Archaeologist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Arizona, Phoenix

Job Summary

AECOM is looking for an Archaeologist with relevant Arizona field experience for full-time permanent employment.

This role will provide field and lab support to cultural resource projects throughout the US, as available. The Archaeologist will have knowledge of field excavation techniques, ability to use (and instruct others in the use of) technology, the ability to process (wash, catalog and mark) recovered archaeological artifacts, and be able to properly fill out field and laboratory forms and assist in report preparation. In the field, the Archaeologist will perform excavation of STPs, test units, and features, as well as mapping and documentation, and be able to lead small field crews of field technicians under the direction of the Field Director or Principal Investigator. This position supports Phase I, II, and III field and lab studies. This position may include extensive manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving wheelbarrows filled with dirt. The Archaeologist should have the ability to extensively perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs and must have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Relevant Arizona field experience

  • Performs archaeological fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and documentation, including field logs and progress reports;

  • Leads crews under direction of Field Director and Principal Investigator, including assisting in the instruction of others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods;

  • Assists in writing archaeological reports and/or preparing archaeological site forms;

  • Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards.

  • Responsible for supporting supervisors as needed on a project basis- this could include providing graphic support, writing, project/paperwork organizational support, and pulling together the equipment for field projects, as directed by supervisors.

  • Ensures communication with PI/PM, Field Director, and lab on a project basis.

  • Ensures project staff is following lab protocols.

  • Mentors new/inexperienced staff in proper field or lab methods, as directed by supervisors.

  • Follows AECOM corporate P&P, including safety plans.

  • Assumes personal responsibility for furthering education and/or capabilities to ensure career growth (with support and guidance from supervisors).

Minimum Requirements

  • BA or BS in Anthropology or a related field with a minimum 2 years of experience in historic and/or prehistoric archaeology; graduate degree Anthropology or a related field can substitute for 2 years of experience; must have successfully completed an accredited archaeological field school.

  • The candidate will have relevant Arizona based field experience

  • Field projects could be located anywhere in the US, and travel will be required.

  • Valid Driver’s License required. Writing sample may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Archaeology/Anthropology or related field, with 3 years relevant field experience

  • Crew Chief, Global Positioning System (GPS), Total Station, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop

  • The candidate will be well versed in standard archaeological techniques to include the excavation of shovel test pits (STPs) and test units for all phases of archaeological investigations.

  • The candidate must be prepared for field, lab, and office tasks, including basic data analysis and report writing.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 222220BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.