The North Zone of the Salmon-Challis National Forest is seeking applicants to fill a SEASONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN POSITION. Duties will center on the completion of a range of Section 106 cultural resource inventory projects across the Forest. Work will include archaeological site identification, documentation, evaluation and monitoring. Fieldwork will involve routine hiking in typically rugged mountainous terrain for up to 15 miles per day. Fieldwork may also include backpacking with a 50-60 lb. pack and/or camping in remote areas for several days at a time.

The position will be filled at the GS-102-7 level ($18.59/hr starting wage). The position is full-time, not to exceed 6 months. Completion of an archaeological field school is required. Affordable seasonal housing is available.

The Salmon-Challis National Forest covers over 4.3 million acres in east-central Idaho. The Bitterroot Range of the North Central Rockies borders the Forest on the east with over 1.3 million acres of the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness to the west. Rugged and remote, this country offers adventure, solitude and breathtaking scenery. The Forest contains Mt. Borah, Idaho’s tallest peak, the Wild & Scenic Salmon River and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The area is a highly desired destination for hunting, fishing, white-water rafting, camping, backpacking and the many other popular recreational pursuits. The largest town in the area is Salmon, Idaho. For more information on the Forest, visit the website –

Interested parties must apply through AVUE (link below). One of the most important things you must do in order to be considered for this position is to select our location in AVUE correctly.



Vacancy Announcement

Avue Location

Archaeological Technician



North Fork, Idaho


For additional information regarding the position or office location please contact:  Cammie Sayer, North Zone Archaeologist, at (208) 865-2716 or by e-mail at


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