Individual Placement/Internships Norman, OK • ID:2878-984 • Full-Time/Regular
Title: Archaeological Technician Intern (1 position)
Start/End Date: January 3, 2022 (anticipated) – July 29, 2022
Salary: $500/week (+Education Award)
Term: 30 weeks
Reports To: Erin Knolles (OFO Archeologist)
Location: Oklahoma Field Office of New Mexico State BLM (201 Stephenson Pkwy, Suite 1200
Norman, OK 73072)
Status: 900 -hour AmeriCorps Service Term, Full-time, Seasonal, Exempt
(90% Office Work; 10% Field Work)
Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $3,097.50, Public Lands Corps Certificate*; both with successful
completion of the internship.
Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM):
Conservation Corps New Mexico, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the
Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930’s. CCNM is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and
recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. CCNM operates
programs across southern New Mexico and western Texas that engage individuals and strengthen
communities through service and conservation. CCNM has a program office in Las Cruces, New Mexico
and Tucson, Arizona.
This position is located at the Bureau of Land Management Oklahoma Field Office in Norman,
Oklahoma. The intern serves in the archaeological technician position and will work closely with the
OFO’s cultural resources staff and natural resources staff. The intern will work in an interdisciplinary
team setting with OFO resource specialists to determine the most effective strategies to managing
cultural resource sites. The intern will assist with the overall OFO cultural resources program while
learning about cultural resource management practices, BLM organization, various BLM programs
including minerals and Wild Horse and Burros, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas histories, as well as develop
technical skills in cultural resource management. This would be done by assisting in contracting, field
checks, report review, reporting, managing spatial data for a variety of projects that involve cultural
resource inventories, compiling and interpreting collected information, and cultural resource record
management. This internship may provide professional development opportunities. The intern will be
responsible for providing their own field clothing and gear (e.g. pants, shirts, hat, field pack); the BLM
will provide the appropriate field equipment (e.g. shovels, screens, camera, compass, trowel, GPS unit).
Essential Responsibilities and Functions:
• Assist the Oklahoma Field Office archaeologists in contract writing, field checks, and report
• Researching and writing cultural backgrounds for general reports, including Tribal histories.
• Assist the Oklahoma Field Office Archeologists in conducting all aspects of field survey and
• Assist the Oklahoma Field Office archaeologists in creating, editing, and attributing geospatial
data that involve cultural resource inventories.
• Assist with the review of cultural resource inventories to identify data gaps in geospatial
• Assist with general data cleanup/quality control, and maintenance of the Oklahoma Field
Office’s cultural resources data.
• Digitize or geo-reference spatial products.
• Applicant will have an undergraduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field.
• Minimum 1 year of experience in a related field or specific duties as outlined above.
• Applicant must have strong written and oral skills, be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite,
familiarity working with ArcGIS, ArcPro, and Collector.
• Applicant should demonstrate strong organizational skills, have experience working as part of a
team, be able to work well with others in a professional setting, and be self-motivated and able
to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period.
• An understanding of federal land resource management policies, including the National Historic
Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.
• Applicants must pass a DOI security background check and should possess a valid driver’s license
with a clean driving record.
• Master’s degree or completing post-graduate education in one of the academic fields listed
• Experience with Cultural Resource Management Companies; Cultural Resource Report writing
• Teamwork oriented with clear, direct communication and interpersonal skills.
• To successfully perform essential functions in the field, the individual will be required to
perform physical activities such as bending, walking, and shovel-testing in terrain that is rough,
rocky, and densely vegetated. The individual will be required to lift and carry equipment (up to
50 pounds) necessary to efficiently perform the work of the position, and to provide for
personal comfort and safety. This may include tools, personal protective equipment, food and
water for extended periods of work away from vehicles. In the field, the individual may be
exposed to extremes in temperatures ranging from -10 degrees to +100 degrees.
• To successfully perform essential functions in the office, the individual is required to sit, stand,
walk, speak, hear, etc. May be required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl for significant periods of
time and be able to safely lift 50 pounds on a routine basis. The individual must be able to
operate office equipment, telephone, and computer and reach with hands and arms.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements:
Participation and Expedition Behavior:
• Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions.
This may require problem solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to
• Contribute to a safe learning environment, no harassment of others for any reason.
• Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects,
education, training, and national service. Members must commit to participating in all
crew/team activities, including service days in local communities where applicable.
• Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues, and
• Appropriately represent the program and AmeriCorps to the public and partners at all times.
Safety and Judgment:
• Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may
be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance.
• Effectively perceive, understand, and follow direction by others so that you will be able to
successfully execute techniques to manage hazards.
• Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather
• Respond appropriately to stress or crises.
• If taking prescriptions medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by selfmedicating without assistance from others.
A DOI background clearance must be completed before the selected candidate may report to duty. The
BLM will provide instructions for completion of the clearance after an intern has been selected and will
notify them when they have been cleared to start the internship. This process will determine the
internship’s exact start date.
Interns will have access to government facilities and systems, and will be supplied with access to gov’t
vehicles, equipment, and materials needed to work on the projects and activities as outlined above.
Interns must adhere to all government regulations and policies for operating equipment, vehicles,
security awareness, and safety.
*To be eligible for a Public Lands Corps certificate, interns must be between the ages of 18 – 30,
inclusive, at the time the individual begins the term of service.
• In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in
AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.