Topic ID #35556 - posted 4/10/2015 1:56 AM

Underwater Archaeologist - Duluth, MN

Jennifer Palmer

Requisition Number:    IE102237
Interest Category:    Environmental/Sciences
Interest Sub Category:    Archaeology
Job Title :    Underwater Archaeologist
Employment Category/Status:    full-time
Type of Position:    Temporary
Country:    U.S.
State:    Minnesota
City:    Duluth
Minimum Requirements:    • Minimum Master's degree in Nautical Archaeology or Anthropology with a specialization in underwater/nautical archaeology
• DAN 02 training; SCUBA First Aid and CPR training with AED
• Minimum four years of underwater archaeological experience including shipwreck documentation, ship reconstruction, and archaeological conservation
• Cold water diving experience
• Low or no visibility diving experience
• Dry Suit operations or certification
• Diving physical and/or HAZWOPER physical
• Mandatory 10-panel drug testing
• 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:    AECOM (formerly URS) is seeking underwater archaeologists for upcoming temporary work in the St. Louis River in Duluth, Minnesota. Fieldwork is expected to start May 17, 2015 and run 6 weeks. Field projects could be located anywhere in the US.
The underwater archaeologist:
• Conducts field work; implements archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts; analyzes prehistoric and historic artifacts and prepares reports about the outcome
• Keeps records and maintains the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer documentation pertaining to archaeological sites and architectural (built) resources
• Utilizes GIS, GPS, and topographic maps and site records and reports to identify locations where sites can occur
• Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municpal and/or commercial clients
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Performs fieldwork surveys, diving, monitoring, laboratory analysis and interpretation
• Provides logistical support to field directors (assembles equipment and supplies, organizes paperwork, etc.)
• Provides management and oversight of field and lab technicians
• Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews and the review of documents
• Supports field directors and other supervisors as needed in producing reports that record site history, methodology and artifact analysis results, along with recommendations for conserving and interpreting findings (writes report sections, prepares graphics, etc.)
• Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to verify that projects meet AECOM quality standards

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