Swift River Environmental Services is seeking ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD TECHNICIANS for archaeological survey, excavation, and monitoring projects based out of our Albuquerque, New Mexico office. Expected work locations include New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, among others. Work may include certain natural and environmental resources assessments. Training will be provided for these duties if interested. Pay rate starts at $20.00 an hour and will be determined on experience.
All technicians will work under the supervision of a Field Director/Crew Chief, be able to take instruction, and work as part of a diverse professional team. Technicians are responsible for performing common tasks associated with archaeological investigations and surveys within the project including pedestrian survey, shovel testing, hand excavation, artifact identification, documentation, construction monitoring, mapping, note taking, and digital photography. Archaeological technicians must possess a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology or another applicable field and have experience conducting archaeological survey with prehistoric and historic-period site documentation in the project region. Projects are often location specific and regional familiarity is crucial.
Due to the nature of the work and the environment in which field projects are often conducted in, a steadfast commitment to safety, as well as a high level of professionalism is expected from all team members. Swift River values a commitment to effective communication, teamwork, and quality in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork.
Technician Duties and Responsibilities.
- Perform systematic pedestrian survey, shovel testing and hand excavations as instructed
- Complete field related paperwork in a legible manner
- May assist in technical site mapping, photography and feature and artifact documentation
- Use of handheld GPS units for site mapping, and site form preparation.
- Monitoring of ground disturbing construction/activity; often for long hours and several weeks
- May hike long distances (8-12 miles/day) and perform field work in rough terrain, extreme temperatures, and other adverse weather conditions.
- Under supervision and training may conduct specific environmental assessments within a project area
Technician Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related discipline
- Successful completion of a certified and pertinent archaeological field school or equivalent experience, or Tribal Cultural Resource Monitor certification
- Experience conducting pedestrian survey, including collection of field data, site recording, digital photography, artifact identification, GPS data collection, and mapping.
- Demonstrated ability to work well with others, to take direction, willingness to learn and work effectively within a highly diverse team
- Excellent communication skills.
- 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
- Must have a valid driver’s license and own transportation to the project area
This company, its subsidiaries, and joint ventures will provide equal employment opportunities to all persons and prohibits employment decisions based on race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation, protected veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. All selection, hiring, and promotion decisions will be based on valid job-related requirements consistent with performance of the essential functions of the position. This policy is in keeping with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Assistance Acts, as amended, and other applicable federal and state laws. Pursuant to PL 93-638, as amended, preference may be given qualified to the Corporation’s Shareholders, including their spouses and descendants during the hiring process to the maximum extent permitted by law.