Heritage and Archeology Assistant – US Forest Service

Wayne National Forest
    June 25, 2020
    Job Type
    Job Site
    Wayne National Forest


    Do you have a passion for archeology and history? Do you enjoy studying cultural resources? 

    The Corps Network (TCN) is looking for a Resource Assistant to provide archeology support at a national forest. This internship position will work with the Heritage Program in rural mountainous communities. 

    What is the Resource Assistants Program (RAP)?

    Particular attention will be given to ensure full representation of women and participants from historically Black, Hispanic, and Native American schools or other schools with diverse student populations. Resource Assistants work under the supervision of Forest Service staff to complete mission-critical work that demonstrates leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication. Through collaboration, training, and mentorship Resource assistants gain the tools to launch their natural and cultural resource careers.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    This experience will provide exposure to the National Forest and rural Appalachian communities. Assignments are designed to provide experience in heritage preservation and cultural resource management. With supervisor support, the individual will assist the Forest Archaeologist with resource surveys, data management, and documentation efforts. The individual will assist specialists in projects of limited difficulty to become familiar with multiple resource areas that perform on the groundwork that helps manage the Wayne National Forest.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    Anthropology or History degree or relevant experience. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences. Interpersonal communication, public speaking. Self-starter that can work both independently and in teams. Ability to perform duties in an office setting, as well as, field assignments which may result in exposure to hazards associated with foot travel to remote forested area. First Aid/CPR certified or willingness to gain. Able to carry 30 lbs on back while walking on uneven terrain. Valid driver’s license required. Experience writing reports and creating and coordinating presentations using various software programs. Proficient in Microsoft Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

    Compensation and Benefits:

    Health insurance; Housing allowance; $500/week stipend; Direct Hiring Authority - after completing and meeting program requirements, interns are eligible for Direct Hire Authority (DHA) for permanent, term, and temporary Forest Service positions.

    Start Date: September 21st, 2020

    Duration: 6 months

    Deadline to apply: Monday, July 13th at 11:55 pm MST


    Related Jobs