Working cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting two Archaeological/Restoration Support Technicians. The principal objective of this position is to work as part of an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Damage Mitigation & Restoration Team conducting spot checks for archaeological resources, monitoring ground disturbing projects near archaeological sites, and performing ecological restoration and mitigation tasks throughout the park.
The Archaeological/Restoration Support Technicians are expected to perform a wide-variety of OHV restoration activities beyond archaeological identification and monitoring, including obliterating OHV tracks, installing T-posts, installing post-and-cable fencing, installing signs, vertical mulching, and more. When not assigned to OHV restoration tasks, the Archaeological/Restoration Support Technicians will serve as a crew members on large and small-scale archaeological surveys and excavations run through the park’s Archaeology Program. Examples of needed assistance include: archaeological monitoring, small-scale surveys, site condition assessments, and stabilization/restoration (e.g. monitoring, mapping, conducting minor treatment at damaged sites, soil screening, and cataloguing artifacts during planting native plants or vertical mulch restoration). Archaeological/Restoration Support Technicians will also assist in writing sections of monitoring reports; cultural resource database entry; and file management.
Conducting archaeological field work in the desert southwest requires the physical endurance to walk over a variety of terrains and in a variety of weather conditions, including extreme heat, and carry a heavy pack. Overnight camping for several days at a time in remote areas requiring packing in all supplies and materials may be required.
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