The Crew Lead must possess a basic understanding of anthropological and archaeological field techniques in connection with locating and assist recording cultural sites. The candidate must provide documentation for the following qualifications:
• Educational and field experiences related to archeology, anthropology, or indigenous peoples studies
• Map reading experience and ability to use a compass
• Experience and understanding of the proper steps required to conduct archaeological site surveys, including:
1. Sketching a site map to scale
2. Recording on standard site form (experience with IMACS helpful)
3. Photographing and using a photo log
4. Using GPS (Trimble) equipment proficiently to record artifact and feature locations, as well as site boundaries
5. Figuring out location and routes into and out of project areas
6. Drawing artifacts or structures as needed
• Experience operating hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and electronic field data loggers
• Good organizational skills and be detail oriented
• Good verbal communication and writing skills that reflect critical thinking
• Timeliness and professionalism when conducting work assignments based upon established standards and timelines
• Safe behavior following established procedures
• A valid driver’s license and a good driving record
• Assists with site forms, collecting and cataloging field data and photographs and narrative data to ensure that field data relationships are catalogued, maintained, and entered into appropriate databases.
• Experience working in the Great Basin desirable
• Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, camp in the backcountry for consecutive days, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and be in overall good physical condition
• Must be able to camp in and work out of remote locations for up to eight days per session for the project.
In addition to the qualifications listed above, the crew lead should have the following experience:
• Possesses experience and interpersonal skills required to lead crews, manage risk, and maintain crew productivity.
• Adapts standard field survey methods and strategies to local conditions.
• Experience to be lead author of cultural resource inventory reports and site records, using previously created contexts.
• Leads research of existing data, including GIS data, Government Land Office plats, historic maps, archaeological surveys and site data prior to fieldwork.
• Applies regional and local archaeological and historical data for a framework to collect data.
• Sufficient archaeological knowledge (regional, local and general) to make recommendations of eligibility and project effect.
• Responsible for completing tailgate safety sheets and utilizes available communications and safety plans to manage crew safety and risk.
• Ability to use and teach the use of Trimble units with ArcPad or TerraSync software.
• Skills to use ESRI® ArcMap 10 sufficient for mapping surveys and sites to standards recognized by Nevada SHPO and the HTNF.
• Possesses background archaeological knowledge of the Great Basin and recognizes common artifact types of the region, both historic and prehistoric.
• Must be able to camp in and work out of remote locations for up to eight days per session for the project (if that field schedule is adopted).
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