Topic ID #40243 - posted 9/28/2018 9:16 AM

Field Technicians Needed - IL

In Situ Archaeological Consulting, LLC is a minority-owned, small business cultural resources consulting company that specializes in archaeological surveys and artifact analysis. We are based in Chaska, Minnesota. 

We looking for several qualified temporary field technicians for a few large-scale projects in Northern Illinois. This project is expected to begin in early October, with work lasting at least two weeks. Lodging and Per Diem will be provided as well. We prefer people who live in Minnesota or the surrounding states. Depending on project work-load, these jobs could lead to more employment opportunities at In Situ. 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field.
  • University-based archaeological field school and/or demonstrated the equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities, and experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of equipment and technology used to perform recording of archaeological field data.
  • Knowledge of basic field excavation techniques; knowledge of basic archaeological laboratory techniques.
  • Project-specific certification and licensure may be required, if applicable.
  • Prefer 1 to 3 years’ experience in a similar capacity conducting fieldwork
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Employees will be regularly required to:
  • Pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.
  • Walking: Stand and traverse a varied outdoor terrain up to 10 miles per day.
  • Carrying Weight & Lifting: Move and transport equipment with loads up to 50 pounds using hands and/or a backpack while hiking.
  • Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching & Crawling: Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl to perform manual soil excavations using a hand shovel or trowel. Repetitive motion to excavate compacted and soft soil to a depth of 1 meter, crouching and/or crawling under fencing may be necessary.
  • Climbing, Balancing & Reaching: Reach with hands and arms; may include ascend/descend fencing.
  • Handling & Feeling: Use hands and fingers to operate a shovel, sift soil, operate testing equipment, electronic devices, and safety equipment.
  • Talking & Hearing: Frequent communication and exchange of information in written and verbal forms. Hearing, with/without audio correction devices, must be adequate to identify potential work hazards.
  • Vision & Small: Vision abilities including close, distance, peripheral, and depth perception and ability to adjust focus with/without corrected vision devices. Ability to identify plant or animal specimens.
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