Job Listing

  • Full Time
  • Elko, NV
  • $24 USD / Hour
  • April 25, 2023
  • Department: Cultural Resources
  • Job Reference #: 2023-CRS-002
  • Job Summary: Free Housing provided by AirBnB or USFS facility; Camping Per Diem: $15/night as necessary; Uniform Stipend: $150. Health Insurance: The Great Basin Institute will cover 100% of the premium for Health, Dental and Vision Insurance for each Crew Lead
  • Job Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology or related discipline (including relevant field methods training coursework and/or an accredited archaeological field school);
    • Fieldwork experience including archaeological survey, site recording, monitoring, GPS data collection, and associated reporting;
      Ability to recognize and record prehistoric and historic artifacts, features, and architecture;
    • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with the ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads;
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to work cooperatively as well as independently;
    • Strong written and oral communication skills with diverse audiences;
    • Ability to work effectively in a team setting with USFS staff, GBI staff, academic, state, and federal partners; and
    • Ability to work safely and productively in remote field settings under adverse conditions. This includes some overnight camping in remote areas for consecutive nights.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Completion of an accredited archaeological field school;
    • At least six months of field experience in western states region;
    • Familiarity with Section 106/110 NHPA and Nevada compliance procedures;
    • Knowledge of cultural resource management issues in the Western United States;
    • Familiarity with cultural history and forested habitat of the Great Basin region;
    • Proficiency in navigating using a GPS, topographic map and compass;
    • Ability to exercise quality control in data collection and management; and
    • Advanced skill using specialized software such as Microsoft Office Suite, ArcMap GIS, and Google Earth.
  • How to Apply:

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The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and service throughout the West. Founded in 1998 at the University of Nevada, GBI advances applied research to support science-based adaptive management of public lands. The Institute is dedicated to the promotion of science through field studies programs, conservation practices, and public outreach. The Great Basin Institute works in collaboration with many programs, including Nevada Conservation Corps; International Conservation Volunteer Exchange (ICVE); Research Associate Program (RAP); Cultural Resource Program; Basin & Range Forestry; NEPA Services; Assessment, Inventory & Monitoring (AIM); Taylor Creek Visitor Center; Galena Creek Visitor Center; and the Tallac Historic Site.

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, is recruiting eight (8) Cultural Resource Specialists to complete Section 106 cultural resource surveys, site recording and monitoring for impact assessment of forest health projects along the Ruby Mountains front range. Surveys support NEPA heritage requirements for permitting of fuels reduction treatments currently under consideration in the region.

The Archaeology team will perform a variety of activities to support all phases of project work. Technicians will participate in Section 106 survey training, backcountry wilderness first aid, and OHV vehicle driving.  The team will support project coordination with agency and GBI staff. Crew size will be comprised of a team of ten (10).  Primary archaeology field duties will include:

Conduct and complete field surveys to document, assess and characterize the status of cultural resources in the project area;
Monitor existing sites and complete site updates and condition assessments;
Prepare Nevada DPR site records, GIS maps, and photographic records;
Collaborate with agency personnel and all other crew members to support field safety, communication, planning, logistics, data management, quality assurance, field implementation, and reporting deliverables.
This physically demanding work, often in remote locations, will provide the Archaeology Crew Lead with rewarding exposure to some of eastern Nevada’s backcountry forested landscapes. These positions require extensive hiking in steep terrain 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. Limited camping may be required in remote locations to meet project objectives.

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