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Archaeology Field Technician (on-call)

Employer
Westland Resources
Location
Holladay, Utah
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
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 On-Call Archaeology Field Technicians to join our growing Cultural Resources team in Utah. Our crews can be found working throughout the Great Basin, Colorado Plateau, and Southwest on CRM projects for private and public sector clients. The successful candidates will be part of a project team that supports archaeological compliance projects across Utah and neighboring states. For out-of-town work that includes overnight, or longer duration stays, per diem and single-occupancy hotel rooms may be provided. For remote projects where lodging is not available, additional camping per diem will be provided. This position will be based out of WestLand's Salt Lake City office.

What will I be doing?
  • Under the direction of a field supervisor, conduct archaeological field work (field survey, testing, monitoring, and data recovery excavations).
  • Under direction of field supervisor, record artifacts, features and other manifestations using Trimble or other GPS receivers, map archaeological features and sites, draw scaled profiles and plans, and maintain paperwork, notes, and records.
  • Process and catalog artifacts and other materials under lab staff supervision.
  • Perform preliminary analysis and lab tasks under lab staff supervision.
  • File and scan records and paperwork.
  • Complete record searches and report tables under supervision of senior staff.

What qualifications are required for this role?
  • Associates Degree or higher in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field. Prior on-the-job archeology experience may substitute for educational requirements.
  • Previous field or lab experience in archaeology preferred.
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork for long hours in desert, forest, and mountainous environments featuring extreme temperatures, rough terrain, and potential high altitudes.
  • Ability to carry up to 60 pounds of equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to bend and kneel for long periods of time.
  • Ability to travel out of town for work throughout the Southwest, 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 salary range for this position is $19.00 - $27.00 per hour.

What does WestLand offer you?
  • A comprehensive benefits package that includes 9 vacation days, healthcare benefits, paid time off (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 drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

To apply, visit Westland Resources Job Listings

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