Primary duties include the following:
Working knowledge of the following:
The Antiquities Act; the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA); the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA); the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); Curation of Federally Owned and Administered Archeological Collections (36 CFR 79); and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion, for example, by authoring reports of survey, excavation, artifact analysis, or method and theory
Must be able to work in extreme climatic conditions, be able to walk long distances, work with minimal supervision, use GPS technology, read maps, and be skilled in North American compliance Archeological techniques and practices
Well-developed verbal and technical report writing skills
Working knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
Strong working knowledge of GIS computer software
Upon hiring the applicant must be able to pass a federal background check required prior to gaining access to unclassified government computer work stations
Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license and be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation that includes a review of your previous three years of driving history
• Experience working with Federal Agencies including the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Interior (DOI) and/or the Department of Agriculture (DOA).
• Field experience in the California deserts or Great Basin area is highly desirable
• Ability to work long days in a wide range of weather conditions
• Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology
MA in Anthropology, Archeology, or an equivalent degree with an emphasis in archeology
Must have completed a degree that included three semester hours in EACH of the following course areas:
History of Archeology
Archeology of a major geographical area such as North America
Regional Archeology, Archeological cultures, or sites in a specific part or portion of a major geographical area such as the Mojave Desert or Great Basin to acquire or develop a foundation for regional specialization for professional development
Theory and methods of Archeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, and analytical techniques
Six semester hours of related course work in:
Geography, Geology, or Cultural Geography;
History, Historiography, or Historical Archeology;
Scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or Surveying.
AND Completion of an archeological field school, to provide a basic understanding of theoretical and practical approaches to research design implementation, field preservation techniques, and report preparation by participation in actual field work in North America
Minimum of 2 years of experience in Archeological survey and/or excavation
Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards and Guidelines as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations - 36 CFR Part 61
Competitive benefits include:
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