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Archaeologist Resource Assistant


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Globe, Arizona

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             Tonto National Forest – Globe Ranger District


Term of positions is 52 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


7680 S. Sixshooter Canyon RD, Globe, AZ 85501


$18.75/hour, plus $1000 monthly housing allowance (equivalent to $24.52/hr over 40 hr workweek).

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Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by November 26, 2023

Position Title

Archaeologist Resource Assistant


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.


Stewards in partnership with the Tonto National Forest Heritage Program is seeking a Archaeologist Resource Assistant who will focus on various activities related in support of projects associated with the Wildfire Crisis Strategy, San Carlos Tribal Forest Protection Act (San Carlos TFPA).  The district is particularly rich in archaeological sites and other cultural resources.  Implementation of the San Carlos TFPA will help restore the natural vegetative community, protect natural and cultural resources, and protect local communities, including those on the San Carlos Reservation, from catastrophic wildfire and subsequent erosion. 


The Tonto National Forest Heritage Program is a multi-faceted organization that, among other things, supports National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance for all undertaking occurring on the Forest, conducts surveys to identify sites and record them, monitors site condition, strives to protect sites from vandalism, and conducts public outreach and education.  There are over 10,000 recorded sites across the Forest that represent the diverse history occupation over 10,000+ years.


Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for inventory, documentation, evaluation, protection, and interpretation of historic and prehistoric sites
  • Assist the Heritage Program by ensuring integration of heritage and cultural resource activities with other resources, including serving as a member of interdisciplinary planning teams
  • Plan, direct, coordinate and execute surveys as part of the land use planning process based on Forest-wide priorities and needs
  • Prepare professional maps (using GIS), inventories, reports, and records related to cultural resources, as well as data entry of this information into the Forest Service database of record (i.e. NRM)
  • Assist in the development of contract specifications for heritage and cultural resource work and acts as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on such contracts
  • Ensure that scientific and systematic procedures are followed in identifying, classifying, and evaluating cultural resources.
  • Recommend determinations of eligibility and findings of effect, and provides guidance to line officers in marking, protection, and salvage of archaeological sites
  • Assist District and Forest Archaeologists and Tribal Relations Specialists on consultation with recognized Indian Tribes under provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation (NAGPRA).


Minimum Requirements:

  • Education background in Archaeology, an Archaeology Field School, and meeting U.S. Office of Personnel Management's requirements for the 0193 Job Series.
  • Professional, a self-motivated/self-starter, and has the desire to work with other dedicated professionals on a large-scale, high-profile, and complex forest.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by Conservation Legacy (over 21 years old or drivers license for at least three years).


Preferred Requirements:

  • An individual with an advanced degree or working on an advanced degree would be preferred.



  • $1000.00/month living allowance. (pre-tax)
  • $50/monthly commuting allowance. (pre-tax)
  • $2750.00 Professional Development and Travel fund.
  • On-the-job training related to position responsibilities.


*The USFS Resource Assistant Program (RAP) is a rigorous, immersive, paid internship providing developmental and training opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about Forest Service careers. After completing a minimum of 960 hours of satisfactory work and an associate degree, RA’s may acquire a two-year certificate of noncompetitive hiring eligibility. The certificate enables participants to apply to internal merit announcements for qualifying permanent General Schedule FS positions as well as a Direct Hire Authority for FS Career positions.


How to Apply
Apply on-line at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.


Application Questions: Please contact Roddy Cobb Jr. at for any questions.


Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.


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