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Archaeological Technician

Company: AECOM
Location: Germantown
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking multiple Part-Time Variable (Casual) Archaeological Technicians to be based in any of our Southeast offices (Glen Allen,Virginia/Raleigh, NC/Tallahassee, FL/Germantown, MD/Hunt Valley, MD, or Morgantown, WV)

The Archaeological Technician will provide field and lab support to cultural resource projects throughout the US. The Archaeological Technician will have knowledge of basic field excavation techniques, the ability to process (wash, catalog and mark) recovered archaeological artifacts, and be able to properly fill out field and laboratory forms and will perform excavation of STPs, test units, and features, as well as mapping and documentation. This position supports Phase I, II, and III field and lab studies.

This position may consist of extensive manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving wheelbarrows filled with dirt. The Archaeological Technician should have the ability to extensively perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs and must have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.

Responsibilities include but aren't limited to the following:

* Performs archaeological fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and documentation


* Works under direction of Crew Chiefs, Field Director, and Principal Investigator


* Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards.


* Responsible for supporting supervisors as needed on a project basis- this could include providing graphic support, writing, travel coordination, project/paperwork organizational support, and pulling together the equipment for field projects as directed by supervisors.


* Performs data entry.


* Performs artifact labeling.


* Copies records for curation.


* May build or repair field/lab equipment



At AECOM, we're delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We're one global team - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

DCSA-Environment

With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM's global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals - to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Minimum Requirements

* High school + none


* Valid Driver's License required.



Preferred Qualifications

* BA or BS in Anthropology or a related field or a minimum of 1 year of experience in archaeological fieldwork and analysis or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience


* Successfully completed an accredited archaeological field school.


* The candidate will be well versed in standard archaeological techniques to include the excavation of shovel test pits and test units for all phases of archaeological investigations.


* The candidate must be prepared for field, lab, and office tasks.


* Field projects could be located anywhere in the US, and travel will be extensive.


* GPS data collection, Total Station, GIS, MS Office, MS Access



Additional Information:

Relocation assistance not available at this time.

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. 253618BR

Additional Locations US - Germantown, MD - 12420 Milestone Center Drive, US - Hunt Valley, MD - 4 North Park Drive, US - Raleigh, NC - 5438 Wade Park Boulevard, Suite 200, US - Tallahassee, FL - 1625 Summit Lake Drive

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.

Keywords: AECOM, Germantown , Archaeological Technician, Professions , Germantown, Maryland

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