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Field Archeologist  Los Alamos, NM  Posted: 9/11/2023
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EGS is currently seeking applicants for a Field Archeologist position supporting our DOE (Dept. Of Energy) customer in Los Alamos, NM.   This is a long-term assignment with top competitive rates and great benefits.  Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be US Citizens.

  • Will perform archaeological field and office work in collaboration with other cultural resource professionals: 
    1. Field-based work can involve monitoring ground-disturbing projects next to heavy machinery, flagging cultural resources for avoidance, field survey and site recording, hiking sometimes in rugged terrain 
    2. Office-based work can involve conducing background research, evaluating National Register of Historic Places eligibility and documenting the results in Section 106 compliance reports suitable for agency and SHPO/NPS consultation, and providing cultural resource review comments for future projects 
  • Ensure project adherence to the following documents: 
    1. The National Historic Preservation Act 
    2. The LANL Cultural Resources Management Plan 
  • Develop and assist in cultural resource management recommendations and assess project effects on such resources 
  • Coordination and interface with project managers to perform site visits before project execution 
If you are interested in getting more details about these assignments, please send a resume to ASAP and I will contact you immediately to discuss these opportunities.

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Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities): 
● Must be a U.S. citizen 
● Possess a valid driver's license 
● Ability to work outside in the hot or cold New Mexico weather 
● Ability to identify historic and pre-Hispanic artifacts, cultural features, and archaeological sites 
● Proficiency in ArcGIS and GPS equipment 
● Proficiency with standard word processing (Word) and workbook (Excel) software 
● Proficiency in North American archaeology and culture history, with an emphasis in New Mexico or the United States Southwest 
● Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills for communicating effectively with stakeholders, critical reviewing skills for analysis, and development of technical reports for compliance documents 
● Good time management skills to manage diverse portfolio and multiple project needs 
● Strong problem-solving and analytical skills 
● Flexibility and willingness to learn 
Education and Experience Required:  
Bachelors' degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or Native American studies, combined with at least 5 years of relative field/office experience, or a graduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or Native American studies with at least 3 years of relative field/office experience. 
● Completion of an accredited archaeological field school or demonstrative equivalent 
● Field experience performing archaeology and cultural resource management in New Mexico or the United States Southwest is highly encouraged, but not required.


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