AECOM Archaeologist II in Minneapolis, Minnesota
AECOM is seeking an on-call Archaeological Field Director to be based in one of our Cincinnati, OH; Denver, CO; or Minneapolis, MN offices. This position is expected to begin May 2022. The Field Director will support fieldwork on projects throughout the Midwest and/or Rocky Mountain West with opportunities for travel throughout the US.
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The Archaeological Field Director manage all aspects of fieldwork, supervising one or more crews of archaeological surveyors, monitors, or excavators. Field Directors may also assist with office-based tasks, including the preparation of site forms and technical reports under the supervision of a Principal Investigator. This is a part-time variable position, meaning workdays and times will vary based on project needs. Field projects could be located anywhere in the US, and travel will be required. Candidates will need a Valid Driver's License with a good driving record, and flexibility to travel overnight and out of state for up to 3+ months at a time. Lodging (single occupancy) and per diem will be provided. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Supervising aspects of archaeological survey, site recording and NRHPevaluations, and archaeological testing and data recovery under the direction of a Principal Investigator.
Organizing field data and forms, as well as regular communication with the Project Manager to ensure that a project’s budgetary and timetable needs are met.
Assisting with office tasks, including performing Class I literature reviews, site form and technical report preparation, as well as reviewing reports and other documentation to a high standards.
Promoting AECOM safety and quality standards, policies and procedures.
Coordinating and communicating in the field with representatives from various local, state, and federal agencies.
Analyzing and documenting prehistoric and historic sites and artifacts.
This position may consist of extensive manual labor including hiking with a heavy pack, excavation with shovels, and moving heavy dirt. The work will primarily take place outdoors and the Field Director may encounter variable weather and field conditions.
About AECOM’s Environment Business Line
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.
AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.
AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
A BA or BS in Anthropology and a minimum of 2 years of experience in archaeological fieldwork and analysis.
Valid driver’s license.
Due to the nature of the work performed, US citizenship is required.
An MA or MS in anthropology with a focus in North American archaeology.
GPS data and digital field data collection, and Proficient in GIS software.
Qualified for licensing/permitting as a Principal Investigator in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Qualified for listing on BLM Cultural Use Permit as a Field Director (Rocky Mountain West).
At least 1 year of field supervisory experience.
Experience with archaeological techniques to include the excavation of shovel test pits and test units for all phases of archaeological investigations.
Successful completion of an archaeological field school.
Office work and computer proficiency including MS Office, MS Excel, MS Access.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
The ability to communicate clearly and work well with others.
Have a self-directed and organized work ethic with the ability to work independently and communicate with project managers, clients, and field crews.
A history of stable work attendance, punctuality, a positive attitude, and reliable transportation is expected.
Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The hourly range for this position is $20.30 - $35.52.
AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.
What We Offer
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.
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
Requisition/Vacancy No. 262898BR
Additional Locations US - Cincinnati, OH - 525 Vine Street, US - Minneapolis, MN Suite 1100 800 S LaSalle Ave
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.