The USDA Forest Service is a government entity. The Archaeology Field Technician position is a GS-0102-05 with a starting salary of $16.73/hour. The GMFL is searching for 1-2 field technicians to work out of the Supervisor Office in Rutland, Vermont. The field technicians will start work on field projects August 1 – September 30, 2020. Their work schedule will be either 8hrs/day for 5 days/week or 10hrs/day for 4 days/week. There is no housing available. You must have a valid driver license and reliable transportation.
Please send your CV/Resume and any government performance evaluation if you have one, by email to:donna.grosz@...
· Conducts inventories of Forest cultural resources in areas of proposed Forest Service projects.
· Researches reference materials such as State and National register files, historic documents, archeological reports, maps and aerial photos, and interviews source individuals concerning project areas.
· Performs on-the-ground area surveys for surface and subsurface evidence of historic and prehistoric archeological remains. Identifies and records historic and prehistoric cultural resource sites.
· Ensure that all work and data collected are accurate, organized, and of high quality.
· Transfers GPS data to a GIS Arc View program loaded in a computer to create site and survey maps.
· Ensures that archeology work assignments are carried out in safe, timely manner according to established standards and procedures.
Qualified Candidates must meet the following Job Requirements:
· Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field;
· Completed an accredited archaeological field school;
· Basic knowledge of Section 106 and state and federal regulations and environmental review processes and requirements;
· Some experience in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork;
· Ability to walk up to 5-6 miles a day or up to 8-10 hours (8hrs/day for 5 days/wk. or 10hrs/day for 4 days/wk.);
· Ability to work in inclement weather;
· Ability to conduct shovel tests;
· Familiarity with digital field technology (GPS units, tablets, cameras);
· A commitment to safety;
· Successful completion of a background check;
· Ability to work both individual and as part of a team; and
· A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
COVID-19 precautionary measures will be implemented in the office and field.