Topic ID #37052 - posted 5/23/2016 6:16 AM

Archaeological Field Technician and/or Crew Chief - Irvine, CA

Jennifer Palmer

Archaeological Field Technician and/or Crew Chief (Irvine, CA)
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. 
Tetra Tech Inc. Is accepting applications for on-call Archaeological Crew Chiefs and Field Technicians in the western U.S. These are temporary hourly positions and hours may vary depending on project-specific workload. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications, experience, and assigned project role. 
Selected applicants will conduct archaeological fieldwork including monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery under the supervision of Field Directors and/or Principal Investigators. Applicants must be able to perform all field tasks associated with archaeological site recording, post-field site form completion, and digital photography. Staff will be expected to assist with mapping cultural resources in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble units, digital photography, and recording resources on appropriate state forms and Google Nexus tablets.
Education, Experience and Qualification:

A Bachelor’s Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely-related field is required
Completed an archaeology field school
At least 1-3 years of experience in CRM and/or some supervisory experience on archeological projects
Some experience with large-scale cultural resource projects
Experience with a wide range of field methodologies, including survey, testing, excavation, and monitoring throughout western U.S
Experience with GPS (Trimble) units, TerraSync, Tablets, ArcGIS, and other computer-based programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel
Attention to detail a must
Strong writing and editing skills with ability to complete cultural resource forms/documents in a timely manner
Prepared to travel in any of the western states for prolonged field work
Ability to conduct fieldwork carrying gear (35 lbs.+) up to 10 miles per day for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, remote locations, and rugged terrain
Experience with the identification of a variety of prehistoric and historic resource types, flora, faunal, and human remains identification
Self-motivated, respectful of others, positive, energetic, and ability to work and participate in a team environment
Current valid driver’s license and the ability to safely operate a 4wd vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads
First Aid training
If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, for immediate consideration submit your resume to Tetra Tech, Inc., at  Please mention the position you are applying for in your cover letter and include salary requirements. A Pre-employment drug screen is required.
Tetra Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.
If you are disabled and need assistance with your job application process, please fax the position you are applying for to: (973) 630-8111.
Tetra Tech is an EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability employer. Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.


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