Seminole Tribe of Florida NRCS Field Technician

Maureen Mahoney

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is looking to hire two (2) Field Technicians that will complete Phase I cultural resource surveys for projects being undertaken by the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. The positions are full time and are for immediate hire with the employment term lasting until September 29, 2022. Please see below for full position details. If interested please send a resume and cover letter to maureenmahoney@....






This is specialized work of the historic preservation program for the Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation Office. The incumbent in this position is responsible for performing systematic investigations of possible archeological sites, including excavation, field data collection, and data recording. Work also includes extensive use of GPS software to record spatial data. The individual may perform work in the archeological laboratory such as cleaning, counting and cataloging artifacts and ecofacts. The incumbent is required to report to any one of the seven (7) reservations depending on daily scheduled project work. This position reports to the Tribal Archaeologist and is a non-exempt position.



The listed duties are only illustrative and are not intended to describe every function that may be performed by this position. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed, if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

·         Performs systematic cultural resource surveys on the STOF reservations. Surveys consist of Phase I shovel testing.

·         Interprets data using topographic maps and aerial photographs. Establishes site boundaries by accepted archaeological methodology that includes shovel testing at prescribed intervals, generally to a depth of a meter and passing the excavated soil through hardware cloth screens made for the purpose.

·         Assists in the location and excavation of cultural resources located on the reservations and lands of the STOF, ensuring compliance with professional standards and guidelines.

·         Assists in the identification, recording and mapping of archaeological sites.

·         May participate in archeological laboratory activities such as record-keeping and processing of field specimens. Packs and transports artifacts and samples. Cleans, counts and catalogs artifacts and ecofacts.

·         Assists crew members at the site in a range of routine archeological and associated tasks.

·         Attends and participates in staff meetings and other activities and community events as required.

·         Adheres to all Seminole Tribe of Florida’s policies and procedures.

·         Performs additional related duties as assigned.



·         Knowledge of Seminole culture and history.

·         Knowledge of Southeastern U.S. and Florida prehistory and history

·         Advanced knowledge of archeological field and/or laboratory procedures and techniques.

·         Knowledge of mapping principles and techniques.

·         Knowledge of first aid and CPR.

·         Advanced knowledge of general excavation techniques, tools and equipment.

·         Knowledge of South Florida’s environment and its association with cultural resources

·         Ability to collect field data and accurately record findings.

·         Ability to engage in community outreach activities.

·         Ability to read and interpret topographic maps and aerial photographs.

·         Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

·         Ability to create and follow through on strategic goals; both short and long-term

·         Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques efficiently and effectively

·         Ability to become an intelligent user of GPS systems and technologies, especially ESRI products

·         Ability to drive 4-wheel drive and all-terrain vehicles. Ability to serve the Tribal community, the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the STOF tribal community, general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials.



Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archeology, History or related field is required. A minimum of one (1) year experience conducting Phase I fieldwork is also required. Must have previous experience driving all-terrain (ATVs or UTVs) and 4-wheel drive vehicles. Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License and be able to operate Tribal vehicles, which include 4-wheel drive trucks and all-terrain vehicles. Must be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Must have the ability to travel and work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays.



Considerable physical activity is required for the position. Position requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part of the job (more than 70%). Driving a company vehicle to various reservations and project locations is required.



Archaeological fieldwork will generally consist of heavy physical labor outside under typical southern Florida conditions including extreme heat, rain, humidity, and other conditions prevalent in the swampy lands of the region. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.


Maureen Mahoney

Tribal Archaeologist

Tribal Historic Preservation Office

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Phone: (863) 983-6549 Ext. 12248 or

                (863) 763-4128 Ext. 15444

Cell Phone: (863) 228-2162

Fax: (863) 902-1117 or (863) 467-6485