Horizon Environmental Services, Inc. (Horizon) is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill multiple Archeological Field Technician positions for a project in western Louisiana (roughly extending from Mansfield to St. Charles). This project is will begin in late August and is anticipated to last at least until the end of November but may extend past November.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
- B.A., B.S., or similar qualifying degree in Archeology, Anthropology, or a closely related field.
- Prior completion of an archeological field school sponsored through an accredited university.
- Minimum of six (6) months of continuous or equivalent professional experience in Texas, Great Plains, Southwestern, and/or Southeastern archeology, including archeological survey, shovel testing, and/or excavation experience.
- Prior completion of an archeological field school is mandatory (archeological field schools can be counted toward the required minimum of six  months of field experience).
- Ability to recognize prehistoric and historic artifacts and cultural features.
- Possess a valid driver’s license with no encumbrances to travel as needed for fieldwork.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
- Prior experience in cultural resources management projects conducted for regulatory compliance purposes.
- Familiarity with state and federal regulations governing cultural resources management.
- Experience recording prehistoric and historic archeological sites and historic structures and objects.
- Familiarity with GPS devices and digital data collection.
- Strong field record-keeping and note-taking skills.
- Applicants should expect to safely conduct physically demanding fieldwork, involving extensive walking and hiking outdoors, bending and lifting, and manual excavation of shovel tests in extreme conditions (e.g., hot and cold weather, rugged terrain, dense vegetation, remote locations).
Employment Benefits and Conditions:
Currently, all positions being filled are temporary, but the project likely will require 40+ hour work weeks, and overtime is payable at 1.5x. The field schedule is expected to involve tenday sessions, though some flexibility will likely be available depending on project scheduling requirements.
Hourly pay for candidates is commensurate with qualifications and experience, but qualified candidates can expect to receive at least $18.00 per hour. Lodging and per diem will be provided.
Interested candidates should submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants are subject to a pre-hire drug screening and quarterly random testing under US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) drug and alcohol regulations (49 CFT Part 199).
Horizon participates in E-Verify, a service of the US Department of Homeland Security and US Social Security Administration (www.dhs.gov/e-verify).
We thank everyone for their interest in applying for a position with Horizon; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For additional information about Horizon, please visit our web site at www.horizon-esi.com.