Stantec System

  • Archaeology Technician

    Location US-VA-Richmond | US-VA-Williamsburg
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/16/2018 9:55 AM)
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    Environmental Services
  • Your Opportunity

    2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job done—the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.


    Stantec is currently hiring up to five (5) Archaeology Technicians from the Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia area for upcoming field projects.  

    Your Duties

    • Utilizing a variety of field methodologies, including archaeological survey, testing, excavation, surface collection, and monitoring.
    • Recording and evaluating soils using color (Munsell), texture, and inclusions; Orienteering using a compass, USGS topographic maps, plan maps, GPS units, iPads, and aerial photography.
    • Experience with GPS is an asset. 
    • Assist with setting up a site grid, datum, and excavations units; Mapping site plans and individual shovel tests, units, and features in plan and profile.
    • Identifying historic and prehistoric artifacts following standard collection procedures.
    • Identifying cultural features.
    • Cleaning and preparing site surfaces for mapping and photography.
    • Serving as laboratory assistant when work is available indoors.

    Your Capabilities and Credentials

    • Knowledge of Phase I, II, and III archaeological excavations/assessments.
    • Ability and willingness to work under varied weather conditions.
    • Ability to walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours through sometimes rugged terrain and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in archaeology/anthropology or closely related field, preferred. 
    • At least 1 season of a field school or supervised field experience.
    • Archaeological field experience in Virginia or Mid-Atlantic, preferred,
    • Industry-specific safety training certificates is an asset.
    • Valid driver's license required and good driving record.
    • Prior to employment with Stantec this position will require the successful completion of a background check, along with drug and alcohol screening.
    • Extensive travel required.

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