Archaeology Field Technician (Virginia)
Dutton + Associates, LLC (D+A) is seeking Archaeology Field Technicians to join its Archaeology Group. D+A is a small woman-owned business providing cultural resource management services to public and private sector clients within the Mid-Atlantic region. Archaeology Field Technicians will work closely with Archaeology Field Supervisors and will be responsible for implementing surveys methods and documenting findings in accordance with all applicable standards and guidelines. The position will be based out of D+A’s home office in Midlothian, Virginia and some regional overnight travel is expected. The majority of work, however, will be local and not per diem.
Job responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
¨ Carry out archaeological investigations (Phase I identification, Phase II evaluation, Phase III data recovery, and archaeological monitoring) in a Cultural Resources Management setting;
¨ Conduct archaeological excavation outdoors in all weather conditions in both rural and urban environments; with overnight stays on out-of-town projects when required;
¨ Work with and provide support to other members of the Archaeology Group in assisting with other field and laboratory activities as required;
¨ Participate in D+A’s Health & Safety program;
¨ Demonstrate a “Safety First” focus;
¨ Maintain a high standard of ethical behavior and uphold D+A’s reputation;
¨ Demonstrate a commitment to D+A’s Core Values; and
¨ Perform other duties as required, including but not limited to, artifact processing, reporting, research, and technical services.
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
¨ Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or related field from a recognized program;
¨ Demonstrated experience in archaeological fieldwork and the ability to implement field methodologies efficiently and at a brisk pace;
¨ Ability to lift and carry 40lbs across diverse terrain for long distances and in a variety of weather conditions;
¨ Knowledge and familiarity with use of a compass and general orienteering in wilderness settings;
¨ Demonstrated ability to work as team member; and
¨ A valid state driver’s license and good driving record.
This is an hourly position with competitive pay based on experience and education. Applicants should provide a cover letter, resume, and three references. No phone calls please. We thank all individuals who express interest in the position but only those individuals who are selected for interviews will be contacted.
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