Archaeologist – BLM Direct – Craig, CO

Position Type: BLM Direct Hire 11 week internship

Open until: February 28, 2018

Wage: 13.50

Location: Little Snake Field Office – Craig, CO

Start Date:  June 3, 2018

End Date:  August 18, 2018

Related degrees:  Archaeology or Anthropology


Position Description: Develop an archaeological monitoring and survey program for the Open Area of the South Sand Wash Basin Special Recreation Management Area and begin implementation. The Open Area is considered an undertaking under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and has the potential to adversely affect historic properties. As such, the DHA Intern will assist BLM in submitting a report on cultural resource findings in the Open Area to the Colorado State Historical Preservation Office.

The goal of this project is to make progress in meeting commitments made in the Programmatic Agreement among the Bureau of Land Management – Little Snake Field Office, The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and The Colorado State Historic Preservation Officer Regarding Implementation of the Sand Wash Basin Special Recreation Management Area Travel Management Plan. This Programmatic Agreement (PA) included the commitment to conduct a Class III survey of approximately 10,000 acres within the Sand Wash Basin Open Area. The intern, working with the LSFO staff archaeologist would assist in creating a plan to prioritize the areas needing cultural survey and develop a plan for getting the on-the-ground work completed over a several year period. The intern would then assist in completing on-the-ground Class III survey of up to 1200 to 1500 acres of BLM managed lands within the Sand Wash Open Area.

The intern would be expected to attend Monday morning archaeology staff meetings in which the weeks’ work would be scheduled and expectations given. The intern would also be expected to attend monthly All Employee Meetings. It is anticipated that once field work starts, in week 6, camping near the survey area in order to make the most use of daylight hours and to reduce the need to drive two hours each way will be the most practical method of getting the work done. The tour of duty once field work commences would be 4 10 hour days.

Related Skills/Experience: Archeology or other Anthropology related degree. Also, possess the education and work experience essential to conduct field surveys and write reports in accordance with BLM and SHPO guidelines.



  1. Be at least 18 years old at the start of the project.
  2. Be a U.S. citizen (by birth or naturalization) or a U.S. legal permanent resident (a “green card” holder).
  3. Be enrolled in a related post-secondary educational program at an accredited institution of higher education, OR, have completed a post-secondary educational program at an accredited institution of higher education less than two years prior to the anticipated date by which the DHA would be used for obtaining federal employment. [Ideally, a candidate who has already completed their higher education studies would use the DHA to obtain federal employment immediately or shortly after the completion of the 11-week internship.]
  4. Meet the related skills/experience listed for the specific opportunity to which one is applying.
  5. Be available for 11 weeks of continuous service.
  6. Be willing to fulfill all reporting requirements (bi-weekly reporting, final reporting, and follow-up reporting in the months after completing the program).
  7. Be willing to submit to a government security background clearance process.
  8. Have a strong interest in a career with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).


Application Instructions:

  1. Submit a cover letter, resume, transcript(s) (unofficial are acceptable), and a letter of reference from a professional or educator to the contact below. Applications must be received by February 28, 2018. In your cover letter, please succinctly address why you are interested in the position, what skills and experience you have to offer, and your future career goals.
  2. The IIC Internship Application can be found on the IIC website: underneath the apply today tab. Click on the PDF application and download the application file to your computer. DO NOT open it in your browser to edit. Open in Adobe Acrobat to edit.
  3. Email cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the IIC Internship Application to the IIC Direct Hire Review Team at:
  4. Applications accepted until February 28.


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