In Situ Archaeological Consulting, LLC, is a minority-owned business that provides cultural resource management services to the Midwest. We are now accepting resumes/CVs for immediate, temporary, project-based Archaeological Field Technicians for a variety of projects in multiple locations (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin). The ideal candidate will be local to the Twin Cities Metro Area (or nearby).
• Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field.
• University-based archaeological field school and/or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities, and experience.
• Knowledge and understanding of equipment and technology used to perform the recording of archaeological field data.
• Knowledge of basic field excavation techniques; knowledge of basic archaeological laboratory techniques.
• Project-specific certification and licensure may be required, if applicable.
• Prefer 1 to 3 years experience in a similar capacity conducting fieldwork.
Job Description: This is an entry-level position. An archaeological field technician performs unskilled and semi-skilled tasks at archaeological field sites under the direct supervision of a Principal Investigator. The responsibilities and duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Conduct survey, testing, data recovery, and/or lab work with supervision from a field or lab supervisor.
• Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer documentation pertaining to archaeological resources.
• Provide regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal, and/or commercial clients.
• Perform fieldwork such as test unit excavation, controlled surface collection, feature excavation, GPS data collection, and artifact recovery.
• Perform archaeological documentation such as completing field excavation forms and artifact bag lists, producing field drawings and maps, taking photographs, and recording GPS data.
• Provide logistical support to field supervisors (assembles and maintains equipment, organizes supplies and paperwork, etc.).
• Perform lab work such as artifact washing, artifact labeling, and data entry.
• Comply with all In Situ safety standards to ensure a safe work environment for all.
• Work with technical field, lab and office staff, managers, and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet In Situ quality standards.
Technical Skill Requirements
• To perform this job successfully, knowledge of word processing, internet browsers, photo management software, and e-mail.
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, area, ratio, circumference, and volume.
• Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts to practical solutions.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general technical procedures and governmental regulations related to cultural and historic preservation.
• Ability to write detailed archaeological reports and business correspondence.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to interpret technical instructions and work with abstract and concrete variables.
Soft Skill Requirements
• Team player and can collaborate with other teams in the organization.
• High level of interpersonal skills with demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to clearly communicate issues to all levels of management.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
The incumbent will be regularly required to:
• Pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.
• Walking: Stand and traverse a varied outdoor terrain up to 5 miles per day.
• Carrying Weight & Lifting: Move and transport equipment with loads up to 50 pounds using hands and/or a backpack while hiking.
• Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching & Crawling: Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl to perform manual soil excavations using a hand shovel or trowel. Repetitive motion to excavate compacted and soft soil to depth of 3.3 feet, crouching and/or crawling under fencing may be fervent.
• Climbing, Balancing & Reaching: Reach with hands and arms; may include ascend/descend fencing.
• Handling & Feeling: Use hands and fingers to operate a shovel, sift soil, operate testing equipment, electronic devices, and safety equipment.
• Talking & Hearing: Frequent communication and exchange of information in written and verbal forms. Hearing, with/without audio correction devices, must be adequate to identify potential work hazards.
• Vision & Small: Vision abilities including close, distance, peripheral, and depth perception and ability to adjust the focus with/without corrected vision devices. Ability to identify plant or animal specimens.
Work Environment of Position
While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent may be exposed to work near a pipeline/utility right-of-way, fumes, dust, gases, odors, airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, and varying terrain.
• Climate: Constantly works in outdoor weather conditions with varying seasonal temperatures. Winter temperatures average 2˚F and may fall below 0 ˚F. Summer temperatures average 70˚F and may reach 100 ˚F and above.
• Plants & Animals: Incumbent may encounter plans and animals while working outdoors. May include, for example, poison ivy, poison oak, wasps, bees, snakes, etc.
• Terrain: Incumbent will be required to hike through varied terrain including, for example, tall and low grasses and weeds, around trees, near wetlands, over hills, over and around fencing, near roadways, and through the mud.
If interested, please send resumes/CVs to Daniel Salas at DSalas@insitucrm.com.