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Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Field Archaeologist / Archaeological Technician

  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Regular, Full Time
  • Job ID 22851BR
  • United States
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Job Description
Position: Field Archaeologist / Archaeological Technician

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Come to Terracon and discover what great looks like. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work with great people and work on great projects. At Terracon, you can have the opportunity to build a career focused on rewarding and exciting projects that help the community where you live.

Terracon is growing and seeks full-time Archaeologists to join the Archaeology Group based in our Indianapolis, Indiana office as part of a newly formed and growth-oriented group to facilitate ongoing archaeological projects in the region as we cultivate opportunities with new and existing clients. Qualified candidates will be part of the team focused in the eastern Midwest but may travel for additional work with Terracon Archaeology Groups in the eastern U.S. and across the country.

If you're interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that allows us to set our course together and benefit when our hard work creates financial success, then Terracon is your kind of company! Come explore with us!

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for assisting with archaeological fieldwork such as survey, excavation, artifact collection, and basic documentation including ability to draw a site map
  • Conduct archaeological surveys or excavations using common archaeological tools and methods under the supervision of a Crew Chief or higher
  • Identify artifacts and stratigraphy, recording information on standardized forms
  • Assist senior staff with other tasks as needed
  • Excavation of standard shovel tests or test units
  • Demonstrate knowledge of archaeological survey and excavation
  • Perform quality control on field documents daily
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines, and standards for all projects; participate in pre-task planning; report any safety issues or concerns to management
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects
Requirements:
  • Ability to recognize Pre-Contact and Historic artifacts and cultural features
  • Familiarity or knowledge of handheld GPS systems
  • Ability to adequately document field work on standard field forms
  • Availability to travel on average 30% monthly within the eastern Midwest division; availability also to travel on rotations of up to 10 consecutive work-days within the eastern operating group
  • Flexibility to work various schedules depending on client needs
  • Ability to work and communicate with others in various environmental settings
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable of multi-tasking within flexible/fluid schedules and project needs
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks such as lifting and walking on uneven surfaces carrying at least 20 lbs. of equipment, and ability to work in extreme (hot/cold) weather conditions
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Ability to pass drug screening
  • Possess a valid U.S. driver’s license with acceptable violation history
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology or a related field
  • Six months of professional archaeological experience in one or more of the following states: OH, KY, IN
  • Professional experience working on solar farms, commercial developments, and communications tower projects
  • Phase I, II, and/or III level experience

About Terracon
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
EEO Statement
Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.
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