Job Posting: Project Archaeologist

Job Title: Project Archaeologist

Reports to: Principal Investigator

Date: February 17, 2016


Summary/Objective: Oversees assigned projects from background research through field work to final report compilation.


Essential Functions: • Prepares draft reports for incoming projects, including review of comprehensive records and literature reviews • Manages field crew at the project area; at times may be part of field crew as opposed to providing oversight. • Conducts archaeological research at the project area, including surveying, probing, excavation, and monitoring. • Verifies that project performance protocol are followed and completed. • Prepares final project report on findings for client, including field methods and results. • May be tasked with making maps for reporting purposes. • May be tasked with additional functions including, but not limited to, library maintenance, website maintenance, or internal map server updates.


Competencies: • Demonstrated ability to manage projects to completion • Demonstrated ability to provide reports in a clear and concise manner • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Excellent analytical skills including knowledge of scientific methods and data • Meticulous attention to detail Supervisory Responsibilities: • Field Technicians on project basis


Work Environment: This position works in an office environment approximately 60% of the time. This position works in a field environment approximately 40% of the time, which includes both rural and urban settings, and regular exposure to dirt, cold, heat, and occasional water.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use his/her hands, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is often required to sit. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 50 pounds and use field equipment including, but not limited to: shovels, screens, tarps, GPS units, digital cameras, compasses, trowels, tape measures, buckets, and pry bars. The employee is often required to shovel and fill buckets with dirt. The employee must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: Full-time; generally weekdays, although some weekend work may be necessary.


Travel: Up to 80%; most travel will consist of 1-2 night overnights, although longer overnight stays may be required.


Required Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology, or related field, 1-3 years of field experience, and at least 1 year of supervisory experience. Knowledge and experience in archaeology in the Plateau and Basin culture areas, and RPA membership strongly desired.


Equal Employer Opportunity Statement: Plateau Archaeological Investigations, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. In addition to federal law requirements, Plateau Archaeological Investigations, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, use of facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities.

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