specialists and will report to the lead GIS Specialist as well as project management.

Undergraduate degree in anthropology or related field is required. Applicant must have writing, research, fieldwork, and computer skills, a good sense of organization, interpersonal skills, a strong determination to maintain project schedules, a willingness to work as part of a team, and problem-solving abilities. Occasional travel required. Position available immediately. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the position, experience of the applicant, and industry standards. Please submit a letter of interest, résumé (including three references), and brief summaries of at least three GIS projects that you completed (including a description of your role, and if possible graphics) to HonoluluOffice@iarii.org Attn: Rona. Closing date: September 22, 2017.

Job Announcement – Archaeological Technician, American Samoa

American Samoa Government
Department of Human Resources
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Job Title: Archaeological Technician

Posting Date: June 15, 2017

Closing Date: July 07, 2017

Serial No.: 128-17 Announcement No.: 021-17

Department/ Division: Governor’s Office/ American Samoa Historic Preservation Office

Type of Position: Permanent Appointment

Posting Type: Employment Opportunity/Open to the Public

Pay Grade and Salary Range: GS-09/$11,917 – $30,767

Nature of Work:

This position is located in the American Samoa Historic Preservation Office (ASHPO). The incumbent works under the supervision of the Staff Archaeologist and the Historic Preservation Officer (HPO) Director. The incumbent is responsible for doing fieldwork and related paperwork necessary for identification and preservation
of historic and cultural properties in the Territory. The incumbent shall perform work under the Survey and Inventory Program Area of the Office, but may be asked to perform survey related tasks for the Review and Compliance and National Register Program Areas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Manage site visits, assists with excavations and monitors construction and land-use activities to identity historic and cultural properties for publication related to the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1990 PNRS permit process.

· Conducts vegetation clearing of archaeological sites and other historic properties for the mapping and photographing of said sites as required.

· Provide assistance to the Staff Archaeologist, and Historian in conducting comprehensive archaeological and ethnographic surveys, of the islands within American Samoa, in order to locate, identify, and document all historically, archaeologically, and culturally significant properties.

· Assists in conducting periodic monitoring and other testing of projects to ensure that Historic Preservation Requirements being complied with.

· Prepares written reports of survey and testing activities in accordance with the related to Review & Compliance and Survey and Inventory.

· Assists the Staff Archaeologist to prepare National Register Nomination forms in accordance with the related National Register Nomination Guidelines.

· Assists with the photographing of features at archaeological sites.

· Assists with field and electronic mapping of archaeological sites and features.

· Assists in conducting tours and class presentations relating to historic preservation and of archaeological and historic sites.

· Assists in conducting after-the-fact assessments at unpermitted earthmoving and construction sites to determine the nature and extend of damage to significant historic and archaeological resources, upon which a report will be generated by the incumbent.

· Makes periodic surveys of historic properties and sites to review their conditions and/or recommends pro action necessary to be taken for preservation purpose.

· Assists contractors or clients in the review of the One Start application and make as needed recommendations regarding the Division’s requirements.

· Assists the HPO Staff Archaeologist and in the recovery and documentation of human remains found at associated historical and cultural properties.

· Assists with the filling out of Historic Property Inventory forms and related electronic Historic Property Inventory.

· Performs other related duties to assist the Staff Archaeologist, Staff Historian, and Historic Preservation Officer as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

· Pacific, Polynesian, and Samoan archaeology and history, or North American archaeology and history with administrative procedures and regulations, especially related to the National Register Program and the Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended and how the National Register Program relates to the Review and Compliance and Survey and Inventory Programs.

· Computer word processing, computer photograph programs and Database management.

· Geographic information systems (GIS), and Google Earth.

· Samoan language is a plus.

· Communicate effectively with agencies in the federal and territorial governments regarding National Register and historic preservation issues, as well as professional and historic preservation organizations through written and oral mediums.

· Adapt to the local cultural setting.

· Render technical assistance to appropriate agencies and interested citizens.

· Cooperate and interact well with others.

Academic and Experience Requirements

Applicant must have an Associate degree in Archaeology, History or related field from an accredited college/university plus 4 years of work related experience. Years of progressively responsible working experience may be substituted for a portion of the academic requirement. Salary will be adjusted according to experience.

Complete information concerning this vacancy may be obtained from the Personnel Division of the Department of Human Resources, or please contact the Recruitment unit at 1-684-633-4485/633-4000.

Department of Human Resources,
A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building,

Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Ph:1-684-633-4485
Fax:1-684-633-1139

Email: hr@americansamoa.gov

Fa’afetai Tele

Kenneth Kuaea

Acting Director
Department of Human Resources

This is an Employment Opportunity Employer

Job Announcement: Historian Technician, American Samoa

American Samoa Government
Department of Human Resources
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Job Title: Historian Technician

Posting Date: June 16, 2017

Closing Date: July 07, 2017

Serial No.: 129-17

Announcement No.: 022-17

Department / Division:

Governor’s Office / American Samoa Historic Preservation Office

Type of Position: Permanent Appointment

Posting Type: Employment Opportunity/Open to the Public

Pay Grade and Salary Range: GS-09/$11,917 – $30,767

General Description

This position is located in the American Samoa Historic Preservation Office, a Division under the Office of the Governor. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Staff Historian and the Historic Preservation Officer (Director). The incumbent is responsible for doing the fieldwork and related paperwork necessary for identification and preservation of historic and cultural properties in the Territory. The incumbent shall perform work under the National Register Program Area of the Office, but may be asked to assist with survey related tasks for the Review and Compliance and Survey and Inventory Program Areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Conducts historic library and archival research, assists the Historian with oral history interviews including transcribing such interviews.

· Assists the Staff Historian and Staff Archaeologist in conducting comprehensive historic, ethnographic and archaeological surveys, of the islands within American Samoa, in order to locate, identify, and document all historically, and culturally significant properties.

· Assists the Staff Historian to prepare National Register Nomination forms in accordance with the related National Register Nomination Guidelines.

· Assists in the writing of Historic Contexts.

· Assists with the photographing of historic properties.

· Assists with field and electronic mapping of historic properties and features.

· Assists in conducting tours and class presentations relating to historic preservation and of archaeological and historic sites.

· Conducts vegetation clearing of historic properties as necessary for photographs of mapping of said properties.

· Assists with the filling out of Historic Property Site Forms and assists with the maintenance the Historic Property Inventory and related electronic Historic Property Inventory.

· Assists in conducting tours and class presentations relating to historic preservation and of archaeological and historic sites.

· Makes periodic surveys of historic properties and sites to review their conditions and/or recommends proactive measures as necessary to be taken for preservation purposes.

· Assists the Staff Archaeologist, Historian, and the Director in reviewing and writing reports.

· Performs other related duties to assist the Staff Archaeologist, Staff Historian, and Director as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

· Pacific, Polynesian, and Samoa history, or North American history.

· Computer word processing and computer photograph programs.

· Database management,

· Public information and Samoan language are pluses.

· Communicate effectively with agencies in the federal and territorial governments regarding National Register and historic preservation issues.

· Professional and historic preservation organizations through written and oral medium

· Adapt to the local culture.

· Cooperate and interact well with others.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must have an Associate degree in History or closely related field from an accredited college/university plus 4 years of work related experience. Years of progressively responsible working experience may be substituted for a portion of the academic requirement. Salary will be adjusted according to experience.

Complete information concerning this vacancy may be obtained from the Personnel Division of the Department of Human Resources, or please contact the Recruitment unit at 1-684-633-4485/633-400

Department of Human Resources,
A.P.Lutali Executive Office Building,
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Ph:1-684-633-4485
Fax:1-684-633-1139

Email: hr@americansamoa.gov

Fa’afetai Tele,

Kenneth Kuaea

Acting Director
Department of Human Resources

This is an Employment Opportunity Employer