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On-Call Archaeologist (Southern Virginia)  Morrisville, NC  : 3/7/2022
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Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 60 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia.


Built on a foundation of excellence, Kleinfelder is committed to client-focused solutions. Through our depth of experience and thorough understanding of environmental, regulatory, economic, and civic conditions, we identify and address challenges with innovation and common-sense. Kleinfelder's integrated, award-winning experts collaborate with clients to meet their objectives - from project inception through design and execution. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver.


Kleinfelder is seeking qualified field staff for a Phase I archaeological survey in the southern Virginia Piedmont beginning no sooner than the first week of April.  This project is scheduled to last for approximately eight weeks.  Time to travel to the project area will be paid. Lodging will be provided for the duration of the project.  Per diem will be $46 for each night spent in the hotel.  Pay for this position will be $17 to $19 per hour based on experience.


As an on-call position, work on future projects at various locations across the Eastern United States is anticipated. Prior experience shovel testing, systematic surface walkovers, and conducting cultural surveys is preferred. Must be willing to work independently and as a team.


Requirements and Qualifications

  • BA or higher in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field.
  • The ability to independently identify prehistoric and historic-era cultural resources in the field.
  • Three months of progressive experience participating in cultural resources field projects or participated in an accredited field school.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and attention to detail.
  • Strong writing skills and clarity in notetaking.
  • Experience with MS Office.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and respond quickly while working in the field.
  • Experience working on state and federal lands.
  • The ability to stand for long periods of time and hike 6 miles in rugged conditions while carrying appropriate equipment.
  • Excavate a minimum of 25 shovel test pits (36 cm in diameter) per day depending on state requirements.
  • Excavate shovel test pits in stratigraphic profiles and complete associated paperwork.
  • Use a compass to stay on bearing while walking transects for both pedestrian survey and shovel testing.
  • Familiarity with digital field technology (GPS, total station, iPad etc.) and GIS applications and software. Previous experience using Collector/Field Maps a plus. 
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team
  • A driver's license is required
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record and complete a background check


Education: Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or closely related field required.   Certifications as required.


Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.




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