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Field Scientist (Archeology)

Tempe, Arizona
Closing date
Jul 10, 2023

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Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Environmental Planning Group, LLC (EPG), a Terracon Company, is seeking several full-time, temporary archaeological field scientist at our Phoenix, Arizona office. Some projects will be in the local area, based out of our Phoenix office. Other projects or portions of projects may require overnight hotel stays (where available) or "rustic" camping conditions (where hotels are not convenient); non-local jobs typically provide Federal per diem.

Duties include but may not be limited to hiking, climbing, standing, bending, stooping, carrying loads up to 30 pounds, completing paperwork, filling electronic forms, mapping, orienteering, and photography. These duties are often performed in conditions of extreme heat. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Experience with Trimble data collection a plus, but not required.

  • Perform archaeological monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery fieldwork, including mapping and GPS data collection
  • Assist in artifact processing and data analysis
  • Travel as needed to support projects and company-related tasks

Typical Schedule
  • Office- 8 hour work day/40 hour work week
  • Field- 10 hour work days

  • Commensurate with experience

  • BA or BS in Anthropology or related science field and a minimum 1 year related experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 5 years' related experience.
  • Completed an Archaeological Field School.
  • Able to identify prehistoric and historic artifacts and features commonly encountered in the Southwest.
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable violation history.

Preferred Certification:
  • Certification in field of expertise.

About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon's growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon's vision of "Together, we are best at people" is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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