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Staff Archaeologist

Employer
AECOM
Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Closing date
Nov 10, 2021

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Position Type
Other
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
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United States of America - Maryland, Germantown
Job Summary
AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Staff Archaeologist/Crew Chief for full-time employment in Germantown, MD (or other nearby office locations in VA and MD).
This position is expected to start in November 2022.
At AECOM, we're delivering a better world.
We believe infrastructure creates opportunities for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We're one global team - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
Here, you will have the freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started.
Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Performs archaeological fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and documentation and is well versed in standard archaeological techniques including the excavation of shovel test pits and test units for all phases of archaeological investigations.
- Serves as a Crew Chief and has experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Field Director and Principal Investigator including scheduling field tasks and instructing others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods.
- Performs manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving wheelbarrows filled with dirt.
- Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.
- Assist in the research for archaeological projects including utilizing GIS, site records, and other data sources.
- Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) documentation pertaining to cultural resources.
- Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
- Assists with the writing of archaeological reports and/or prepare archaeological site forms.
- Works with the technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards
Minimum Requirements
- Bachelor's degree in a related field, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
- Willingness/ability to travel to job sites as needed
- Due to the nature of work, U.S. Citizenship is required
Preferred Qualifications
- Completion of a university-based archaeological field school.
- Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), Total Station, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, Statistical Analysis (ex., SAS or SPSS).
- 1+ years of experience in related role (e.g., Senior Field Technician).
- Demonstrated experience writing portions of technical reports.
- Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archeology.
- MA or MS in Anthropology or related field.
Additional Information:
- AECOM may be off the option to work partially remote or from other office locations, however, field/site visits are required for this role.
- Relocation is not available for this position.
- Sponsorship is not available for this position
What We Offer
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
Job Category Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 256843BR
Additional Locations US - Arlington, VA - 3101 Wilson Blvd, US - Glen Allen, VA - 4840 Cox Road, US - Hunt Valley, MD - 4 North Park Drive
Virtual: No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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