United States, UT, Throughout the Great Basin Region
Transcon is seeking archaeological field technicians throughout the Great Basin Region. These positions are formally titled “Archaeologist / Cultural Specialist 2” and are considered part time (anticipated to work greater than 30 days per year). As a part time field technician, you will work on various projects throughout the region and are not assigned to a specific state/location (though we do a lot of work within the state of Utah). Travel costs to and from projects will be provided or reimbursed. Project opportunities generally range from single-day projects to multiple 5-, 7-, or 10-day field sessions, depending on the size and needs of the project. These opportunities are not guaranteed and will be subject to project availability and need.
Ability to conduct Class III (intensive pedestrian) cultural resources inventory.
Ability to document archaeological sites and IOs/IFs.
Ability to conduct probing or shovel testing.
Ability to use hand-held field technology (i.e., ArcGIS phone/tablet application paired with sub-meter GPS receivers).
Ability to survey an average of 50 acres/8 miles per day.
Ability to carry personal health and safety equipment (i.e., personal water, sunscreen, etc.).
Ability to work in moderate weather conditions (fluctuating temperatures and inclement weather, including rain and snow).
Ability to perform work duties independently and efficiently, while working in a team setting.
Ability to follow instruction and to make adjustments when provided feedback.
Is proficient in prehistoric and/or historic archaeology in the Great Basin.
Is proficient in documenting archaeological sites and IOs/IFs in the Great Basin.
Is organized, motivated, thorough, accurate, dependable, and trustworthy.
Has excellent navigational skills (GPS and compass).
Ability to navigate and drive 4WD vehicles.
Experience in the following is preferred:
Proficiency using tablets (Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy) to document cultural resources.
Proficiency with sub-meter GPS receiver.
Proficiency with ArcGIS Field Maps and Survey123 applications (for phone or tablet).
Permitted or permittable on BLM lands in the Great Basin (Field Director or Principal Investigator).
Previous NHPA, NEPA, FERC, and/or other cultural or environmental trainings.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Ability to evaluate resources for NRHP-eligibility.