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Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

29025 Archeological Technician III

Serves as lead archeological technician, under the general supervision of field directory/project archaeologist, and performs skilled tasks at archaeological field sites. Conducts hand excavations, completes plan and profile maps of excavated units, completes standard feature and level forms, screens soils to recover artifacts. Perform flotation of soil samples, and shovel testing. Packages/labels archaeological artifacts. Maintains field equipment and supplies. Conducts inventories of forest cultural resources in areas of proposed forest service projects. Researchers reference materials such as state and national register files, historic documents, archeological remains. Identifies and records historic and prehistoric cultural resource sites. Prepares Archeological Reconnaissance Reports (AAR's) and maps.Insures that archeology work assignments are carried out in safe, timely manner according to established standards and procedures. Maintains the Archeological Reconnaissance schedule by estimating and reporting an expected time of completion of each project and updating the project planning board. Reviews work in progress to see that standards for pre-field research, survey design, site recording, graphics and final report are being met.
Advises other employees on methods of cultural resource inventory and provides written instructions, research materials and supplies to all involved in planning and operation of natural resource activities. Provides site recording and implements field data strategies. Provides leadership to at least three lower graded Archeological Aids or Technicians. Leadership responsibilities are regular and recurring and occupy about 25 percent of the work time. As crew leader assures the work assignments of employees are carried out. Assigns tasks, monitors status, and assures timely accomplishment of workload. Instructs employees in special tasks and job techniques. Checks work in progress and amends or rejects work not meeting established standards. Reports performance, progress, etc., of employees to supervisor.