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Falls (), Idaho
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Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree


Job Information Job Title: Archaeologist
Grade: 200
Org: Regulatory & Monitoring Services
Work Location: Idaho Falls (9x80s or 4x10s schedule)
Mission/Vision Statement Empowering the Nation's Energy Future Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.Responsibilities Idaho National Laboratory is seeking an Archaeologist. In this role you will conduct research to reconstruct record of past human life and culture from archival records, oral histories, artifacts, historic and prehistoric archaeological deposits, cultural features, architectural properties, structures, and landscape features recovered from archival research, survey, monitoring, testing, and data recovery. In addition, you will conduct work with a multidisciplinary team of archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, geologists, other scientists, engineers, and project managers in a variety of settings on the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site and other Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. You will be responsible to perform records searches of previous surveys and completing field work associated with the reassessment or initial cultural resource survey. You will use your professional judgment for the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic archaeological properties. You will work with staff and DOE to ensure the preservation/mitigation of impacts to cultural resources are recorded and managed in accordance to the Secretary of Interiors Standards. You will also consult with DOE, Tribal, and State Historical Preservation Offices. Work may involve walking on uneven terrain while carrying up to 25 lbs. of field equipment in conditions that may include extremes of heat or cold and inclement weather. Archaeologist position duties may require examination and cultural review of historic properties and objects within project areas and review of archival records with restricted or classified access. To maintain compliance with federal regulations and mandates (listed below) it is necessary that at a security clearance with "L" access authorization be obtained and maintained.

• NHPA (36 CFR 60, 36 CFR 63, 36 CFR 68, 36 CFR 79, and 36 CFR 800);

• American Antiquities Act (43 CFR 3);

• Historic Sites, Buildings, and Antiquities Act (PL 74-292; 16 USC 461-467);

• Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act (PL 93-291; 16 USC 469-469c);

• American Folklife Preservation Act (PL 94-201; 20 USC 2101-2107).

M.A. or in Anthropology or Archaeology required.
10 years professional experience in cultural resource management required.
Working knowledge / experience related to archaeological survey and excavation in southeastern Idaho;
Working knowledge / experience related to curation of archaeological collections;
Working knowledge / experience related to collections and site file database management;
Working knowledge of southeastern Idaho prehistory/history;
Working knowledge of NHPA Sections 106 and 110 process and compliance;
Working knowledge of 36CFR800, including Programmatic Agreements and Memoranda of Agreements.
Working knowledge of ARPA and NAGPRA process and compliance;
10 years professional experience with the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office Guidelines and consultation process.
10 years professional experience with the Shoshone-Bannock tribal consultation process (preferred);
Familiarity with NEPA process and compliance as related to cultural resources;
10 years professional experience and proficiency with GPS/GIS;
Experience with geospatial modeling of cultural resource landscapes.
Strong writing and verbal communications skills;
Strong organizational skills.
Meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historical Archeologist
Must have a Valid driver’s license
Must be able to pass an INL Security review. Selective Service Requirements To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see Job Functions Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities: Walking and standing for prolonged periods of time, bending/stooping, squatting, pushing/pulling, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands), must be able to lift 50 lbs max., moderate exertion, repetitive intermittent work.

Special Senses: Visually demanding work, near vision, far vision, depth perception, audio alarms.

Work Conditions: Heat and cold stress, UV (sun) exposure, motor vehicle use, typing/keyboard, >8 hrs./day, working alone. Certifications: Testing Designated Position (TDP)Please Apply Before: December 13, 2018 (11:59 p.m., MST) Environmental, Safety and Health Statement Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.Other Information When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.INL Overview INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and Employment Opportunity Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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