Archaeologist Resource Assistant - Santa Fe National Forest, Supervisors Office

Conservation Legacy

Job Description
Job DescriptionLength:Term of positions is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wkLocation:Santa Fe, NMCompensation:$18.75/hourStart Date:09/12/2022Application Due Date:Preference given to applicants that submit application by 8/1/2022Title of PositionArchaeologistStewards Individual Placement Program (SIP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.SIP in partnership with the USDA Santa Fe National Forest are seeking an intern who will benefit by gaining experience in the field of archaeology and develop their skill set as an archaeologist. Intern will conduct pedestrian archaeological field survey, cultural resource recording, and writing of compliance and cultural resource documents.The Intern will gain experience in the inventory and documentation of cultural resource collections on the Forest in preparation of working with an appropriate facility to curate and store the items. As well as working with the Heritage Program to develop and enhance the Forest Heritage Section 110 program.Position Responsibilities will include:Working individually or in a team setting to complete archaeological survey for federal undertakings on Forest Service lands. This includes, but is not limited to, pedestrian survey, identifying and recording isolated occurrences, identifying and recording cultural resources, and documenting historic buildings.All surveys may include hiking across rough, steep terrain, high elevation hiking, and carrying a backpack with equipment.Assisting the Zone Archaeologist in documenting historic structures primarily in campgrounds and recreational residences.Entering and validating data in the USFS NRM Heritage national database.Writing National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 compliance reports for a variety of projects.Writing cultural resource documentation forms.Using ArcGIS to compile field data, produce maps, and produce shapefiles for uploading into the NRM Heritage database.Benefits:$1000.00/month living allowance. (pre-tax)$50/monthly commuting allowance. (pre-tax)$2750.00 Professional Development and Training fund.Documenting historical buildings.ArcGIS training if needed.Other depending on discussion and experience with intern.Term Schedule:Typical schedule will be 8- or 10-hour days Monday - Friday. Schedule flexibility is beneficial, so that the individual can join opportunities to accompany the agency heritage professionals. Participant can expect a mix of field and office days during the week. Teleworking opportunities may be available.*The USFS Resource Assistant Program (RAP) is a rigorous, immersive, paid internship providing developmental and training opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about Forest Service careers. After completing a minimum of 960 hours of satisfactory work and an associate degree, RA's may acquire a two-year certificate of noncompetitive hiring eligibility. The certificate enables participants to apply to internal merit announcements for qualifying permanent General Schedule FS positions as well as a Direct Hire Authority for FS Career positions.How to ApplyApply on-line at: In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.Please contact Roddy Cobb at with any questions. Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.Required SkillsMinimum Requirements:Pursuing or holding an Undergraduate degree in Anthropology, emphasis in Archaeology preferred; OR 6-month minimum experience at a GS-07 Archaeology/Archaeology Technician level; OR Undergraduate degree in related field (History, Art History, etc.) and experience that meets or exceeds a GS-07 Archaeologist/Archaeology Technician level.Knowledge of current laws and regulations including, but not limited to, National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resource Protection Act (ARPA), Native Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), etc.Experience or skills with computers, databases, and data entry.Current driver's license with a clean driving record required. Experience with four-wheel drive vehicles preferred.Ability to interact with public, user groups, community organizations, and agency staff.Ability to maintain poise and courtesy under pressure while demonstrating professional demeanor. Preferred Qualifications: Pursuing or holding an advanced degree in Anthropology, emphasis in Archaeology or similar field; and minimum 12 months of experience at the GS-07 Archaeology/Archaeology Technician level of performance.Attended an Archaeological field school.Experience with evaluating historic properties for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).ArcGIS experience.Safety and Judgement:Assist in the discussion of tailgate safety talks.Independently manage personal and team safety in rugged, isolated locations and implement risk assessment and mitigation.Abide by agency COVID safety protocol.