Topic ID #39118 - posted 1/18/2018 4:17 PM

Archaeological Field Techs - Southern California

Brad Beacham

The Ridgecrest CA office of Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. Mission Solutions Group has a job opportunity for a part-time, unscheduled archaeological field technician. 

Summary:  Conduct archaeological monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery. Conduct research to reconstruct record of past human life and culture from human remains, artifacts, architectural features, and structures recovered through excavation, or other means of discovery. Non-supervisory.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists senior archaeologists in conducting archaeological and historical site record searches.
  • Performs archival research, field surveys, site mapping, preparing California DPR-523 site forms.
  • Studies objects and structures recovered by excavation to identify, date, and authenticate them and to interpret their significance.
  • Consults site reports, existing artifacts, and topographic maps to identify archeological sites.
  • Records the exact locations and conditions of artifacts uncovered in diggings or surveys, using drawings and photographs as necessary.
  • Creates a grid of sites and draw and update maps of unit profiles, stratum surfaces, features, and findings.
  • Describes artifacts' physical properties or attributes, such as the materials from which artifacts are made and their size, shape, functions, and decoration.
  • Conducts archaeological monitoring, survey, testing and data recovery;
  • Contributes to team efforts during cultural resources field and lab work;
  • Takes initiative, resolving problems, and creating improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner;
  • Assists with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble units (knowledge of ArcPad is a plus)

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology (or related field) and experience in field of archaeology.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in archeology/Cultural Resources Management.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to obtain access to military and other government facilities.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance

ADA Notations

  • Some sedentary work is performed in an office setting.  Outdoors. Rugged to extremely rugged terrain in extreme temperature ranges, often in uninhabited areas.
  • Must be able to walk 8-10 miles a day with field pack and ample water, over rough terrain in variable weather conditions which likely will include high temperatures in summer months.
  • A portion of the duties require working outdoors under extreme temperature, strenuous physical effort associated with hiking during archaeological reconnaissance and surveys, such as climbing steep slopes, and physical labor such as stooping, bending, carrying loads in excess of 50 pounds associated with archaeological excavation work.

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries are proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans.

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