Topic ID #39453 - posted 4/27/2018 1:39 PM

Cultural Resource Technician - Truckee, California



Cultural Resource Technician
Great Basin Institute / Tahoe National Forest


In partnership with the US Forest Service Tahoe National Forest, the Great Basin Institute is hiring a Cultural Resource Technician to support field surveys and site recordation, as well as preparing site records. Field and office work will be performed within lands managed by Tahoe National Forest and in cooperation with a USFS Archaeological Technician. Expected duties include:

·         Use of GIS maps and archival documents to guide field work;

·         Use of State of California protocols to record cultural resources;

·         Performing field surveys using USFS survey protocols;

·         Monitoring previously recorded sites to complete current condition assessments; and

·         Collecting data for cultural resource site assessments.


Compensation and Timeline: 

  • Living Allowance: $6,599 disbursed biweekly
  • Education Award*: $1,538
  • Health insurance

o   Duration: 12-week appointment starting 4 June 2018 and ending 24 August 2018.


* AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available.



The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento, CA) and extends from the foothills across the Sierra crest to the California state line. It includes over 850,000 acres of public land. Rivers, snow-capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year round. A complex set of ecosystems are found as the terrain ascends from 1,500 feet along the western boundary to over 9,000 feet along the crest. The Truckee Ranger District (located in Truckee, CA) is approximately 30 miles west of Reno, NV and 15 miles from Lake Tahoe’s North Shore.



·         Educational experience with a degree focused on archeology, anthropology, or indigenous peoples studies;

  • Understanding of GIS/GPS, and ability to navigate with GPS units as well as map and compass;
  • Experience in cultural resource surveys, including collecting and recording field data, in-field site recordation, and preparing site records;
  • Artifact identification and age/use interpretation;
  • Willingness and ability to work in remote locations;
  • Organizational skills to effectively plan and complete assigned workload within defined timelines;
  • Ability to effectively communicate to a diverse audience including co-workers, members of the pubic, and agency personnel;
  • Self-motivated with ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a diverse team environment;
  • Physically capable of walking and working in rough, uneven terrain, and walking in remote locations with heavy vegetative cover;
  • Ability to walk a minimum of 12km/day in challenging terrain and harsh conditions, including stream channels, and otherwise be in good physical condition;
  • Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license with the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on- or off-road if required; and
  • Willingness and ability to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the mission of GBI and the goals and objectives of the USFS.


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