Title: ALCC National Park Service Southeast Parks Group Archeology Technician
Stipend: $450.00 Weekly Living Stipend, $200 weekly housing stipend (+ Education award)
Term: 40 weeks, Full time (40 hrs/week)
Reports To: National Park Service, Southeast Utah Parks Group
Location: 2282 Resource Blvd, Moab Utah 84532
Status: 1200 hour AmeriCorps Service Term
Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $4,546.50 after a successful completion of term.
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 has local program offices in Acoma Pueblo, Isleta Pueblo, Gallup NM (Navajo Nation), Zuni Pueblo, and Hopi Tribe. ALCC also serves young adults across the country through its Individual Placements Program. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. Where a significant portion of the population eligible to be served needs services or information in a language other than English, the recipient shall take reasonable steps to provide written material of the type ordinarily available to the public in appropriate languages
National Park Service Mission:
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
The National Park Service (NPS) is entrusted with the management of lands and waters that have been and remain ancestral homelands of Indigenous Tribes, who have lived on and cared for these places since time immemorial. The mission of the Cultural Resources Program at the Southeast Utah Parks Group is to understand, protect, and preserve, cultural resources for the enjoyment and preservation of our shared human heritage.
ALCC National Park Service Southeast Parks Group Archeology Technician Overview:
Individual Placements will participate in all aspects of cultural resource inventory and monitoring work including site documentation, updates, condition assessment and other cyclic site visit activities such as repeat photography and photogrammetric modeling for change detection. This work includes both field data collection and in-office processing and data entry.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
1) Assist with Cultural Resource Documentation
- Work with supervisor and other program archaeologist(s) to identify archaeological
- Learn and practice all aspects of site recordation including fulfillment of site forms,
maps, photography and database requirements
- Locate known sites and assess site update needs
2) Assist with Cultural Resource Monitoring
- Work with supervisor and other program archaeologist(s) to produce transactional tabular, photographic and 3D datasets to help detect change over time.
- Learn and practice all aspects of site monitoring including fulfillment of monitoring forms, photography and condition assessment
3) Assist with Historic Preservation projects
- Work with supervisor and other program archaeologist(s) on structural preservation projects
- Learn and practice varied aspects of preservation and structural stabilization activities including post-stabilization documentation.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
- Previous experience completing archeology field work in the Southwest US, and familiarity with prehistory and history of the Southwest
- Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period.
- Maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping.
- Completed High School or Equivalent
- Interest in learning about NPS resource management
- Able to use effectively and safely use hand tools, hand power tools, and to safely operate motor vehicles.
- Able to complete duties that include bending, lifting, climbing, reaching, standing for extended periods of time, loading and unloading material.
- Self-motivated and able to work independently after training.
- Ability to work effectively on a team to complete projects.
- Ability to work safely and productively in outdoor work settings, including under adverse conditions. This will include working outside in high temperatures an inclement weather.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
- Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Archeology, Anthropology, or a directly related field along with at least 15 credit hours in archeology related coursework.
- Completion of an archeological field school or similar level of volunteer/internship/work experience including field work experience of excavation and/or pedestrian survey
- Interest in pursuing a career in conservation.
- Comfort with computers and troubleshooting skills with an interest in learning new software.
- Ages 18-30, 35 if Veteran
- U.S. citizenship
- Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
- Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
- A passport indicating that the INS has been approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence.
- A departure record (INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence.
- Valid driver's license
- Ability to pass required background checks
To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application.
Please contact Andrea Hanks, IP Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org (314) 412-3872 with any questions.