SWCA Hiring Undergraduate Cultural Resources Technician

Undergraduate Cultural Resources Technician
Tracking Code: 20120075
Job Description

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance.

We are inviting interested undergraduates from local universities to apply for a temporary, summer position as an Undergraduate Cultural Resources Technician. This position is designed to provide students with practical work experience on archaeological/cultural resource projects. Individuals will gain introductory experience in cultural resource management and archaeological research in the Great Basin and surrounding regions; collections and data management; the regulations pertaining to archaeological resources; and the business aspects of the cultural resources consulting industry.

Work will be based in SWCA’s Salt Lake City office and will concentrate mainly on laboratory and office related tasks. The positions will take place starting in May or June and may continue through the summer. Interested applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 6 weeks, and longer terms are possible should both the individual and SWCA agree to continue the assignment at the end of the initial 6-week period. Individuals will work between 10 and 40 hours per week, depending on their availability as well as office workload. Pay rate is $10.00 per hour plus overtime for any hours worked over 40 in a week.

Positions are available to undergraduate students who have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and who have taken at least one course in archaeology or historic preservation (as documented on a college or university transcript). Reliability, professionalism, attention to detail, and strong verbal and written communication skills are required, and applicants will be required to submit a letter of reference from an individual (preferably a professor/instructor) who can comment on these qualities.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online and also provide the documentation outlined below. Please visit our company website at http://www.swca.com and click on the careers tab to apply and submit documents.

1) A brief (1 page max) statement of interest describing your experience in cultural resources, why you are interested in this position with SWCA, and what you hope to get out of the position. Document can be uploaded as part of your application.

2) A copy of your college/university transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). Document can be uploaded as part of your application.

3) A letter of recommendation from an individual who can comment on your reliability, professionalism, attention to detail, and verbal and written communication skills (preferably from a professor or instructor). Please Note: The letter can be emailed directly to recruiting@swca.com or mailed to the address listed below. If a hard copy of the letter is mailed, the letter has to be sealed in an envelope with the writer’s signature across the flap.

Please submit letters of recommendation to:

SWCA Environmental Consultants

Attn: Recruiting Department

3033 North Central Avenue, Suite 145

Phoenix, AZ 85012

Visit SWCA’s web site, http://www.swca.com, to discover what we do and why SWCA is a great place to work for environmental professionals interested in sound science and creative solutions.

If you need assistance or accommodations to apply, please contact us at recruiting@swca.com.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Islands. Since its founding in 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.

Job Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US.
Position Type: Temporary
Salary: $10.00 US Dollar (USD)

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