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Stantec Archaeology Technician in Williamsburg, Virginia

Archaeology Technician - ( 220001Z6 )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that is critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity:

Stantec is seeking temporary/on-call Archaeological Field Technicians to assist with several projects in the Mid-Atlantic region (primarily Virginia but also Maryland and Pennsylvania) with additional work possible in Colorado and Texas. The work is anticipated to occur in June and July with the potential for additional work on a project-by-project basis thereafter. The successful applicant will be responsible for executing field related tasks under the supervision of a Project Archaeologist and Crew Chief. This position requires extensive travel with frequent overnight stays. We offer individual occupancy hotel rooms with per diem (frequently receipt based by contract requirement) based on the appropriate GSA rate for the project region.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in archaeological field surveys utilizing a variety of field methodologies, including archaeological survey, testing, excavation, surface collection, and monitoring.

  • Recording and evaluating soils using color (Munsell), texture, and inclusions; Orienteering using a compass USGS topographic maps, plan maps, iPads enabled with GPS location services and supplemented by a Trimble R1 GPS receiver, and photography.

  • Experience with digital data collection via ESRI’s Field Maps or Collector apps for ArcGIS is an asset.

  • Assist with setting up a site grid, datum, and excavations units; Mapping site plans and individual shovel tests, units, and features in plan and profile.

  • Identifying historic and prehistoric artifacts following standard collection procedures.

  • Identifying cultural features.

  • Cleaning and preparing site surfaces for mapping and photography.

  • Manage field equipment.

  • Serving as laboratory assistant when work is available indoors.



  • Interest in and knowledge of cultural resource management and archaeological methods for survey, assessment, and excavation.

  • Adaptability and willingness to work as part of a team and independently.

  • Ability and willingness to work under varied weather conditions.

  • Ability to walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours through sometimes rugged terrain and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in archaeology/anthropology or closely related field preferred.

  • At least 1 season of a field school or supervised field experience preferred.

  • Archaeological field experience in Virginia or Mid-Atlantic preferred.

  • Dedicated to following and promoting a strong safety culture; Industry-specific safety training certificates is an asset.

  • Valid driver's license required and good driving record.

  • Prior to employment with Stantec this position will require the successful completion of a background check, along with drug and alcohol screening.

  • Extensive travel required.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in archaeology/anthropology or closely related field preferred.

  • At least 1 season of a field school or supervised field experience preferred.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-Virginia-Richmond

Other Locations : United States-Maryland-Laurel, United States-Virginia-Fredericksburg, United States-Virginia-Williamsburg

Job : Archaeology Technician/Technologist

Organization : BC-2034 Environmental Services-US Virginia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule : Part-time

Job Posting : May 27, 2022, 7:24:08 AM

Req ID: 220001Z6

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