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.
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.
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.
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
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.