ALCC Cibola National Forest Archaeology Technician Individual Placement

Employer
Conservation Legacy
Location
Tijeras, New Mexico
Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Closes
Jun 14, 2021
Ref
2228684954
Position Type
Other
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
Title: Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps - Cibola National Forest Archaeology Technician Individual Placement

Stipend: $500.00/week (+Education Award)

Dates: 06/21/2021 - 12/10/2021

Term: 25 weeks, 6 months

Reports To: USDA Forest Service, Cibola National Forest Sandia Ranger District

Location: 11776 Highway 337, Tijeras, NM 87025

Status: 900 hour AmeriCorps Service Term

Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $3,172.00 after each successful completion

Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps' Mission

It is the mission of the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps to lead our nations back to cultural and ecological well being. The Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps is specifically designed to engage Native American youth and young adults with offices in Acoma, Albuquerque, Gallup, Zuni, and Hopi. *Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps serves local tribal communities in the regions we operate. Applicants must be Native American.

USDA Forest Service Mission

The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

The Forest Service motto, "Caring for the Land and Serving People," captures the spirit of our mission, which we accomplish through five main activities:
  • Protection and management of natural resources on lands we manage.
  • Research on all aspects of forestry, rangeland management, and forest resource utilization.
  • Community assistance and cooperation with State and local governments, forest industries, and private landowners to help protect and manage non-Federal forest and associated range and watershed lands to improve conditions in rural areas.
  • Achievement and support of an effective workforce that reflects the diversity of the American people.
  • International assistance to formulate policy and coordinate U.S. support for the protection and sound management of the world's forest resources.


Program Overview:

The Heritage (Archaeology) Program is one of the various departments that comprise the organization of the U.S. Forest Service. Other sections include Timber, Fire, Recreation, and Range. We adhere to the FS's mission of Multiple Use Natural Resource Management. Our job primarily consists of determining if a proposed activity, such as a Timber sale, a Prescribed Fire, or the installation of a water tank, will affect cultural resources. We conduct cultural resource surveys to ensure that cultural resources are not adversely impacted by the activity. We also document archaeological sites and record the data we collect in various databases.

The two (2) Individual Placement's (IP) will work as part of the heritage team which includes: the Sandia/Mountainair Zone Archaeologist and seasonal archaeologists. They will both shadow the zone archaeologist to acquire basic management skills and work as part of a crew and would learn from staff that have extensive knowledge of field methods. The IP's will learn methods of archaeological fieldwork, how archaeological resources are managed through the multiple use land management approach of the US Forest Service, and how site records are cataloged and archived in the Forest Service databases.

Essential functions and responsibilities:

The ALCC Cibola National Forest Archaeology Technician Individual Placement IP's will work to complete tasks and projects outlined below.

General Projects:

1) Assist with organization and maintenance of digital and paper archaeological records and GIS/NRM databases at the Sandia/Mountainair district offices.

2) Shadow Zone Archaeologist to learn about management of archaeological resources in the Forest Service and receive training in basic report production.

3) Learn basic archaeological field methods by assisting field crew with archaeological survey and site documentation, and production of site forms for 2 priority projects (Terrero CFRP; Pueblo Colorado Grazing Allotment Vegetation, and La Madera Forest Restoration Project).

4) Assist with historic preservation and public outreach projects (Kiwanis Cabin roof, water canyon cabin, section 110 survey projects, working with NM SiteWatch, etc.)

Required Skills

Ability to work in the field in various types of conditions and terrain, basic writing and computer skills, interest in pursuing a career in archaeology/anthropology.

Required Experience

Bachleors' degree in Anthropology/Archaeology, History, or American Studies; previous GIS or archaeological fieldwork experience, experience working with databases.

The Forest Service recognizes that candidates may not possess all or many of the desired qualifications for this position, however, an individual who is enthusiastic, motivated, and demonstrates a willingness to challenge themselves by learning those skills in which they may be lacking at the time of hire will be welcomed.

Questions about the position? Contact Raguilar@conservationlegacy.org!

Ability to work in the field in various types of conditions and terrain, basic writing and computer skills, interest in pursuing a career in archaeology/anthropology.

Bachleors' degree in Anthropology/Archaeology, History, or American Studies; previous GIS or archaeological fieldwork experience, experience working with databases.

The Forest Service recognizes that candidates may not possess all or many of the desired qualifications for this position, however, an individual who is enthusiastic, motivated, and demonstrates a willingness to challenge themselves by learning those skills in which they may be lacking at the time of hire will be welcomed.

Questions about the position? Contact Raguilar@conservationlegacy.org!

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