By ShovelBums Jobs on Thursday, 28 December 2017
Category: 2016 Archaeology, Cultural Resource Management, and Anthropology Jobs

[ShovelBums.Org] GBI Position #1

Archaeological Technician
Great Basin Institute / BLM, Winnemucca District Office

*Description: *

Working collaboratively with BLM Winnemucca District, the Great Basin
Institute is recruiting to hire two (2) Archaeological Field Technicians to
support the District’s Fuels and ESR Program by implementing field surveys
and inventories. The central purpose of this project is to survey project
areas for cultural resources, identify avoidance zones, as well as collect
and enter data using BLM protocols. The primary project focus areas are
hazardous fuels, fire management and other vegetation management. The
selected individual will be working with GBI’s Cultural
Resource/Archaeology Lead, as well as BLM staff. Specific duties include,
but are not limited to assisting with:

- Class I literature review and Class II and Class III cultural
resources inventories for BLM actions associated with hazardous fuels,
vegetation management and fire management activities.
- Reviewing IMACS site forms and filing of reports and site forms.
- Reviewing, submitting to SHPO, and filing cultural reports and filings
associated with fire management, natural resources, and other projects.

*Compensation & Timeline:*

- Rate of Pay: $19.50/hour
- No-cost Health benefits (medical, dental, prescription)
- 20-week appointment beginning July 31, 2017 (or upon availability)


The BLM Winnemucca District (WD) encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of
which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM. Elevations
range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet. Winnemucca
lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range
province of the western U.S. The WD is approximately 2.5 hours east of
Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 4 hours south of Boise,
ID on State Highway 95. Local applicants who have housing and require
minimal relocation time will be strongly considered.


Technical requirements:

- Educational and field experiences related to archaeology,
anthropology, or indigenous peoples studies – in particular, historic Great
Basin archaeology;
- Experience and understanding of the proper steps required to conduct
and assess the condition of archeological site surveys (e.g.: mapping, data
recording, site photography, GPSing, figuring out location of and routes in
to and out of survey, and drawing artifacts or structures as needed);
- Experience operating hand-held GPS units for navigation and electronic
field data collection (previous experience operating Trimble units a plus);
- Experience preparing, reviewing and documenting archeological
fieldwork, excavations or historical properties;
- Experience using ArcGIS, preferable but not required;
- Ability to read and interpret topographical maps and navigate using a
- Previous experience working with the BLM, involvement in wildland fire
operations, and/or working in the Central Great Basin region, desirable;
- Physically fit and able to hike to remote field sites in steep terrain
both on and off trail, and accurately complete required field duties; and
- Desire to assist with site forms, collecting and cataloging field
data, coding sheets, photographs and narrative data to ensure that field
data relationships are catalogued, maintained, and entered into appropriate

Additional requirements:

- Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish
project goals;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both written and
orally, with a diverse audience including field technicians, agency
personnel, and the general public;
- Possess good organizational skills with ability to balance concurrent
- Ability to operate basic computer equipment, including scanners, and
Microsoft Office programs, including Access;
- Flexibility and capability to meet the demands of rapidly changing
plans and schedules;
- Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving
record with experience safely operating 4WD trucks on and off paved roads,
including narrow and steep forest roads, and conducting routine vehicle
maintenance; and
- Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in
all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of
40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition.

- Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI)
Background Investigation (BI); applicants who have previously received a
fully adjudicated BI should indicate that in their application materials.

*How to Apply:*

Qualified and interested applicants should submit a cover letter, their
résumé, and a list of three professional references to:

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