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Posted: 02/22/2011

SWCA Environmental Consultants
Cultural Resources

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of cultural and natural resource scientists and planners. Our professionals specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, regulatory compliance, and sustainability services. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands, and provides services on projects throughout the U.S. and its territories. Since 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer an informal, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including a stock ownership plan.

Cultural Resources Technician II
Professional Opportunity
Las Vegas, NV

We are seeking Cultural Resource Technicians with previous excavation experience to perform data recovery fieldwork, laboratory and office tasks with other crew members under the supervision of a Cultural Resources Specialist or Project Manager. Qualified individuals must be available to work full-time hours beginning early March through late July.

Job duties include:

• Perform archaeological testing and excavation

• Identify artifacts during survey and excavation and basic documentation

• Conduct site documentation

• Take appropriate site and artifact photographs

• Collect GPS data

• Care and tracking of equipment and vehicles assigned

• Track personal progress and daily paperwork, ensuring handwriting is legible

• Input data into databases

• Assist in report writing and completion of site forms

• Clean, organize, and label artifacts in the laboratory

• Comply with ALL SWCA health and safety procedures

• Complying with SWCA company procedures

• Complete other tasks as assigned

Skills Requirements:

• B.A. or B.S in Archaeology or Anthropology with field school completed, or field school with sufficient course work.

• Ability to work long hours in extreme weather conditions and terrain

• Ability to work as a member of a team and follow instructions from supervisors with a positive attitude

• Ability to distinguish artifacts from non-artifacts, historic from modern debris, etc.

• Ability to identify specific artifact types (point types, can types, etc.)

• Navigate with compass and topographic maps and manually determine slope

• Accurately record data in the field with assistance from other employees

• Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures and techniques

• Desire to excel and take pride in work well done

• Must read through any written documents before passing onto a supervisor

• Asks questions and seek clarification when necessary

Visit SWCA’s web site, www.swca.com, and discover why SWCA is a great place to work for environmental professionals interested in sound science and creative solutions. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.

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How to apply
How to Apply: Resumes received through our online application system will receive priority consideration. Please use the link to apply online. By clicking on new resume you can upload your cover letter and resume. If you need assistance or accommodations to apply, please contact us at recruiting@swca.com.

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