Archaeology Technician

Employment Type

: Part-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



United States of America - California, Oakland Job Summary The AECOM Oakland office is seeking an Archaeologist Technician for field work on a project-specific basis. The candidate should be organized and have good communication skills, in order to work independently during construction monitoring projects, coordinating directly with construction crews and client representatives. Must be able to recognize and identify both prehistoric and historic-era archaeological resources, and be able to describe and record such resources accurately. Under the supervision of the Field Director or Project Director, will conduct archaeological survey and site delineation. Excavate and document test pits and/or units within survey areas and archaeological sites of the project as directed by the Field/Lab Director and Principal Investigators. Keep legible and understandable field notes. Provide acceptable field and lab-documentation. Wash or otherwise clean, sort, catalog, analyze, and prepare for permanent curation all recovered artifacts as directed by the Field/Lab Director and Principal Investigators. Prepare selected samples for specialized studies as directed by the Field/Lab Director and Principal Investigators. Create electronic spreadsheets, inventories, and provide data entry. Travel required. However, majority of work expected in the San Francisco Bay Area, with no travel stipend or per diem. The ability and desire to perform extensive fieldwork on potentially difficult terrain and during adverse weather conditions on field assignments ranging from several days, weeks, or months at a time will be essential. Ability to hike up to 8 - 10 miles per day on a repeated basis necessary for this position. Good interpersonal skills, writing skills, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team are fundamental. Attitude and demeanor compatible with collaborative team efforts, ability to professionally interact with clients clearly understanding project approach, and ability to understand expectations of assigned tasks are desired. Duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to: * Performs standardized or prescribed assignments involving a sequence of related operations. * Conducts a variety of standardized tests and may prepare specimens; Sets up and operates standard laboratory testing equipment of moderate complexity. * Records test data and provides observation and interpretations of it. * Performs fieldwork, including but not limited to environmental sampling, operations and maintenance and inspections at client sites. * Other activities may include assisting with calculations, setting up and operating equipment, inspecting equipment and installations for compliance with specifications and maintaining proper project documentation. * Performs standardized or prescribed assignments involving a sequence of related operations. * Conducts a variety of standardized tests and may prepare specimens; Sets up and operates standard laboratory testing equipment of moderate complexity. * Records test data and provides observation and interpretations of it. * Performs fieldwork, including but not limited to environmental sampling, operations and maintenance and inspections at client sites. * Other activities may include assisting with calculations, setting up and operating equipment, inspecting equipment and installations for compliance with specifications and maintaining proper project documentation About AECOM's Environment Business Line Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative. AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world's most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles. AECOM's Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks. About AECOM At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what's possible - the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle. We are proud to be recognized for excellence: * Named one of Fortune magazine's 'World's Most Admired Companies' for the sixth consecutive year * Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record's 2020 'Top 200 Environmental Firms' * Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record's 2020 'Top 500 Design Firms' * VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer Minimum Requirements * High School Diploma plus 4 years of archaeological field experience including reconnaissance, survey, testing and site mitigation in the Western United States * Must be willing to travel locally to conduct field work * Computer proficiency including familiarity with Microsoft Office * Strong oral and written communication skills * A valid driver's license is required Preferred Qualifications * Cross-training in paleontological field techniques preferred * Ability to work nights and weekends preferred * Experience conducting specialized artifact analysis preferred What We Offer When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to 'make amazing happen' in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. Job Category Sciences Business Line Environment Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS) Country United States of America Position Status Part-Time Requisition/Vacancy No. 254974BR Additional Locations US - Concord, CA - One Concord Center, US - San Francisco, CA - 300 California Street Virtual: Yes Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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