Topic ID #42136 - posted 2/12/2020 4:36 PM

Archaeology Field Supervisor / Archaeologist II - KLJ


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Position Purpose

Conducts and/or leads cultural resource field inventories including survey, testing, excavation and construction monitoring.

Essential Functions 

  • Conduct, lead and supervise the fieldwork under direction of the principle investigator
  • Identify and accurately record archaeological and historic cultural resources.
  • Lead and supervise the field crews and collection of field data
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, prioritizes, assigns and monitors the work of field crews
  • Perform and interpret lab analysis of artifacts
  • Maintain project correspondence with Principal Investigator
  • Completion of site forms and reports
  • Participate in meetings
  • Utilize effective written and oral communication


  • Provide cultural resource management services for KLJ projects in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner
  • Begin to assist with planning, organizing, coordinating, prioritizing and monitoring client relations
  • Adhere to project budget and schedule
  • Stay current with industry trends
  • May provide quality control by reviewing work completed by Archaeologist I to ensure compliance with KLJ quality standards
  • May assist with schedules, reports and permits
  • May coordinate Class I file search inventories


  • Four-year degree in anthropology, archaeology, history or a related field
  • Completion of an accredited archaeological field school
  • Experience conducting CMR work in the region
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate motorized vehicles


  • A Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, history or a related field
  • At least 3 years regional experience is highly desired
  • GIS background is preferred
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite are highly desired


The Archaeologist II receives general supervision from an Archaeologist III, department manager or the project manager.

Hours and Travel

This position requires the individual work 40 or more hours per week with 60% of the time spent in the field and 40% in the office.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

The employee is regularly required to:

  • Sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
  • Talk or hear and communicate clearly

The employee must:

  • Be able to walk on uneven terrain up to ten miles per day
  • Frequently lift and move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 75 pounds

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Other Duties

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive or restrictive and other duties may be assigned. It is a description of the job as presently defined and is subject at any time to revision. This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities, as needed.

All applicants must be authorized to work in the US, without employer-sponsorship. KLJ does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas and does not participate in any OPT training program.

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Job Posting Close Date: 03/13/2020 or until filled.


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