Archaeologists needed in Seattle, WA area- ASAP


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Archaeologist Technician








Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.

Cardno is seeking an Archaeological Technician in our Seattle, WA office.

Cardno is seeking an Archaeological Technician to join our cultural resources group consisting of archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, and planners. Our group works with a multidisciplinary team of accomplished biologists, hydrologists, geologists, engineers, and planners on a variety of projects based out of our Seattle, Washington office for the western United States. The position will be an on-call, casual basis and will primarily consist of local work but may require travel to other regions as needed. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

> Work with senior cultural resource staff on a project by project basis
> Navigate using project maps, topographic maps, compass, and GPS
> Conduct survey, testing, and data recovery of archaeological sites
>Conduct construction monitoring for archaeological resources
> Artifact identification
> Maintain detailed field notes


Basic Requirements:

> Must have a B.A. in Anthropology or Archaeology
> Six months minimum relevant field experience
> Successful completion of archaeological field school
> Must be locally available for projects
> Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship

Technical Requirements:

> Experience with completing inventory, survey, testing, and/or data recovery
> Previous experience with mapping equipment and other special application equipment (e.g., total station, GPS, etc.)
> Familiarity with archaeological materials (e.g., historic artifacts, faunal or human bone, marine shell, lithics, etc.) desired
> Previous laboratory materials processing experience desired
> Must be available for frequent travel to field sites out of local area
> Must be able to walk long distances under adverse conditions, including inclement weather, wildlife encounters, and able to carry up to 50 lbs.
> Must be able to handle a variety of field conditions, including (but not limited to) sun, heat, rain, snow, and uneven terrain
> Strong oral and written communication skills
> Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel

Other miscellaneous qualities:

> Detail oriented; resourceful
> Positive and energetic attitude
> Self-motivated; strong initiative

* Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.

Cardno is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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