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Archaeologist Field Technician (Temporary)

Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Texas
Closing date
Jan 20, 2024

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Instructions to applicants Job Title Archaeologist Field Technician (Temporary) Location Alpine Department Center for Big Bend Studies Job No. Posting Date 06/01/2023 End Date Until Filled Yes Appointment Date Salary $14.90 per hour Required

Experience in archeological work or studying at an accredited college or university in archaeology or anthropology; or a related field. Knowledge of archeological field techniques and scientific laboratory procedures. Ability to communicate effectively, collect and organize field data, the proper collection and storage of artifacts. Database entry (Excel or Access). Knowledge of ArgGIS (or QGIS or GRASS) and related data collection devices.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university or has completed coursework leading to a degree in archaeology or anthropology.

Staffing Reason Temporary Primary Responsibilities


Function: Performs entry-level archeological field, laboratory, and scientific research work that includes:
  • Aid in collecting quality archaeological data, fieldwork, and paperwork.
  • Perform archaeological surveys, testing, data recovery, and monitoring.
  • Complete tasks promptly; coordinate with project managers regarding project requirements and expectations.

Scope: Participating, planning, and executing archeological projects, conducting research and analysis, and monitoring construction projects.


Essential: Participates in archeological surveys and excavation projects:
  • Ability to document archaeological sites and isolated finds.
  • Ability to conduct shovel testing.
  • Ability to use hand-held field technology (i.e., ArcGIS phone/tablet application paired with sub-meter GPS receivers).
  • Ability to carry personal health and safety equipment (i.e., personal water, sunscreen, etc.).
  • Ability to work in variable weather conditions (fluctuating temperatures and inclement weather, including heat).
  • Ability to perfonn work duties independently and efficiently in a team setting.
  • Ability to follow instructions and to make adjustments when provided feedback.
  • Assists with maintaining inventory of archeological sites
  • Assists in the planning and execution of research designs and programs

Has completed coursework leading to a degree in archaeology or anthropology. Works under close supervision of the project director.

The position is temporary and based on a project-to-project basis. The position is Security Sensitive.

Other Information

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can contact the Office of Student Life, located on the Alpine Campus in the Morgan University Center, Room 211 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 432-837-8424 or emailing

About SRSU

Sul Ross State University Alpine Campus is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine.

The SRSU campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde comprise Rio Grande College. RGC offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor's degrees as well as master's degree programs and works closely with its partner institution, Southwest Texas Junior College, to provide a seamless transition to RGC for their students. All RGC students hold an Associate degree from an accredited institution or they have completed 42 semester credit hours of transferrable work.

More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings See our website.

Is Background Check Required? Yes

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  • Curriculum Vitae

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  • Letter of Intent
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation (1)

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