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There are a number of career options for archaeologists in British Columbia. Archaeologists are employed by museums, government (including federal, provincial, and First Nation), as well as the private sector. Most archaeologists are employed by the private sector to evaluate developments to ensure compliance with the Heritage Conservation Act.

Nature of the Work

Archaeological work includes fieldwork (both survey and excavation), artifact processing and analysis, and report preparation. The majority of entry-level jobs involve survey often in remote areas (primarily for forestry and oil/gas clients). Field conditions can be difficult and the work is often physically demanding. Pay scales vary widely from company to company.

Required Qualifications

Qualifications vary from company to company and from job to job. Many companies require a bachelor’s degree in archaeology or anthropology and previous fieldwork experience (such as a field school). Outdoor experience, survey/orienteering skills, computer skills (Microsoft Office, ArcView, AutoCAD), writing skills, and strong interpersonal skills are also important.

Employment Opportunities

Current job postings are listed below. If you are looking for employment you could also contact BCAPA member companies. You may also want to check provincial and federal postings. If you have questions about a career in archaeology you can contact the BCAPA through the administrator at admin@bcapa.ca .

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Title

Sugar Cane Archaeology
GIS Analyst

Salary $35-$42/hr
Location Williams Lake, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 10-MAY-2024

JOB SUMMARY:

Sugar Cane Archaeology (SCA), an Indigenous company wholly owned by Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN), is seeking a full-time, permanent GIS Analyst to be based out of our corporate office in downtown Williams Lake.

Sugar Cane Archaeology is a rapidly growing professional cultural resource management (CRM) services provider that is currently staffed by a several archaeologists, project managers, HSE professionals, and a seasonal field crew of 15-20 staff members. As we grow, we are seeking to expand our internal GIS capacity and services to continue to deliver high quality timely services to our clients.

The GIS Analyst will work with staff archaeologists, managers, and field technicians to provide spatial analysis, mapping, and data management services. Primarily, the GIS Analyst will be responsible for producing geospatial deliverables, including maps, models, and shapefiles associated with archaeological projects undertaken by SCA.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create high-quality cartographic maps, templates, and models.
  • Create GIS data from a variety of sources and convert between various file types.
  • Produce accurate geospatial deliverables that comply with BC Archaeology Branch’s Site Form and Mapping Requirements.
  • Maintain internal GIS databases and information in a systematic and organized manner.
  • Provide technical maps, figures, charts, and presentation posters on a wide variety of topics pertaining to company operations.
  • Verify and check data to ensure continuity, integrity, and compliance with standards.
  • Assist in the creation of new processes through the integration of technology into company operations.
  • Share GIS knowledge with, mentor, and train SCA staff archaeologists, project managers, and technicians.
  • Maintain data integrity, secure access to restricted data.
  • Manage projects as directed by SCA staff archaeologists and project managers.
  • Contribute to SCA’s ongoing success by accomplishing other duties or tasks as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of a post-secondary program in Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Natural Resource Management, Information Management Systems (IMS), or a related field.
  • One or more years of related work experience.
  • Technical certificate in GIS is an asset.
  • Previous experience working for or with a First Nations community or organization is an asset.

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with provincial archaeological spatial data sets and requirements as set out in the BC Archaeology Branch’s Site Form and Mapping Requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience with working with LiDAR data sets.
  • Knowledge and experience working with, organization, analyzing, and mapping field-collected data.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GIS principles, mapping systems, and trends.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ArcGIS and other GIS applications.

Cartographic Skills:

  • Ability to adhere to provincial standards and communicate complex information in an accessible and attractive manner.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of standard map design principles.
  • Experience with production and presentation of spatial data and mapping products.

Personal Skills:

  • Ability to interact, communicate, and work well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to changing priorities and timelines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Understanding and respect for First Nations culture, history, and perspectives.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to SCA company operations.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in all aspects of the job.
  • Dedication to a strong workplace HSE culture with the willingness to participate in a team-oriented safety process.

Certifications:

  • A Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence is an asset.
  • OFA Level 1 First Aid with Transportation Endorsement is an asset.
  • RISC Archaeology and CMT Inventory Training is an asset.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • The position is based in an office environment.
  • Work hours are generally standard from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM from Monday to Friday.
  • Some weekend and holiday work may be required during high season as necessitated by changing project deadlines and deliverables.

 

SALARY: $35.00-$42.00 / hour

CLOSING DATE: June 7, 2024 *Applications will be accepted for consideration after the closing date.

WORK START DATE: Training will begin following the date of hire.

 

Forward Cover Letter and Resume to:

Brittany Cleminson, CEO
Sugar Cane Archaeology
315 Yorston Street,
Williams Lake, BC,
V2G 1H1
brittany.cleminson@wlfn.ca
cc: steffi.fischer@sugarcanearch.ca

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Title

Madrone Environmental Services
Senior Archaeologist & Project Manager

Salary $75,000 to $110,000
Location Vancouver Island, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 29-APR-2024

About Us:

Madrone Environmental Services is a thriving environmental consulting practice nestled in the heart of British Columbia. Our diverse range of services encompasses everything from crafting comprehensive environmental management plans to offering specialized scientific expertise in fields like geoscience, agrology, biology, ecology, hydrogeology, and forestry.

We’re on the lookout for a Senior Archaeologist to join us who will offer expertise in delivering cultural resource management services for ongoing projects, cultivating new business opportunities, and providing senior-level support and mentorship to team members. At Madrone, we foster a flexible work environment that champions work/life balance, complemented by a robust benefits package inclusive of Group RRSP and Deferred Profit Sharing. The salary for this role ranges from $75,000 to $110,000 per annum.

About the Role:

Position: Senior Archaeologist & Project Manager

Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia

  • Dynamic Work Environment: Join a collaborative team of industry experts dedicated to delivering excellence in environmental consulting.
  • Flexibility: Enjoy the flexibility of hybrid work arrangements, allowing you to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
  • Professional Growth: Take advantage of opportunities for career advancement and professional development within our supportive work culture.

As a Senior Archaeologist at Madrone Environmental Services, you’ll play a pivotal role in our team’s daily operations, leveraging your wealth of experience, organizational prowess, and leadership acumen to spearhead the success of ongoing projects and cultivate new prospects. Collaborating closely with our dedicated team, you’ll actively contribute to initiatives aimed at optimizing operational efficiency and delivering high-quality reports while fostering strong relationships with clients, regulatory bodies, and First Nations communities. Your expertise will be instrumental in driving our mission forward, ensuring excellence in every aspect of our work.

Your primary focus will be on overseeing projects from inception to completion, ensuring their seamless execution and adherence to regulatory requirements.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology and possess relevant consulting archaeology experience.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the BC Heritage Conservation Act (HCA) and embrace the values of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP).
  • Bring a minimum of five years of cultural resource management experience on the Northwest Coast.
  • Are an approved Field Director for the Northwest Coast culture area and eligible to hold BC Provincial Heritage Permits.
  • Have demonstrated project management skills and excel in client and stakeholder engagement.
  • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills and familiarity with BC Archaeological Impact Assessment Guidelines.
  • Show a keen interest in mentoring and passing knowledge to future professionals.
  • Thrive in various fieldwork activities, regardless of weather conditions, and possess a strong problem-solving mindset.
  • Exhibit exceptional organizational skills and a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Appreciate collaborating with a diverse team of professionals to effect positive change in the environment.
  • Embrace the values of teamwork and diversity.
  • Hold a valid BC driver’s license with a clean record and a Level 1 WorkSafe BC recognized first aid certificate. Additional certifications are encouraged.
  • Ability to furnish copies of an AIA, AOA, and PFR report for review, where you served as the senior author.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establishing and cultivating strong client relationships with First Nations, the Regulator (Archaeology Branch), and both new and existing clients.
  • Conducting thorough archaeological, historical, and ethnographic background research.
  • Drafting Section 12.2 and 12.4 Heritage Conservation Act permit applications.
  • Reviewing and preparing provincial site inventory forms.
  • Producing AOA, PFR, and AIA interim and final reports with QAQC of own work, and conducting peer reviews of documents and deliverables.
  • Offering expert guidance to team members on conducting environmental assessments across diverse client sectors.
  • Leading specific tasks in field supervision, encompassing staff coordination, preparations, logistical support, surveying, monitoring, data recovery, excavation, and providing guidance to external contractors.
  • Possessing the capability to field-direct (or hold permits) in multiple cultural regions is highly advantageous.
  • Mentoring and developing intermediate and junior staff, fostering their growth and providing technical direction.
  • Upholding rigorous Quality Management standards across all projects.
  • Actively participating in multidisciplinary projects, providing guidance and coaching to team members.
  • Contributing to the strategic development of the Archaelogy team, driving growth, profitability, and innovation in processes, services, geographical expansion, and client engagement.
  • Undertaking project and proposal management responsibilities such as cost tracking, invoicing, and ensuring timely deliverables.
  • Engaging in business development activities on behalf of the company.

 

If you’re ready to bring your expertise to a dynamic team and make a meaningful impact in environmental consulting, we invite you to submit your cover letter and résumé to careers@madrone.ca. While we appreciate all applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: May 24, 2024.

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Title

WSP Canada
Project Manager

Salary $84,200 – $143,100
Location Various locations, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 22-MAR-2024

WSP has an opportunity for a full-time Archaeology Project Manager to join our BC Heritage Team.  Our hybrid working model allows for employment in locations near any of the WSP locations across the province (Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna, Vancouver, Castlegar, Fort St. John, Prince George). The successful candidate will gain valuable and diverse project management experience as part of our regional team. You will also have the chance to work on multidisciplinary projects that provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

As a Project Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with clients and project teams to scope and plan projects, under the direction of the Project Director.
  • Working with Indigenous communities and businesses to facilitate their involvement in projects.
  • Executing projects to satisfy clients expectations and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitoring project performance with respect to schedule, budget and other KPIs.
  • Managing receivables, variance, and project multipliers.
  • Developing and implementing project execution plans (health and safety, quality, risk management, communication, documentation, etc.)
  • Communicating regularly and frequently with clients and project teams
  • Providing leadership and guidance to junior project staff
  • Participating in WSP Golder’s Health & Safety program and demonstrating a “Safety First” focus

The successful candidate will have the following skills and qualifications: 

  • At least 5 years of directly relevant archaeology and project management experience, ideally within a large and diverse organization
  • A degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related social science
  • Professional Project Management Designation (e.g., Project Management Institute) is an asset
  • Superior project planning skills and an ability to lead diverse teams
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and Adobe Acrobat Software
  • Proficiency with Oracle CRM software is an asset
  • Detail and results oriented
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • High level of professionalism, integrity, and ethics

Your benefits at WSP will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Career development programs tailored to help you reach your goals
  • Employer matched pension plan and optional share purchase plans
  • Paid vacation days
  • Paid wellness days
  • Ability to purchase additional vacation days
  • Extended medical, dental and group plan benefits that can be customized to your needs
  • Hybrid work arrangement with the ability to work from home and from the office

Compensation:

Expected Salary (all locations): $84,200 – $143,100

WSP Canada is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.

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Title

WSP Canada
Archaeological Field Director

Salary $72,600 – $123,400
Location Fort St. John, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 22-MAR-2024

WSP has a new and exciting opportunity for a Field Director to join our Heritage team in our Fort St. John, BC location.

The successful candidate will have their Subarctic Boreal Forest Field Director status and will complete mostly field-based work for existing projects, although there may be opportunities for office-based work. You will gain valuable and diverse work experience as part of our large regional heritage team and will have opportunities to work on multidisciplinary projects that will contribute to your professional development.

As an Archaeological Field Director your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading archaeological field programs while maintaining compliance with Heritage Conservation Act permits;
  • Working in a variety of environments, such as all-weather conditions, rugged and semi-remote locations, and overnight accommodations in a camp or hotel setting;
  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building by working closely with community members in the field in a respectful and collaborative manner;
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing sections of technical reports and site forms;
  • Supervising junior staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate;
  • Participating in WSP’s Health & Safety program;
  • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff;
  • Complying with WSP’s Fit for Duty policy.

What you’ll bring to WSP:

  • An undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with relevant cultural resource management experience
  • Subarctic Boreal Forest Field Director status in good standing
  • Experience identifying, recording, and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected in the Subarctic Boreal Forest culture area
  • An aptitude for working collaboratively with Indigenous communities
  • Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets
  • Proven oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as to work independently
  • Solid MS Office skills
  • Valid driver’s license (Class 5)
  • ATV/UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

Your benefits at WSP will include:

  • Competitive remuneration packages;
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects;
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse team of experienced archaeologists with a variety of specialties;
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching;
  • Career development planning tailored to help you reach your goals;
  • A dedicated Indigenous relations team that actively promotes relationships with Indigenous groups and businesses;
  • Project support from a large in-house multidisciplinary team and from dedicated support staff;
  • National project opportunities;
  • Professional development through professional membership reimbursement, participation in practice area networks, and innovation funding to support new approaches to archaeology.

Compensation:

Expected Salary (all locations): $72,600 – $123,400

WSP Canada is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.

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Title

WSP Canada
Field Director

Salary $72,600 – $123,400
Location Vancouver, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 22-MAR-2024

WSP has a new and exciting opportunity for a Field Director to join our Heritage team in our Vancouver location. The successful candidate will assist in the growth of the archaeology business in the BC Region and will gain valuable and diverse work experience as part of our regional team. You will also have the ability to work on multidisciplinary projects that provide opportunities for learning and personal growth.

WSP has a large backlog of local project work which affords the successful candidate an opportunity to work locally for the majority of the year, should that be desired.

As a Field Director your responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out archaeological survey, test excavation or mitigative excavation in cultural resources setting and in compliance with Heritage Conservation Act permits;
  • Leading archaeological field programs
  • Preparing and contributing to proposals
  • Working with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner
  • Assisting with managing project scope, schedule, and cost, including invoicing
  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing technical reports
  • Supervising junior staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate
  • Participating in WSP’s Health & Safety program
  • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff

What you’ll bring to WSP:

  •  A graduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience;
  • Field Director status in the Northwest Coast culture area;
  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types;
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships in the Lower Mainland area;
  • An ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions and varying durations;
  • Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets;
  • Proven oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills;
  • An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as to work independently;
  • Solid MS Office skills;
  • Valid driver’s license (Class 5);
  • First Aid Certification would be considered an asset.

Your benefits at WSP will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages;
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects;
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching;
  • National project opportunities;
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse team of experienced archaeologists with a variety of specialties (e.g., faunal analysis, underwater archaeology, lithic analysis, and human osteology);
  • Career development planning and mentoring programs tailored to help you reach your goals;
  • Employer matched pension plan;
  • Paid vacation days and ability to bank overtime;
  • Extended medical, dental and group plan benefits that can be customized to your needs;
  • A dedicated Indigenous relations team that actively promotes relationships with Indigenous groups and businesses;
  • Hybrid work arrangement with the ability to work from home and from the office;
  • Project support from a large in-house multidisciplinary team (e.g., geomorphologists, geotechnical engineers, traditional use specialists, and plant and animal biologists) and from dedicated support staff (e.g., GIS, accounting);
  • We support professional development through professional membership reimbursement and participation in technical communities.

Compensation:

Expected Salary (all locations): $72,600 – $123,400

WSP Canada is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.

Apply here: https://emit.fa.ca3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_2001/job/53329

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Title

WSP Canada
Archaeologist

Salary $53,900 to $91,700
Location Fort St. John, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 22-MAR-2024

WSP has a new opportunity for an Archaeologist to join our Heritage team in on a full-time basis and temporary fixed term contract. Successful candidates will be based in Fort St. John.

This position is ideal for someone who is looking to gain Field Director in Training days in a variety of settings. WSP Field Directors and Project Staff will work closely with you to find opportunities which supports your journey to becoming a Field Director. The successful candidate will also assist in the growth of the archaeology business in your respective region and will gain valuable and diverse work experience throughout BC as part of our regional team. You will also have the ability to work on multidisciplinary projects that provide opportunities for learning and personal growth.

As an Archaeologist your responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out archaeological survey, test excavation or mitigative excavation in cultural resources management under the direction of the Field Crew Supervisor and in compliance with Heritage Conservation Act permits;
  • Assisting with leading archaeological field programs
  • Working closely with Indigenous community members while out in the field
  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing sections of technical reports
  • Supervising junior staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate
  • Working collaboratively with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner
  • Participating in WSP’s Health & Safety program
  • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff and complying with the WSP Fit for Duty Policy

What you’ll bring to WSP:

  • A degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience
  • Working towards your Field Director status in the BC Sub-arctic Boreal Forest culture area
  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected in the BC Sub-arctic Boreal Forest culture area
  • Experience working with Indigenous Communities and Peoples. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships with First Nations in the Southern Interior area
  • An ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets
  • Proven oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as to work independently
  • Solid MS Office skills
  • Valid driver’s license (Class 5)
  • UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

Compensation:

Expected Salary (all locations): $53,900 to $91,700

WSP Canada is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.

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Title

WSP Canada
Archaeologist

Salary $53,900 – $91,700
Location Vancouver, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 22-MAR-2024

WSP has a new opportunity for an Archaeologist to join our Heritage team in on a full-time basis or temporary fixed term contract. Successful candidates will be based in our Vancouver office.

This position is ideal for someone who is looking to gain Field Director in Training days in a variety of settings. WSP Field Directors and Project Staff will work closely with you to find opportunities which supports your journey to becoming a Field Director. The successful candidate will also assist in the growth of the archaeology business in your respective region and will gain valuable and diverse work experience throughout BC as part of our regional team. You will also have the ability to work on multidisciplinary projects that provide opportunities for learning and personal growth.

As an Archaeologist your responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out archaeological survey, test excavation or mitigative excavation in cultural resources management under the direction of the Field Crew Supervisor and in compliance with Heritage Conservation Act permits;
  • Assisting with leading archaeological field programs
  • Working closely with Indigenous community members while out in the field
  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing sections of technical reports
  • Supervising junior staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate
  • Working collaboratively with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner
  • Participating in WSP’s Health & Safety program
  • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff and complying with the WSP Fit for Duty Policy

What you’ll bring to WSP:

  • A degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience
  • Working towards your Field Director status in the BC Northwest Coast culture area
  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected in the BC Northwest Coast culture area
  • Experience working with Indigenous Communities and Peoples. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships with First Nations in the Southern Interior area
  • An ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets
  • Proven oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as to work independently
  • Solid MS Office skills
  • Valid driver’s license (Class 5)
  • UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

Compensation:

Expected Salary (all locations): $53,900 – $91,700

WSP Canada is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.

Apply here: https://emit.fa.ca3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_2001/job/53928?keyword=53928&mode=location

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