AECOM Archaeological Technician in Burlington, New Jersey

United States of America - New Jersey, Burlington

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Archaeological Technician for employment in the Burlington, NJ office.

This is a part-time variable position, meaning work days and times will be determined on an as-needed basis.

AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects. Some of the projects the incumbent can look forward to include Phase I, II and III investigations for various pipeline, transmission and transportation projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are

  • Conduct archaeological investigations/excavations

  • Screen soil deposits

  • Take accurate field notes

  • Draw accurate profiles and plan views

  • Record archaeological field data; use digital camera

  • Process artifacts (wash, mark and catalog) and perform basic analysis of artifacts

  • Re-bag and re-box artifact collections for final duration

  • Perform basic research on manufacturing processes as it relates to recovered artifacts

This position reports directly to a Crew Chief or Archaeological Supervisor when performing duties in the field and to a Laboratory Supervisor or Laboratory Manager when performing duties in the laboratory. Must be able to work effectively in both the field and laboratory as part of a team.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to communicate clearly

  • Must have knowledge of basic field 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

  • Must be able to extensively perform bending, kneeling standing and lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Must have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, prolonged walking and standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions

  • Must have basic knowledge of GIS applications

  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License with a good driving record and the flexibility to travel overnight and out of state for up to 3+ months at a time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates or BA Degree in Anthropology, History, or related field or higher and attended an archaeological field school

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

  • Ability to utilize PC data base programs.

  • Familiarity with cultural resource management protocols

  • Participation in an archaeological field school

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

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. 196073BR

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.