Topic ID #34741 - posted 2/3/2015 9:00 AM

Lab Technicians- San Diego


Brian F. Smith and Associates is looking for several archaeological lab technicians. The Archaeological Lab Technician will primarily participate in prehistoric lithic identification, cataloging, and analyses, and will assist in the writing of relevant portions of technical reports. Under supervision, the technician will perform assigned standardized procedures including sorting of material, identification and cataloging of artifacts, data entry, and producing elements of standard reports. The technician should be able to take initiative and contribute to problem solving in order to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner.  Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in Archaeology/Anthropology or a related field and at least one year lab experience in the identification and cataloging of prehistoric artifacts is required.  Equivalent experience instead of the degree will be considered.  Some experience in both field and lab roles within a CRM environment is preferred. The successful candidates will have the ability to work effectively under supervision and to apply standard methods and procedures associated with processing, researching, and curation of prehistoric artifacts. Ability to label, organize, and store artifacts to curation standards and to accurately distinguish and catalog most artifact types under study is required. Knowledge of prehistoric materials and various types of lithic material (such as chert, obsidian, sandstone, etc.), shell, and bone is essential.  Other qualifications that will be helpful include knowledge of diagnostic criteria and ability to prepare short reports in MS ACCESS, Word and Excel.  Some field excavation of prehistoric features/deposits may also be required on an occasional basis.  Please send or fax a cover letter summarizing interest and experience, brief resumé salary history, and references to or 858-679-9896.


Brian F. Smith and Associates (BFSA) offers consulting services pertaining to all aspects of cultural resource, biological, and paleontological investigations and environmental review documents throughout the southwest, primarily in southern California. The combined experience of the principal consultants and associates represents over 100 years of involvement in the study of the history and prehistory of this region. BFSA's capabilities are highlighted by the range of current projects, including construction monitoring, data recovery mitigation programs, historical structure assessments, surveys and evaluations for both the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Section 106 of National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).


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