Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations
29024 Archeological Technician II
Under the general supervision of field director/project archaeologist, performs skilled tasks. Conducts hand excavations, completes plan and profile maps of excavated units, completes standard feature and level forms, screens soils to recover artifacts. Performs flotation of soil samples, walk over, and shovel testing. Catalogs, packages/labels archaeological artifacts. Maintains field equipment and supplies. Conducts inventories of cultural resources in areas of proposed projects
Researchers reference materials such as state and national register files, historic documents, archeological reports, maps and aerial photos, and interviews source individuals concerning project areas. Performs on-the-ground area searches for surface and subsurface evidence of historic and prehistoric archeological remains. Identifies and records historic and prehistoric cultural resource sites. Prepares Archeological Reconnaissance Reports (AARF's) and maps. Insures that archeology work assignments are carried out in safe, timely manner according to established standards and procedures. Maintains the Archeological Reconnaissance schedule by estimating and reporting and expected time of completion of each project and updating the project planning board. Review work in progress to see that standards for pre-field research, survey design, site recording, graphics and final report are being met. Advises other employees on methods of cultural resource inventory and provides written instructions, research materials and supplies to all involved in planning and operation of natural resource activities.