Topic ID #41436 - posted 8/20/2019 11:25 AM

Archaeological Field Technicians needed in South Idaho



North Wind Resource Consulting

North Wind Resource Consulting, LLC, (North Wind) an enterprise of the Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), is seeking a qualified Archaeological Field Technician to assist with a cultural resources inventory projects in Southern Idaho. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Successful applicants will be in good physical condition and have experience performing pedestrian surveys under a variety of field conditions and have expertise recording prehistoric and historic period archaeological sites of varying complexity, the ability to write detailed daily field notes, take photographs of artifacts and discoveries, and mapping discovery locations as that may be necessary. The applicant should have the ability to work independently, compile detailed field notes and operate GPS for navigation and mapping is essential. Interested individuals should submit their application through the Careers page on the North Wind web site: https://careers.northwindgrp.com/careers

Qualifications

Applicants should have either a M.A. /B.A. degree in Anthropology or a closely related field is required, as is demonstrated experience in archaeological survey, and completion of an accredited field school. 

Responsibilities

  • Ability to recognize and document precontact and historical period artifacts, features and or other cultural materials.
  • Ability to write detailed daily field notes, take photographs of artifacts and discoveries, and mapping discovery locations as that may be necessary.
  • Ability to sketch artifacts to scale desired but not required.

Physical Demands

Position will require extensive physical exertion, such as walking up to 10 hours a day at speeds of at least 3 mph over steep, uneven, heavily wooded, challenging terrain in outdoor heat /cold stress conditions and weather elements such as wind, snow or rain. Ability to carry up to 50 lbs. of equipment; ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs.; ability to dig and excavate at least 1 cu meter per day; potential contact with poisonous plants, insects and animals.  Individual must be able to conduct these tasks while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment.  This work may be performed in remote locations and include camping. North Wind appreciates and values its skilled employees and compensates them accordingly. Per diem and lodging costs are covered for all fieldwork.






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