Topic ID #38170 - posted 3/17/2017 1:45 PM

Multiple Field Technician Positions in Bismarck, ND

Archaeological Field Technician

Beaver Creek Archaeology is an established Cultural Resource Management firm headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota which is currently seeking to fill multiple vacancies for an Archaeological Technician. This position is a seasonal, full-time position anticipated to occur from mid-April through November. Schedule may vary as dictated by project parameters or job tasks needed on other concurrent projects. Job locations are primarily distributed throughout North Dakota but work may be required in the surrounding states such as Montana, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Pay will be dependent on experience and education.

Technician Responsibilities
  • Primary job task will be to monitor project(s) construction and ensure site avoidance
  • If needed, to work collaboratively with a team to perform Phase I, II, and III archaeological fieldwork. 
  • Prepare and keep detailed notes, records, and photographs for report composition
The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
•    Excellent communication and organizational skills
•    Positive Attitude and professional demeanor with the ability to work various staff member personalities and backgrounds
•    Adaptability to rapidly changing project needs and scheduling
•    Ability to work under supervision and within a team
•    Initiative, drive, and a desire to execute good work
Minimum Qualifications:
•    B.A. or B.S. in Archaeology, Anthropology or closely related field
•    Ability to walk long distances in extreme weather conditions through rugged terrain
•    Ability to work 100% in the field
•    Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
•    Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
•    Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
Preferred Qualifications:
•    Previous experience in the Great Plains Region
•    Previous experience with Trimble GPS or similar hardware
Physical Requirements:
•    Regularly sit and/or drive for hours at a time
•    Walking/Surveying for hours at a time (approximately 10 miles per day)
•    Utilizing vision to look for objects on the ground as well as the observation of objects at both long and short distances
•    Able to utilize hands to drive, hold GPS, camera, and other necessary field equipment and as needed to safely work with shovels, augers, trowels, screens 
•    Able to traverse across uneven and rough terrain under various weather conditions (including but not limited to: extreme heat, extreme cold, and rain)
•    Ability to bend-over, squat/stoop down to inspect items and as needed to work on any testing projects
•    Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
•    Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time

*** This listing is not intended to represent or account for every task or duty the employee may be responsible for or assigned to. ***

Beaver Creek Archaeology is committed to providing its employees with a safe and drug free work environment. Successful candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment, random drug screening(s), as well as annual Drug and Alcohol screenings. Beaver Creek Archaeology is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, sex, race, or any other affiliation.
To apply for this vacancy, please email your cover letter and CV to Any questions for further clarification should be directed to Phone call inquiries will not be accepted.


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