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Archaeological Technician in Indianapolis, IN at Cardno USA Inc

Date Posted: 4/4/2018

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Job Description

Cardno is seeking a seasonal Archaeological Field Technician to assist with fieldwork that will occur mostly within a 4-hour radius of Indianapolis, Indiana. The position will primarily consist of fieldwork, but may include exposure to a wide range of other duties including research, laboratory analysis, and preparation of reports and consultation documentation

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

> Perform archaeological fieldwork tasks including controlled surface survey; shovel test survey; and excavation
> Clean, inventory, and label artifacts recovered from surface collection and excavation
> Assist in conducting background research and preparing reports of archaeological investigations

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

> B.A. in anthropology/archaeology or related field with sufficient experience
> Minimum 2-5 years of experience conducting archaeological survey and excavation
> Very comfortable using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as Adobe Acrobat
> Experience using a Trimble and associated software
> Ability to complete physically demanding tasks in remote areas and/or humid continental climate, including walking, hiking, carrying loads up to 50 pounds, and digging
> Available for frequent out-of-town travel, potentially for extended periods of time
> Requires effective communication between coworkers
> Qualified applicants should exhibit strong technical skills, good communication skills, and feel comfortable making decisions in the field.

Desired Qualifications:

> 5+ years of professional experience preferred
> Working knowledge of GIS; especially ArcPad
> Strong knowledge and experience working with Section 106 of National Historic Preservation Act; NEPA experience is a plus, as is FERC, DOD, FHWA, or USACE project experience. Experience writing and producing technical reports for SHPO or other agency review.


• Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.


Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.


We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D



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