We are seeking qualified, experienced Archaeological Field Technicians for various archaeological projects in different parts of the United States. Our immediate needs are in Virginia, southern California, and Arizona. However, we also have additional opportunities in other parts of California, western Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
An archaeological field technician must possess basic archaeological field and laboratory skills for various survey, excavation, laboratory, and construction monitoring work. Additional assignments may be available for qualified individuals who work well with our team. Competitive wages are based on level of education and experience.
Duties and Responsibilities
Archaeological survey, excavation, and monitoring
During archaeological monitoring the applicant would be responsible for on-site communication with construction and Native American personnel. Maintain daily logs that include detailed descriptions of construction activities, communication, and future plans
During survey work the applicant will be expected to communicate effectively with crew leader to verify understanding of instructions or site-specific information. Scientific photography, measurement, artifact identification and recordation of resources will be required
During excavation, the applicant will be expected to work well with a team to ensure clear communication. Ability to identify buried resources and document them effectively while working in a team will be necessary
Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology
Current valid driver’s license and the ability to safely operate a 4wd vehicle
Physical ability to carry equipment and supplies (up to 40 lbs.) and walk or hike for long hours during fieldwork
Willingness to travel to a project location for several consecutive days
Completed an accredited field school certification
Previous archaeological survey experience in the Mid-Atlantic, California, the Desert West, and/or the Pacific Northwest, and experience recording a variety of site and isolate types in the respective region(s)
Experience with a wide range of archaeological field methods including pedestrian survey, testing/evaluation, and monitoring
Understanding and willingness to safely accommodate difficult weather and other environmental conditions and challenges
Ability to operate field equipment, including GPS equipment, cameras, and tablets
Knowledge of and experience using ESRI Collector and/or Field Maps
Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships
Ability to provide and receive feedback
Ability to resolve conflict through collaboration and communication
Dudek is a leading California-based environmental and engineering firm that helps public and private clients plan and implement reliable, effective, and compliant projects. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to more than 600 professionals across the U.S., located primarily in offices in California, Hawai’i, and Oregon.
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