Topic ID #42836 - posted 11/4/2020 10:38 AM

Archaeological Field Technician - Lombard, IL



SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work. Our Chicago office is seeking archaeological field technicians to conduct cultural resources investigations in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Missouri.


  • Conduct archaeological fieldwork including monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery.
  • Assist with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble units.



  • A Bachelor's Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field
  • Or six (6) months field experience with a range of field methodologies, including survey, testing, excavation, and monitoring


  • Accredited Field School Certification.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS Collector.
  • Previous archaeological survey experience in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and/or Missouri.

Additional Information:

  • Current valid driver's license
  • Ability to pass a motor vehicle screening.
  • Ability to safely operate a 4wd vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work long hours in harsh conditions.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to try new, improved techniques and to make independent decisions when appropriate to the situation or make adjustments as a member of a team in order to complete tasks in the most efficient and accurate manner

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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