Archaeological Field Assistant

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR) is offering temporary (i.e., on a per project basis) employment opportunities to qualified Archaeological Field Assistants to conduct archaeological field investigations for upcoming projects in New York, New England, and/or the Mid-Atlantic States. Qualified candidates must have at least 1 year experience conducting Phase 1 archaeological survey work in New York, New England, and/or the Mid-Atlantic, the ability to travel (locally and out of state when required), ability to work outdoors in all kinds of weather, physical endurance to conduct archaeological field surveys in remote and challenging environments, ability to carry equipment (shovel and screen, GPS unit, cameras) while conducting fieldwork, ability to carry equipment (shovel and screen, GPS unit, cameras, etc.) while conducting fieldwork, ability to read and understand maps, ability to prepare field records and drawings, a BA/BS degree in anthropology, history or related field, and completion of an archaeological field school. Preference will be given to candidates with diverse experience and/or skill sets that could support other types of work (e.g., wetland delineation, ecological survey, wildlife biology, visual impact assessment, etc.) within our Environmental Services Division.

EDR is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and design firm with offices in Syracuse, Rochester, and Albany, New York that has been in business for over 35 years (since 1979).  EDR began providing cultural resources services in 2010, and since that time has conducted dozens of cultural resources investigations in New York State and the Northeast and our senior cultural resources staff meet the Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines (per 36 CFR Part 61) in their respective fields.  EDR’s staff includes a diverse group of environmental professionals with expertise in cultural resources (archeology and historic structures), stream and wetland delineations, ecology, wildlife biology, botany, visual impact analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), environmental permitting, zoning and land use analysis, technical writing and research.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to [email protected] or in writing to:

  • Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C., Human Resources, 217 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000, Syracuse, New York 13202