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      FW: Job Posting - Palau - Cultural Anthropologist

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Mark Rudo [mailto:Mark_Rudo@...]
      Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 4:36 PM
      To: ANTHRO-L@...
      Subject: Job Posting - Palau - Cultural Anthropologist


      This message is being cross-posted to ASAONET and
      Anthro-L. The information given here may be subject to
      change.  If you have any questions please send them
      directly to the employer by e-mail (address given
      below).
      ________________
      JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

      TITLE:  Cultural Anthropologist/Ethnographer

      EMPLOYER:  Government of the Republic of Palau;
      Ministry of Community and Cultural Affairs, Division of
      Cultural Affairs (DCA) Palau Historic Preservation
      Program.

      JOB SUMMARY: This position works under the supervision
      of the Palau Historic Preservation Officer/DCA Chief
      and performs duties associated with the Palau Historic
      Preservation Program/Division of Cultural Affairs and
      its programs and operations in the 16 States of the
      Republic of Palau.  Employee will be responsible for
      other program-related tasks that may be required by the
      Palau Historic Preservation Officer/DCA Chief.

      This is a national level contract position funded by a
      Historic Preservation Fund Grant administered by the
      U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
      (NPS). Compliance with all applicable U.S. Federal laws
      and regulations is required in the course of duty.

      JOB STATUS: Full Time - Contract (renewable annually).
      Salary:  $ 25,000.00 to $30,000.00 annually depending
      upon education and experience.

      BENEFITS: Housing accommodation excluding water and
      electricity. 15 days annual leave per year and 15 days
      sick leave per year and holidays with full pay.

      CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: March 15, 2001

      POSITION STARTING DATE: May 15, 2001 ______
      DUTIES:

      * Co-directs the Oral History and Ethnography Program
      Area.

      * Develops priorities, work plans, personnel
      responsibilities and time allocations, required budgets
      and equipment needs for satisfactorily carrying out the
      responsibilities of the Oral History and Ethnography
      Program Area.

      * Conducts anthropological and ethnographic field
      studies, surveys, inventory, research, and collection
      of oral histories that will complement the DCA's
      archaeological surveys.

      * Develops and maintains the computer database for the
      Oral History and Ethnography Program Area and trains
      staff in its use.

      * Designs, develops and implements educational programs
      that reflect the significance and importance of oral
      history and the ethnographic aspect of historic
      preservation.

      * Continues the compilation and publication of the oral
      histories and traditions of Palau with the assistance
      of the Palau Society of Historians.

      * Continues to assist in developing interpretive,
      educational and public presentations and programs
      required of the Historic Preservation Program.

      * Is responsible for DCA Project Review Process.
      Reviews and critiques private contractor preservation
      and site assessment reports.

      * Seeks funding opportunities and writes grant
      applications.

      * Helps to develop necessary historic preservation
      regulations.

      * Performs other related tasks that may be required by
      the Historic Preservation Officer.
      ____________________
      EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  The applicant must have a
      graduate degree in Anthropology with a specialization
      in Applied Cultural Anthropology or a closely related
      field, PLUS a minimum of two (2) years of full-time
      professional experience (including at least six months
      of field work supervised by a professional Cultural
      Anthropologist) applying the theories, methods, and
      practices of Cultural Anthropology that enables
      professional judgments to be made about the
      identification, evaluation, registration,
      documentation, or treatment of historic, prehistoric,
      or traditional cultural properties; AND products and
      activities that demonstrate the successful application
      of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the
      practices of historic preservation. Products and may
      include but are not limited to:

      * Ethnographic field studies and survey reports, oral
      histories, or social impact assessments.

      * National Register documentation of ethnographic
      resources or traditional cultural properties resulting
      in property listing or Determinations of National
      Register Eligibility.

      * Publications, which might include articles in
      regional, national, or international professional
      journals, monographs, books, chapters in edited books,
      or audio/visual and Internet based products related to
      the documentation and preservation of historic and
      archeological resources, and/or traditional cultural
      properties.

      * Presentations at regional, national, or international
      professional conferences, symposia, workshop or
      exhibits related to the documentation and preservation
      of historic and archeological resources, and/or
      traditional cultural properties.

      * Professional services on boards or committees or
      regional, national, or international professional
      organizations concerned with the documentation and
      preservation of historic and archeological resources.

      * Awards, research grants, research fellowships, or
      invitations to teaching
      posts.
      _____________________
      REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

      * Demonstrated skill and success in program or activity
      management.

      * Demonstrated skill in public speaking and writing for
      public audiences.

      * Demonstrated ability to maintain positive, productive
      relationships with a wide array of work colleagues,
      members of the public, and affiliated organizations.

      * Training and demonstrated skill in interpretive and
      educational program development and execution.

      * Demonstrated competency in the operation of computers
      and computer software relating to word processing, some
      database/GIS programs (such as Fox Pro, Arc View,
      Access, etc.) and/or spreadsheets.

      * Anthropological fieldwork experience in the Pacific,
      preferably Micronesia.

      * Background in folklore studies, musicology or
      ethno-musicology or linguistics.
      _________________________________
      APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Selection procedures
      used to evaluate an applicant's qualifications will
      include review and evaluation of the application and
      any required supplemental material, and may include an
      oral interview, and reference checks. Applicants will
      be notified when screening has been completed. This job
      vacancy has been fairly and widely advertised for
      soliciting qualified applicants for the position.
      _____________________________________________________
      APPLICATION & OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR SUBMISSION:

      * Signed (with original signature) and completed
      Application Form for Employment, Government of Palau.

      ** Curriculum Vitae with exceptional qualifications.

      ** Written response to the following two supplemental
      questions:
      (1)  Describe your experience working with elderly
      citizens and/or any citizen groups that support
      programs associated with the work you are affiliated
      with.
      (2)  Describe your reasons for wanting this position.

      ** Medical Clearance/Health Certificate from Origin.
      Police Record Clearance from Origin

      * Two (2) pictures - size of  approximately 1 x 1

      * Signed (with original signature) and completed
      application form must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. on the
      closing date.

      Immigration and Labor Information: According to
      Immigration and Labor laws in the Republic of Palau,
      the Medical Clearance/Health Certificate, Police
      Clearance and pictures shall be submitted for
      processing the required work permit.
      ________________________
      SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO:

      Division of Cultural Affairs
      Palau Historic Preservation Program
      c/o Vicky N. Kanai, HPO/DCA Chief
      P. O. Box 535
      Koror, PW
      Republic of Palau, 96940

      Phone: (680) 488-2489
      Fax: (680) 488-2657
      E-mail: histpres@...

      REQUIRED APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE ACQUIRED BY
      CONTACTING THE ABOVE ADDRESS, EITHER BY PHONE, FAX, OR
      E-MAIL.
      __________________
      SPECIAL CONDITIONS:
      Employee will be required, if necessary, to work in
      remote areas under difficult environmental conditions
      including high heat and humidity and inclement weather.

      Personal publications by the DCA Anthropologist 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 DCA Cultural Anthropologist 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 DCA and NPS.  NPS
      and the U.S. Department of the Interior shall have a
      royalty free right to republish any such material.

      == End of Job Announcement ==

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