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Cultural Resources Technician
Job Category:Cultural Resources
Requisition Code:2020-PIT-003
Location:Pittsburgh, PA
FT / PT / TempPart Time
Hours Per WeekLess than 30 hours


GAI is seeking temporary Cultural Resources Technicians to support various projects across the mid-Atlantic and Midwestern regions. These technicians will be responsible for identifying, excavating and recording potential sites in accordance with state archaeological standards. Projects may include Phase I through Phase III, historic and/or prehistoric investigations.

Bring your talent to a range of stimulating projects alongside supportive and accomplished teammates—advance your career, fulfill your professional aspirations, and express your entrepreneurial spirit as an essential contributor to an established and growing employee-owned company.

Sound like a fit? We’d love the opportunity to get to know you!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Follows required health and safety policies as specified by GAI, client, and OSHA
  • Maintains appropriate level of client confidentiality
  • Excavates, screens, and collects archaeological materials in accordance with state archaeological standards
  • Identifies and records any archaeological features and structures within project right-of-way
  • Photographs and maps survey areas, testing locations, excavations, and any observable cultural resources
  • Accurately completes paper and/or electronic field forms
  • Records soils using a Munsell soil chart
  • Uses a compass for basic orienteering within the project vicinity
  • Manually removes brush/vegetation when necessary
  • Works outdoors in varying weather conditions
  • Hikes, off-trail, while carrying tools and equipment
  • Performs any and all other duties assigned by supervisor

  • BA degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or a related field plus field school required 
  • Minimum one year CRM experience in North America required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to travel using independent means of transportation
  • Experience in archaeological field excavation techniques, data recording, mapping, and surveying

Physical Demands and/or Other Job Information (if applicable):

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to:

Use fine motor skills to handle delicate objects, write by hand, feel sharp objects, and reach with hands/arms
Possess satisfactory close range vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
Talk, hear, taste or smell
Stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Lift and/or move up to 40lbs
Hike over various types of terrain while carrying up to 25lbs of gear
Extensively dig/shovel
Manually clear brush/vegetation from testing locations
Work outdoors in extreme temperatures and weather conditions