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Associate Project Archaeologist (US-FL)

25 Apr 2022 8:31 AM | Dina Rivera (Administrator)

Associate Project Archaeologist

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About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking two (2) Associate Project Archaeologists to assist with cultural resources management work in Florida. Under the supervision of our Florida Cultural Resources Team Lead, this position will perform field and office tasks while working with and supervising crew members.


In this role, you will manage all aspects of fieldwork, supervising one or more crews of archaeological technicians during survey, site recording, monitoring, or excavation projects. You may also assist with office-based tasks, including the preparation of site forms and technical reports. SWCA offers a unique work environment specializing in delivering natural and cultural resources services the greater Gulf Coast Region. This is full-time, regular status position, with ability to work in our Pensacola or Jacksonville, FL offices, as either an office or hybrid employee. Distributed work is available for qualified candidates. 

What you will accomplish

  • Supervise fieldwork, including archaeological survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring and ensure quality and completeness of data collected.
  • Ensure that appropriate preliminary research is conducted and organized prior to fieldwork, and that necessary equipment, staff, and other resources are ready for fieldwork.
  • Review the data for quality control, and ensure all work is conducted and submitted in accordance with company standards and guidelines.
  • Accurately identify historic-era and prehistoric artifacts and features, and train less experienced field crew in their identification.
  • Assist with office-based tasks, including performing literature reviews, research, site form, technical report preparation, developing and tracking scopes of work, schedules, and budgets.
  • Communicate effectively when reporting to Team Leads, Principal Investigators, and Project Managers.
  • Communicate effectively with client representatives in the field such as land agents to facilitate successful project planning and logistics.
  • Work independently in a responsible manner.
  • Work within defined schedules and meet deadlines.

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years working as a field archaeologist in the greater Gulf Coast region.
  • Extremely organized and meticulous with ensuring survey, documentation, and paperwork are complete.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and technical writing.

Preferred Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field.
  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology.
  • Experience leading crews of field technicians on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
  • Experience collecting field data utilizing modern mobile technology (tablets, Bluetooth GPS receivers, mobile software) and Trimble GPS units (Terrasync and/or ArcPad).
  • Experience with programs such as ESRI Field Map and Survey 123,Pathfinder Office, ArcGIS Desktop, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and others.
  • Experience writing technical archaeology reports.
  • Knowledge of federal and state preservation laws and regulations including, but not limited to the National Environmental Policy Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Section 106 and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • CPR and First Aid certified.


Additional Information: 

  • Ability to travel and conduct fieldwork for long hours (sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and at high altitudes) and to carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Currently reside in Florida or Georgia, or plan to relocate to Florida or Georgia in the immediate future.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, the ability to pass a Motor Vehicle background screening, and have access to reliable transportation.
  • Regular/FT/Salary $60K - $68K

Why Work at SWCA?


SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services.  Our Vision (the North Star) is to make SWCA the best workplace and industry leader in sustainability, bringing sound science and creative solutions to global environmental challenges while maintaining a dedication to employee-ownership. We live our core values: we collaborate as #OneSWCA; we are #AlwaysLearning, we #NeverSettle, and we #GiveBack.


We are 100% employee-owned, and we build our success together. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer a supportive, team-oriented work environment and competitive wages and benefits, including an 100% employee stock ownership plan (retirement).


At SWCA, we are always learning.  Our employees have the ability to develop and guide  their careers to make them leaders in the industry. Our Career Landscape is a unique and interactive program that  allows you to develop professionally and chart your career path for a rewarding career at SWCA. We encourage professional conference attendance, internal and external professional development and training programs, education reimbursement, a Science and Leadership Program, and bonuses for publications meeting certain criteria.


If you are seeking an opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions, then SWCA will be a great fit for you!  


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SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.



Jessica Snider
Talent Acquisition Specialist

SWCA Environmental Consultants
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