Senior Archeological Technician in Elko, NV Full-time/Temporary
Job Title: Senior Archeological Technician
Location: Elko, NV
Contract Length: Over 12 months
The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the BLM (NV) Elko District Office (EKDO) is recruiting 1 Senior Archaeology Technician (SAT) who will provide technical guidance and support to the GBI cultural team in the office and the field. The SAT will serve as a quality control officer, ensuring that the GBI Technicians and Interns are adhering to data standards, reporting requirements, and survey protocols. The SAT will primarily be charged with running the BLM Elko District cultural records cleanup project. The SAT will review (and edit as necessary) the Standard Operating Procedures for the Elko District cultural records cleanup project. The SAT will direct all Technicians and Interns working on the cleanup project. When necessary the SAT will serve as the crew chief for archaeological field projects. Additionally, the SAT will be trained by GBI to support administrative functions related to GBI human resources and payroll management, as well as ensure compliance with AmeriCorps policies and procedures, including prohibited activities.
The SAT will use analog records and GIS to ensure that cultural resource data from approximately 4,000 records have the correct geospatial data to be stored in the BLM cultural database. This archaeological archiving and records management project will provide the successful applicant with exposure to federal data, records and database systems, provide insight about how a federal land management agency operates under a multiple use mission, and will offer the opportunity to develop, hone and sharpen skills related to GIS and data management.
Being a member of the cultural resources team on the Elko District, this program may also involve a variety of cultural resources management activities including but not limited to:
Approximately 90 percent of the work is in the office. Office work involves using GIS to create maps and conduct analysis. Organizing and correcting analog and digital records and files. Planning and organizing field projects and educational events.
Approximately 10 percent of the work is in the field. The fieldwork will involve driving and walking over rough and sandy terrain with wide variations in temperature ranging from below freezing in the fall and winter to above 90 degrees F during the summer.
BLM Equipment Used – training will be provided for all equipment used. Safety is our first priority: Computers, GPS Units, Utility vehicles, 4x4 vehicles, and Monitoring Equipment (tapes, compasses, clinometer, etc.)
Duties in the office will require a significant amount of sitting, focused on computer work as well as working with paper documents. Duties required for outside work involve walking, bending, climbing hills, lifting and carrying various materials or supplies which are occasionally heavy. Daily work shifts of 8 to 10 hours are anticipated within a 40 hour work week. The work week is Monday through Friday. Occasional circumstances require adjusting the work week to accommodate special cultural resources education events which typically take place on Saturday.
Comensation and Benefits:
Rate of Pay: $18.00/hour
Benefits: Paid personal leave; health insurance, paid holidays
SPECIAL POSITION BENEFITS:
The completion of a successful internship under the BLM Elko’s Cultural Resources Youth Assistance Agreement with positive employee performance reviews allows for the BLM to confer non-competitive eligibility for government hiring on the intern for two years following completion of the position.
This non-competitive eligibility allows an individual to apply for Federal non-competitive merit promotion positions (internal government hires). This means that after all program requirements have been met, the intern may apply for a job without having to compete with the general public or people with veteran’s preference. However, the intern will compete with other competitive service employees.
Our office vigorously pursues working with interns to enable them to transform non-competitive eligibility into permanent careers with the federal government.
Please apply online here.
Cara Montes (she/her)
Great Basin Institute
Recruitment and Compliance Coordinator
The Great Basin Institute advances environmental research, education, and service throughout the west. The institute promotes applied research and ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships to support national parks, forests, open spaces and public lands.