Archaeological Field Technician
Department:Eastern Cultural Resources Dept
Archaeological Field Technician
POWER Engineers, Inc., one of the nation's strongest energy-related engineering and environmental consultants, is seeking Archaeological Field Technicians for fieldwork on multiple archaeological field projects in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia.
These are hourly positions on a project basis; however, future work is eminent. Pay will be determined by education and experience. Single occupancy hotel rooms and per diem are standard. The successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to perform Phase I archaeological survey work in the U.S. Midwest. Projects may involve extended periods of fieldwork in remote areas. Additional work/tasks may arise providing additional work opportunities.
Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities
The Field Technician provides technical support, utilizing a basic understanding of anthropological and archaeological field techniques in connection with locating, testing, recording, mapping, and evaluating archaeological sites and supporting field surveys. Conducting field surveys (pedestrian and shovel test surveys) using topographic maps, aerial photographs, and ESRI ArcCollector GPS data collection software will be a regular part of this role.
This position requires the ability to work long hours, in difficult or remote environments, and in varying weather conditions and the ability to work with groups composed of diverse personalities. A positive attitude and ability to accept direction is a must, as well as the ability to work independently and to fully plan and execute personal assignments with minimal instruction.
Minimum Required Education/Experience
- Bachelor's degree in Archeology, Anthropology, or a related discipline
- Previous CRM field experience or academic archaeological field school
- Knowledge and understanding of equipment, technology, and paperwork used in the recording and documenting of archeological sites and artifacts
- Ability to learn about local cultural history and material culture in project areas
- Ability to work independently, and to fully plan and execute personal assignments with minimal instruction
- Knowledge of health and safety standards
- Valid driver's license
- Ability to work long hours and in harsh environments and in varying weather conditions
- Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate with team members
- Ability to pass a drug test and maintain a drug free work environment
- Experience in utility transmission, pipeline, petrochemical exploration projects highly preferred
- Experience with both block and linear survey highly preferred
- CPR/First Aid certifications and experience
Your resume must provide detailed work experience during the last five years, three current references, and complete contact information. Candidates may expect to be subject to client or project specific formal background checks or drug test regimens.
At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you'll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients' first choice. These traits - and deep technical skill - account for our success.
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