GAI has immediate openings for temporary Cultural Resources Technicians to support various projects across the Mid-Atlantic region. These technicians will be responsible for identifying, excavating and recording potential sites in accordance with state and federal archaeological standards. Projects may include Phase I through Phase III, historic and/or prehistoric investigations. Pre-employment drug testing is required for all of the above opportunities. Candidates with B.A. or B.S. in Archaeology/Anthropology and satisfactory completion of a field school are preferred.
· Pay rates vary between $14.00 and $16.00 per hour, based on qualifications/experience and individual project requirements.
· Per Diem is $50.00 per workday, reimbursed on a weekly schedule.
· Individual, single occupancy hotel rooms will be provided when practical.
· Transportation is provided for daily travel between hotel and site.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Follow required health and safety policies as specified by GAI, client, and OSHA
· Maintain appropriate level of client confidentiality
· Excavate, screen, and collect archaeological materials in accordance with state and/or federal archaeological standards
· Identify and record any archaeological features and structures within project study areas
· Accurately document and map survey areas, testing locations, excavations, and any observable cultural resources
· Accurately complete paper and/or electronic field forms
· Record soil color and type using a Munsell soil chart
· Use a compass for basic orienteering within the project vicinity
· Manually remove brush/vegetation when necessary
· Work outdoors in varying weather conditions
· Hike, off-trail and over occasionally rugged terrain, while carrying tools and equipment
· Perform any and all other duties assigned by supervisor
· BA degree in Anthropology or a related field plus field school required
· Minimum one year CRM experience in North America preferred
· Excellent communication skills
· Willingness to travel and with independent means of transportation
· Experience in archaeological field excavation techniques, artifact identification, data recording, mapping, and surveying
· Use fine motor skills to handle delicate objects, write by hand, feel sharp objects, and reach with hands/arms
· Possess satisfactory close range vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
· Talk, hear, taste or smell
· Stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
· Lift and/or move objects weighing up to 40lbs
· Hike over various types of terrain while carrying up to 25lbs of gear
· Extensively dig/shovel and screen soils for artifact recovery
· Manually clear brush/vegetation from testing locations
· Work outdoors in extreme temperatures and weather conditions
Interested parties should apply online through the GAI Career link below.
Thank you for your interest.