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Field Archaeologist

Tampa, Florida
Closing date
Oct 28, 2021

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
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Cardno's cultural resources team in Tampa, Florida takes on a diverse range of challenging and rewarding projects. In the past several years we have provided cultural resource services for very large linear pipeline surveys, solar fields, residential developments, wetland restorations, streetcar lines, major urban redevelopments, and the excavation of numerous cemeteries. Our exciting work has allowed us to work closely with tribes to protect and manage resources of great importance to tribal heritage. Recently, we have worked to uncover locations and conduct non-invasive excavations of erased Black cemeteries in Tampa Bay (Zion, North Greenwood, St. Matthew's Baptist). This work has allowed us to collaborate with and provide important information to local African American communities.

Our Cultural Resources Department is seeking to fill several Field Archaeologist positions based in our Riverview, FL office with local applicants. The positions are Bill Time Only (BTO) on a project to project basis, and are expected to require up to 40 hours a week or more. Field Archaeologists will work closely with office and field staff to conduct archaeological surveys, monitoring, testing, and data collection.

Primary responsibilities:

> Field duties may include Phase I and Phase II survey, Phase III data recovery, data collection for historic architectural survey

> Laboratory duties may include artifact processing, classification, and curation, artifact photography, database management, mapping, and report layout.

> Extensive travel may be required for this position often with short notice (travel, per diem, and single occupancy hotel provided)

> Ability to travel to and from jobs and Riverview Office location when needed

Minimum Qualifications:

> BA preferably in anthropology, archaeology, History or related field

> Ability to identify in the field pre-historic and historic artifacts from Southeastern U.S. region

> Must be physically fit and able to navigate rugged conditions on foot, often in humid conditions, and complete physically demanding tasks including carrying loads up to 50 pounds and digging

> Ability to navigate (i.e. orienteering) in remote outdoor conditions with field maps

> Positive, flexible, & team-oriented approach

Preferred Qualifications:

> Demonstrated experience in a field setting as an archaeologist, surveyor, environmental technician, or other professional role

> Degree or dedicated interest in Africana Studies/African Diaspora Archaeology/Black History or a related field

> Prior experience with/training in human osteology and faunal analysis

> Experience conducting Cultural Resource Management field surveys or previous field school experience

> Experience with GPS technology (Trimble, portable tablet GNSS antennas, RTK)

* Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.

* Must have a valid driver's license and be able to pass a motor vehicle records check.
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