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Archaeological Field Technician

Dine Development Corporation
Dulce, New Mexico
Closing date
Nov 7, 2021

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The BRIC, a subsidiary of DDC, is currently and continually seeking qualified applicants for temporary, on-call Archaeological Field Technician positions to support ongoing and upcoming archaeological survey, excavation, and monitoring projects in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and on the Navajo Nation. We have an immediate need for experienced temporary on-call archaeologists for multiple field work projects based out of our Albuquerque, New Mexico office. Wages will range depending on experience, education, and previous work. Candidates who can only work on-call or part-time are urged to apply. Primary duties will include assisting with background research, conducting archaeological surveys and construction monitoring projects. Work will include both one-day and multiple-day assignments. We anticipate that employment will begin immediately. While these are classified as temporary positions, we anticipate enough work to continue employment following initial projects.

This position is on-call, hourly

Successful candidates should be motivated, resourceful, dedicated, and organized, and able to walk several miles per day over uneven terrain. All candidates will work under the supervision of a Field Director or Project Director.

Duties to include:
  • Technicians are responsible for performing common tasks associated with archaeological investigations and surveys within the archaeological project area. These include, but not limited to:
  • Perform pedestrian walkover survey, controlled surface survey
  • Complete field related paperwork in a legible manner
  • May assist in technical site mapping, photography and feature and artifact documentation
  • Use of handheld GPS units for site mapping, and site form preparation.
  • All applicants must be able to walk up to 12 miles per day in difficult terrain and extreme weather carrying a 30-pound pack.
  • Monitoring of ground disturbing construction/activity; often for long hours and several weeks
  • Ability to be travel and be away from home for long periods of time
  • Successful candidates should be motivated, resourceful, dedicated, and organized, able to take direction, and contribute to a team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


• A Bachelor's Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field
• Experience conducting archaeological survey in the Southwest
• Have completed an accredited field school
• Six (6) months field experience with a range of field methodologies, including survey, testing, excavation, and monitoring is preferred
• Ability to work well in a team-based environment
• Able to maintain a positive attitude while working in adverse conditions
• Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, often at high altitudes, and the ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required
• Willing to travel overnight for an extended period of time
• Current valid driver's license and a clean driving record

* Proof of COVID19 vaccine or valid medical or religious exemption as mandated by Executive Order 14042

• Strong writing skills
• Familiarity with GPS units and digital data collection is a plus but not required.
• Experience driving a four-wheeled drive vehicle off-road in or on rugged, backcountry roads
• Familiarity with typical electrical utility operations and maintenance activities
• Experience working around heavy machinery and communicating with maintenance crews
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