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ALCC New Mexico BLM Las Cruces GIS Archeologist

Conservation Legacy
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Title: ALCC New Mexico BLM Las Cruces GIS Archeologist
Stipend: $650.00 weekly living stipend including $100 weekly housing allowance (+ Education award)
Open positions: 2
- 48 weeks, Full time. 1700 hour AmeriCorps Service term
- 26 weeks, Full time, 900 hour AmeriCorps Service term
- 5/13/24 - 4/11/25 (potential for a later start depending on background check process)
- 5/13/24 - 11/8/24 (potential for a later start depending on background check process)
Reports To: Bureau of Land Management, Las Cruces District Office
Locations: Las Cruces, NM
Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $6,895.00 (1700 hour) or $3,447.50 (900 hour) after successful completion of term. Health benefits will be offered. Professional Development budget for both positions.
Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Overview:
Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) is a program of Conservation Legacy (CL). ALCC provides conservation service opportunities for Indigenous youth, young adults, and recent-era military veterans in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona and works with other Native American communities and conservation corps across the country to provide similar opportunities. Our vision is to lead our Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being and we do this by empowering individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. ALCC's crews are supported from operational bases in Acoma Pueblo, Albuquerque, Zuni Pueblo, Gallup, Kykotsmovi (Hopi), and Isleta Pueblo, and operates an Individual Placement (IP) program placing participants across the country.
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.
Bureau of Land Management Mission:
The Bureau of Land Management's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public land of present and future generations. The BLM manages the largest amount of public land in the United States.. BLM's Las Cruces District Office (LCDO) manages 5.4 million acres of public lands, as well as administrating over 10 million acres of Federal mineral estate.
ALCC New Mexico Bureau of Land Management GIS Archeologists Overview:
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is providing an opportunity for individuals to work in the Cultural Heritage Resource program at the Las Cruces District Office (LCDO). The program implements the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and other applicable cultural resource laws. There are two key components to the program: archaeological compliance and proactive management of archaeological resources. The Individual Placement will be assisting with populating a geodatabase of all backlogged sites and surveys completed for compliance related activities from these two program components, as well as organizing and scanning sets of backlogged site form and survey report files. While fieldwork isn't necessarily an expectation or requirement of the job, the interns will have opportunities to site monitor, conduct archaeological survey, participate in outreach and educational events, etc.
BLM Instruction Memorandum (IM) 2018-079 "Guidance for Implementation of National Cultural Resource Management Data Standard" requires that BLM follow this data standard when managing spatial data related to cultural resource sites and surveys. The interns will be assisting with implementation of the data standard through incorporating the sites and surveys from compliance projects at the Las Cruces District Offices. The environmental benefit that the intern will be providing is that through having up-to-date digital information and organized records, the BLM archaeologists will be able to make better resource management decisions and analyses related to cultural resource conservation and protection.
Essential functions and responsibilities:
There will be two primary products of these positions:
(1) Geodatabase, set to the BLM cultural resource data standard, backlogged of all the sites and surveys from compliance projects.
(2) Organized and scanned set of backlogged site form and survey report files.
Required Skills
Preferred Qualifications
- Prefer anthropology background, specifically archaeology.
- Completed or Currently Enrolled in Undergraduate Study
- GIS course and general GIS experience is preferred
Required Experience
- Ages 18-30
- U.S. Citizenship
o Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
o Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
o A passport indicating that the INS has been approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
o 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
- Periodic overnight work and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekends and evenings, 6am-6pm.
- Participate in occasional offsite in person/virtual meetings, trainings, and presentations
Apply Now!
To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application. For any questions contact: Ryan Aguilar, ALCC IP Program Director,

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