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Field Archaeologist

Cedar, Missouri
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood's Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for on-call, Part-Time Field Archaeologists for our Jefferson City, MO; St. Louis, MO, and Kansas City, MO offices and the surrounding regions. Be involved in projects with our Heritage and Cultural Resources Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges. Projects include a wide range of federal, state, and commercial clients with many new opportunities and interesting locations. This position is a on-call, with potential for long term work and possible full-time employment based on our current, and upcoming, workload.

Your Impact

Assist with field projects during all phases of archaeological testing (primarily Phase I and II) by performing pedestrian reconnaissance, shovel tests, test unit excavation supervised by a Field Director

Document findings through detailed note taking including Munsell soil descriptions and completing field forms

Assist in prehistoric and historic artifact identification and document archaeological deposits

Work as part of a team

Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures

Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs

Who You Are

Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, or related field
  • Archaeological field school
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, physically able to conduct all aspects of fieldwork in all weather conditions, and be able to follow instructions
  • Location in the southeast or Missouri and surrounding states is preferred. Opportunities to work in other states is possible
  • This is an on-call, hourly position. Hourly rates are industry competitive ($18.00-$22.50/hour, based upon American CRM experience)
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety & drug/alcohol and harassment policies
  • This position requires 100% travel.

Additional Information:

Single occupancy hotel rooms for duration of fieldwork and paid directly by WSP

Flat-rate meal reimbursement, unless otherwise noted for specific projects

Transportation from hotel to work site provided, unless otherwise noted for specific projects

Opportunities for full-time employment and advancement

Benefits package includes PTO, modified holiday pay, 401K plan

Relocation assistance is not available for this position


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