Topic ID #40258 - posted 10/2/2018 1:15 PM

Field Archaeologist- Colorado


Terracon is seeking a full-time Archaeologist in our Wheat Ridge, Colorado office.  The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree or above, report writing experience, and must have at least two years of experience in the western U.S. as well as completion of a field school.  Preference will be given to candidates who have archaeological experience. Some architectural history experience and spatial mapping with Geographic Information Systems is a plus.

As a technical level field Scientist with Terracon, you will be responsible for intensive archival research at public institutions; conducting archaeological field evaluations; consulting with state and federal agencies, tribal groups, and other stakeholders; performing National Register evaluations for archaeological sites and standing structures; completing site forms; preparing reports; laboratory analysis, and other duties, as necessary. This position will require cross-training with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance and related documents and other environmental consulting projects as assigned. Must be able to work in physically demanding field conditions. The ideal candidate is a team player and has a basic understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Frequent overnight travel will be required.

Essential Functions and Duties: 


  • Using prescribed methods, performs specific and limited portions of archaeological assignments. May be in the office, lab or in the field.
  • Assists in the collection and analysis of data from survey, reports, maps, drawings, and aerial photographs to invasive and non-invasive archaeological tests, field evaluation, plan and permit projects.
  • Applies standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results and follow operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes.
  • Conducts analyses of component portions of projects.
  • Conducts soil and other applicable sampling.
  • Performs site visits, field observations and field data collection and/or field assignments.
  • May have limited client contact pertaining to specific projects/tasks.
  • Implements technical requirements to complete client projects by directing field staff to survey, test, and collect data and/or document on-site activities at various client sites.
  • Outlines the required investigative program(s) by selecting the proper choice of various alternative techniques to conduct site study in his/her field of expertise.
  • Assists in compiling the scope of work for both routine and more complex lab or field investigations to measure and survey archaeological properties of soil from an archaeological standpoint
  • May conduct site testing and make National Register recommendations under the direction of a Senior Archaeologist.
  • May assist senior level scientists on larger, more complex projects. Performs work that involves conventional practice but may include a variety of complex features.
  • May serve as a team member in meetings and communications with clients or agencies pertaining to specific projects/tasks.
  • Assists the Senior Archaeologist with evaluating laboratory and field data to assemble in written reports.


  • Minimum 2 years of experience and a field school.
Education Required:  Bachelor's Degree

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holiday 

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