Golder Associates Archaeology Field Technician in OTTAWA, Ontario

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Golder has a new opportunity for an Archaeology Field Technician to join our Environmental permitting and monitoring team on a contract basis based in Ottawa, Ontario .


The field program is anticipated to begin mid July 2018 and is expected to conclude in December 2018.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Provide technical services in a field environment;

  • Carry out archaeological test pit and pedestrian survey, hand excavation of test units, and mitigative excavation in a Professional Cultural Resources Management setting (Stage 2 – 4);

  • Conduct archaeological assessment in a variety of work environments; outdoors in all weather conditions with overnight stays during out-of-town projects (single or double occupancy);

  • Participate in a team environment;

  • Work with and provide support to other members of the field technician group in assisting with other field and office activities as required;

  • Demonstrate a “Safety First” focus and act as a role model to other staff; and

  • Perform other duties as required.

You will possess the following qualifications:

  • Possess or be currently pursuing an Archaeology, Anthropology or related degree from a recognized program;

  • Previous experience in Ontario archaeological fieldwork;

  • The ability to practice good field methodology at a brisk pace;

  • Knowledge of Ontario material culture is an asset;

  • Access to transportation and valid driver's licence;

  • Good written and verbal communication skills;

  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills;

  • Ability to carry out strenuous physical activity, walk up to 15 km in ploughed fields per day, and heavy lifting may be required.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

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Golder is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.

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Title: Archaeology Field Technician

Location: ON-OTTAWA

Requisition ID: 18001096