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AECOM Archaeologist in Oakland, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Archaeologist to be based in our Oakland, CA office. This position will support our Impact, Assessment & Permitting team within our Environment business line.

This full-time position is expected to begin in August/September 2022.

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Overview:

AECOM is seeking an Entry-Level Archaeologist, primarily for monitoring and excavation projects in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, though travel throughout California may be required. This is primarily a field position, however, desktop work, including preparation of DPR forms, monitoring reports, and report sections will also be required.

Job Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Perform cultural resources monitoring, surveys, testing and data recovery, recordation of archaeological resources, and prepare supporting documentation.

  • Other activities include assisting with lab analysis, setting up and operating GIS equipment, in and maintaining proper field notes.

  • Records field data and provides observation and interpretations of it.

  • Complete specific project tasks including the technical or logistical aspects of delivering specific components of a project’s scope, meeting with team members to gauge progress toward schedule, scope and budget.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology or related field

  • Due to the nature of work, U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of a university-based archaeological field school, and relevant experience in related role.

  • Willingness/ability to travel and perform field work as needed

  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), Total Station, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, Statistical Analysis (ex., SAS or SPSS).

  • Demonstrated experience writing portions of technical reports.

  • Relevant field experience in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archeology.

  • MA or MS in Anthropology or related field.

Additional Information:

  • Candidates may be asked to submit a motor vehicle record and/or medical surveillance screening at the time of hire.

  • Partial remote work is an option, however, candidates should live in the SF Bay Area to support fieldwork in San Francisco/Oakland and the surrounding area.

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

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 Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 271142BR

Virtual: No

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.

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