Topic ID #35468 - posted 3/27/2015 1:14 AM

Archaeological Field Technicians - Seasonal - Bismarck, ND



Jennifer Palmer

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Requisition Number:    IE101720
Interest Category:    Environmental/Sciences
Interest Sub Category:    Archaeology
Job Title :    Archaeological Field Technician - Seasonal
Employment Category/Status:    part-time
Type of Position:    Temporary
Country:    U.S.
State:    North Dakota
City:    Bismarck
Minimum Requirements:    •    Two years of academic study in anthropology, archaeology or related field
•    Minimum three years of experience in archaeological fieldwork and analysis
•    Or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience
•    Extensive knowledge and understanding of equipment and technology used to perform recording of artifacts and archaeological surveys
•    Knowledge of basic field excavation techniques, ability to process (wash, catalog and mark) recovered archaeological artifacts, and properly fill out field and laboratory forms
•    Extensive manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving wheelbarrows filled with dirt.
•    Ability to extensively perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs
•    Must have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions
•    Valid Driver's License with a good driving record and the ability to travel and drive regularly, often long distances
•    Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test
Job Description:    AECOM's Bismarck, North Dakota office is looking for Archaeological Field Technicians for the upcoming season involving Phase I, Phase II or Phase III archaeological field work in the upper plains and Midwest. Technicians will work under the guidance of a Senior Archaeologist and/or Anthropologist. Lodging (single occupancy) and per diem is provided.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
•    Conducts archaeological investigations/excavations
•    Performs basic analysis of artifacts
•    Performs various reporting functions
•    Will conduct archaeological investigations/ excavations; screen soil deposits; take accurate field notes; draw accurate profiles and plan views; record archaeological field data; use digital camera; process artifacts (wash, mark and catalog) and perform basic analysis of artifacts
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to those listed above.

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