Topic ID #42248 - posted 3/6/2020 4:15 PM

Archaeological Field Technician (Seattle, WA)


Who We Are

ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consulting firm delivering work that matters.

We plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore—for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands. 

Our scientists, planners, historians, archaeologists, engineers, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking, in-depth analyses, and committed follow-through to guide successful policy development and project planning, and deliver enduring multi-objective solutions.

At ESA, we believe every employee has a unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience that contributes to our success.

We value diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.

Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences—age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics—that make each of us unique.

Who You Are

You are an effective team member experienced in archaeological and/or paleontological monitoring, surveys and documentation of archaeological, and/or paleontological resources in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal guidelines and requirements. 

You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Paleontology or related field and have a valid driver’s license.

You are familiar with working on active construction sites, completing Washington and Oregon SHPO forms and are knowledgeable of archaeological materials common to the region and have a minimum of one year of field experience in the Pacific Northwest.  

You have the ability to work in a wide variety of field conditions (weather, terrain, etc.) and are able to work some nights and/or weekends.

What You Will Do for ESA

On a Variable Part Time basis our archaeological field technicians support field projects in Washington and Oregon.

You will perform all aspects of archaeological and/or paleontological monitoring on construction sites including:

·         Coordinating with construction personnel, and interacting with Native American monitors

·         Monitoring construction activities and identifying archaeological and/or paleontological resources

·         Effectively communicating with construction crews and project personnel

·         Write and maintain written daily survey, monitoring, recordation, and cataloging logs, including utilizing electronic data collection tools and GIS mapping applications

What’s Special About Our Cultural and Historic Resources Team

Our cultural and historic resources team gives voice to those whose voices have been lost to time. We study who and what came before so that we can share our rich and diverse history, insights, and lessons to inform the future.

To read about some of the exciting projects we have recently completed check out these links: Cooper-Molera and Oroville Spillway Recovery.

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals knowing that you have contributed to outstanding projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.  (EOE M/V/F/D)

How to Apply

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