Position Filled: Archaeology Field Technician - USDA Forest Service GS-05 Rutland, Vermont. August 1 – September 30, 2020


Archaeology Field Technician - USDA Forest Service GS-05 Rutland, Vermont. August 1 – September 30, 2020
From: rjoe_brandon
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:21:26 PDT

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@...


Job Responsibilities:

·       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.  




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