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Archaeology Crew Lead LTBMU

Great Basin Institute


Opportunity summary

Term length

5/6/2024 - 11/17/2024

Application window

2/1/2024 - 5/31/2024


Reno, Nevada

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Archaeology Crew Leads will complete Section 106 and Section 110 cultural resource surveys, site recording, and monitoring for various projects within the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. These projects all serve the Cultural Resources program's greater mission of supporting the USFS in their critical goal of improving forest resilience in the face of worsening climate conditions and increased wildfire threats.

Opportunity description

The Archaeology Crew Lead will lead an archaeology crew in completion of field surveys in areas planned for USFS vegetation management and fuels reduction efforts in order to document, assess and characterize the status of new and previously recorded cultural resources, supporting initiatives for healthy, productive, and resilient forest landscapes and resources.


  • Education benefit
  • Workforce credential or certificate
  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications


Bachelor's degree in anthropology, archaeology or related discipline, including relevant field methods training coursework AND two years of archaeology related field work. Experience leading crews in the field, including oversight of crew safety, communication, fidelity to methods and data quality. Proficiency in navigation using GPS, topographic map and compass. Ability to recognize and record prehistoric and historic artifacts, features, and sites.

Preferred qualifications

At least one year of field leadership experience. Previous work experience in the Sierra Nevada region and/or the Great Basin. Familiarity with Section 106/110 of the NHPA and California SHPO and Nevada SHPO compliance procedures. Knowledge of cultural resource management issues in the Western United States. Advanced skill using specialized software such as Microsoft Office Suite. ArcPro GIS. and Google Earth.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Wildfire prevention and fuels reduction
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental research and citizen science

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Outdoor