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Archaeologist II (ID 680985)

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. has a job opportunity for an unscheduled part-time non-exempt Archaeologist II. For this position, most of the work would be performed in Ridgecrest, CA.
Summary: Conduct archaeological monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery. Conduct research to reconstruct record of past human life and culture from human remains, artifacts, architectural features, and structures recovered through excavation, underwater recovery, or other means of discovery. May oversee the day to day work of lower level employees (Archaeologist I, Archaeological Technician and/or crew members).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists in compiling reports that record site history, methodology, and artifact analysis results, along with recommendations for conserving and interpreting findings.
Assists in the research, survey, or assessment of sites from past societies and cultures in search of answers to specific research questions.
Studies objects and structures recovered by excavation to identify, date, and authenticate them and to interpret their significance.
Consults site reports, existing artifacts, and topographic maps to identify archaeological sites.
Organizes and tracks of all field records and data;
Assesses archaeological sites for resource management, development, or conservation purposes and recommend methods for site protection.
Monitors field procedures and contribute to Research Designs, Treatment Plans, and other technical documents.
Creates a grid of sites and draw and update maps of unit profiles, stratum surfaces, features, and findings.
Records the exact locations and conditions of artifacts uncovered in diggings or surveys, using drawings and photographs as necessary.
Describes artifacts' physical properties or attributes, such as the materials from which artifacts are made and their size, shape, functions, and decoration.
Ensures that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted within quality control/quality assurance program.
Remains current with Agency protocol for conducting cultural resources work.
Oversees all aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production.
Assists with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble units (ArcPad experience is a plus).
Takes initiative, resolve problems, and implement improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in an effective manner.
Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology (or related field) and/or experience in field archaeology.
Minimum 3 years experience in archaeology/Cultural Resources Management.
Must have a minimum of 3 years of actual field experience
Knowledge of ArcPad is a plus
Must have a valid driver's license.
Must be able to obtain access to military and other government facilities.
Preferred Qualifications:
Secretary of Interior Standards Professional Qualification Standards Certificate
ADA Notations:
Some sedentary work is performed in an office setting. Outdoors. Rugged to extremely rugged terrain in extreme temperature ranges, often in uninhabited areas.
Must be able to walk 8-10 miles a day with field pack and ample water, over rough terrain in variable weather conditions which likely will include high temperatures in summer months.
A portion of the duties require working outdoors under extreme temperature, strenuous physical effort associated with hiking during archaeological reconnaissance and surveys, such as climbing steep slopes, and physical labor such as stooping, bending, carrying loads in excess of 50 pounds associated with archaeological excavation work.
Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries are proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans.



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