Job Type: Temporary
Salary Details: Living Allowance: $28,645 (roughly $600/week)

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the BLM (OR) Klamath Falls Field Office (KFFO), is recruiting three AmeriCorps Archaeological/GIS Technicians to support the KFFO cultural resource program. The selected technicians will qualify for Public Land Corps (PLC) noncompetitive government hiring status (see below for explanation) upon successful completion of this position.

The technicians will, during the field season, complete a number of pedestrian surveys and ensure that the resulting inventory and cultural resource data are appropriately written up and archived. The technicians will, during non-field-going times, analog records and GIS to ensure that cultural resource data has the correct geospatial data to be stored in the BLM OR/WA and SHPO databases. This archaeological archiving and records management project will provide the successful applicant with exposure to federal data, records and database systems, provide insight about how a federal land management agency operates under a multiple-use mission, and will offer the opportunity to develop and sharpen skills related to GIS and data management. Upon completion of this position, the technicians will be better prepared with the cultural resource inventory and geospatial skillsets necessary to function in today’s cultural resources field. 

Being a member of the cultural resources team on the Klamath Fall Field Office, this program may also involve a variety of cultural resources management activities including but not limited to:  

• Carrying out/participating in cultural resources surveys.
• Documenting archaeological sites and architectural resources.
• Intensively recording previously documented cultural resources.
• Monitoring archaeological sites and architectural resources.
• Carrying out mitigation for archaeological sites and architectural resources.
• Drafting/reviewing/editing cultural resources reports.
• Organizing cultural resources data in analog and digital files housed at the Field Office.
• Working on geospatial data correction for cultural resources.
• Participate in volunteer events designed to increase public participation with public land stewardship.
• Participate in the youth program designed to involve youth with cultural resources educational activities.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Approximately 75 percent of the work is in the office. Office work involves using GIS to create maps and conduct analysis. Organizing and correcting analog and digital records and files. Planning and organizing field projects and educational events. Duties in the office will require a significant amount of sitting, focused on computer work as well as working with paper documents.

Approximately 25 percent of the work is in the field. The fieldwork will involve driving and walking over rough rocky and sandy terrain with wide variations in temperature ranging from below freezing in the fall and winter to above 90 degrees F during the summer. Duties required for outside work involve walking, bending, climbing hills, lifting and carrying various materials or supplies which are occasionally heavy.

BLM Equipment Used –  Computers, tablets, GPS Units, cameras, Utility vehicles, 4×4 vehicles, and Monitoring Equipment (tapes, compasses, clinometer, etc.) Training will be provided for all equipment used. Safety is our first priority.