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Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Archeological Technician (Part-time)

  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Part Time, Less than 30 hrs/wk
  • Job ID 21958BR
  • United States
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Job Description
General Responsibilities:

Conduct and participate in standard archeological work assignments as needed, including survey, background research, artifact and records processing, field excavations and monitoring, laboratory processing, and reporting as assigned. Assists with the execution of all phases of Terracon Cultural Resource projects. Cleans and maintains field and lab equipment and supplies. May assist other Terracon environmental service lines on projects. Adheres to strict safety standards.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Independently perform routine field tasks associated with survey and/or excavation, including shovel testing, documenting and cataloging, note taking, photographic documentation.
  • Help contribute to and carry out archaeological investigations of all types (pre-contact, historic, industrial, rural, urban) and phases (survey, evaluation, mitigation) to regulatory agency standards on projects located in Texas and adjacent areas and regions, as assigned.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
Requirements:
  • College degree in Anthropology or closely related field.
  • Previous field and laboratory experience including the equivalent of at least one year of full-time job experience.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to multi-task 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
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Ability to travel for overnight (including multiple days away) work assignments including out of town and out of state.
  • Ability to pass drug screening.
Preferred:
  • Experience with Trimble, ArcGIS, and other digital recording tools and platforms for use in the field
  • Willingness to participate in and support (as needed): routine laboratory tasks including washing and cataloging artifacts, creating inventories, processing records and associated documents; conduct background research including accessing the Sites Atlas and other on-line information resources; understands and can help complete curation requirements.
  • Willingness to participate in and support (as needed): support other non-archeological Environmental Planning projects, tasks, and activities as assigned.
  • Willingness and ability: to help supervise and coordinate field and laboratory crews; contribute to reporting by creating intelligible, technically appropriate written content.
Benefits:
  • Per diem (rates vary by project), travel-time, and hotel accommodations are provided for out of town and/or out of state field projects.
Pay Range: $19.75 - $27.75; $500 signing bonus
The expected salary range for the position is an estimation; final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and 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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