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Archaeological Field Technician - Part time

Department: Hauppauge, NY
Location: Hauppauge, NY

VHB’s Hauppauge office is seeking part-time Archaeological Field Technicians to support our Environmental team. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic team, across diverse disciplines, giving you exposure to a wide variety of projects in size and scope. Well qualified candidates will have primary experience conducting Phase I, II, and III archaeological investigations throughout the metro-NY area. In addition, the successful candidate would demonstrate the ability to work successfully, both independently and as part of a cultural resource team, in managing the key responsibilities required of the position. VHB has consistently been rated as one of the top Engineering Firms to work for up and down the East coast, was awarded “Employer of the Year” by WTS in 2018, and has a 95% CEO approval rating on Glassdoor.

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.  Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Conduct Phase I archaeological fieldwork, including pedestrian survey, shovel testing, and field data recording of soils, artifact finds, and site resources.
  • Phase II, and III archaeological surveys and monitoring
  • Assist with mapping responsibilities in the field, including the collection of data using handheld GPS units
  • Prepare or contribute to technical reports as needed
  • Prepare field survey and geographic maps using the ESRI suite of software
  • Provides artifact analysis and assists curation efforts
  • Conducts archival and historical background research as needed
  • Provide support and technical assistance with senior level staff
  • Work closely with the project team under the supervision of VHB archaeologists. Well-qualified candidates may serve as Crew Chiefs as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field and at least six (6) months field experience with a range of field methodologies, including survey, testing, and excavation, and monitoring
  • Completion of an accredited field school or equivalent experience
  • Experience working as a field archaeologist.
  • Experience with the application of standard archaeological field and laboratory techniques
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk/hike and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies. Must be able to carry field equipment weighing up to 40 pounds for extended periods.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team oriented with strong capability to work independently
  • Motivated to lead and mentor others

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field
  • Current standing member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), or qualified archaeologist under the Secretary of the Interior guidelines
  • 1 or more years of professional experience in cultural resource management
  • Valid driver’s license and access to regular transportation
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS, and the ESRI suite of software
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk/hike and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team oriented with strong capability to work independently

 

At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

VHB participates in the E-verify employment authorization program.

VHB also maintains a drug-free workplace.

If you are in need of special assistance in applying for individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please call our HR contact, Mary Ann Forde at 407-982-4495 or email mforde@vhb.com.

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