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On Call Archeologist Field Technician III

Spanish Springs, Nevada
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for On Call Archaeology Field Technicians with 7+ years of experience for an exciting project in Eastern Nevada for the duration of the 2024 summer/fall! Be involved in project with our Earth & Environment Cultural Resource Team and open opportunities to become a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their cultural resource challenges.

WSP is currently looking to fill multiple hourly, project-based positions. This archaeologist specialist (heritage resource specialist) position will work with senior project managers, senior archaeologists, architectural historians, and other environmental staff to expand existing and new client relationships and contribute to WSP's capacity and reputation in the environmental and engineering marketplace. Compensation will be commensurate with credentials and experience.

Successful candidates will work with environmental and heritage/cultural resources specialists throughout the West. Current and upcoming archaeological project contributions are needed in Nevada. The successful candidate should expect upcoming or future fieldwork opportunities in adjacent states as well. These positions are expected to take active roles in conducting fieldwork and supporting the collection and preparation of digital data for reporting of findings. The successful candidate will have experience with various digital data collection software and hardware and expected to contribute to the completion of state IMACS forms. Experience in the western US is preferred but not required.

Your Impact
  • Participation in Class I-Class III assessments and avoidance recommendations
  • Participating in and/or contributing to heritage/cultural resource investigations in support of our clients' projects. These efforts require compliance with NEPA, NHPA, NAGPRA, and other federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 7+ years experience in performing cultural resources services in a field, office, or laboratory setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of cultural resources and environmental regulations.
  • Working knowledge of North American archaeology.
  • Experience with SharePoint and Microsoft.
  • Experience with NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, and relevant state laws.
  • Ability to perform pedestrian survey and carry up to 25 lbs. of personal gear and company equipment.
  • Ability to survey in hot and dry high-desert conditions
  • Experience identifying and analyzing a wide variety of archaeological materials from prehistoric and historic-period archaeological sites in the field.
  • Must Be willing to camp and travel to a remote project location for 10-day rotations
  • Must be able to pass a Fit for Duty Exam
  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP's Motor Vehicle screening.
  • Camping Per Diem and Meals and Incidental Expenses will be provided

Preferred Qualifications
  • B.A./B.S., or M.A./M.S. degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or related field.
  • Previous work experience in the western US
  • Large scale terrestrial survey project experience is a plus.
  • Previous Crew Chief and Nevada-specific fieldwork experience is a plus.

WSP Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career. These benefits include coverage related to medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; retirement savings; paid sick leave; paid vacation (or other personal time); paid parental leave; and paid time off for purposes of bereavement, voting, and/or attendance at naturalization proceedings for full time employees.


Expected Salary (California): $30-48/hr

WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it might pay and offer for this position, based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to internal equity and specific geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant's sex or other status protected by local, state, and/or federal law.


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