Field Archaeologist Lead Full-Time | Oregon
Salary Range: $24-$37 depending on experience.
Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the United States with our Corporate Office based in Des Moines, IA and offices in Ferndale, San Francisco, and Santa Rosa, California; Mesa, Arizona; Cedar City and Draper, Utah; and Rawlins, Wyoming.
We are a steadily growing company with over 200 employees in locations throughout the United States. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists, archaeologists, and paleontologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance services as well as infrastructure siting, Class I and Class III studies, Historic Property Treatment Plans, and environmental construction management and monitoring. We strive to create a culture of growth and professionalism by prioritizing our employees through career and professional development opportunities, competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, and the opportunity to become an employee owner!
Field Archeologist – Lead
Transcon is currently seeking a lead compliance archaeologist within our Northwest/Great Basin regions to lead the cultural resource compliance inspections and monitoring for a large-scale transmission line currently being constructed in Oregon and Idaho. This role is primarily a field position; however some office tasks may be required. General duties in this role may include daily compliance inspections of construction activities, verification of proper data collection by third-party archaeologists, coordination with tribal representatives, assistance with relocating resources, pre-field literature reviews, background and archival research, archaeological site and isolate field documentation, NRHP eligibility evaluations, draft deliverables preparation, deliverables revisions, draft monitoring reports, testing and excavation logs, draft excavation technical reports, and conformance to field safety protocols, among other duties, as assigned. This position is considered full-time/hourly throughout the duration of the project. This role is currently expected to last through 2024 and possibly into early 2025. Following the completion of the project, other opportunities to stay on with Transcon full- or part-time may be available depending on performance and project availability.
SCHEDULE & EXPECTATIONS:
Candidates applying for this position will be based on-site at project locations in eastern and central Oregon. Relocation is required and per diem will be included in compensation.
This position will be filled immediately and work will begin as soon as October 1st following completion of the onboarding process. As a full time, hourly project archaeologist, applicants to this position can expect to work regular 60-hour work weeks (Monday – Saturday) while in the field during active construction; however, schedules may need adjusted to accommodate when/if crews work Sundays and/or holidays. When working on this project, hours and location are expected to match the needs of the project and employees are often expected to work 10-hour field inspection days (overtime is paid in accordance with state and federal laws). Cultural and historic resources are often documented during the third-party survey if an isolated occurrence/find (IO/IF) or after survey if an archaeological site. The employee should be able to independently document and/or verify IOs/IFs and review the accuracy of archaeological sites using ESRI ArcGIS Survey123 and Field Maps applications on company-provided tablets (or personal smart phones at the employee’s choice). Prior experience in evaluating resources for listing on the NRHP is necessary.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Compensation is hourly and based on qualifications and relevant experience and will range between $28-$37 per hour. Candidates applying for this position should anticipate a commitment of approximately 50-60 hours a week with overtime paid over 40 hours, per diem reimbursement, and provision of a company vehicle. Transcon will provide any necessary equipment to complete job functions including PPE, tablet/laptop, radio, and GPS submeter.
Full-time employees are eligible for benefits including paid time off; medical, dental, and vision insurance; and 401K with employer match. As a 100 percent Employee-Owned Company, all employees will also be enrolled in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, becoming shareholders in the company.
- Has completed coursework leading to a degree in archaeology, anthropology, or related field.
o Completion of a Bachelor’s degree.
o Completion of a field school.
- Has at least 2 years of professional experience in the northwestern United States.
o At least 6 months of professional experience working in Oregon and Idaho.
- Ability to serve as a Field Director or Principal Investigator.
- 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 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 long hours in potentially extreme weather conditions.
- Ability to travel for extended periods of time or relocate.
- Competence using global positioning system units, maps, tablets, and submeter accuracy devices.
- Ability to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle over rough terrain.
- Ability to perform work duties independently or as part of a team.
- Capable of walking/hiking long distances.
- Clear communicator, highly organized, motivated, thorough, accurate, and dependable.
- Master’s degree or higher in archaeology, anthropology, or related field.
- Authored a master’s degree thesis.
- Meets the Secretary of the Interior (SOI) qualifications for professional archaeologist.
- 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).
- 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.
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