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Archaeologist / Cultural Resource Specialist

Transcon Environmental
Draper, Utah
Closing date
Oct 4, 2022

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
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Job Description
We are seeking qualified archaeologists/cultural resource specialists for various assignments, with day-to-day work activities conducted in the office (report/home or company office) or in the field. This would be a full time/regular position. Work conditions can be expected to be primarily office based with approximately 20-25% in a field setting. Work may include both single-day and multiple-day field assignments. Successful applicants should be able to work long days in the field, in a range of seasonal weather conditions, traverse several miles of rough terrain, and carry field gear, and not be opposed to camping (campground and/or primitive) when no hotel accommodations are available due to remoteness of work/project location.

Compensation and Benefits:

Transcon offers competitive wages and benefits. Benefits for full time employees include medical/dental/vision insurance, 401k, ESOP, paid time off, paid holidays, etc.

Travel will be required for most projects. Drive time is paid. When working multi-day assignments, employee will be reimbursed for meals, lodging, and mileage, if applicable.

Compensation is based on qualifications and relevant experience.


· Assisting with environmental compliance reviews

· Conducting cultural resource surveys, monitoring, and inventory

· Conducting archaeological testing and excavation

· Recording sites and isolates and drafting associated reports and site forms

· Performing archaeological monitoring during construction activities to ensure resource protection measures are being implemented

· Acting as Field Director/Crew Chief or Principal Investigator/Project Director on fieldwork assignments

· Conducting literature reviews and records searches

· Work will primarily be office based with field opportunities; successful applicants should be capable of drafting site forms and reports, agency consultation, and be capable of working long days in the field throughout the year, including single- and multi-day assignments

Skills and Requirements:

· B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in anthropology, archaeology, or other closely related field

· Proficiency in prehistoric and/or historic archaeology in applicable state(s) and region

· Proficiency in report writing and site form preparation in applicable state(s) and region

· Minimum of 2-year professional experience in archaeological fieldwork, including at least 4 months of regional experience in prehistoric and historic archaeology, to include site recordation, survey, and excavation

· Meets the Secretary of the Interior professional qualifications standards and BLM permitting standards for Field Director/Crew Chief or Principal Investigator/Project Director

· Proficiency with standard field equipment and technology, including digital documentation

· Ability to support proposal efforts, including planning and budgeting

· Ability to perform work duties independently and efficiently with short deadlines, as well as working in a team setting

· Ability to interact and coordinate with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies

· Organized, motivated, thorough, accurate, dependable, and trustworthy

· Reliable personal vehicle, excellent navigational skills, and a good driving record

Experience in the following is preferred:

· Proficiency with sub-meter GPS

· Permitted or permittable in applicable state(s) and on agency lands as a Field Director/Crew Chief or Principal Investigator/Project Director

· Previous NHPA, NEPA, FERC, and/or other cultural or environmental trainings

· Strong writing and editing skills

· Familiarity with typical transmission or electrical utility operations and maintenance activities

· Familiarity with compliance inspection contracting for large projects

· Familiarity with ESRI GIS applications (including desktop, ArcGIS, Collector, Survey123, etc.)

· Experience driving a four-wheel drive vehicle off-road or in rough terrain

· Experience working around heavy machinery and communicating with field and construction crews

Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing a background check, drug, (including marijuana/THC) and alcohol testing.

Transcon Environmental, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Company DescriptionEstablished in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the United States with our Corporate Office based in Mesa, AZ and offices in Ferndale and Santa Rosa, California; Cedar City and Draper, Utah; Rawlins, Wyoming; and Roanoke, Virginia.

We are a steadily growing company with telecommuting opportunities employing over 200 employees throughout the United States. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists, and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance as well as infrastructure siting, Class I and Class III studies, Historic Property Treatment Plans, and environmental construction management and monitoring. We offer our employees development opportunities, competitive wages, and benefits.
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