AECOM Archaeology Field Technician in Phoenix, Arizona

United States of America - Arizona, Phoenix

Job Summary

The Central Midwest Area Cultural Resource Division of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Archaeological Technician for temporary employment with our Phoenix, AZ office. However, the candidate could be working on various projects in the Upper Mid-West, or elsewhere on the Great Plains, including surveys, evaluative testing and data recovery projects, depending on staffing needs throughout the Central Region. This is a part-time variable position, meaning, work days and times will be determined on an as-needed basis.

In most cases, this position reports to the Field Director or Archaeological Supervisor. Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting archaeological survey, shovel testing, investigations/excavations; screening and describing soil deposits.

  • Documenting archaeological and historic resources. Must be able to learn to take accurate field notes; draw accurate profiles and plan view sketches

  • In time, the position may also require completing site forms, narrative site descriptions, and written contributions to reports.

  • Using a digital camera to photo-document artifacts, features, and sites and keeping an accurate photo log.

  • Processing artifacts (wash, mark and catalog) and performing basic analysis of artifacts

  • Consulting with supervisor concerning unusual problems and developments

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Knowledge and understanding of equipment and technology used to perform recording of artifacts and archaeological surveys

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

  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record

  • Basic knowledge of GIS applications, Microsoft applications

  • Flexibility to travel overnight, including out of state travel, for up to 3+ months at a time

  • Excellent work ethic and team-player attitude

  • Strong attention to detail, with proven ability to follow specific instructions

  • Ability to effectively express his or herself orally and in writing to other project staff

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record.

  • Must pass a State and Federal criminal history/security background check; many projects/ clients are security sensitive.

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen.

  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Physically able, with or without an accommodation, to work in outdoor environments with uneven terrain, variable outdoor conditions including heat, cold, moisture, and dryness; position requires frequent repetitive bending & stooping, standing/walking, operation of vehicles, and lifting of less than 25 pounds; occasionally working with arms above shoulder level, power gripping/squeezing (hand tools, levers, etc.), working at heights, and performing repetitive or fine hand movements; rarely climbing stairs, working in an environment of heavy, moving, dangerous equipment, performing work in confined spaces, performing keyboard/mouse operations, working alone in isolated/remote areas, and lifting 25 - 75 pounds. Position will include wearing associated personal protective equipment, including safety glasses/goggles, gloves, safety shoes/boots, hard hat, long-sleeve shirts, and tick guards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology, History, Museum Studies, or related field and have attended an archaeological field school

  • General familiarity with cultural resource management protocols and processes, including Section 106 and NEPA compliance, is helpful to understanding cultural resource management.

  • Some cultural resource survey activities

  • Some experience with conducting laboratory analysis of both prehistoric and historic material

  • Experience with data collection using a handheld GPS unit

  • CPR/First Aid Training

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 Variable

Requisition/Vacancy No. 200150BR

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.