Stantec Archaeology Crew Chief in Laurel, Maryland
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The Stantec cultural resources team is seeking a qualified Archaeological Field Supervisor/Senior Archaeological Technician to be based at the Laurel, Maryland office.
This position is guaranteed 20 hours per week; however, based on workload, the position may require up to 40 hours per week. . Stantec will offer a benefits package with the position. The variety of work tasks is expected to be broad, and we are interested in an individual who is adaptive and flexible. Work will include field and various lab/office tasks.
Field work can include a broad variety of field investigations from monitoring to data recovery tasks. The role of the Field Supervisor is to assist the field director in the management of larger crews, as well as the supervision of small crews, and to operate independently in the field, on smaller projects. Lab tasks will include working with the lab director in the processing of artifacts, helping to maintain the lab facility. Candidates with previous experience in specialized analysis (especially pollen, prehistoric ceramics, lithics) are encouraged to mention their experience in their application. The qualified candidate may also be occasionally tasked in assisting project archaeologists with background research, and reporting tasks.
Your Key Responsibilities
Monitor construction excavations for unanticipated discoveries. Work with crews to document and ascertain unanticipated discoveries. Report finds to the office Excavate Shovel Test Pits (STPs) and Test Units (TUs) Document excavations on standardized forms, draw field maps, and soil profiles, collect GPS data. Supervise small crews of up to 3 archaeological technicians or assist field director in management of larger crews
Wash, and sort artifacts, prepare artifacts for curation (may include database entry, and artifact storage prep, delivery of artifacts to repositories
Help maintain lab facilities, including general cleanup, keep lab supplies, research library, and comparative collections in ordermaintain and repair field equipment (e.g., screen mending, shovel sharpening)
Assist in report graphics and data table production
Assist in data compilation for background research.
Assist in writing reports of investigations.
Actively participate in Stantec’s health and safety programs
Your Capabilities and Credentials
A valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle
Experience with mapping, pedestrian surveys, STP excavations, TU excavation, data collection (field notes, photographs, digital information)
Ability to keep clear and concise field notes (including standardized forms)
Ability to work under strenuous environmental conditions (e.g., walking through forests away from roads and urban areas, working in extreme heat or cold, digging soil with a shovel, lifting to 35 lbs)
Dedicated to following and promoting a strong safety culture
Able to work independently
Willingness and ability to work with a diverse team
Able to work away from home for periods of up to 2 weeks. Most field work will be daytrips around the DC area, but 5-day or 10-day deployments further afield are not uncommon.
Experience with Adobe Illustrator and ARC GIS is an asset Willingness to learn and develop professionally is required
Education and Experience
A minimum of 2 years of field experience working in cultural resource management, preferably in the eastern or southeastern United States or Canada.
A bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, history, or related field, with focus on archaeology
Candidates with prior supervisory experience and/or those with specialized analytical experience (e.g., pollen/macrobotanical analysis, lithic analysis) are highly encouraged to apply
This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.
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Job: Archaeology Technician/Technologist
Primary Location: United States-Maryland-Laurel
Employee Status: Regular
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Req ID: 2000027B
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