Topic ID #39464 - posted 5/2/2018 10:04 AM

4 Archaeological Field Techs needed in GA for VHB. 12 weeks of projects in S.East.


VHB’s growing Atlanta office is seeking four Archaeological Field Technicians to support our team for Phase I archaeological field survey work on projects in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. Projects are expected to begin in May of 2018 and last for up to 12 weeks, although on-call employment may be offered to well-qualified candidates beyond this time-frame as opportunities arise. For projects located outside of the greater Atlanta area hotel room accommodations and meals will be reimbursed. Field vehicles and transportation to survey areas will also be provided. Preference will be given to those candidates who currently reside in the Southeast.

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.  Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. 


Conduct Phase I archaeological fieldwork, including pedestrian survey, shovel testing, and field data recording of soils, artifact finds, and site resources. 

Assist with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of data using handheld GPS units

Work closely with project team under the supervision of VHB archaeologists. Well-qualified candidates may serve as Crew Chiefs or Field Directors as needed

Skills and Qualifications: 

A Bachelor's Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field and at least six (6) months field experience with a range of field methodologies, including survey, testing, and excavation, and monitoring

Completion of an accredited field school or equivalent experience

Experience working as a field archaeologist. Experience in the Southeastern United States preferred. 

Experience with the application of standard archaeological field and laboratory techniques

Ability to travel to a location, walk/hike and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies. Must be able to carry field equipment weighing up to 40 pounds for extended periods.

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills 

Team oriented with strong capability to work independently

Motivated to lead and mentor others

At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for nearly 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact, and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.


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