Cultural Resources Technician | Lombard, IL | Temporary/Hourly

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Cultural Resources Technician

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About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work. Our Chicago office is seeking an archaeological field technician to conduct cultural resources investigations in the Midwest and Northern Plains.  

What you will accomplish

  • Conduct archaeological fieldwork including monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery.
  • Assist with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble units and Tablets (knowledge of TerrSync, ArcPad, and ArcGIS Collector beneficial).

Experience and qualifications for success

  • A Bachelor's Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field.


  • Accredited Field School Certification.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS Collector.
  • Previous archaeological survey, testing, excavation, and monitoring experience.
  • Experience cleaning, organizing, and identifying artifacts in the lab.
  • Residing in Illinois or neighboring states.

Additional Information: 

  • Current valid driver's license
  • Ability to pass a motor vehicle screening.
  • Ability to safely operate a 4wd vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work long hours in harsh conditions.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to try new, improved techniques and to make independent decisions when appropriate to the situation or make adjustments as a member of a team in order to complete tasks in the most efficient and accurate manner

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


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EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.





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