Field Supervisor, Northern Illinois Field Station, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, University of Illinois

03/01/2016 5:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Archaeology Field Supervisor

Northern Illinois Field Station

Illinois State Archaeological Survey

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey’s (ISAS) Northern Illinois Field Station (NIFS) – located in Elgin, IL – is looking for archaeological field supervisors with previous field and laboratory experience. NIFS conducts archaeological survey and excavation work in advance of Illinois Department of Transportation projects located within Illinois’ 18 northernmost counties. Under separate contract, NIFS also conducts archaeological surveys within the Forest Preserves of Cook County, IL.

We would like to add several full time supervisory level employees to our current staff. Supervisory staff will be initially hired as University of Illinois Academic Hourly employees, with the potential for advancement to Civil Service. The typical workweek comprises 4 10-hour days – Monday through Thursday, 7am to 5pm. Crews meet at the Elgin office, and travel to and from project areas each day in University vehicles. Occasionally, long-term projects located a few hours from the Elgin office will require overnight stays; hotel costs and per diem are provided in these instances. The successful candidate must hold, at a minimum, a B.A. or B.S. degree. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience supervising archaeological field projects in the Midwestern United States, previous GIS mapping experience, and experience writing technical reports.

The employee will supervise Phase I pedestrian and shovel test surveys, and be responsible for general project management including archival background research, landowner interaction, site mapping and documentation, artifact processing and inventory, and report writing. The employee may also participate in and/or supervise Phase II testing and Phase III mitigation projects.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Please send your vitae or resume, and note of interest in the position, via email to:

Paula Porubcan

Field Station Coordinator

Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois

Northern Illinois Field Station

21 N. Union Street

Elgin, IL 60123

224-281-4730 (office)

262-215-3712 (cell)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Porubcan via email or phone.

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