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Field Archaeologist

Environmental Research Group
Cedar Park, Texas
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
Job DescriptionJob Description
Environmental Research Group, LLC (ERG) and AmaTerra, an ERG company, is hiring! We would love to find energetic, hardworking, compassionate team members to join our cultural resources team. We care about our team, and we try our best to provide an environment built on trust, expertise, gratitude, and flexibility.

We are seeking qualified Field Archaeologists for all phases of archaeological investigations on federal and state contracts in Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, and Kentucky. Applications for full time salaried and part time project-based work are being considered. Salary ranges from $46k-56k/year. Pay varies for part time project-based work depending on location and contract. Pay for federal contract work is based on SCA WD for that location, typically $18-22/hr. plus $4.98/hr. H&W benefit (on federal projects). Lodging and meal stipend are based on 2023 GSA rates for the project location. Lodging is always single occupancy and covered by ERG. Meal stipend direct deposit up front.

ERG is an 8(a) certified, service-disabled veteran-owned (SDVO), economically disadvantaged woman-owned (EDWO) small business (SB). Founded in 2000, ERG provides environmental and cultural resources consulting services. We are a value-driven, employee first company. We care about our team, and we take pride in providing an environment built on trust, expertise, gratitude, and flexibility.

Positions require a minimum of a B.A. in anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, or a related field. Archaeologists will be expected to travel (time paid, no mileage) to the project location on the day fieldwork starts. Fieldwork will consist of pedestrian survey with shovel testing and unit excavation. You must be able to walk 4 to 8 miles a day for survey work, excavate shovel tests (35 cm in diameter and up to 100 cm deep), screen dirt from 10-20 cm levels through a ¼" mesh screen, and use hand-held devices to record shovel test depth, soil characteristics and Munsell colors by level, and describe any artifacts found at each level. Typical surveys will involve the documentation of 1 to 4 archaeological sites per project, and the ability to identify and describe precontact and historic period artifacts is expected. All field staff will be expected to carry their own measuring tape (metric required), trowels, backpack, water bottles and lunch/snacks. Comfortable hiking boots and long-sleeved shirts/pants are highly recommended. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Please submit an application, along with a current resume or vita, and three references.

Please specify if you are applying for full time or part time project-based work.

ERG, LLC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability or protected veteran status. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Thank you and we look forward to working with you!

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