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JMT is a 100% employee owned multidiscipline engineering/architectural firm, offering an array of planning, design, and construction phase consulting services throughout the U.S. since 1971. The culture of JMT is built on the success of our employee owners. As vested employee owners, we proudly offer generous employee benefits and programs. All employees have a vested interest in the business and contribute their knowledge, skills, and abilities to our growth. In return, employees share in the success of the business through their Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson is a dynamic, 100% employee-owned consulting firm of more than 2,000 professionals that provides a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, architecture, information technology, and related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. JMT, is currently ranked #59 on Engineering News-Record’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms.

Position Summary:  Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) is seeking a part-time Archaeological Field Technician to assist with Phase I through Phase III archaeological investigations. A Bachelor’s degree in anthropology or a related field and prior experience in all phases of archaeological investigation are required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Texas and Southeastern United States. Successful applicants will be considered for anticipated long-term projects in the region. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Lodging (individual hotel room) and per diem will be provided. Drive time to and from the project area will also be compensated.  Rate based on experience, and number of hours per week will be based on project workload.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

* Assist Project and Senior Archaeologists during field work
* Assist with archaeological survey, involving the hand-excavation of Shovel Test Pits (STPs) and mechanical backhoe trenching.
* Assist with testing and/or data recovery involving controlled unit excavation work
* Aid in identifying any pre-contact or historic artifacts encountered during the STPs, backhoe trench, or test unit excavation
Nonessential Functions and Responsibilities

Perform other related duties as assigned
Required Experience

* Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field and have completed an accredited archaeological field school
*Prior experience in all phases of archaeological investigation
*Ability to perform physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions (e.g., rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures)
*Solid organizational skills, communication skills, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn new tasks
Preferred Experience

*Experience with GPS/Trimble navigation and data collection
*Experience in CRM-based archaeological survey and/or excavation
*Knowledge of Texas and/or Southeastern US history and prehistory
*Knowledge of historic/prehistoric material culture and artifact processing
*Ability to navigate using compass and USGS topographic map
*Ability to develop site maps and excavation drawings

Working Conditions

Work is performed in the field 95% of the time. Ability to extensively perform bending, kneeling, standing, shoveling, and lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 25 lbs as needed. Work may be conducted outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.

Work is performed within a general office environment 5% of the time. Office work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require occasional standing and walking. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. within the office environment.

Job Competencies

Adaptability
Attention-to-detail
Communication
Dependability
Job Proficiency
Planning and Organizing/Time Management
Safety

JMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, and we are proud to be building an inclusive and diverse workforce.

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