ACE/NPS Washington: Lake Roosevelt Nat’l Recreation Area Lake Archeology Fellowship

American Conservation Experience
Kettle Falls, WA
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Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nationwide non-profit Conservation Corp, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is seeking One Archeology Fellow to dedicate 16 weeks assisting the NPS Cultural Resources Preservation Program with a variety of projects.

Start Date: June 2016
End Date: Sept 2016 (or 16 weeks from the start date)
*A 16-week commitment is required*

For more information on the NPS Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area please visit the website: For more information regarding the ACE Internship Program, please visit:

Compensation: The ACE Fellow will work 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $680/week (a $17/hour equivalent) paid out bi-weekly. An additional housing allowance of $175/week will be disbursed bi-weekly.

Location: Lake Roosevelt NRA - North District; Kettle Falls, WA

Background Information: In 1941 the Grand Coulee Dam was built on the Columbia River as part of the Columbia River Basin project, creating a 130-mile long lake. Named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area provides opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, canoeing, hunting and visiting historic sites.

Park Unit/Area Information: The duty station for the position(s) is the North District based at Kettle Falls, WA. The District includes public use areas with campgrounds, picnic areas, swim beaches, day use areas, employee housing, administrative offices, storage areas, boat docks, and launching ramps. The district contains numerous cultural facilities including historic St. Paul's Mission and is in the Kettle Falls Archeological District.

North District Office is located approximately 3 miles from the city of Kettle Falls (population 1,400). Kettle Falls provides schools K-12 with bus service, a variety of stores, gas stations, restaurants and motels. Colville (population 5,000) is approximately 11 miles from Kettle Falls and provides a community college, hospital, motels, restaurants, golf course and a wide variety of shops. Spokane (population 500,000) is 80 miles away and provides all the amenities of a large city.

Position Description: The Fellow will work directly with the Cultural Resources Preservation Program and Cultural Resources Program Manager to support in digitizing, researching, and updating Archeological records, as well as participate in GIS data creation and management. Projects will primarily occur in an office setting, with the some fieldwork.

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Digitizing, researching, and updating Archeological records,
GIS data creation and management.

As time allows the Fellow may support other projects:
Participate in Archaeological Survey and Testing Projects in the Field Heritage Tree and Historic Fruit Survey,
Archeological Resource Protection Act (ARPA) Documentation,
Digitizing Historic Photo and Document Archives,
Participate in Cultural Resource Meetings.

To Apply: Please submit your resume, thoughtful cover letter, and three professional/academic references using the APPLY NOW button at this link:

Should you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE EPIC Outreach and Recruitment Specialist Peter Woodruff at (801) 989-7069 or
Qualifications: Local/regional applicants and those with previous archival experience, and/or a degree in archeology, museum studies, history, anthropology, cultural resource management, or a related disciplines appropriate to the position are ideal. Candidates with an interest in local history, or a career in cultural resource management are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additionally applicants must have a background in using ArcGIS and ArcMap 10 and be able to organize data, use data tables, create and edit shapefiles, and use and create geodatabases using ESRI software.

Required Qualifications:
Fellowship is available to US Citizens and Green Card holders only,
Fellows must be 18-35 years old,
Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and use of a personal vehicle for non-work travel,
Strong communication skills and ability to interact with visitors,
Experience and/or ability to learn use of GPS unit (Trimble Unit Preferred),
General computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite),
Able to take initiative and participate in collaborative efforts,
Must be dependable, resourceful, adaptable, and able to work comfortably alone or in a group.
English proficiency,
Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background.

The Fellows must be willing to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE and NPS reserve the right to require drug testing.
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