Archaeologist West Coast | Full Time
Salary Range: $25-$37 depending on experience
We are a steadily growing company with telecommuting opportunities employing over 200 employees throughout the United States. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists, archaeologists, and paleontologists 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, paleontological surveys and monitoring, and environmental construction management and monitoring, among other activities. We offer our employees development opportunities, competitive wages, and benefits.
JOB SUMMARY: As an Archaeologist, the employee will support a variety of archaeology projects within the Pacific and/or Northwest Region (CA, OR, WA, ID). General duties may include cultural desktop reviews, pre-field literature reviews, background and archival research, fieldwork (Class III inventories, site and isolate documentation, compliance monitoring), NRHP eligibility evaluations, deliverables coordination and reviews, deliverables submissions to agencies, proposal writing and budgeting, and general marketing, among other duties, as assigned. Travel costs to and from field projects will be provided or reimbursed when fieldwork is necessary. 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.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions:
· Ability to serve as an archaeologist for the project.
· Ability to conduct Class III (intensive pedestrian) cultural resources inventory.
· Ability to independently document archaeological sites and IOs/IFs.
· Ability to evaluate resources for NRHP-eligibility.
· Ability to survey an average of 30 acres/5 miles per day.
· Ability to carry personal health and safety equipment (i.e., personal water, sunscreen, etc.) when surveying.
· 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.
· Is proficient in prehistoric and/or historic archaeology in Pacific and Northwest Regions.
· Is proficient in documenting archaeological sites and IOs/IFs in the Pacific and Northwest Regions.
· Ability to write monitoring and DPR 523 forms with minimal errors
· Ability to describe and differentiate geological and cultural strata in order to identify archaeological deposits
· Ability to differentiate faunal and human bones
· Competent in GPS data collection
· Ability to be listed on agency permits as Field Technician/Monitor
· Support, actively participate, and act in accordance with Wright’s and Transcon Environmental’ s culture of safety and employee ownership.
· Comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations; maintains knowledge of and follows all company policies and procedures.
· Maintain regular and punctual attendance at work and meetings.
OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
· Position may require some outside travel.
· 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 or graduate degree, completion of a field school, 5+ 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
· Proficiency in 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 (Principal Investigator).
· Previous NHPA, NEPA, FERC, and/or other cultural or environmental trainings.
· Strong writing and editing skills.
· Authored a master’s degree thesis.
· Ability to read, write and speak English sufficient to perform job duties and to interact and communicate with employees and vendors.
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