Topic ID #41237 - posted 7/8/2019 9:52 AM

Archaeology Technician - Sioux Falls, SD


Espinoza Consulting Services (ECS) is looking for one archaeological technician for work in South Dakota. Possibly more work to follow. Candidate MUST be in SD. Travel is also an absolute requirement of employment. 

Archaeological Technician Requirements

Archaeological Technicians are responsible for conducting pedestrian survey, site documentation and possible site testing. Typical tasks include: feature and artifact identification and analyses; excavating shovel test probes (STPs); completing site descriptions, mapping, and other site and project records. Position requirements include:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology or Anthropology and 18 months field experience.
  • Must have the ability to:
  • Identify historic and prehistoric artifacts and features.
  • Conduct archaeological survey and testing.
  • Complete sketch maps of features and sites.
  • Complete field forms accurately and concisely.
  • Use a GPS unit to both document resources and navigate back country terrain.
  • Use compass, topographical map and aerial photographs to record resources and navigate (as needed).
  • Properly photograph resources
  • Be able to perform physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions (e.g., rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures). Most work will involve high altitude, back country, locations.
  • Walk 8+ miles a day
  • Lift up to 40 lbs
  • Must work effectively in a team environment.
  • Must possess good organizational skills, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn and execute new tasks.
  • Must have a clean driver’s license.

ECS is a growing SBA 8(a)BD certified small business founded in 2010 to provide environmental and cultural and natural resource consulting, staffing, and planning services to federal and state agencies, commercial and industrial firms, and larger engineering and environmental consulting firms nationwide. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our team. We are an equal opportunity employer. EOE M/F/D/V/SO.

If interested, please submit your cover letter and CV to

ECS is a federal contractor and maintains a drug-free work environment. All positions are subject to random drug testing (this includes cannabis).


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