Archaeology Field Technicians – White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
Established in 1986, Quaternary Resource Investigations, LLC (QRI) is a Woman Owned Small Business headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Over the past 35+ years, QRI has grown through acquisition and through the hard work of a staff that believes in Core Values. Since 2007, QRI has managed 120 federal government contracts with a total of 621 individual task order projects for a total contract value of over $110 million dollars for clients such as the General Services Administration, the US Army Corps of Engineers in 10 Districts, the US Coast Guard, the US Air Force, the US Army National Guard, the US Geological Survey, the US Navy, the National Park Service, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. QRI is growing and our federal and commercial contract portfolio reflects that growth.
Quaternary Resource Investigations, LLC (QRI), is currently seeking multiple archaeology technicians to perform Class III survey and evaluation testing work in the field. Current project is at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The successful candidate can work out of Alamogordo or Las Cruces, NM for the current project.
QRI’s cultural resources consulting practice entails archaeological surveys, archaeological testing, and data recovery projects in the Southwest and the Southeast. The current need is to staff an archaeological survey on White Sands Missile Range, with additional projects anticipated elsewhere in the country. Field work is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2021 and end to the spring of 2022. The survey is on an active military range. Applicants must meet the installation’s security requirements.
• Associates Degree or higher in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field. Prior on-the-job archeology experience may substitute for educational requirements.
• Previous experience in archaeology surveys.
• Ability to conduct fieldwork for long hours in a desert environment featuring extreme temperatures, rough terrain and potential high altitudes.
• Ability to carry up to 50 pounds of equipment and supplies.
• Ability to bend and kneel for long periods of time.
• Ability to travel out of town for work, often on short notice and for extended periods
• Ability to work as a member of a cohesive team.
• Ability to work in a fast paced and creative environment.
• Under direction of a field supervisor, conduct archaeological field work (field survey, testing, monitoring and data recovery excavations).
• Under direction of field supervisor, record artifacts, features and other manifestations using Trimble GIS, map archaeological features and sites, draw scaled profiles and plans, and maintain paperwork, notes and records.
• Process and catalog artifacts and other materials under lab staff supervision.
• Perform preliminary analysis and laboratory tasks under laboratory staff supervision.
• File and scan records and paperwork.
• Complete record searches and report tables under supervision of senior staff.
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