Archaeological Technician (On-Call)

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Are you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder's looking for you! 


Step into Your New Role


Kleinfelder is seeking qualified field staff for archaeological fieldwork in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast starting in early summer.  Work will include Phase I archaeological surveys, archaeological reconnaissance, and possible Phase II and Phase III work.  Time to travel to project areas will be paid.  Lodging will be provided for the duration of projects.  Per diem will be $46 for each night spent in the hotel.  Pay for this position will be $19 to $21 per hour based on experience.


As an on-call position, work on future projects at various locations across the Eastern United States is anticipated. Prior experience shovel testing, systematic surface walkovers, and conducting cultural surveys is preferred. Must be willing to work independently and as a team.


Requirements and Qualifications

  • BA or higher in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field.
  • The ability to independently identify prehistoric and historic-era cultural resources in the field.
  • Three months of progressive experience participating in cultural resources field projects or participated in an accredited field school.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and attention to detail.
  • Strong writing skills and clarity in notetaking.
  • Experience with MS Office.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and respond quickly while working in the field.
  • Experience working on state and federal lands.
  • The ability to stand for long periods of time and hike 6 miles in rugged conditions while carrying appropriate equipment.
  • Excavate a minimum of 25 shovel test pits (30 cm in diameter) per day depending on state requirements.
  • Excavate shovel test pits in stratigraphic profiles and complete associated paperwork.
  • Use a compass to stay on bearing while walking transects for both pedestrian survey and shovel testing.
  • Familiarity with digital field technology (GPS, total station, iPad etc.) and GIS applications and software. Previous experience using Collector/Field Maps a plus. 
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • A driver's license is required.
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record and complete a background check.



Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or closely related field required. Certifications as required.


Move Forward with Kleinfelder

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver.


Progress with an Employer that Values You

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following:


The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Pay Transparency Law.  Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Hourly range: $20.07 - $33.44


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program.


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder. 



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