Topic ID #41169 - posted 6/13/2019 4:34 PM

Immediate Need for Field Technicians - Minnesota

In Situ Archaeological Consulting, LLC is in immediate for Three to Four Archaeological Field Technicians for a variety of projects in multiple locations (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois, and/or Wisconsin). These are temporary/seasonal positions that are expected to last the entirety of the 2019 field season or longer. Several jobs require overnight stays. Lodging and per diem will be provided by In Situ for such projects.

Preference will be given to candidates who live in or near the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area. However, all candidates will be considered. 

Starting Wage: $15.00/hr with time and a half overtime.

Minimum Qualifications:

·       -  Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field. 
- University-based archaeological field school and/or demonstrated 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 field work.

Job Description: This is an entry-level position. An archaeological field technician performs unskilled and semi- skilled tasks at archaeological field sites under the direct supervision of archaeological crew chiefs and the general supervision of a Principal Investigator. The responsibilities and duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
Conduct survey, testing, data recovery and/or lab work with supervision from a field or lab supervisor.
Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer documentation pertaining to archaeological resources.
-Provide regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal and/or commercial clients.
- Perform fieldwork such as test unit excavation, controlled surface collection, feature excavation, GPS data collection, and artifact recovery.
- Perform archaeological documentation such as completing field excavation forms and artifact bag lists, producing field drawings and maps, taking photographs, and recording GPS data.
- Provide logistical support to field supervisors (assembles and maintains equipment, organizes supplies and paperwork, etc.).
- Perform lab work such as artifact washing, artifact labeling, and data entry. 
- Comply with all In Situ safety standards to ensure a safe work environment for all.
Work with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet In Situ quality standards.

Physical Demands and Work Conditions:
- Pass pre-employment substance abuse test
- Be able to walk up to 10 miles in rough terrain while carrying up to 50 lbs of equipment
- Be able to work outdoors for long periods of time. 

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