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Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Assistant Scientist (Archaeology)

  • Tempe, Arizona
  • Regular, Full Time
  • Job ID 21205BR
  • United States
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Job Description
Environmental Planning Group, LLC (EPG), a Terracon Company, is seeking several full-time, temporary archaeological field technicians at our Phoenix, Arizona office. Some projects will be in the local area, based out of our Phoenix office. Other projects or portions of projects may require overnight hotel stays (where available) or “rustic” camping conditions (where hotels are not convenient); non-local jobs typically provide Federal per diem.

Duties include but may not be limited to hiking, climbing, standing, bending, stooping, carrying loads up to 30 pounds, completing paperwork, filling electronic forms, mapping, orienteering, and photography. These duties are often performed in conditions of extreme heat. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Experience with Trimble data collection a plus, but not required.

Pay rates are commensurate with experience. Ideal candidates possess a BA or BS in Anthropology, have completed an archaeological field school, and are able to identify prehistoric and historic artifacts and features commonly encountered in the southwest.
Responsibilities
· Perform archaeological monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery fieldwork, including mapping and GPS data collection
· Assist in artifact processing and data analysis
· Travel as needed to support projects and company-related tasks

Typical Schedule.
For this position, the majority of work is currently in the field between in-town and out-of-town assignments.
· Office- 8 hour work day/40 hour work week (typically 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)
· Field (in town)- up to 10 hour work days Monday through Friday.
· Field (out of town)- up to 10 hour work days typically 8 days on with 6 days off, as needed for ongoing field projects that are located outside of the Greater Phoenix area.

Salary
· Commensurate with 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.
COVID-19 Safety Response
Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions
  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!
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