Archaeological Field Director/Supervisor

Your Opportunity 2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job done-the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Our Environmental Services team is currently looking for an Archaeological Field Director/Supervisor to be based out of the Quesnel office in British Columbia. The Archaeological Field Director/Supervisor will have experience supervising and directing field crews who are conducting archaeology or heritage resource management work including walkover survey, shovel testing, and archaeological excavation.

This is a full-time position that could be structured as a contract or permanent position.

Your Duties Working throughout British Columbia in various industries:

  • Identify and record areas of archeological potential, archaeological sites, and traditional use sites
  • Collect data and complete data management
  • Lead preliminary field reconnaissance surveys, archaeological impact assessments, and excavations
  • Carry out archaeological monitoring
  • Write permit applications, interim reports, final reports, and proposals

Your Capabilities and Credentials
  • Minimum BSc in Archaeology or BA in Anthropology with a major in archaeology
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience as a Field Director (Field Supervisor working towards Field Director may be considered) in the Interior Plateau and/or Sub-Arctic Boreal cultural regions
  • Minimum 1 year experience in Cultural Resource Management
  • Minimum 1 year experience identifying traditional use sites & features, CMTs, and lithic artifacts
  • Experience with lithic artifact analysis and cataloguing
  • Experience with mapping, pedestrian surveys, subsurface testing, excavation, data collection (field notes, photographs, digital information)
  • Currently located in Quesnel or willing to relocate to the area
  • Able to work away from home/stay in hotels or camps for periods of up to 2 weeks during the field season (May-Nov)
  • Possess OFA level 1 and F100 safety certifications
  • A valid class 5 driver's license and clean driver's abstract is required
  • Desire to work closely (in both leadership and supporting roles) with other environmental professionals and First Nations
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Dedicated to following and promoting a strong safety culture
  • Able to work independently
  • Willingness to learn and a drive to develop professionally is required

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