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Archaeology Field Director

Employer
Westland Resources
Location
Hidden Valley, Nevada
Closing date
Apr 23, 2024

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Position Type
Dean / Department Head
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
At Westland, we are each driven by our own purposes and aspirations. We are encouraged to develop our own unique skills while also growing our business. For some, it's envisioning the lives of tribal ancestors as told by the artifacts uncovered on their lands. For others, there's no greater meaning than being in the field collecting data on flora or fauna. For our engineers and architects, it may be the pride in seeing a design come to life or solving a complex problem while navigating the complexities of environmental and permitting requirements. What unites us all, however, is our commitment to our clients and to each other.

WestLand is large enough to provide a wide range of opportunities for career growth yet nimble enough for you to forge your own unique business and professional path. We pride ourselves on an inclusive environment where talented and creative individuals work together on unique and inspiring projects, bringing innovative solutions to our clients. Make a difference with us at WestLand!

WestLand is seeking a full-time Archaeology Field Director for our growing Nevada team. Our crews can be found working throughout the West on projects for private and public sector clients. The successful candidates will be based out of WestLand's Reno office but will work on projects across the West. Projects slated for the next few months include an excavation project in northern Nevada and various survey projects throughout Nevada, northern California, and western Idaho. For field projects, per diem and lodging will be provided at the 2024 GSA rate.

What will I be doing?
  • Leading and coordinating archaeological field work (field survey, testing, monitoring, and data recovery excavations).
  • Supervising field crews in their effort to record artifacts, features and other manifestations using Trimble GIS, map archaeological features and sites, draw scaled profiles and plans, and maintain paperwork, notes, and records.
  • Processing and cataloging artifacts and other materials to lab specifications.
  • Filing and scanning records and paperwork.
  • Completing record searches and writing technical reports.

What qualifications are required for this role?
  • A Master's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field. A Bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field AND additional years of experience may substitute a Master's degree.
  • A minimum of two years supervisory experience in the Great Basin region.
  • Previous experience writing technical archaeological reports.
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork for long hours in an environment featuring various temperatures, rough terrain, and potential high altitudes.
  • Ability to travel out of town for work, often on short notice and for extended periods (paid drive time, per diem and hotel provided).
  • Ability to work as a member of a cohesive team.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and creative environment.

The pay range for this position is $27.50 - $36.00 /hour.

What does WestLand offer you?
  • A comprehensive benefits package that includes 9 vacation days, healthcare benefits, PTO, and 401k matching for full time employees. Flexible work schedules and remote/hybrid possibilities are available for most roles.
  • A multidisciplinary environment where projects are unique, creative, and challenging! A place where you can develop your own vision of clientele and projects, and where you get to work with our industry leaders daily!
  • An environment where you are set up for success! With two-way mentorship, financial incentives to publish your work, and tuition reimbursement for ongoing educational support, we have you covered! In addition, WestLand has developed a career-path structure to assist you in reaching those next steps in your career!
  • A collaborative work environment where information and ideas are shared across teams. Communication is clear and comes often. And our diversity of people and cultures means everyone always feels welcome at WestLand!

WestLand is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We maintain a safe and drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse and background testing.

To apply, visit Westland Resources Job Listings

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