Crew Chief (Temporary, Full-Time) at Metcalf Archaeology


Metcalf Archaeological Consultants Human Resources
 

Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc. is hiring Crew Chiefs for several projects, primarily located in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Crew Chiefs perform field work and other tasks under the direction of a Project Manager or Project Director, usually supervising a small field crew and conducting surveys, testing, and data recovery excavations. Laboratory and office tasks may also be assigned as necessary.


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These are full-time, hourly positions and may be eligible for year-round employment, depending on winter project workloads. Projects may be located in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, or adjacent states and may require extended field time, typically on a 9 days on, 5 days off schedule, although schedules will vary from project to project. Per-diem (typically $55 per day) and lodging are provided for all project work requiring overnight stays away from your home office. The pay rate will be $18-$21 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.


Qualifications

  • B.A. in Anthropology or History (commensurate field experience will be accepted in lieu of a degree)
  • M.A. or M.S. in Anthropology is highly desirable but not required for this position
  • Demonstrated experience in performing Crew Chief duties
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal regulations including the Section 106 process
  • Currently listed, or able to be listed, as person in direct charge of fieldwork in a secondary supervisor, on antiquities permits in at least one state within the company’s operating region.
  • Active First Aid/CPR certification (may be obtained after hiring)  
  • Experience writing and producing quality, professional site forms and reports  
  • At least two years of experience doing archaeological fieldwork
  • At least one year of experience supervising a field crew is preferred


Work Context


The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to work outdoors for 10 or more hours a day in often very hot (>90°F) and very cold (<32°F) temperatures; other conditions include high winds, extreme dust, and high altitude
  • Must be able to walk numerous miles in a work period, often in rugged terrain
  • Must be able to systematically excavate natural soil strata using hand tools, to include shovels and trowels
  • Must be able to dig, kneel, and crouch for extended periods of time
  • Able to lift at least 40 lbs. and maintain physical fitness adequate to tasks
  • Willing to spend several days at remote work locations during the field season

Metcalf is 100% employee-owned, which means that all employees share in the company’s success.  As a cultural resource management firm, we have over 40 years of experience providing archaeological services in the Rocky Mountains, Eastern Great Basin, and Central and Northern Great Plains.  Metcalf promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in E-verify and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.