About the opportunity
SWCA's Sheridan, Wyoming office is seeking a full-time Staff Archaeologist to join our team of cultural resources specialists to assist on a variety of projects across Wyoming, Montana, and the surrounding region. We collaborate regularly with our partnering offices and this position would offer the opportunity to travel beyond the Rocky Mountain/Plains region. Your role will be to assist project archaeologists and principal investigators during field efforts. A key element of your job will also be to independently supervise an archaeological survey crew in the field. You will also have the opportunity to work on office-based tasks such as report writing, logistical support and laboratory tasks as needs arise.
Compensation and Schedule: Starting at $21.00/hr.
Work schedule varies but sessions do not typically exceed 8 to 10-days (10-hour days). Per diem, housing, and company vehicles provided. Mileage reimbursement is provided for work-related use of personal vehicles.
Positions will be filled as soon as qualified applicants are identified.
What you will accomplish
- Supervising upervising and leading a small crew while conducting archaeological field work such as archaeological monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery. This includes:
- independently assigning and directing the activities of others on behalf of SWCA, often in remote areas without immediate guidance from senior managers, to ensure quality and on-time delivery;
- ensuring that employees understand their responsibilities and delegated tasks and are being held accountable if crew members under your supervision are not performing their activities correctly, productively, and safely;
- serving as a conduit of communication between employees and senior managers, including communicating issues to relevant senior managers;
- receiving and resolving complaints from employees in the field; and
- monitoring team productivity and providing timely performance feedback, including deciding when disciplinary action is necessary and delivering discipline.
- Communicating with Field Directors, Project Managers, and GIS staff regularly to provide field status updates.
- Participating in technical research and writing and data QA/QC.
- Assisting with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of GPS data using Esri-based applications.
Experience and qualifications for success
- Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or a closely related field required
- A minimum of two (2) years of experience with a wide range of field methodologies, including archaeological survey, testing, excavation, and monitoring required; experience in the Rocky Mountain Plains Region preferred
- Previous field supervisory experience preferred
- Completed accredited field school experience is highly preferred
- Ability to be listed on federal and state cultural resource permits in Wyoming is preferred
- Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, often at high altitudes, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required
- Ability to travel an estimated 75% of the time.
- Willing to travel overnight for extended periods of time.
- Must have a valid driver's license and ability to pass a motor vehicle record screening.
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.
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SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees. In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges on all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.
An employee in this Wyoming office -based position can expect an hourly wage of $21.00-27.00/hr. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. Regular-status employees are also eligible for performance bonuses. Candidates are also encouraged to consider SWCA's Total Rewards package, which includes a competitive Benefits package, forward-thinking workplace flexibility, outstanding corporate culture, award-winning career development, and more.
EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.