Topic ID #40990 - posted 4/26/2019 9:50 AM

Respond by May 3 - Archaeology Field Tech Positions Aug-October 2019 Oregon


GS-0102-05, Archaeology Technician,
Fremont-Winema National Forest
Bly or Silver Lake, OR
Please Respond by May 3, 2019

About the Position
The Fremont-Winema National Forest is seeking two (2) archaeological field technicians with a duty station in either Bly or Silver Lake, OR. We are looking for two GS-05 archaeological technicians and these positions are expected to last for 60 days beginning in mid-August 2019 and continuing through mid-October 2019. 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. 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. For more specific information regarding minimum qualification visit the US government’s Office of Personnel Management website or
Work is performed outdoors where terrain may be steep, uneven, and rocky and covered with vegetation. Hiking for more than a mile in steep and uneven terrain is not uncommon. Climate ranges from extremely dry to extremely wet and from hot to cold. Rain, snow, wind or dust may be encountered.

Please respond to this notice no later than May 3, 2019.

About the Fremont-Winema National Forest:
The Fremont-Winema National Forest is located in Southern Oregon. Administratively combined in 2002, the Forest offers 2.3 million acres to explore. The heavily timbered western portion of the Forest is bordered by the crest of the Cascade Mountain Range and Crater Lake National Park, and stretches east into the Klamath River Basin. Near the floor of the Basin, the Forest opens to vast marshes and meadows associated with Upper Klamath Lake and the Williamson River. To the north and east, extensive stands of ponderosa and lodgepole pine grow on deep pumice and ash that blanketed the area during the eruption of Mt. Mazama (now Crater Lake) nearly 7,000 years ago. The eastern portion of the Forest offers expansive views, dramatic cliffs, and solitude. The area is
known as Oregon's Outback, and provides the self-reliant recreationist the opportunity to discover nature in a rustic environment.
The Forest Headquarters is located in Lakeview, Oregon and shares the Lakeview Interagency Office with the Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District. The seven Ranger Districts are managed as four geographical zones; Lakeview and Bly Ranger Districts (SE Zone), Silver Lake and Paisley Ranger Districts (NE Zone), Chemult and Chiloquin Ranger Districts (NW Zone), and the Klamath Ranger District (SW Zone).
More than 300 species of fish and wildlife can be found on the Forest. Game animals most often hunted include mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, and pronghorn antelope. The diverse habitats also support a variety of wildlife including numerous water and wetland birds including eagles, osprey, and herons. Several varieties of trout inhabit Forest lakes and streams, and a few lakes support warm-water fish, such as large-mouth bass. Small populations of some of the larger predators (black bear, mountain lion, and bobcat) and a great variety of non-game species can also be found.
The Oregon-California border marks the Forest’s southern boundary, while its eastern boundary includes part of the Warner Mountain Range. To the north and west, the Forest is bounded by the Deschutes, Rogue River-Siskiyou, and Umpqua National Forests. Three wilderness areas can be found across this Forest; Mountain Lakes, Sky Lakes and Gearhart Mountain Wilderness. Picturesque rock formations cap most of the high-elevation ridge tops.
About the Ranger Districts:
The Bly Ranger District office is located on Highway 140, approximately 53 miles east of Klamath Falls, Oregon and 45 miles west of Lakeview, Oregon on the east flank of the Cascade Mountain Range. The district encompasses approximately 333,523 acres of land, and employs 35 career employees and approximately 26 seasonal employees.
The Silver Lake Ranger District office is located in south central Oregon in the north part of Lake County. It is one of seven Districts on the Fremont-Winema National Forests. The District includes about 500,000 acres of intermingled public and private lands, and employs 20-25 permanent employees and 10-15 temporary employees.
The Paisley Ranger District office is located along Highway 31 in southeastern Oregon The District encompasses approximately 330,000 acres of land, and employs 25 year-round employees and approximately 15 seasonal employees.
In Bly, the average precipitation varies from 16-40 inches, with most of it falling during autumn, winter, and spring. Much of it falls in the form of snow, especially in the higher elevations. Temperatures fluctuate from about 30 below to 100 degrees. Topography on the District is gently rolling to steep. The Gearhart Wilderness is managed by the District. Mitchell Monument is a featured site. It is the only place where World War II casualties suffered within the Continental United States.
Silver Lake has warm, dry summers with day-time temperatures generally in the 80-90’s, dropping to the 40-50 degree range at night. Winters are generally cold, with snow depth averaging six inches to a foot at lower elevations and four to six feet at the highest elevations on the District. Annual precipitation averages 10-12 inches. The landscapes in this area are scenic and diverse with timbered mountains, juniper woodlands, sage deserts and sand dunes, lakes, streams and marshes, volcanic flows, towering rim rock and lush agricultural areas. The primary land management focus of the District is vegetation and habitat restoration, including stream and riparian restoration, use of prescribed fire, and livestock management programs.
If you have any questions about these positions please contact Michelle Durant, Eastside Archaeologist at, or call her at (541)353-2755 or you can contact Liz Land, East Side Assistant Archaeologist at, or call her at 541-576-7561.

To express interest to these positions please send an email with an attached resume to Erin E. Brown, Acting REALM Staff,, 547-947-6297.

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