We have an immediate opening in the SEARCH Southeast region for full-time temporary Archaeological Technicians local to Virginia and Maryland to support upcoming archaeological surveys and excavation projects. Archaeologists with Virginia Department of Transportation experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
SEARCH is dedicated to hiring the most competent, dedicated professionals in our field. Our culture is based on strong work ethic; consistent, high-quality performance; safe work practices; creativity; and excellence in business and staff relationships.
The position requires that candidates be able to:
Conduct archaeological survey, monitoring, and excavation in support of fieldwork for Phase I, II, and III studies as well as Class II and III investigations.
Adhere to project health and safety plan and participate in office and field training.
Use electronic and traditional navigational equipment (GPS, iPad/ArcCollector/Survey 123, compass, and transit) to orient yourself and perform fieldwork.
Photo-document artifacts, ecofacts, features, excavation units, land use, landscapes, unique environmental features, historic structures, archaeological sites, unique environmental features, and work in progress and record an accurate photo log.
Record accurate, organized, and clear field notes, maps, drawings, logs, forms, tables, databases, artifact bags, box labels, and other project documentation.
Collect artifacts, ecofacts, and samples in accordance with the research design and keep an accurate field specimen log.
Complete project tasks and errands as directed by the Archaeologist, Senior Archaeologist, and/or other project leadership.
Maintain and organize field equipment, supplies, vehicles, and work site.
Procure field equipment and supplies.
Travel for extended periods of time.
Other duties as assigned.
Other Important Need-to-Know Information:
This position can be based out of any of our SEARCH offices but is otherwise considered remote.
Applicants must be eligible to be employed in the United States.
Applicants must have reliable transportation.
This position requires frequent travel.
Pay is commensurate with education and experience.
Chosen candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check, including the DMV.
SEARCH is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.
SEARCH is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
SEARCH is an Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.
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Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field.
Completion of an accredited archaeological field school and/or six months of field experience.
Valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and access to reliable transportation.
Ability to obtain a government security clearance.
Ability to perform physically demanding work in variable terrain and environments.
Local to Virginia or Maryland
Work samples (if available)
Send all inquiries to: [email protected] Include the Job Posting code (AT-VA-2022) in the subject line of your email