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Archaeologist Intern
Ref No.: 20-00026
Location: Lufkin, Texas
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/18/2020
Pay Rate : $ 12.00 /Hour
Location: Supervisor's Office, National Forests and Grasslands in Texas

This 24-week program is a rigorous work and learning experience that provides exposure to the Forest Service, development and training opportunities, and the opportunity to make a lasting impression on generations to come. Participants will gain experience in archaeology and cultural resource management. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide advice on identification and management of Heritage and Cultural Resources Program, including development of immediate objectives, integration with resource activities, and establishment or priorities.
  • Assist in ensuring integration with heritage and cultural resource activities and establishment of priorities.  The Heritage and Cultural Resource Program covers one or more resource area, such as the protection of historic and pre-historic properties and artifacts.
  • Coordinate the budget and project plan of work for the unit's archeological and cultural activities within the NF unit.
  • Organize, supervise, or directly perform inventory of areas. Work includes preparation of maps, inventories, reports, and records related to the discovery, protection, inventory, salvage, and interpretation of heritage and cultural resource areas.
  • Determine eligibility of historical properties for the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Interpret heritage and cultural resources to the public and professional contacts through presentations at visitor facilities, professional journals, etc.
  • Ensure program data for documentation submission including contracts, National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility criteria, legal documents to fulfill programmatic requirements, and internal reports.
Preferred Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Archeology or Anthropology and have attended an archeological field school
Special Skills:
  • Knowledge of GPS/GIS
  • Enjoy working outdoors-field investigation
  • Average physical dexterity and ability are required
  • Fieldwork is performed in all weather conditions, and often in hot and heavily forested conditions 
Special Skills:
  • Ability to write reports, briefing papers and project narratives
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with coworkers, designers, and contractors
  • Knowledge of construction techniques, processes, and methodologies sufficient to perform inspections
  • Strong record keeping and documentation skills
$1,500 for Professional Development (travel, training, etc.)
$1,000/month Housing Stipend

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