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Archaeological Field Technician - Morgantown, WV
Company: Tetra Tech
Location: Morgantown, WV
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 01/07/2022
Expire Date: 12/12/2022
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Consulting Services, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Quality Control, Research & Development, Environmental, Web Technology, Energy / Utilities
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Archaeological Field Technician - Morgantown, WV

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.




One of the nation's most respected, high-end environmental consulting firms is actively seeking ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIANS for work based out of its Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown, West Virginia office locations.  Fieldwork will consist of Phase I and II archaeological investigations in PA, OH, WV. Spring fieldwork is anticipated to begin in early March of 2021. 




The position of Archaeological Field Technician requires performing common tasks associated with archaeological investigations.  These tasks include controlled excavation, data recordation, and plan view and profile drawing.  The candidate will work closely with the Field Director to complete all field tasks as required by the specific contract.  The candidate should posses some knowledge of material culture and subsistence strategies of prehistoric peoples in the eastern United States, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic States.


Essential duties include the following:


  • Controlled shovel test pit and block excavation.
  • Feature excavation.
  • Accurate note taking.
  • Artifact collection.
  • Plan view and profile drawings




EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: The minimum requirements for the position of Archaeological Field Technician are a B.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology or closely related field.  Candidates who have completed a field school are preferred.  Non-degreed candidates will be considered if they can demonstrate 3 + years of experience as an Archaeological Field Technician.



OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of IBM-compatible computers and Microsoft Windows/Office software applications required.  Individual must have ample organizational skills, ability to manage time-critical situations in order to fulfill deadline requirements, and strong ability to work in team situations.  Ability to search for pertinent facts and data, analyze and evaluate information, and form accurate conclusions.   Have the ability to work on and prioritize a variety of technical assignments and complete work satisfactorily and on schedule.  Ability and willingness to travel on out-of-town assignments. 

About Tetra Tech:


Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.


At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.


For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.


Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies


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