The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, is recruiting two (2) Archaeology Field Technicians to complete Section 106 cultural resource surveys, site recording and monitoring for 135 miles of existing animal and two-track trails that are eligible for immediate incorporation into the Oasis Valley Recreational Trails Master Plan near Beatty, NV. Field support will be based on the BLM-Battle Mountain District out of the Tonopah Field Office. This work provides numerous professional development opportunities in cultural resource management. Field Technicians will gain an expanded professional network as they interact with agency staff, along with benefiting from exposure to BLM processes, procedures, compliance measures and reporting, and technical experience.
These are crew-level positions: Crews will receive instruction, guidance and training from GBI crew chiefs and/or BLM supervisors. Crew size will be 2 people.
Primary responsibilities will include the following:
- Collaborate with Archaeology crew chief and agency staff to support field safety, communication, planning, logistics, quality assurance, field implementation, and reporting efforts;
- Complete field surveys to document, assess and characterize the status of new cultural resources;
- Monitor existing sites and complete site updates and condition assessments;
- Prepare Nevada IMACs site records, GIS maps, and photographic records.
This physically demanding work, often in remote locations, will provide Archaeology Crew Members with rewarding exposure to some of Nevada’s backcountry desert landscapes. These positions require extensive hiking with heavy packs on a daily basis, possibly during extreme or inclement weather conditions such as heat or rain. Work schedules, generally four 10-hour days (Monday-Thursday) with 3 days off each week, are subject to change depending on weather and project needs. Camping in and around Beatty, NV may be required to meet project objectives.
- Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology or related discipline;
- Six months of professional fieldwork experience, and 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 BLM 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 overnight camping in remote areas for consecutive nights.
- Willingness and ability to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the mission of GBI and the goals and objectives of the NPS;
- Fieldwork experience in Southern Nevada and Great Basin;
- Knowledge of cultural resource management issues specific to the western United States;
- Familiarity with the cultural history and desert habitat of the Great Basin;
- Familiarity with Section 106/110 NHPA and Nevada 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 diverse audiences, both written and oral.
As part of Great Basin Institute’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy, all employees are required to receive and provide proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccine prior to the first day of employment, unless a medical or religious exemption is submitted and approved. All employees covered by this policy are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment at Great Basin Institute. Employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing primary vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine, with, if applicable, at least the minimum recommended interval between doses.
Central Nevada is home to historic mining and ranching that conjure up images of the Wild West. Nevada’s mountain ranges and wide open valleys are home to wildlife, livestock, wild horses and burros.
The Battle Mountain District Office manages approximately 10.5 million acres. Opportunities for recreation abound from fishing, hiking, horseback riding and camping to visiting ghost towns, petroglyph sites, rockhounding and stargazing.
• Wage: $17/hour
• No cost housing available for entirety of project term in Beatty NV
• Eligible to enroll in Medical, dental, and vision insurance on first of the month following first day of employment and available at no cost
• Paid leave earned at 4 hours for every 80 hours worked starting first day of employment
• Paid federal holidays
• GSA per diem for each project day @ $59 per day Delete
-Project Start Date: November 14, 2022
-Field Technicians are expected to work full time; minimum 40 hours per week
-13 week appointment with potential for extension depending on project need