Topic ID #42097 - posted 1/31/2020 8:16 AM

Assistant Cultural Resources Specialist


Planet Forward has an Assistant Cultural Resources Specialist position open in the Denver area!

**10 months - duration of field season** 

**NO remote work option - MUST be on-site**


- Cultural resource field work
- Anthropological surveys/pedestrian surveys
- Some excavations but don't expect many 

- NO office, will be at the job site
- Avg of 6-10 consecutive days working at the excavation sites with multiple days break after
-----> Can work 8-14 days depending on workload 

-----> Average is expected to be 10 days on and 4 days off
- Project sites in Wyoming, Arizona, California, Nevada, with some sites in the Dakotas
- First project expected to start in early March in Wyoming
- Contract length is dependent on how projects line up (looking at 10 months) 
- Working on pipeline projects for oil and gas, linear projects for T&D for utilities, and renewables (wind/solar)
- Some use of a company vehicle
- Food and hotel paid for while on contract
- Able to invoice expenses
- Must be fine being in rain, wind, dust for extended periods.
- Avg 50-65 hr work week

If you're looking for a great career opportunity please apply to this posting if you are qualified and interested!

You can email a resume to!



Assistant Cultural Resources Specialist 

Job Description: 

Our Client in their Denver Office is preparing for the 2020 spring and summer field seasons and has openings for enthusiastic archaeological field technicians for large and small projects throughout the western United States.

Job Duties:

  • Perform field surveys and project studies for the presence of cultural resources.
  • This includes conduct pedestrian surveys, shovel testing, archaeological excavations, artifact identification, archival research, and documentation of results. and other various project-related activities.
  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies. Work and collaborate in team settings.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Archaeology/Anthropology with at least 1 to 3 years of related experience conducting archaeological pedestrian surveys.
  • Knowledge of anthropology and archaeology methods and practices.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.
  • Ability to work in and adapt to a variety of environments and challenging field conditions.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to operate various types of GPS equipment preferred.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, SharePoint) preferred.
  • Ability to hike over long distances, standing for long durations, and lifting and transporting loads up to 25 lbs. in remote, backcountry or mountainous environments.
  • Willingness to travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Junior archaeologists or anthropologist
  • Someone open and EXCITED to travel for extended periods of time 
  • Able to work in very rugged and remote locations 
  • Genuinely enjoy being in the field collecting data
  • Someone who has done pedestrian surveys 
  • No certifications needed
  • Open to grad students (still MUST have two years of professional work experience)


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