Program Overview:

Archaeological technicians will serve with the BLM Northwest District archaeologist on a variety of
projects for the district, such as conduct Class III cultural resource inventories for range, realty, and
recreation projects, monitor known significant and important sites, and produce technical reports and
GIS spatial data. Fieldwork will occur up to the first heavy snow (typically December); after that point,
the job will mostly involve report writing, GIS spatial data and map production, and providing input as a
subject matter expert in the NEPA planning process. This is a great opportunity for interns who are
interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in cultural resource management beyond

These positions will be seated at the Little Snake Field Office and Northwest District Office in Craig,
Colorado, and will be led and mentored by the BLM Northwest District Archaeologist. The district
archaeologist will provide field leadership, as well as office and GIS support. Cultural inventory data
collected will be used to make informed decisions pertaining to federal land management decisions.
This position provides the intern with hands-on training in archaeological fieldwork, as well as an
introduction to the laws, regulations, and policies that guide cultural resource management in the BLM.

The intern will be provided a government issued laptop and workstation at the LSFO; field equipment
available for use includes: a tablet with FieldMaps and Survey123 installed, a digital camera,
photography scales, and site forms for recording cultural resources from the State Historic Preservation
Office. The intern will also have access to fleet vehicles and any other equipment they need to conduct
fieldwork safely, such as handheld radios, In-reach Garmin devices, water coolers, first-aid kits, etc.

Interns must provide some of their own field equipment (pack, boots, clipboard, compass, etc.) and
housing. Housing is not provided for this position, but local assistance can be provided to help find
options, reduce costs, etc. Rental rates in Craig, CO currently vary from $650-$1200 for non-furnished
one to two bedroom apartments, and $750-$875 for fully furnished one-bedroom apartments. The
opportunity to explore remote public lands, gain professional work experience in cultural resource
management, and contribute to an important land management process awaits those selected for this
challenging opportunity. A preference will be given to individuals who have completed an
archaeological field school or have worked as an archaeological technician, who are familiar with the
archaeology in northwest Colorado, who have knowledge and experience with GIS, and who can serve
the entire season.

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Required Skills:

● High School Diploma or equivalent
● 18 Years of age or older with a valid driver license and clean driving record.
● Eligibility to work in the US
● This position is supported by the Public Lands Hiring Authority which requires candidates to be
between the ages of 16 to 30.
● Pre-service background screening required, including FBI background check
● Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States

Preferred Skills:

• A bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology or a related discipline (including relevant field
methods training coursework and/or an accredited archaeological field school).
• Valid Driver's License
• Intern must have the ability to serve unsupervised and use computer software including Microsoft
Word and Excel.
• Comfortable with driving trucks on 4WD roads in unpredictable conditions. Some experience with
UTVs and small engines helpful.

About Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

RMYC engages the strength and potential of youth and young adults to make a difference in themselves and their community through meaningful service opportunities, educational experiences, and employment. RMYC strives to meet the needs of the communities and public lands of northwest Colorado by offering a variety of programs and services for youth ages 11-30 years.

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