Salary Range: Salary Range: $23.99/hr to 33.61/hr depending on experience.
Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the United States. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists, and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance as well as infrastructure siting, Class I and Class III studies, Historic Property Treatment Plans, testing and data recovery excavations, and environmental construction management and monitoring, among other activities. We offer our employees development opportunities, competitive wages, and benefits.
Transcon is seeking a project archaeologist within the state of Utah in the Great Basin Region. This position is formally titled “Archaeologist / Cultural Specialist 3” and is considered full time/hourly. As a full time project archaeologist, the employee will work on various projects throughout the Great Basin Region and would be expected to reside within the state of Utah (assigned to either our Draper or Cedar City, Utah offices). Full time employees are expected to work on both field and office tasks. General duties may include pre-field literature reviews, background and archival research, archaeological site and isolate field documentation, NRHP eligibility evaluations, draft deliverables preparation, deliverables revisions, daily monitoring and/or inspection forms, draft monitoring reports, testing and excavation logs, and draft excavation technical reports, among other duties, as assigned. Travel costs to and from field projects will be provided or reimbursed. Field project opportunities generally range from single-day projects to multiple 5-, 7-, or 10-day field sessions, depending on the size and needs of the project.
Skills and Requirements:
- Ability to serve as a Field Director or Principal Investigator for the project.
- Ability to conduct Class III (intensive pedestrian) cultural resources inventory.
- Ability to document archaeological sites and IOs/IFs.
- Ability to conduct probing or shovel testing.
- Ability to use hand-held field technology (i.e., ArcGIS phone/tablet application paired with sub-meter GPS receivers).
- Ability to survey an average of 50 acres/8 miles per day.
- Ability to carry personal health and safety equipment (i.e., personal water, sunscreen, etc.).
- Ability to work in moderate weather conditions (fluctuating temperatures and inclement weather, including rain and snow).
- Ability to perform work duties independently and efficiently, while working in a team setting.
- Ability to follow instruction and to make adjustments when provided feedback.
- Has completed coursework leading to a degree in archaeology, anthropology, or related field:
o Crew Member – minimum 2 years of college-level coursework and completion of a field school.
o Crew Chief – bachelor’s degree, completion of a field school, and 1 year of professional experience.
o Field Director – bachelor’s degree, completion of a field school, 2 years of professional experience, and is permitted or qualified for agency permitting based on the SOI Professional Qualification Standards.
o Principal Investigator – graduate degree, completion of a field school, 2 years professional experience as a Field Director, and is permitted or qualified for agency permitting based on the SOI Professional Qualification Standards.
- Is proficient in prehistoric and/or historic archaeology in the Great Basin.
- Is proficient in documenting archaeological sites and IOs/IFs in the Great Basin.
- Is organized, motivated, thorough, accurate, dependable, and trustworthy.
- Has excellent navigational skills (GPS and compass).
- Ability to navigate and drive 4WD vehicles.
Experience in the following is preferred:
- Proficiency using tablets (Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy) to document cultural resources.
- Proficiency with sub-meter GPS receiver.
- Proficiency with ArcGIS Field Maps and Survey123 applications (for phone or tablet).
- Permitted or permittable on BLM lands in the Great Basin (Field Director or Principal Investigator).
- Previous NHPA, NEPA, FERC, and/or other cultural or environmental trainings.
- Strong writing and editing skills.
- Ability to evaluate resources for NRHP-eligibility.
- Authored multiple archaeological site forms and inventory reports.
- Authored a master’s degree thesis.
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