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Archaeologist II

Burlington City, New Jersey
Closing date
May 3, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Company Description
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Job Description
AECOM is seeking a Project Archaeologist for our Burlington, NJ office to work within the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions. This role will oversee Phase I, II, and III archaeological field efforts, manage a crew of archaeological field technicians, and travel for archaeological monitoring projects. The Project Archaeologist will have knowledge of basic field excavation techniques, the ability to identify Precontact and Historical artifacts, understand site and feature formation processes, be able to properly fill out and quality check field and laboratory forms, and be able to draw accurate profiles and plan views, and be able to direct others in these efforts. They will oversee and perform excavation of STPs, test units, and features, as well as mapping and documentation. The Project Archaeologist is expected to be able to keep field journals and write up field results. AECOM values Health and Safety and the Field Supervisor must prioritize Health and Safety protocols.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assist in scoping of archaeological projects and utilize GIS, site records, and other data to identify locations where sites can occur.
- Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) documentation pertaining to the cultural resources
- Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal and commercial clients
- Serves as Archaeological Supervisor and has experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Principal Investigator including scheduling work and making individual or team assignments and leading the instruction of others in use of equipment, technology, and field methods. May have the ability to serve as Principal Investigator, based on level of experience and project complexity.
- Works independently as an archaeological monitor on construction sites. Can properly document any relevant cultural features thoroughly without assistance.
- Travels for potentially long periods of time across the continental United States.
- Supports all phases of archaeological investigation and regulatory compliance.
- Collects information and makes judgements through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
- Writes archaeological reports and prepares archaeological site forms and makes decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluation, and effects on historic properties in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
- Works with the technical field, lab, and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards.
- Performs manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving wheelbarrows filled with dirt.
- Has the ability to perform bending, kneeing, standing and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and have the tolerance on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.
Minimum Qualifications:
- BA/BS in Anthropology or related field + 2 years of related experience in archaeological fieldwork and analysis or demonstrated equivalent of education/experience.
- Demonstrated ability to meet the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology.
- Valid Driver's License and as a condition of employment must be able to pass AECOM's Motor Vehicle Records review.
- Due to the nature of work, US citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
- MA or MS in Anthropology or related field + 2 years of related experience in archaeological fieldwork and analysis or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities, and experience; must have successfully completed an accredited archaeological field school.
- Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience (e.g., Archaeological Supervisor/Field Director.
- Demonstrated experience using GPS units, Total Stations, GIS (e.g., ESRI products), and graphical illustration software (e.g., Adobe).
- Demonstrated experience writing technical reports and papers.
Additional Information
- Must be willing to travel and conduct fieldwork throughout the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.
- Sponsorship is not available for this position.
- Relocation is not available for this position.
Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $56,000.00 - $65,000.00.
AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.
AECOM is the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle - from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.
Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity
You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We're the world's trusted global infrastructure firm, and we're in this together - your growth and success are ours too.
Join us, and you'll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm - access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
ReqID: J10106608
Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: East
Career Area: Science
Work Location Model: Hybrid

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