FIELD TECHNICIANS $20-25/hr - California - Central Coast & Central Valley

Jennifer Barbee


Location: Fresno, San Luis Obispo, and Lompoc

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. has immediate openings for Field Technicians in our northern and central offices. The Field Technician will support of a wide variety of cultural resource projects. Job duties may include pedestrian survey, site identification and recordation, site testing and data recovery excavation, and monitoring during construction.


The Field Technician must have a basic understanding of archaeological field methods, be able to identify both prehistoric and historical archaeological materials, and be physically fit and able to handle strenuous field conditions in sometimes adverse weather. Fieldwork entails hiking on rugged terrain and steep slopes, and/or require standing or walking for long periods within the course of an 8-hour day, as well as several consecutive days in a field rotation. All Field Technicians must work cooperatively and communicate clearly with construction contractors, tribal monitors, and other project stakeholders.


  • At least one year of fieldwork experience;
  • Knowledge of safety standards and appropriate precautions;
  • Accurately collect field data using a Trimble Geo X7 or other GPS devices;
  • Aptitude for taking detailed and accurate field notes;
  • Basic understanding of CRM laws and regulations;
  • Ability to recognize basic flake types (primary-tertiary and cortical-non cortical) and classes of historical material;
  • Ability to calculate volumetric sampling per Æ’s standards; and
  • Ability to work independently on some tasks.


Undergraduate or graduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, or related field. Undergraduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, or related field. Valid drivers license, Real ID, or passport. Clear pre-employment drug screening and background screening required for specific project assignments.


Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and three professional references to Human Resources at info@.... Please reference “Field Technician” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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Æ is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental or physical), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other factor that is not related to the job.

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