Working cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Death Valley National Park(DEVA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting an (1) Archaeological Compliance Research Associate (RA) to join our program and assist DEVA archaeology staff.The RA will conduct monitoring, produce the necessary archeological inventories and assist the Park Section 106 Coordinator with compliance documentation. As part of the analysis required by the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)and by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for potential ground disturbing projects, a Section 106 of NHPA cultural resource evaluation must be completed to evaluate effects to federally owned historic and prehistoric sites. In order to complete these specialist reports, surveys for archaeological resources need to be completed for all proposed projects. The RA will also conduct cultural resources literature reviews and identify gaps in the Park’s data.
The RA will support a variety of cultural resource projects which may include all stages of the archaeological survey process, which includes: pre-field review(search of archaeological databases to determine if the area had been surveyed before and if there are any known archaeological sites in the area), intensive archaeological pedestrian surveys (cultural properties will be fully inventoried, recorded, and GPSed), site documentation, and development of the final reports.
Examples of needed skills include: working knowledge of 36 CFR Part 800; writing NHPA consultation letters; file management; preparation of National Register Nominations and Determinations of Eligibility; preparation or contribution to MOAs and PAs; working as part of an interdisciplinary team; coordinating reviews with qualified cultural resource professionals; prioritizing workload;and tracking and communicating status of tasks. This position requires long periods of sitting and/or standing at a computer.
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