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MobilizeGreen Archaeology Resource Assistant - Spring 2021

MobilizeGreen Austin, TX

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

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MobilizeGreen is a national nonprofit committed to jumpstarting green careers for diverse youth and recent graduates, while advancing environmental equity in communities across the country.

In partnership with the USDA Forest Service, MobilizeGreen offers internship opportunities for college students (graduating before April 12, 2021), graduate students, and recent graduates. The Resource Assistants Program (RAP) provides flexible internship placements based in National Forests across the US for those interested in Forest Service careers. Resource Assistants work under the mentorship and coaching of Forest Service staff to complete mission-critical work while developing leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication skills. The RAP was designed for emerging professionals to launch their natural and cultural resources careers.

Each MobilizeGreen Resource Assistant starts their journey with a weeklong orientation, where they will meet other RAs and Forest Service staff from across the country and engage in skill building and career development activities. Once an RA arrives at their host site, they are supervised and mentored by a variety of Forest Service staff, engaging with experts from business, conservation, and science backgrounds, and learning more about careers as they work on vital projects within the Forest Service. Upon completion of the program, RAs receive a 2-year direct hiring certificate with the Forest Service, keeping the door open for exciting career opportunities with their host site, or with any of the 154 national forests across the country. MobilizeGreen will enhance your career opportunities, introduce you to key leaders in the natural resource field, and engage you on your career journey to a job with the Forest Service.

Position Abstract: The Archeology Resource Assistant will participate in the heritage and cultural resources program including the development of immediate objectives, coordination and integration with other resource activities, and establishment of priorities. The position will be working with personnel across the forest with a focus on the Big Piney Ranger District and a duty station in Russellville, Arkansas.

Work Environment: The RA may be required to travel and work in remote locations on the forest, independently, and as a member or leader of a team. Fieldwork and administrative work in an office required. Driving on and navigating forest roads and hiking may be required. Requires working throughout the day in high temperatures and exposed to the sun.

Location: Russellville, Arkansas, is the location of the Ozark-St. Francis Forest Supervisor's Office. Russellville's population is around 29,000 and is located approximately 75 miles north of Hot Springs and 85 miles south of Harrison. Russellville is in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley and is the second largest city between Fort Smith (85 miles west on Interstate 40) and Little Rock (81 miles east on Interstate 40), the two largest cities in Arkansas. It is home to Arkansas Tech University, Scenic Highway 7, and eight "Fortune 500" corporations. Overall cost of living in Russellville is 11% lower than the US average.

Amenities in town include the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center, Lake Dardanelle and Mount Nebo State Parks, Bona Dea Trails and Sanctuary, Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, a country club, movie theater, a bowling alley, skating rink, driving ranges, batting cages, numerous grocery and discount stores and boutiques, several major convenience store chains, day care facilities, several major hotels and motels, a small commuter airport, a variety of restaurants, and churches that represent most major denominations.

Arkansas scenery is spectacular. Take a photo tour at Russellville enjoys mild weather compared to the rest of the country. You get all four seasons with beautiful fall foliage, snow averaging just a few inches a year, spring rains and wildflowers, and warm summers. Winter low temperatures are normally in the low 30's and summer high temperatures are normally in the mid 90's. Rainfall averages about 50 inches. From soccer to canoeing, little league baseball to scouting, there is no shortage of sports and activities for all.

Host Unit: Ozark St. Francis National Forest

Duty Station: 605 West Main St. Russellville, Arkansas 72801


  • 26-weeks, starting April 12, 2021
  • Full Time/40 hours per week


  • $500 per week living allowance (stipend)
  • $1000 per month housing stipend
  • Relocation support and travel allowance
  • Health insurance (if requested)
  • 2-year direct hiring certificate with the Forest Service (with successful completion and 960 hours completion)
  • Hands on learning and job training experience
  • Mentorship for career and professional development

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in ensuring integration with heritage and cultural resource activities and establishment of priorities.
  • Coordinates the project plan of work for the unit's archeological and cultural activities within the context of the rest of the Forest.
  • Prepares maps, inventories, reports, and records related to the discovery, protection, inventory, salvage, and interpretation of heritage and cultural resource areas.
  • Recommends determination of eligibility of historic properties for the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Interprets heritage and cultural resources to the public and professional contacts through presentations at visitor facilities, professional journals, etc.
  • Ensures program data for documentation submission including contracts, National Register of Historic Places eligibility criteria, legal documents to fulfill agreements, and internal reports.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Archaeology (or Anthropology)
  • Valid driver's license (driving record will be reviewed prior to placement)
  • Knowledge of GPS/GIS
  • Needs to enjoy working outdoors-field investigation involves considerable walking, and manual work in the outdoors
  • Average physical dexterity and ability are required
  • Fieldwork is performed in all weather conditions, and often in hot and heavily forested conditions.

MobilizeGreen is an equal opportunity employer. We are an organization committed to diversity. Women, people of color, indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, military veterans, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.


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When asked please reference Position Code R8.OZK.ARCin your application

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