Archaeological Field Technician - On-Call

Encinitas, California
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
About the Job

An archaeological/paleontological field technician must possess basic archaeological/paleontological field and laboratory skills for various survey, excavation, laboratory, and construction monitoring work. The potential for additional work, for qualified individuals is available. Competitive wages are based on level of education and experience. This position will be based in our Encinitas and San Diego offices.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform archaeological monitoring, survey and excavation
  • During archaeological monitoring the applicant would be responsible for on-site communication with construction and Native American personnel. Maintain daily logs that include detailed descriptions of construction activities, communication, and future plans
  • During survey work the applicant will be expected to communicate effectively with crew leader to verify understanding of instructions or site-specific information. Scientific photography, measurement, artifact identification and recordation of resources will be required
  • During excavation, the applicant will be expected to work well with a team to ensure clear communication. Ability to identify buried resources and document them effectively while working in a team will be necessary

Minimum Requirements
  • B.S. or B.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology/Geology/Biology
  • Minimum of 3 months of experience in Cultural Resource Management work
  • Attended a Field School
  • Valid CA Driver's license in good standing

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong understanding of federal, state and local environmental regulations including NEPA, CEQA, Section 106 of the NHPA
  • Specialization in remote sensing, GIS, lithics, historic architecture, or historic material culture
  • Knowledge and understanding of the regional cultural histories in California
  • Ability to identify local cultural materials in the field and laboratory
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to take comprehensive notes and fill out archaeological forms
  • Ability to work independently
  • Read topographic maps and project maps
  • Able to work cooperatively with crew members, supervisors, and clients
  • Willing to travel with reliable transportation
  • Ability to work in extreme climatic conditions, cold or hot weather

About Dudek

Dudek is a leading California-based environmental and engineering firm that helps public and private clients plan and implement reliable, effective, and compliant projects. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to over 600 professionals in California, Hawaii, and Oregon.

At Dudek, we need inclusivity to succeed and diversity to lead. We understand that the best problem solving happens when diverse viewpoints and experiences are applied. We recognize that different perspectives, inclusivity, and trust build a stronger culture and add value to our firm. We celebrate our differences and strive to make meaningful progress toward becoming a more diverse company.

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Dudek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

COVID-19 Update: Protecting the health and safety of our communities is our highest priority. Please note that due to the federal government's recent Executive Order for federal contractors, Dudek has adopted a policy requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions/accommodations based on medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations.

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