Topic ID #35340 - posted 3/18/2015 4:19 AM

Program Aide - Field Archaeologist - Texas A&M University



Jennifer Palmer

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Posting Details
Position Information
Position Title    Program Aide
Posting Title    Program Aide - Field Archaeologist
System Member Institution/Agency    TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department    ANTHROPOLOGY / 02-133009
Posting Number    W00138FY15
Salary    $15.00
Pay Basis    Hourly
Job Close Date    
Geographic Location    College Station
Budget Type    Wages
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act?    No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated?    No
EEO AA Statement    
The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Position Summary Information
Job Summary    
Assist in the excavation of a submerged Paleo-Indian site in Florida, including both underwater and terrestrial excavations. Most experienced applicant will serve as crew leader/supervisor.
Major/Essential Duties of Job    
Assist in set up of site area, surveying site boundaries, diving and managing underwater excavation equipment, use of screens, monitoring divers, managing air supply systems, identifying and logging cultural materials, and data collecting. Role of crew leader/supervisor (if applicable).
Occasional Duties    
Assist with camp maintenance and other duties as necessary.
Required Education and Experience    
Bachelor’s degree or any equivalent combination of training and experience. At least six months experience with prehistoric archaeological material and familiarity with underwater excavation techniques and gasoline pumps. Previous participation in an Archaeological field school. Current dive certification and physical, DAN insurance, DAN 02 training, CPR/First Aid Training. Ability to lift moderate loads. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Education and Experience    
NAUI or PADI dive master or above certification. Expertise with gasoline pumps and engines. At least one year experience with Florida and Southeastern archaeology, and/or experience with excavating submerged prehistoric sites. Familiarity with Paleo-Indian artifact types. Experience with underwater pumps and dredging equipment.
Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations    
Current diving certification from acknowledged diving agency.
Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations    
Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills    
Current dive physical, DAN insurance, DAN 02 training, CPR/First Aid Training. Ability to lift moderate loads. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills    
Familiarity with Paleo-Indian artifact types. Experience with underwater pumps and dredging equipment.
Other Requirements or Other Factors    
Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors    

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