Topic ID #42891 - posted 12/9/2020 7:00 AM

Archaeological Field Technicians - Washington and Oregon


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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. 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. 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 monitoring, surveys, testing, data recovery, and documentation of archaeological resources in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal guidelines and requirements.
  • You are familiar with working on active construction sites, are knowledgeable of archaeological materials common to the region, and have a minimum of one year of archaeological experience in the Pacific Northwest.
  • You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology or a related science and have a valid driver’s license. Applicants with advanced degrees and or significant field experience are encouraged to apply and will be compensated accordingly.
  • You have the ability to work in a wide variety of field conditions (weather, terrain), some nights/weekends, occasional remote fieldwork assignments throughout Washington and Oregon.

What You Will Do for ESA

  •  ESA’s Seattle-based cultural resources group needs part time staff to support our 2021 (and future) projects.
  •  You will work as part of a team to conduct pedestrian survey, shovel and auger probing, construction monitoring, geotechnical testing, controlled test excavations and data recovery; catalog and analyze field samples; contribute to preparing technical reports.
  • Perform all aspects of archaeological monitoring on construction sites, coordinate with construction personnel, maintain written daily monitoring logs, utilize electronic data collection tools and GIS mapping applications, and identify and accurately communicate compliance concerns and potential non-compliance.
  • Employment is on a variable, part-time or project basis. Work schedules are subject to changes, and flexibility is valued.
  • Work locations will be a mix between projects local to the Puget Sound area, and travel based assignments across Washington and Oregon. Per diem or receipt-based expense reimbursement will be provided for all travel based assignments. Drivetime and mileage will be paid if you provide your own vehicle. Company vehicles and or rentals may be used depending on employee needs and project logistics.

What ESA Will Do for You

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. To apply visit

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


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