Topic ID #42029 - posted 1/21/2020 1:30 PM

Archaeology Crew Member – El Dorado National Forest


The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the US Forest Service Eldorado National Forest, is recruiting one Archaeology Crew Member to work cooperatively with USFS and GBI staff to complete Section 106 cultural resource surveys and site monitoring for various projects on the El Dorado National Forest. This work provides professional development opportunities in cultural resource management practices while supporting USFS initiatives for healthy and productive forest landscapes and resources. Primary responsibilities will include the following:

  1. Collaborate with lead and USFS staff to support field safety, communication, planning, logistics, quality assurance, field implementation, and reporting efforts;
  2. Complete field surveys to document, assess and characterize the status of new cultural resources;
  3. Monitor existing sites and complete site updates and condition assessments;
  4. Prepare California dpr site records, GIS maps, and photographic records in addition to inputting data to the USFS heritage database.

Please note that the work is physically demanding and involves hiking in steep terrain at high on a daily basis, commonly during extreme or inclement weather conditions such as snow, rain or high wind events.  The candidate will need to bring their own gear for such conditions and have the ability to carry a pack up to 40 lbs. This is principally a field-based position. Vegetation management, specifically fuels reduction projects requiring Section 106 compliance, will be the priority. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology or related discipline (by position start date);
  • Six months of professional fieldwork experience, or an accredited archaeological field school and relevant field methods training coursework;
  • 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 effectively in a team setting with USFS staff, GBI staff, interns, volunteers, academic, state, and federal partners;
  • Ability to work safely and productively in remote field settings under adverse conditions. This includes occasionally overnight camping in remote areas for consecutive nights.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fieldwork experience in California, the Sierras, and/or the Great Basin;
  • Knowledge of cultural resource management issues specific to the western United States;
  • Familiarity with the cultural history and forested habitat of the Sierra Nevada region;
  • Familiarity with Section 106/110 NHPA and California and/or Nevada SHPO compliance procedures
  • Proficiency in navigation using GPS, topographic map and compass;
  • Advanced skill using specialized software such as Microsoft Office Suite, ArcMap GIS, and Google Earth;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work cooperatively as well as independently;
  •  Strong communication skills with a diverse audiences, both written and oral.
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