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Posted: 06/29/2015

Employer
Palau Bureau of Arts & Culture/Palau HPO
Ministry of Community & Cultural Affairs

The Bureau of Arts and Culture is a bureau the Palau National Government under the Ministry of Community & Cultural Affairs responsible for identifying, documenting, protecting, preserving, and managing all cultural and historical resources within the Republic. The mission of the Bureau is to protect and preserve all the Republic’s cultural and historical resources to enhance, enrich, and foster the Palauan heritage now and into the future. To achieve this mission, the Bureau has four main goals. First, to preserve and foster cultural and historical resources for the benefit of Palauan people; Second, to preserve and educate Palauan tradition that are threatened with extinction; third, to protect cultural and historical resources from destruction; and finally, to preserve culture and tradition in the face of inevitable increasing foreign contact and interaction.


Position
Staff Archaeologist
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Koror, Western US
PW
Details
$37,000 - $42,000
 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT 

Palau Historic Preservation Office 

 

POSITION: Republic of Palau (PALAU) Consulting Archaeologist 

 

CLOSING DATE: September 1, 2015 or Until filled 

 

LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT: One to two years contract (renewable annually) 

 

PAYMENT METHOD: CONTRACT-RANGE FROM $37,000 to $41,000 per annum 

 

BENEFITS: INCLUDED IN THE CONTRACT-Housing, National Health Insurance 

(Government), and Private Health Insurance is Optional. 

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY? Must be a citizen of the Freely Associated States of 

Micronesia, American Samoa, and the United States of America and its territories.  

 

LOCATION AND SUPERVISION:  

This is a National Government level position funded by a Historic Preservation Fund Grant 

administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.  In carrying out the 

duties herein, described compliance with all applicable U.S. Federal laws and regulations 

governing the Historic Preservation Fund Grant is required. The consulting archaeologist will 

work under the direction and supervision of the Deputy HPO of the Bureau. 

 

TRAVEL: 

Approved official travel between Palau will be paid for by the employment agency.  The moving 

costs of Household Goods will be paid for by the employing agency. 

 

KEY DUTIES: 

This position is a key position in the program area of Survey and Inventory/Archaeology 

Section.  Incumbent shall perform technical and professional level of archaeological review of 

reports and intensive surveys involving identification, evaluation, recommendation, reporting, 

documentation and management of historic and cultural resources of Palau.  Guidance includes 

applicable local and US laws and regulations. More specifically, the incumbent will: 

 

1. Co-direct and undertake archaeological reconnaissance and intensive level surveys; 

   

2. Assist with the management and maintains the Geographical Information System (GIS) for the 

Bureau of Arts and Culture     

 

3. Assist the Deputy Director and/or the Director of the Bureau to develop priorities, work plans, 

personnel responsibilities, time allocations, required budgets and equipment needs for carrying 

out the archaeology work in the Republic 

 

4. Participate and assist in the Project Review including Section 106 Review in accordance with 

applicable laws and regulations          

 

5. Assist in seeking funding and technical opportunities to improve and increase the efficiency of 

Survey and Inventory in Archaeology            

 

6. Performs other related work that may be assigned by the Deputy HPO and the Director/HPO. 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

The applicant must have a graduate degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related 

field with a specialization in some applied field of  Archaeology meeting the Professional 

Qualification Standards of 36 CFR 61.4 PLUS a minimum of three years of full-time 

professional experience in applying theories, methods, and practices of Archaeology that enable 

professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, 

registration and treatment of historic and cultural properties meeting acceptable Secretary 

Standards.  The applicant must demonstrate successful application of acquired proficiencies in 

Archaeology to the practice of historic preservation, and the ability to carry research to 

completion.  

 

Preference will be given to applicants with a specialization and field experience in Pacific 

Prehistory, particularly that of Micronesia.  The applicant must be fluent in English and be able 

to communicate at a professional level in English, both orally and in writing.  The applicant must 

demonstrate competency in operation of computers and software relating to word processing, 

database, and Geographic Information System.  The applicant must be in good health and be 

fully capable of undertaking extended archaeological fieldwork in rugged terrain, under adverse 

conditions including extreme heat and humidity. 

How You Will Be Evaluated:  

The following set of knowledge, skills, and abilities have been identified as being important to 

the performance of this position. Along with your resume, please submit a narrative statement 

addressing your experience, knowledge, and ability with the following factors bulleted below. 

Include in your write-up such things as various work experiences that gave you the specific 

knowledge, skill, or ability, and objectives of your work, and evidence of your success (such as 

accomplishments, awards received, etc.). Attach a report product authored by you that met and 

got approved by the National Park Service.  

 

  Knowledge of the Secretarys Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation is 

required. Professional experience and expertise must be documented through products 

and activities that demonstrate the successful application of acquired proficiencies in the 

discipline to the practice of historic preservation.  Products and activities that meet the 

acceptable Secretary Standards. 

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please send by both E-mail and surface mail your current curriculum vita and a cover letter specifying how your qualifications and experience will enable you to successfully complete the duties of this position. Selection will be based on a combination of academic qualifications, field experience, and products. The mailing and email addresses to send your application to are: Ms. Paula Falk Creech American Samoa and Micronesia Program Manager National Park Service 333 Bush Street, Suite 500 San Francisco, CA 94104 T: (451) 632-2352 F: (415) 632-2388 paula_creech@nps.gov AND Ms. Sunny O. Ngirmang Director/Historic Preservation Officer Bureau of Arts and Culture/Palau Historic Preservation Office Ministry of Community and Cultural Affairs P. O. Box 100 Government of the Republic of Palau Koror, Republic of Palau 96940 Telephone (680) 488-2489/3361 Fax (680) 488-2657 E: bac_reg@palaunet.com and bac_arch@palaunet.com HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND PROVISIONS: This program receives U.S. Federal funds from the U.S. National Park Service, Department of Interior. Regulations of the U.S. Department of Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in Departmental Federally Assisted Programs because of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of Federal assistance should write to: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, P. O. Box 37127, Washington, D.C. 20013-7127. All work conducted or supervised by the Palau Consulting Archaeologist shall fully meet the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation. All reports must be written in accordance with the applicable Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation. The acknowledgment of NPS support, the required disclaimer statement, and the required nondiscrimination statement are required in all reports, publications, public information materials, including audio and visual, and in workshop materials. Research publications derived out of the contract work must acknowledge National Park Service and Palau support. Copies must be supplied to the PALAU National and NPS offices. In order to meet the HPF Grants Requirements and Special Conditions, all professional services will be issued on a “reimbursement-basis only”. The contractor is required to conduct and complete a minimum of two in house survey projects annually or one in house survey project and one other project that can produce products which can be counted in the Product Summary Table requirements and in conformity to yearly HPF Grants Special Conditions/Requirements. Personal publications by the Archaeologist that are of a research or technical nature and that have been derived from work conducted in the course of her or his duty as the Palau HPO Staff Archaeologist must acknowledge financial support from the Republic of Palau and NPS. At least one final copy of any such publication must be provided to the Palau HPO and NPS. NPS and the U.S. Department of the Interior shall have a royalty free right to republish any such material. NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE: This program receives U.S. federal funds from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in Departmental Federally Assisted Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility operated by a recipient of Federal assistance should write to: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, P.O. Box 37127, Washington, DC 20013-7127, USA. = End of Job Announcement =
Sunny Ngirmang
Phone: 688-488-3361/2489
Fax: 680-488-3594
ADDRESS
P.O. Box 100, Bureau of Arts & Culture
Government of Palau
Koror, 96940
PW

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