Working with the NPS Zion NP, GBI is recruiting a Cultural Resource Project Manager to lead various park projects under the supervision of the Zion Cultural Resource Program Manager. These projects are related to archeological duties in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This includes: determination of level of compliance, application of National Register of Historic Places eligibility criteria and justifications, significant contributions to the preparation of compliance documents (Assessment of Effects Forms for Section 106 and Section 110), and prepare archeological resource protection strategies and treatment plans specifically related to potential impacts from identified management needs and proposed management actions.
The position is primarily office-based work. The work will include data management, preparation reports and management documents, and quality of control of products produced by other employees and/or contractors. Data management involving use of three databases to enter and organize archaeology records, all maps and illustrations will be digitized using graphic programs (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator), photographs will be labeled, uploaded, and annotated, spatial data will be processed and added to the master archaeology geodatabase, and preparing project records for Museum Archives. Reports and management documents will include environmental reviews of park undertakings, as well as other products such as: consultation letters, project reports, monitoring reports, finding aids, scope of works, contracts and agreements. Additionally, this position will supervise other staff and contractors conducting archeological field work and data entry. This position will provide the training necessary for these individuals, moreover, this position will perform quality control on the efforts and products produced by these individuals.
Field work duties will include the responsibilities of training crew member field techniques and methods, supervising and conducting data entry and digital records management, and will entail: navigating with topographic maps, completing site forms, taking scale photographs, making scale illustrations, conducting condition assessments and fuels assessments, collecting spatial data, producing artifact illustrations, identifying artifacts, and making determinations of eligibility. Additional field work may include treatment activities and supplementary documentation, such as: drainage re-routing, barrier installation, social trail eradication, installation of signs, minor stabilization, backfilling, and/or data recovery. Approximately 30% of time will be spent in the field during the course of this position. Temperatures in the summer regularly exceed 90-100° F and monsoons occur during July-September. Occasional camping will be required.
The Great Basin Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing environmental research, education, and service throughout the West. GBIs Research Associate Program provides multidisciplinary capacity for professional support of diverse partnerships across western states while presenting emerging professionals with career-enhancing opportunities in natural/cultural/recreation resource management, ecological conservation, environmental stewardship, and related fields. The Archaeologist will gain exposure to policies and approaches for managing cultural resources on public lands and enhance their experience in standard techniques for archaeological field documentation, management of associated data, and reporting.
Zion National Park is a unique geological, natural, and cultural treasure in southwestern Utah. Opportunities for sightseeing, hiking, and camping abound. Humans have occupied this area for approximately 10,000 years and archaeological sites occur throughout the park. Work will be based out of park offices in Springdale, UT.
Compensation & Timeline:
o Field per diem when overnight camping is required
o Paid health and dental benefits
o 6.5 month appointment beginning December/January 2018
o Full-time, 40 hours per week