Field Archaeologist

Norcan Consulting ltd - Prince George, BC (30+ days ago)

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Norcan Consulting Ltd. a privately owned Archaeological and Cultural Heritage consulting firm based in the heart of British Columbia in Prince George. Established in 1994, our team has provided dedicated and experienced archaeological assessments on over 5500 developments for clients and communities throughout all of Western Canada. SAFE and COR certified, we pride ourselves on promoting a culture of safety and accountability while achieving our goals and promises to the clients, communities, First Nations and government bodies.
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are field- and office-based work relating to all aspects of regulatory heritage management, with a focus on forestry. Duties include

  • survey, AIA, monitoring, mitigation
  • reporting, mapping and site forms
  • supervising field crews of trained First Nations field technicians
  • liaising with clients and with neighbouring First Nations organizations
  • training and mentoring field crew and office staff
  • contributing research and support to ongoing initiatives.
  • contributing to safe, supportive and educational work environment

Minimum mandatory skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology, with an archaeology field school
  • 3+ years of field experience in archaeology in the BC interior
  • Demonstrated knowledge of BC Heritage Conservation Act and regulatory requirements (permits, forms, reporting), and BC Archaeology Branch policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of site and artifact identification and classification
  • Demonstrated field abilities (effective note-taking, navigating, using field equipment)
  • Technical writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with standard office computer applications and equipment
  • Ability to adapt, undertake multiple tasks, and respond quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to conduct field work under a variety of physically challenging field conditions
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Strong commitment to reconciliation and awareness of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action

Preferred skills and qualifications:

  • Experience in and knowledge of the archaeology of northern and central interior
  • An understanding of various management strategies for the responsible care of archaeological and other cultural heritage values and resources

Compensation: Competitive wage and benefits packages (actual wage commensurate with experience and qualifications). We offer opportunities for advancement and support for achievement of additional qualifications (field directorship, permit-holding status, BCAPA membership) and other professional development and public archaeology outreach opportunities.

Job Type: Full-time