Archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management

Company Name: Bureau of Land Management

Title: Archaeologist
Location: Reno, Nevada

Job Post Website:!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=116545

Provides expertise in the analysis, review, development, and implementation of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, targets and priorities for the cultural heritage program statewide. Evaluates use of cultural heritage program elements to ensure the national direction, goals, and objectives for cultural heritage stewardship and public service in the human dimensions of ecosystems management are met.

serves as the Native American Coordinator (NAC) for the Regional Greater Sage Grouse Support Team. Acts as the cultural program specialist responsible for reviewing and/or developing the cultural, paleontological, and NAC portions of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents related to Regional Greater Sage Grouse plan implementation.

Serves as an advisor on complex heritage resources, collections management, repatriation, tribal consultation and/or paleontology issues. Provides technical data, professional advice, or recommendations to BLM management officials on historic preservation activities.

Leads/participates in interdisciplinary groups to address complex and/or controversial issues within the state.

Minimum Qualifications:

A degree which included three (3.0) semester hours each in the following course areas: History of archeology; Archeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa; Regional archeology, archeological cultures, or sites in a specific part or portion of a major geographical area to acquire or develop a foundation for regional specialization for professional development; Theory and methods of archeology – Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques; –AND– Archeological field school, to provide a basic understanding of theoretical and practical approaches to research design implementation, field preservation techniques, and report preparation by participation in actual field work; –AND– Six (6.0) semester hours of related course work in: geography, geology, or cultural geography; history, historiography, or historical archeology; environmental studies; scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or surveying;

–OR– A related degree in anthropology (with emphasis on ethnology, physical anthropology, or scientific linguistics), history, American studies, or a related discipline may be accepted as satisfying in full the educational requirements, provided the curriculum supplied academic course work sufficiently similar to the requirements in A.1 (including archeological field school);

–OR– A combination of education and experience – college level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education;

–OR– Four (4) years of archeological work experience that demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology. The work experience must have included archeology field experience, which may include that gained in an archeological field school. Field experience should have included a combination of professional experience in archeological survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and preparation of written materials. Applicants with such field experience should, after additional experience under the direction of a higher grade archeologist, be able to demonstrate the ability to be a crew chief, directing the work of others at a single location as a part of a larger archeological project.

Desired Majors: Geography

Position Type: Full-time Employment
Hours per week: 40+

Salary & Benefits: $71,012- $92,316

Application Process:

To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

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Application Deadline: 11/10/2016