Entry-Level Archaeological Technician in Latham, New York


Requisition/Vacancy No. 136766BR

Position Title Entry-Level Archaeological Technician

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - New York

City Latham

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Entry-Level Archaeological Technician for immediate employment for the Latham, NY office. This position is part time, variable, with projects lasting from several weeks to months. Project sites will vary among the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in cultural resources management, specific to conducting field investigations. 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 projects in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Other potential project areas could include Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Kentucky. 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.

AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilizing basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope

  • Collecting and entering data, and applying technical principles and theories

  • Interpreting and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance

  • Performing fieldwork, GPS data collection, and artifact recovery

  • Working under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member

  • Conducting archaeological investigations/excavations; performing manual labor including, excavation with shovels and moving buckets and wheelbarrows filled with dirt

  • Screening soil deposits

  • Taking accurate field notes

  • Drawing accurate profiles and plan views

  • Recording archaeological field data

  • Using digital cameras

  • Processing artifacts (i.e. wash, mark, and catalog)

  • Performing basic analysis of artifacts; re-bagging and re-boxing artifact collections for final curation

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in both the field and laboratory as part of a team

  • Basic knowledge of basic field excavation techniques

  • Ability to extensively perform bending, kneeling, standing, lifting, and carrying objects up to 50 pounds

  • Tolerant of working in outdoor environments, prolonged walking and standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions

  • Possess a basic knowledge of GIS applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of equipment and technology used to perform recording of archaeological field data

  • Knowledge of basic field excavation techniques and basic archaeological laboratory techniques

  • Ability to utilize PC data base programs

  • Familiarity with cultural resource management and safety protocols

  • Possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and have the flexibility to travel overnight and out of state for up to 3+ months at a time

  • Experience with conducting laboratory analysis of both prehistoric and historic material

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 at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.



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