We are seeking Cultural Resource Technicians with previous data recovery experience to support our Salt Lake City office with a large-scale data recovery project in northern Nevada. These are temporary, hourly positions working with other crew members under the supervision of a Cultural Resource Specialist or Project Manager. Individuals must be available to work June through October. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.
Individuals with some previous data recovery experience and Great Basin field experience will have first consideration. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2011.
Project specifics, schedule and travel Information:
Data recovery will be conducted on a large mine and stringent safety protocols must be maintained. Steel-toed boots are required and must be supplied by the employee. Other personal protective equipment will be provided by SWCA. This project requires remote camping and SWCA will provide water, communal cooking equipment, showering facilities, and a lab/office tent. However, all other personal camping equipment must be supplied by the employee. Employees must supply their own food while camping, but a generous per diem will be provided.
The schedule will typically consist of an 8-day working week (Wednesday to Wednesday) with 6 days off (Thursday to Tuesday) in-between work sessions.
Travel time to the project area from the Salt Lake City, Utah SWCA office will be compensated for on the first and last day of each session. Travel from your current location to Salt Lake City will not be covered.
Job duties include:
Comply with ALL SWCA and mine health and safety procedures.
Comply with and implement SWCA company procedures.
Conduct archaeological excavation and surface artifact collection.
Identify artifacts and perform basic artifact documentation.
Take appropriate site and artifact photographs.
Collect GPS data.
Care for and track equipment and vehicles assigned to employee.
Excavate effectively and efficiently.
Fill out required data forms accurately and legibly.
Track personal progress and daily paperwork.
Complete other tasks as assigned.
B.A. or B.S in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field and completion of an archaeological field school.
Previous CRM data recovery experience preferred; Great Basin field experience preferred.
Ability to work long hours in extreme weather conditions.
Ability to successful complete required safety trainings such as MSHA, SWCA safety-trainings, and a mine site-specific training.
Ability to successfully pass a mine-conducted drug test.
Willingness to abide by the prohibition against alcohol or smoking on-site at work and while camping; this is required by mine and fire safety policies.
Willingness to wear personal protective equipment, including SWCA-supplied equipment and employee-supplied steel-toed boots, while on mine property.
Ability to work as a member of a team and follow instructions from supervisors.
Ability to work well with others with a good attitude.
Ability to distinguish artifacts from non-artifacts, and ability to identify specific artifact types (debitage, point types, ground stone, etc.).
Ability to accurately record data in the field with assistance from other employees.
Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures and techniques.
Professionalism, a desire to excel, and pride in work well done.
Ability to thoroughly edit and review any written documents before passing onto a supervisor.
Ability to ask questions and seek clarification when necessary.
SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.