Topic ID #38428 - posted 6/9/2017 2:05 PM

Cultural Resources Technician (Redding, California)



Working cooperatively with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Redding Field Office (FO), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting a Cultural Resources Technician to assist BLM resource specialists with on-the-ground field studies to identify cultural, historical, and/or paleontological resources. Work may involve designing and conducting inventories; compiling and interpreting collected data; researching reference materials; writing reports on inventory activities; or preparing documents for determination of eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places. Most work will be done under the guidance of the BLM resource specialist, but some work may be carried out independently. Project work will also include assisting with researching, organizing, and salvaging existing BLM legacy data, including digital material and hard media; and assisting with planning, coordination, and development of outreach projects and volunteer programs.


Some work is performed in an outdoor environment that ranges from very cold and wet to very hot and dry. This work may require physical exertion over very steep, wet, muddy, slippery, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; and also may include bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, and similar activities. Overnight camping for several days at a time in remote areas may occasionally be required.


Compensation and Timeline:  

  • Rate of Pay: $16.00/hour
  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision)

o   6-month appointment beginning in June 2017, or upon availability, and pending completion of DOI Background Investigation

o   Full time, 40 hours/week; some weekend work may be required



The BLM Redding Field Office is located in the northern BLM Northern CA District in the vicinity of many outdoor recreation opportunities, including fishing, mountain biking, hiking/backpacking, and skiing/snowboarding. Redding is located between Shasta-Trinity and Lassen National Forests and is on the I-5 corridor, making points in Oregon and central/southern California easily accessible.



  • Bachelor’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field and/or archaeology coursework and field experience; applicants with advanced degrees are encouraged to apply;
  • Knowledge of historic and/or prehistoric cultural resources of northern California;
  • Ability to understand, implement and adhere to established data collection, inventory and monitoring protocols;
  • Experience in performing archaeological surveys, inventories and assessments;
  • Capacity to collect and maintain field data in an organized manner that is easily understood and accessible to other resources staff (GBI or BLM);
  • Experience completing site forms (or portions of site forms) and/or entering site form data into database programs;
  • Ability to utilize ArcGIS software to build maps, organize and manage data, and manipulate data layers;
  • Experience operating hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and electronic field data collection; experience post-processing field data I s desired;
  • Ability to read and interpret topographical maps and navigate using a compass;
  • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads;
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively as part of a team focused on accomplishing mutual goals and communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience;
  • Possess good organizational skills and be detail oriented;
  • Experience in outreach programming and volunteer coordination preferred; and
  • Ability to work in challenging environmental conditions, camp in the backcountry for consecutive days, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and perform required physical activities.
  • Successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position. If you already have a fully adjudicated BI, please let us know in your application.


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