Topic ID #39599 - posted 6/4/2018 11:13 AM

Carson National Forest archaeology technicians needed for 60 day emergency hires



Carson National Forest

Outreach Notice



Archaeological Technicians

GS-0102-05s and/or GS-0102-07s

El Rito and Tres Piedras, New Mexico


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Are you looking for an archaeological field technician position in an area with amazing archaeology and some of the most beautiful landscapes in Northern New Mexico? If so, this opportunity might be what you are looking for!



The Carson National Forest is seeking five (5) archaeological field technicians with a duty station in either El Rito or Tres Piedras, NM. We are looking for both GS-05 and GS-07 archaeological technicians and these positions are expected to last for 60 days beginning in mid-August 2018 and continuing through mid-October 2018. The successful candidates will perform archaeological surveys and subsequent site recording in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Experience with survey grade GPS units and/or GIS is a plus. These positions are field going positions with a schedule of four 10 hour days per week. Candidates will be expected to camp through September and will have access to government quarters after September. For each day camped field per diem will be provided. Please note that successful candidates will be expected to hike up to 10 miles per day in various terrain and weather conditions carrying a 15-30 pound pack.


Minimum qualifications for a GS-05 archaeological technician include a bachelor’s degree in anthropology (or a related field such as history or geography) and an archaeological field school or one year of experience equivalent to a GS-04 archaeological technician. Minimum qualifications for a GS-07 include a bachelor’s degree in anthropology (or a related field such as history or geography), working on a graduate degree, and an archaeological field school or one year of experience equivalent to a GS-05 archaeological technician. For more specific information regarding minimum qualification visit the US government’s Office of Personnel Management website or Please respond to this notice no later than June 26th, 2018.



The Carson National Forest is one of five national forests in New Mexico with six ranger districts across five counties. Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.5 million acres covered by the Carson National Forest. Elevations rise from 6,000 feet to 13,161 feet at Wheeler Peak, the highest in New Mexico. The Forest Supervisor's Office is located in Taos, New Mexico.


USDA Forest Service, Carson National Forest:


The Southwestern Region consists of 20.6 million acres. There are six national forests in Arizona, five national forests and one national grassland in New Mexico, and one national grassland, each in Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. The Southwestern US is one of the most diverse and rapidly growing regions of the country. The Region's programs represent the full complexity of resource management in the Forest Service, with an emphasis on customer service, partnership and contributing to the Southwestern quality of life.

Access/Nearest Airport/Nearest Big City:

The nearest airports are in Taos, NM (approximately 43 miles) and Santa Fe (approximately 53 miles south). The Albuquerque International Airport is approximately 115 miles south of Peñasco. Taos is the nearest larger town (approximately 42 miles). Santa Fe is larger than Espanola and Albuquerque is a larger city with a population of over 250,000.


Recreational/Entertainment Opportunities:

The magnificent mountain scenery of Northern New Mexico and cool summer temperatures lure visitors to enjoy the peace and quiet found within multiple mountain ranges to enjoy fishing, hunting, camping and hiking. Some of the finest alpine downhill (Sipapu ski area is located on the Camino Real District) and cross country skiing in the US is also found on the Carson National Forest as well as snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The cultural influence, art, and architecture from the Native American pueblos and Spanish American villages of northern New Mexico are unique to this part of the nation and the world. Taos and Santa Fe have world-class art communities. Special events in art, music, dance and theater occur frequently. There is camping, hunting, fishing and hundreds of miles of sparkling clean mountain streams and numerous lakes, many of which are occupied with native trout. For other entertainment, Las Vegas, Espanola, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, or Albuquerque are a short drive away.


Additional Community Information:

Taos, NM:

Espanola, NM:


For more information about this position, contact Price Heiner, Forest Archaeologist,  

(575) 758-6271, 


Or contact Andrea Kayser, Archaeologist, (575) 758-6276,


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If you are interested in this position, please complete this form and email it along with your resume to Price Heiner ( Please respond by June 26th, 2018. Note: If you are qualifying based on education or combination of education and experience please also send transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted).


For additional details on the position, you may call Price at (575) 758-6271 or Andrea at (575) 758-6276.


By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in one of the following positions:


·        Archaeological Technician GS-0102-05, temporary position

·         Archaeological Technician GS-0102-07, temporary position



·         Region 3, Carson National Forest, El Rito or Tres Piedras, NM 












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Thank you for your interest!



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