Archaeological Field Technician

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Present Position Number H0277W Role Code Title Historian/ Archeologist and Preservationist I Position Title Archaeological Field Technician Position Summary

Field crew member responsible for archaeological field survey, site evaluations, and data recovery excavations under supervision of supervisory CAR staff.

Required Qualifications

1. BA in Anthropology, American Studies, History, or related field, as required by specific grant.
2. Completion of archaeological field school or equivalent work experience with archaeological fieldwork.
3. Working knowledge of standard archaeological survey and excavation methods.
4. Demonstrated attention to detail
5. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience with archaeological field survey, evaluation, and data recovery projects in the context of cultural resource management.
2. Experience with archaeological field work and resources in Virginia and neighboring states.
3. Broad familiarity with material culture of Mid-Atlantic region.

Advertised Pay Range Anticipated hiring range is $13 to $15 an hour, commensurate with experience Department CAR Grants & Contracts - 359420 Location William & Mary University Salary Range

U04 Job Open Date 09/26/2018 Review Begin Date 10/01/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Employment Category Hourly Position Term Other (Specify Below) Special Application Instructions Conditions of Employment:

1. This position has a mixed work schedule, with staff scheduled to work on any of a variety of sponsored projects during a typical 5-day work week.
2. Frequent out-of-town travel during the regular work week, for which lodging and a per diem allowance are provided (though no lodging or per diem allowance are provided for weekends nor for work on local projects).
3. Archaeological Field Technicians must be able to work outdoors, often hiking long distances while carrying up to 30 lbs. of equipment including shovel, screen, and backpack under a variety of environmental conditions.
4. This is a restricted position subject to availability of funding.
5. This is a non-exempt position, eligible to receive overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. This position may be subject to overtime, as necessary, directed, and approved by the supervisor.
6. The work involves a mixed schedule of local/daily-commute projects and out-of-town week-day work for which lodging and per diem is provided. Candidates are expected to be available for both local work (Williamsburg, VA) and out of town work with appropriate commuting accommodations.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How would you characterize your level of experience with field archaeology with respect to standards and methods typically used in Virginia?
    • Field experience with archaeology in an academic, volunteer, and/or interpretive setting (e.g., field school, research-driven projects, or other interpretive/educational projects) in areas other than Virginia
    • Field experience with archaeology in an academic, volunteer, and/or interpretive setting (e.g., field school, research-driven projects, or other interpretive/educational projects) in Virginia
    • Field experience in an applied archaeology setting (i.e., archaeological projects driven by regulatory compliance aka "cultural resource management") in areas/states other than Virginia
    • Field experience in an applied archaeology setting (i.e., archaeological projects driven by regulatory compliance aka "cultural resource management") in Virginia
  2. * Do you have any experience with systematic shovel testing in archaeological survey?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have accommodations within commuting distance of Williamsburg, VA?
    • Yes
    • No
Supplemental Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
  2. Other 2

 

 

 

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Posted: 12/19/2018
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