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Archaeological Technician

Louisville, Kentucky
Closing date
Dec 3, 2021

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Join Cardno's Science and Environment team in Indianapolis, IN or Louisville, KY to play an integral role in doing archaeological survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring.

Job Description:

Cardno is seeking a seasonal Archaeological Field Technician to assist with upcoming fieldwork that will occur throughout the Midwest. The position will primarily consist of fieldwork, but may include exposure to a wider range of other duties including laboratory research and analysis. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: perform archaeological fieldwork tasks including controlled surface survey; shovel test survey; and excavation. Duties may also include cleaning, cataloging, photographing, and labeling artifacts recovered from surface collection and excavation.

Minimum Requirements:

>B.A./B.S. in anthropology/archaeology or related field with sufficient experience

>Successful completion of an archaeology field school

>At least 6 months of experience conducting archaeological survey and excavation

>Knowledge of prehistoric and historic material culture

>Ability to complete physically demanding tasks in remote areas and/or humid continental climate, including walking, hiking, carrying loads up to 50 pounds, and digging

>Frequent out-of-town travel, potentially for extended periods of time

>Qualified applicants should exhibit strong technical skills, good communication skills, and feel comfortable making decisions in the field

>Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate motorized vehicles

>Must be able to pass a drug test and background check

Desired Qualifications:

>Experience with completing inventory, survey, testing, and/or data recovery

>Previous experience with mapping equipment and other special application equipment (e.g., total station, GPS, etc.)

>Strong oral and written communication skills

>Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel

>Detail oriented; resourceful; self-motivated; strong initiative

>Positive and energetic attitude

Equal Opportunity statement for US based applicants

Cardno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment and reasonable accommodation will be considered.

Cardno has a long standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources.

Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from any 3rd party agencies. No fee will be paid to 3rd parties who submit unsolicited resumes to any Cardno employee. Resumes from approved vendors must be specifically requested by Cardno and approved by the Cardno Talent Acquisition Team.
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