Min Age 55, Part-time Arch Position open in Temple, TX

Angela Moody <txnrcsarchaeologist@...>

Note from R. Joe:

I was not familiar with this initiative so I reached out to the client and they provided me some additional information which I have included at the below the job posting.

Onto the posting. Oh wait, one more thing. If you are the field these hot days don’t forget to stay hydrated!


R. Joe 

National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC)



ID: ATX-001 Location: Temple Program: ACE
Wage/Hr: $31.00 Hours/Week: 21 Minimum Age: 55


MA/MS Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related discipline OR Minimum of 20 year(s) of experience in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field of study

  • Valid Texas State Drivers License. Meets Secretary of Department lnterior/OPM requirements as an Archaeologist. Registered Professional Archaeologist accreditation preferred.
  • Experience required with Windows, Copying Machine, MS Word, MS Excel
  • Typewriter, Global Positioning System use, Auto-CAD


Professional work will be performed in support of the technical and financial assistance functions of the NRCS, principally under the authority of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). This position will primarily involve work in counties throughout the state of Texas. The incumbent will: Provide professional support to the State Cultural Resources Specialist, utilizing an advanced understanding of anthropological and archaeological field techniques in connection with locating, testing and evaluating cultural resource sites. Conduct pre-field office research, field surveys, and site evaluations using a variety of reference materials, interviews with source individuals, aerial photographs, and technical instruments. Search areas of proposed projects for evidence of historic and prehistoric remains. Determine exact location of sites and mark them on maps and aerial photographs. Record information on site survey form and prepare an archaeological reconnaissance report needed for evaluation and management of the project. Ensure that work assignments are carried out in safe and timely manner according to established standards and procedures. Review work in progress and reports to superiors relative to the completion date and other standards set in report.

  • Conduct research and field evaluations on areas of potential effect for planned NRCS actions: Provide archaeology/cultural resources assessments on specifically-assigned projects to facilitate agency objectives. 60%
  • Provide reports and recommendations for use per the NRCS Cultural Resources Programmatic Agreement; Work directly with NRCS staff to complete surveys/assessments in support of overall agency objectives that are typically part of Farm Bill cost-share programs. 40%


  • Subject to mandatory USDA Computer Security and Privacy training as mandated by law.
  • OJT and within-Agency training specific to the operational aspects of NRCS to facilitate efficiency of the position function.
  • Overnight travel: If overnight travel is required, expenses will be covered by the government according to Joint Federal Travel Regulations


Angela Moody
State Cultural Resource Specialist/Archaeologist
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
101 S Main Temple, Texas 76501
Office 254-742-9834
Cell 830-719-5750



Additional Info:

"The Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services Program, authorized by the Farm Bill, and implemented in USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offices throughout the country, is a legislative older worker program for those 55 and older. ACES is a grants-based program administrated through an umbrella agreement and certified by the Department of Labor. The ACES program helps address the issue of “brain-drain” as experienced workers retire, and provides opportunities for newer, less experienced civil servants to learn from more experienced workers. ACES enrollees are generally part-time and supply technical assistance to the NRCS in their conservation operations. Enrollees receive a modest hourly wage and most are eligible for a benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation, sick leave."

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