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Posted: 02/01/2012

SWCA Environmental Consultants

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance. We are seeking Archaeological Field Technicians for the 2012 field season for our Pasadena, California office. Anticipated fieldwork will occur throughout southern California, including active U.S. military facilities. These are temporary, hourly positions and the candidate will typically work 40 hours per week depending on workload. Some projects include overtime hours or prevailing wage rates. When project travel is required, per diem ($46/day or current federal rate), hotel room accommodations, and field vehicles are provided. Project travel time is paid. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience. Due to the nature of seasonal fieldwork, candidates local to southern California are strongly preferred.

Archaeological Field Technicians
Professional Opportunity
Pasadena, CA


  • Work in the field under the supervision of Crew Chiefs in the performance of archaeological fieldwork;
  • Conduct archaeological survey, testing, data recovery, and/or construction monitoring;
  • Document field methods and results using field forms, digital photography, and sketches;
  • Contribute to team efforts during cultural resources field and lab work;
  • Take initiative, resolving problems, and creating improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner; and
  • Assist with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble units (knowledge of ArcPad or TerraSync is a plus).


  • A bachelors degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field.
  • Participation in an accredited field school or equivalent experience.
  • Six months experience working as a field archeologist in southern California.
  • Experience with the application of standard archaeological survey and excavation techniques.
  • Ability to travel and be able to conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather conditions, often in rugged terrain, and be able to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds.


Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Islands.  Since its founding in 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-Records Top 200 Environmental Firms.


In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. 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 must be received through our online application system to receive consideration. Please use the link to apply online. By clicking on new resume you can upload your cover letter and resume. Archaeological Field Technicians: If you need assistance or accommodations to apply, please contact us at recruiting@swca.com. 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.

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