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Staff Archaeologist

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Service Line:
Office Name:
Las Cruces
Job Description:
General Responsibilities:
Provide archaeological services for a broad array of projects and clients. This may include conducting field work, identifying artifacts, laboratory analysis, writing reports, preparing proposals, and consulting with clients and stakeholders.
Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
- Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
- Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
- Responsible for conducting fieldwork and writing small to medium sized, relatively uncomplicated reports.
- Manages a field crew and ensures that Field Technicians and Crew Chiefs are performing fieldwork to the highest standards.
- May serve as Principal Investigator (PI) on survey and testing projects.
- Conducts archival research or field documentation and ensures the team is recording appropriate information or conducting appropriate analyses.
- Confidently identifies artifacts and recognizes natural and cultural features/stratigraphy.
- Responsible for ensuring field forms, data collection, and sample collection are consistent, complete, accurate and follows project-specific requirements.
- Prepares simple proposals.
- Presents papers at professional conferences.
- Promote pre-task planning for all projects.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field (MA, MS, PhD) and a minimum of 2 years' related experience.
- Familiar with the cultural history of the region and surrounding areas.
- Secretary of Interior (SOI) qualified preferred.
- Valid driver's license with acceptable violation history.
Preferred Certification:
- Registered Archaeologist (RA)
Requisition ID:
Posting Title:
Staff Archaeologist
Employment Type:
Regular, Full Time
City, State (Office Location):
Las Cruces, NM
About Terracon:
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon's growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.
Terracon's vision of "Together, we are best at people" is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
EEO Statement:
Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.
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