The Great Basin Institute seeks a dynamic professional to engage in project management and implementation for a series of intensive archaeological pedestrian surveys and site recording on post-wildfire burned landscapes, for which accessibility and visibility of such a landscape are unique. The Project Manager/Crew Chief will oversee and ensure completion of archaeological survey, to include fieldwork, site recordation and technical report writing. The Project Manager/Crew Chief will supervise a crew of archaeologists and will keep and record field notes describing field conditions, terrain and vegetation, and cultural resources. The Project Manager/Crew Chief will ensure archaeological sites are documented and recorded appropriately in accordance with Forest Service standards on current archaeological forms and that geospatial data is consistently and properly recorded for sites and survey areas. The Project Manager/Crew Chief will prepare technical reports summarizing the results of surveys.
The Cultural Resources Project Manager/Crew Chief will facilitate the recruitment, selection, on-boarding, and management of up to a five-person archaeological field team. The incumbent will provide day-to-day oversight of field personnel and serve as a liaison between the field crew and GBI and Sierra NF personnel. The Project Manager/Crew Chief will work closely with the Sierra National Forest Heritage Program regarding overall project management and survey progress. This position provides an excellent opportunity for an individual seeking experience with a federal land management agency and/or with interest in fire effects and fire restoration planning.
Timeline: 1 year agreement with the option to renew based on performance.
Location: Sierra National Forest (Bass Lake Ranger District [North Fork, CA] and High Sierra Ranger District [Prather, CA]).
Compensation and Benefits:
Rate of Pay: $25.50/hour Benefits: Fully paid premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K fully vested at 4% employer match; Paid vacation, holiday, and sick time
Education: Incumbent must have completed at least one academic year of graduate level education in anthropology or archaeology or have the equivalent training and experience; Completion of Master’s degree, preferable.
Certification: Register of Professional Archaeologists, preferable.
Experience: Minimum two years of professional experience and/or specialized training in archaeological fieldwork. This experience shall have included work in California, with at least some of that time spent in the Sierra Nevada dealing with sites associated with prehistoric period and historic sites typical of the region (e.g. logging railroads and linear features, mining sites, homesteading sites, work camps). Experience in the identification and recording of sites is critical.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of:
Prehistoric and historic archeology of the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, including logging railroads and linear features, mining sites, homesteading sites, work camps;
Common archaeological feature types and artifacts (prehistoric and historic) found in the Sierra Nevada
Cultural resources protection and stewardship practices;
State and federal antiquities laws;
Natural resources protection and stewardship practices; and
Environmental assessment, NEPA/CEQA statutes, and impact statements.
Using MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), ESRI ArcGIS and Avenza Pro, and databases;
Effective verbal and written communication;
Archeological/technical report writing;
Applying archaeological and historic research techniques and methodologies;
Establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
Making independent, sound, and timely decisions; and
Managing multiple personnel, deadlines, and priorities.
Organize, supervise, plan, equip, and staff a multi-faceted project;
Apply cultural resource management theory and practice to federal- and state-owned resources;
Manage and coordinate diverse project activities and accomplish program goals using independent judgment and initiative;
Work with individuals with different types of training and backgrounds to create solutions and bring projects to completion;
Work effectively independently with little or no supervision, as well as a member of a team;
Conduct work activities in accordance with safety program, including safely operating a vehicle in an on- and off-road setting;
Hike in difficult terrain, as necessary, and perform manual labor including lifting supplies and materials up to 50lbs; and
Work in a fast-paced, dynamic office environment, and consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the mission of GBI.
Other Job Information (if applicable):
As part of Great Basin Institute’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy, all employees are required to receive and provide proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccine including booster shots at the CDC recommended time, prior to the first day of employment, unless a medical or religious exemption is submitted and approved. All employees covered by this policy are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment at Great Basin Institute. Employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing primary vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine, with, if applicable, at least the minimum recommended interval between doses.
Non-vaccinated individuals granted Medical or Religious Exemption are required to adhere to testing every 72 hours, with testing costs and time as employee responsibility.
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