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Archaeology Field Technician

Stantec Inc.
Lafayette Square, Louisiana
Closing date
Jan 25, 2024

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Full Time
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Archaeology Field Technician - ( 230004JC )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We're a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that's critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec, is currently seeking an Archaeology Technician to provide as-needed support on a project basis, assisting with data collection & analysis for a variety of field programs.

Our team provides Section 106/NEPA analysis, technical studies, and project permitting for a wide variety of private and federal, state, and local government clients in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and the surrounding region.

This on-call position requires the ability to work outdoors in remote locations and for extended periods under all weather conditions, often traversing rugged terrain, demonstrating awareness for workplace safety; and ability to work independently when conditions are appropriate or with limited supervision.

Your Key Responsibilities
  • Utilize a variety of field methodologies, including archaeological survey, testing, excavation, surface collection, and monitoring
  • Record and evaluate soils using color (Munsell), texture, and inclusions; Orienteering using a compass, USGS topographic maps, plan maps, GPS units, iPads, and aerial photography
  • Assist with setting up a site grid, datum, and excavations units; Mapping site plans and individual shovel tests, units, and features in plan and profile
  • Identify historic and prehistoric artifacts following standard collection procedures
  • Identify cultural features
  • Clean and prepare site surfaces for mapping and photography
  • Serve as laboratory assistant when work is available indoors


Your Capabilities and Credentials
  • Experience with GPS is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Phase I, II, and III archaeological excavations/assessments required
  • Ability and willingness to work under varied weather conditions
  • Ability to walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours through sometimes rugged terrain and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required
  • Industry-specific safety training certificates is an asset
  • Requires valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Prior to employment with Stantec this position will require the successful completion of a background check; drug and alcohol screening may be required by certain clients on a project-specific basis
  • Extensive travel required

Education and Experience
  • An associate's degree or technical school diploma/certificate in archaeology/anthropology or closely related field. Bachelors degree preferred.
  • At least 1 season of a field school or supervised field experience
  • Archaeological field experience in the Great Plains region

This position is primarily fieldwork, but some office work may occur. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather, remote locations, summer heat, rough terrain; as well as bending, stooping, carrying field equipment, standing, and walking for extended periods of time, and making visual and tactile distinctions using color, texture, moisture content, depth, and distance.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Oklahoma-Tulsa

Other Locations : United States-Missouri, United States-Missouri-St. Louis, United States-Louisiana-New Orleans, United States-Oklahoma, United States-Louisiana, United States-Louisiana-Baton Rouge, United States-Oklahoma-Oklahoma City

Work Locations :

Tulsa OK

Organization : BC-2353 EnvSvcs-US Gulf West

Employee Status : Temporary

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 100 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Nov 2, 2023, 1:19:31 PM

Req ID: 230004JC

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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