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Archaeological Field Director

TRC Companies
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Closing date
Aug 9, 2021

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Dean / Department Head
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TRC Companies, Inc. is a global consulting, engineering, and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental, and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation.
TRC has an opening for a full-time, permanent Archaeological Field Director in our Chapel Hill, North Carolina office. This person will work on large-scale and small-scale projects throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern regions. We are looking for an individual enthusiastic about his/her work with a strong commitment to client service and technical excellence. The successful candidate will enjoy the challenges of working alongside others in a fast-paced environment and of helping to develop effective solutions to both expected and unexpected project challenges. This position will require frequent travel away from the home office. TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including health benefits and a 401k plan with a company match.

Job Responsibilities

Direct all types of archaeological projects, ranging from small local surveys through large, multi-year and multi-state energy projects.
Handle planning, logistics, and supervision of fieldwork for projects as assigned and author reports, under the direction of the Project Manager/Principal Investigator.
Promote TRC safety and quality standards, policies and procedures and ensure field employees comply.
Ensure that all work and data collected are accurate, organized, and of high quality.
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Experience in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork including survey, shovel testing, monitoring, and data recovery, and at least some supervisory experience.
Willing to travel, often with little advance notice.
Self‐motivated, organized, and with a strong commitment to client service and technical excellence.
An MA in anthropology or archaeology and some supervisory experience.
Familiarity with digital field technology (GPS units, tablets, cameras).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
A commitment to safety.
Ability to accomplish tasks in a timely manner, with a track record of meeting deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and management skills.
The ability to work well on a team and individually.
Basic knowledge of Section 106 and state and federal regulations and environmental review processes and requirements.
A valid drivers license with a clean driving record.
Successful completion of a background check and drug screen.
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