Topic ID #40919 - posted 4/12/2019 6:20 AM

Archaeological Field Technician



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SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team of cultural resources technicians and looking for field-ready individuals located in the Midwest for upcoming projects.

Our Lombard, Illinois office specializes in cultural resources and environmental compliance services and offers a unique work environment. With our network of offices across the US, we have the ability to move our field staff rapidly and the selected technician may have the opportunity to assist on a wide variety of projects in various regions as a result.

Your role will be to preform archaeological field surveys, construction monitoring, and other field tasks under the direction of a Field Director and Project Team. This position is a temporary, on-call, hourly position. Project work will occur primarily in the Midwestern states, although opportunities to work in other states may arise. Per diem and single-occupancy hotel rooms are provided for all project work requiring overnight stays.


Conduct archaeological fieldwork including monitoring, Phase I survey, Phase II testing, and Phase III data recovery. Assist with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble units.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field and six (6) months field experience with a range of field methodologies, including survey, testing, excavation, and monitoring required
  • An accredited Field School Certification is preferred
  • Knowledge of ArcPad or TerraSync is a plus
  • Current valid driver's license and the ability to safely operate a 4wd vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads required
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, sometimes at high altitudes, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required
  • Preferred candidates will have cultural resource management experience in the Midwest and live within 150 miles of the home office

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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