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🔗Full-Time Archaeologist

Website Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc. (JMT)

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:  Responsible for scheduling, managing, and conducting Phase I-III fieldwork and research associated with archaeological projects. Responsible for writing all, or portions of, archaeological reports at the direction of the Senior Archaeologist. The qualified candidate for this position will assist JMT Senior Archaeologists during Phase I-III field work throughout the country, with a focus on Texas and adjacent states. Opportunities for growth and to aid in growing the cultural resources group.  U.S. Residency Required.

Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is provided at no cost to the employee and provides a beneficial interest in the company. JMT offers a rich benefits package, including:

Paid Leave Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Overtime (straight hourly rate)
Affordable & widely accepted health, dental and vision insurance
Excellent 401K Retirement Plan
Pay range is $32-$36/hour. Salary range is commensurate with education and level of experience.

After an initial training period, a hybrid work schedule is available.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Conducts archaeological field work with the ability to identify artifacts and determine the presence of archaeological sites
Collects data and field samples during archaeological investigations
Analyzes historic and pre-historic artifacts
Documents methodologies and findings of research and archaeological investigations
Reviews and writes archaeological reports and/or prepares archaeological site forms
Assists in making decisions about project alternatives and the resolution of adverse effects to archaeological resources
Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet JMT and professional quality standards
Nonessential Functions and Responsibilities

Perform other related duties as assigned

Required Skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel

Required Experience
Master’s Degree from an accredited school in archaeology or a closely related field
Must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Qualification Standards for Archaeologists
3+ years of experience
Regional experience in historic and/or prehistoric archaeology
Demonstrated skills and supervisory experience in Phase I-III fieldwork
Must be able to provide a writing sample from either a thesis, dissertation, or archaeological report
Must possess a valid driver’s license
Preferred Experience

Registered Professional Archaeologist
Familiarity with ArcGISPro,  ArcMap, Google Earth, and/or other GIS programs
Experience with Federal Agencies and Tribal Nations
Working Conditions

Work is performed in the field 50% of the time and requires the ability to extensively perform bending, kneeling, standing, shoveling, and lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs as needed. Field work will require walking and carrying field equipment over typical outdoor terrain. Work may be conducted outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Out-of-town travel is expected, requiring driving and/or flying to project locations.

Office work is performed within a general office environment 50% of the time. Office work is generally sedentary in nature but may require occasional standing and walking. Office work is performed with adequate lighting and temperature, with no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.

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.

 

Benefits

All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

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Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program at the college level (or recently graduated within the past 12 months), and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@preservenet.org.

Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

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