Archaeology Field Technician

Great Basin Institute

Beatty, Nevada

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $500/week + Education Award: $1,678.57
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, is recruiting three (3) 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 2-3 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.

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