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Posted: 04/03/2012

SWCA Environmental Consultants
Cultural Resources

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Islands. Since its founding in 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Recordís Top 200 Environmental Firms.

Professional Opportunity
Minneapolis, MN

We are seeking an Archaeologist to support a project in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Candidate must be available to start immediately. This is a full-time, temporary position reporting to the Project Manager.Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.


  • Supervising field crews and office staff under the direction of a Project Manager;
  • Conducting archaeological monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery;
  • Contributing to team efforts during field and lab/office work;
  • Participating in and coordinating lab personnel in technical research and technical writing;
  • Assisting the Project Manager with project set-up and launch, scheduling and budgets, and communicating an understanding of undertaking to field and lab personnel;
  • Taking initiative, resolving problems, and improving procedures to ensure that tasks are completed effectively.


  • A Bachelors Degree in anthropology or a closely related field. Masters Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience with a range of field methodologies; including survey, testing, excavation, and monitoring.
  • Regional experience in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Substantive field experience with historic-period (industrial, urban, rural) archaeology.
  • Ability to travel and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, over rugged terrain, while carrying equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds.

In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.

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Until Filled

How to apply
For a more detailed job description and to apply online, please visit our website at www.swca.com. Click on the career tab, and upload your resume and other required documents. All resumes must be received through our online application system to receive consideration. If you need assistance or accommodations to apply, please contact us at recruiting@swca.com.

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