Topic ID #34906 - posted 2/12/2015 1:40 AM

Archaeological Field Technicians - Newport News, VA

Jennifer Palmer

Requisition Number:    IE100281
Interest Category:    Environmental/Sciences
Interest Sub Category:    Archaeology
Job Title :    Archaeological Field Technician
Employment Category/Status:    full-time
Type of Position:    Temporary
Country:    U.S.
State:    Virginia
City:    Newport News
Minimum Requirements:    • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field
• University-based archaeological field school and/ or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience
• Knowledge and understanding of equipment and technology used to perform recording of archaeological field data
• Knowledge of basic field excavation techniques; knowledge of basic archaeological laboratory techniques
• Extensive manual labor including excavation with shovels, bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs
• Must have tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrains in a wide range of weather conditions
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record
• Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test
Job Description:    URS Germantown is seeking archaeological field technicians for upcoming temporary work in the Newport News, Virginia area. Fieldwork is expected to start mid to late February and will run 6 to 8 weeks. The project will include phase II evaluation.
Primary responsibilities:
• Conduct field or lab work with supervision from a field or lab director
• Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer documentation pertaining to archaeological resources
• Provide regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal and/or commercial clients 
• Perform fieldwork such as test unit excavation, controlled surface collection, feature excavation, GPS data collection, and artifact recovery
• Perform archaeological documentation such as completing field excavation forms and artifact bag lists, producing field drawings and maps, taking photographs, and recording GPS data
• Provide logistical support to field directors (assembles and maintains equipment, organizes supplies and paperwork, etc.)
• Perform labwork such as artifact washing, artifact labeling, and data entry
• Comply with all URS safety standards to ensure a safe work environment for all
• Work with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet URS quality standards
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed above.

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