WESTERN LAND SERVICES, INC.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIANS
Winter fieldwork in Wyoming!?!? We are experiencing unusually warm
weather and little precipitation in the region this year, and need
to immediately recommence fieldwork on large block survey projects
that were previously stopped due to snow cover. We are seeking to
immediately hire 6 or more Archaeological Field Technicians. Work
will continue for as long as weather conditions permit.
Western Land Services, Inc. is a successful and rapidly expanding
multi-disciplinary private consulting firm that has been in
existence for over 30 years. Our offices are located in the Midwest
and Western U.S., with the cultural resources staff based out of
Candidates must have minimally completed college-level
archaeology/anthropology courses, although a BA/BS degree in
anthropology or closely related field is preferred. Previous
archaeological survey experience and/or a field school must be
indicated. Experience in other aspects of archaeological work such
as site testing, excavation, and monitoring is highly desirable,
particularly in Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and/or Great Basin
regions. Mapping skills using a compass are a necessity as are a
basic understanding of lithic technology and general historic
artifact types. The ability to use a GPS unit is a plus.
Responsibilities include working on archaeological crews conducting
fieldwork throughout the Northwest Plains and Rocky Mountains.
Projects currently needing additional staff members are located in
Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. The work is primarily
pedestrian survey, but may also include site testing, excavation,
and construction monitoring. Frequent out of town travel can be
expected. The fieldwork is physically demanding and candidates must
be able to walk 6-10+ miles per day carrying up to 20 pounds of
equipment over steep slopes and through heavy brush. Weather
conditions can sometimes be extreme. Work areas are frequently
remote and the terrain can be rugged and strenuous, typically at an
altitude of 4,000 ft or greater.
These are temporary, full-time positions and can be expected to last
until winter weather conditions again preclude fieldwork. The
starting wage is $12 per hour and overtime wages are possible. A
$30/day food allowance (no receipts required) and motel room (one
person per room) are paid during work periods. Bad weather days
when work cannot occur will be paid at half-time compensation.
Company transportation to and from project areas is provided from
the Sheridan, Wyoming office. The work schedule is typically Monday
through Friday, with 10-day work sessions initiated as needed.
Candidate qualifications will be reviewed as they are received and
these positions will remain open until filled. At this time, only
those candidates who are immediately available to commence work will
be considered. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to
apply. To apply submit a resume/vita and 3 professional references
by mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Senior Project Archaeologist
Western Land Services, Inc.
54 West Seymour Street
Sheridan, WY 82801
Fax (307) 673-1823
Telephone calls will not be accepted.