The underwater archaeologist conducts field work; implements archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts; analyzes prehistoric and historic artifacts and prepares reports about the outcome. Keeps records and maintains the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer documentation pertaining to archaeological sites and architectural (built) resources. Utilizes GIS, GPS, and topographic maps and site records and reports to identify locations where sites can occur. Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal and/or commercial clients. Field projects could be located anywhere in the U.S.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Performs fieldwork surveys, diving, monitoring, laboratory analysis and interpretation
- Provides logistical support to field directors (assembles equipment and supplies, organizes paperwork, etc.).
- Provides management and oversight of field and lab technicians
- Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews and the review of documents.
- Supports field directors and other supervisors as needed in producing reports that record site history, methodology and artifact analysis results, along with recommendations for conserving and interpreting findings (writes report sections, prepares graphics, etc.)
- Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meed AECOM quality standard
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