Field Archaeologist

Christine Kovacevich

MGE in a Natural Resource Management firm which has strong ties to the utility industry. We are looking for 5 Field Archaeologists who can perform surveys, monitor, and prepare associated reports. Ideal candidates would qualify under SOI standards for Crew chief approval by Federal agencies. This position is a full time position. GIS Experience is highly desired. Must be willing to travel. Current projects in progress are requiring a six day a week schedule with lodging and perdiem provided.

Field Archaeologist

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of archaeological resource management and preservation; techniques for the preservation of archaeological collections; the major aspects of American archaeological field methods; laboratory and museum techniques, procedures, and operations; Indians of Western North America; geology; paleontology; ecology; comparative osteology; California history; basic techniques of surveying; archaeological research methods; literature and publications dealing with archaeological and ethnographical methods and techniques; private and public organizations concerned with anthropological research in California/Oregon.

Ability to: Prepare accurate drawings and take photographs of archaeological remains, artifacts, and related materials for use in published reports; read and prepare maps; perform archaeological field work; coordinate the efforts of small work teams; identify and record pertinent data revealed during excavations; evaluate environmental impacts upon various archaeological resources and develop and recommend effective mitigation procedures; speak and write effectively; keep necessary records and prepare reports; analyze situations accurately and take effective action. Must be able to evaluate complex archaeological and ethnographic studies; develop innovative resource management programs for the protection, restoration and perpetuation of cultural resources; coordinate and lead the work of others; provide instruction in archaeological excavation techniques; prepare clear, complete and technically accurate reports; plan, organize, and lead archaeological field projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major course work in archaeology or anthropology. (Graduate degree preferred)

Experience: Five + years of increasingly responsible professional experience in research, writing, or project supervision in archaeological investigation or cultural resource management and protection programs, two years of which shall have been working at a level of responsibility equivalent to that of a crew chief or supervisor of archaeological investigations.

Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Typical range is $25-30 per hour. 


  • Competitive wages & excellent benefits
  • Ongoing training and credentialing
  • Access to industry related training materials
  • Premium Health Coverage for Employee and Dependents
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Vacation Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • Sick Pay
  • 401k

Please submit your current resume for consideration to ckk@...