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Archaeological Field Technician - On-Call

Oakland, California
Closing date
Apr 19, 2022

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About the Job

We are expanding our team and seeking qualified, experienced Archaeological Technicians for seasonal, as needed/variable hour work based in the Oakland area. The position will support cultural resources field efforts in the Bay Area.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Effectively conduct archaeological field and lab work (or related office tasks) under the direction and supervision of a Dudek staff archaeologist

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Archaeology or Anthropology
  • Current valid driver's license and the ability to safely operate a 4wd vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with a wide range of archaeological field methods including pedestrian survey and shovel testing, testing/evaluation and data recovery excavations, and archaeological construction monitoring
  • Completed an accredited field school certification
  • Previous archaeological survey experience in California, and experience recording a variety of site and isolate types in the region
  • Knowledge of and experience using ESRI Collector
  • Understanding and willingness to safely accommodate difficult weather and other environmental conditions and challenges
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships
  • Ability to provide and receive feedback
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships
  • Ability to resolve conflict through collaboration and communication
  • Physical ability to carry equipment and supplies (up to 40 lbs.) and walk or hike for long hours during fieldwork
  • Ability to operate field equipment, including GPS equipment, cameras, and tablets
  • Willingness to travel to a project location for several consecutive days

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 more than 600 professionals across the U.S., located primarily in offices in California, Hawai'i, 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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