Topic ID #40161 - posted 9/12/2018 6:33 AM

Archaeology Field Technician -Texas (Temporary)


Archaeological Field Technician

Location:  San Antonio, Texas

Salary Range:  $16-17.00/hr. with $51/day per diem

Type (Regular or Temporary): Temporary

HDR, Inc. is in need of archaeological field technicians for Phase I work near San Antonio, Texas. The project will begin September 24, 2018 and last approximately two weeks. Single-occupancy hotel rooms provided for the duration of the project.

Responsibilities: Archaeological Field Technicians are responsible for conducting shovel testing, pedestrian survey and site documentation, which includes feature and artifact identification and analyses; site descriptions; photographs; and mapping. Archaeological field technicians are required to perform the following tasks in the field:

·        Excavate up to 15 shovel tests a day

·        Walk up to 6 miles a day

·        Identify historic and prehistoric artifacts correctly

·        Conduct archaeological survey

·        Complete field forms accurately and concisely

·        Use Trimble GPS units

·        Photograph resources

Qualifications: Qualified candidates should possess, at minimum, a bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field and have completed an accredited archaeological field school. Candidates must have experience identifying and recording prehistoric and historic resources within the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast regions. Candidates must also have a minimum of 6 months of field experience (e.g., survey, testing, and data recovery). Candidates must be able to perform physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions (e.g., rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures). Candidates should also have good organizational skills, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn and execute new tasks.   

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