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Archaeological Technician - Part Time

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: December 12, 2022
Reference Code: 18850
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Cultural Resources Management group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as an Archaeological Technician! This is a project hire (1-2 years), Part time (20-29 hours), on-site 9x80 schedule located at our Idaho Falls facility with every other Friday off.
Work may involve walking on uneven terrain while carrying up to 25 lbs. of field equipment in conditions that may include extremes of heat or cold and inclement weather.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Conduct activities to reconstruct the history of past human life and culture from archival records, oral histories, artifacts, historic and pre-contact archaeological deposits, cultural features, architectural properties, structures, and landscape features recovered from archival research, survey, monitoring, testing, and data recovery.
  • Conduct work with a multidisciplinary team of archaeologists, architectural historians, archivists, historians, geologists, other scientists, engineers, and project managers in a variety of settings on Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Site and other Department of Energy (DOE) facilities.
  • Serve as Crew Chief on Class III cultural resource surveys, site revisits and monitoring.
  • Document cultural resources in the field, including pre-contact and historic resources. Collect GPS data, take artifact and feature photographs and overview site photos, complete site and feature mapping, and document geomorphology and impacts.
  • Complete ASI/IHSI forms for archaeological sites and linear sites.
  • Conduct quality assurance on field collected data, label photographs and enter metadata.
  • Create cultural resources maps in GIS.
  • Write eligibility and integrity statements for cultural resources documented.
  • Produce technical reports documenting Section 106 and Section 110 activities including documentation of site history, methodology, artifact analyses, results, interpretations, and compliance recommendations.
  • Recognize, organize, maintain, and update project records, INL cultural resource files, and electronic databases.
  • Assist in maintenance of cultural resource geospatial database.
  • Assist in execution of studies, plans, or proposals to locate and assess cultural resources and to minimize or mitigate impacts to cultural resources resulting from INL activities.
  • Assist in test excavations.
  • Performs archival research, archaeological and historic records searches, field surveys, test excavations, site mapping, and preparing INL site recording and monitoring forms.
  • Documents cultural resources in the field and laboratory, including collection of Global Positioning System (GPS) data using handheld units or survey stations and management/manipulation of GPS data with ArcMap and other relevant tools.


Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S or B.A. in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field or an M.A. or M.S. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field.
  • Strong writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with processes related to lab analyses and archaeological collections.
  • Familiarity with NEPA process and compliance as related to cultural resources.
  • Familiarity with site file database management.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Working knowledge/experience related to NHPA Sections 106 and 110 process and compliance.
  • Working knowledge/experience of recognizing, organizing, maintaining, and updating complete and accurate project records and files.
  • Working knowledge/experience conducting historic and archival research.
  • Working knowledge/experience related to archaeological survey and/or excavation.
  • Working knowledge/experience of Great Basin and/or Northern Plains archaeology.
  • Working knowledge/experience in producing technical reports.
  • Working knowledge/experience with GPS/GIS.
Job Information
Salary Grade 190 ($68,820 - $113,644)
Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities, and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.