Job: Field Archaeologist


Golder Associates Ltd.
Field Archaeologist

Location Fort St. John, BC

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for a Field Archaeologist with proven experience in Northeastern British Columbia for the upcoming 2019 Field Season.  This is a full-time contract position based in Fort St. John.

Fieldwork will be primarily located in the Fort St. John area and is scheduled to begin immediately and end early to mid-October. This may be extended or shortened depending on changing schedules and/or weather conditions.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Carrying out archaeological surveys, test excavation, and mitigative excavation in a cultural resource management setting under the direction of a qualified Field Director or Permit Holder
  • Providing effective direction, supervision, and support to members of the field team as required
  • Proficiency with digital field recording techniques and electronic devices
  • Working in a variety of environments such as all-weather conditions, rugged and semi-remote locations, and overnight accommodations in a camp setting
  • Participating in Golder’s Health & Safety program and monitor the Health & Safety performance of archaeological field employees
  • Complying with Golder’s Fit for Duty Policy
  • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff
  • Maintaining a high standard of ethical behaviour to uphold Golder’s reputation and demonstrates a commitment to our Core Values
  • Performing other duties as required, including but not limited to, artifact analysis, reporting, and research

You will have a background in:

  • Demonstrated experience in Northeastern British Columbia archaeological fieldwork
  • Archaeology, Anthropology or related Degree from a recognized program
  • Ability to observe and instruct others in good field methodology at a brisk pace
  • Strong written and verbal communications, and organizational skills
  • Strength in working in varying terrain and weather conditions
  • Ability to do strenuous field work, including hiking in uneven terrain, carrying heavy loads, and manual excavation
  • Ability to follow and implement training and instructions (both health and safety and technical)
  • Valid driver’s license (Class 5)
  • ATV/UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Employee owned structure – own the business, own the result
  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching
  • Global projects and travel opportunities

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Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

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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