AECOM Entry Level Archaeological Technician in Burlington, Pennsylvania

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Position Title Entry Level Archaeological Technician

United States of America - Pennsylvania

Burlington

Job Summary

AECOM is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The company also offers cultural resource management services for the U.S. federal government, state and local government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and other multinational corporations. The Cultural Resource Division of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Entry Level Archaeological Technician for temporary employment with the Burlington, New Jersey office. However, the candidate will be working exclusively out the for Pittsburgh, PA office. This is a part-time variable position, meaning work days and times will be determined on an as-needed basis. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in cultural resources management, specific to conducting field investigations, artifact analysis and report preparation.

AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects. Some of the projects the incumbent can look forward to include Phase I, II and III investigations for various pipeline and transmission projects in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Virginia.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting archaeological investigations/excavations

  • Screen soil deposits

  • Take accurate field notes

  • Draw accurate profiles and plan views

  • Record archaeological field data

  • Use digital camera; process artifacts (wash, mark and catalog) and perform basic analysis of artifacts

  • Re-bag and re-box artifact collections for final curation and perform basic research on manufacturing processes as it relates to recovered artifacts

  • Must be able to work effectively in both the field and laboratory as part of a team

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, History, or related field or higher and attended an archaeological field school

  • Ability to communicate clearly

  • Some experience with conducting laboratory analysis of both prehistoric and historic material and with writing archaeological technical reports

  • Knowledge of basic field excavation techniques, ability to process (wash, catalog and mark) recovered archaeological artifacts, properly fill out field as well as laboratory forms, and perform extensive manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving buckets and wheelbarrows filled with dirt

  • Must be able to extensively perform bending, kneeling standing and lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

  • Must have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, prolonged walking and standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions

  • Candidate must have basic knowledge of GIS applications

  • Valid Driver’s License with a good driving record and the flexibility to travel overnight and out of state for up to 3+ months at a time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to utilize PC data base programs

  • Execute assignments with limited instructions

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Sciences

Country United States of America

Position Status Part-time Variable

Requisition/Vacancy No. 168526BR