The Great Basin Institute, a Reno-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is hiring two Cultural Resource Technicians to focus on cultural resource survey and site recording, both in field and preparing site records. Field and office work will be preformed within Tahoe National Forest managed lands. The Technician will focus on cultural resource surveys and site recording, both in field and preparing site records. Expected duties and knowledge include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Understanding and experience with GIS related maps and archival documents to guide field work and implement predictability model and historic context developed by the Crew Lead;
• Understanding and use of State of California protocols to record cultural resources;
• Field survey to implement predictability model and USFS survey protocols;
• Monitoring at relocated previously recorded sites to complete current condition assessments; and
• Understanding of and data collection for cultural resource site assessments including:
o Site types, periods of significance, and themes; and
o Data presence/absence for research themes and the National Register of Historic Places Criteria (A-D) and the 7 levels of integrity

Compensation and Timeline:
• Rate of Pay: $16.00/hour
• Timeline: 15-week appointment, beginning June 2015 or upon availability
• Full-time, up to 40 hours per week

The TNF is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends from the foothills across the Sierra crest to the California state line. It includes over 850,000 acres of public land. Rivers, snow-capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year round. A complex set of ecosystems are found as the terrain ascends from 1,500 feet along the western boundary to over 9,000 feet along the crest. The Truckee Ranger District (located in Truckee, CA) is approximately 30 miles west of Reno, NV and 15 miles from Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. Sierraville Ranger District is in Sierraville, 25 miles north of Truckee on Highway 89

• Educational experience with a degree focused on archeology, anthropology, or indigenous peoples studies;
• Working with topographic maps, compass, etc.;
• Understanding of GIS/GPS;
• cultural resource survey experience;
• Cultural resource site recording, in field and site records;

• Artifact identification and age/use interpretation;
• Ability to work in remote locations;
• Ability to navigate with GPS units/map and compass;
• Physically capable of walking and working in rough, uneven terrain, and walking in remote locations with heavy vegetative cover;
• Experience in collecting and recording field data;
• Ability to utilize computer programs such as Microsoft word, Excel spreadsheets and GIS;
• Ability to input field data into computer programs and produce graphs/data tables to be utilized for reports;
• Organizational skills to effectively plan and complete assigned workload within defined timelines;
• Ability to effectively communicate to a diverse audience including co-workers, members of the pubic, and agency personnel;
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, with ability to manually enter, manage, manipulate and graphically display data;
• Self-motivated with ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a diverse team environment;
• Ability to walk a minimum of 12km/day in challenging terrain and harsh conditions, including stream channels, and otherwise be in good physical condition; and
• Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license with the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on- or off-road if required.

How to Apply:
Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, résumé, and list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at Please include where you found the position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

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