AECOM Entry Level Archaeological Technician in Germantown, Maryland

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Position Title Entry Level Archaeological Technician

United States of America - Maryland


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented and hardworking Archaeological Technician for immediate employment in the Germantown, MD office. The Archaeologist will provide field and lab support to cultural resource projects throughout the US and potentially international work, as available. The Archaeologist will have knowledge of basic field excavation techniques, the ability to process (wash, catalog and mark) recovered archaeological artifacts, and be able to properly fill out field and laboratory forms and will perform excavation of STPs, test units, and features, as well as mapping and documentation. This position supports Phase I, II, and III field and lab studies.

This position may consist of extensive manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving wheelbarrows filled with dirt. The Archaeologist should have the ability to extensively perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and must have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions. This is a part-time variable position, meaning work days and times will be determined on an as-needed basis.

AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs archaeological fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and documentation

  • Works under direction of Crew Chiefs, Field Director, and Principal Investigator

  • Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards

  • Responsible for supporting supervisors as needed on a project basis- this could include providing graphic support, writing, travel coordination, project/paperwork organizational support, and pulling together the equipment for field projects as directed by supervisors

  • Performs data entry

  • Performs artifact labeling

  • Copies records for curation

  • May build or repair field/lab equipment

  • Follows AECOM corporate P&P, including safety plans

  • Assumes personal responsibility for furthering education and/or capabilities to ensure career growth (with support and guidance from supervisors)

Minimum Requirements

  • BA or BS in Anthropology or related field

  • Must have successfully completed an accredited Archaeological Field School

  • Must be well versed in standard archaeological techniques to include the excavation of shovel test pits (STPs) and test units for all phases of archaeological investigations

  • Must be prepared for field, lab, and office tasks

  • Travel will be required as field projects could be located anywhere in the United States

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ year of previous experience in archaeological fieldwork and analysis

  • Experience with Global Positioning System (GPS), Total Station

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Country United States of America

Position Status Part-time Variable

Requisition/Vacancy No. 178801BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.