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Archaeological Field Director

Job No: 2023-012   Location: Fort St John, BC

  • Join us in protecting natural, environmental, and cultural resources.
  • Get rewarded with competitive wages plus full benefits.
  • Travel to beautiful landscapes and potentially work on projects all over Western Canada.

About Ecofor

Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company, with offices in British Columbia, the Yukon, Alberta, and Nova Scotia. Founded in 1996, Ecofor has steadily grown to meet the demands of our clients who include private contractors, developers, landowners, government agencies, First Nations, and Indigenous organizations.

Our team provides expertise in a broad range of disciplines in the biological, environmental, and social sciences. We specialize in fisheries, wildlife, aquatic and terrestrial resources, environmental management, archaeology and cultural resources, land use planning, ground penetrating radar, and forestry.

About the Opportunity

Ecofor is currently seeking an Archaeological Field Director to join our team in Fort St John, BC. This position will start in June.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Field Director status in the Sub-Arctic Boreal culture area.
  • Supervising field crews, reviewing fieldwork, and coordinating with Project Managers
  • Leading field reconnaissance and conducting archaeological impact assessments for oil and gas, forestry, transportation, and other industries.
  • Identifying and recording areas of archaeological potential and identifying archaeological sites.
  • Collecting data, ensuring accuracy and quality of data, and completing data management.
  • Writing and editing interim reports and site forms.
  • Technical leadership and mentorship within a team environment
  • Promoting a strong safety culture and working collaboratively within Ecofor’s corporate culture

More About You

To qualify, you will need an undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology and have the ability to be a Field Director for crews in one or more culture areas in BC.

Candidates with the following skills and experience will be considered:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow the business, and work closely with other environmental professionals, environmental discipline leads, and First Nations.
  • Experience in Cultural Resource Management.
  • Familiarity with the provincial heritage assessment regulatory environment in BC.
  • Familiarity with mapping, pedestrian survey, subsurface testing, data collection and field note taking experience desired.
  • Ability to conduct strenuous field work in a variety of field conditions.
  • Experience with handheld GPS units, mapping software, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe software.
  • Willingness to travel for work and stay in remote accommodations.

Due to the nature of the role, you must have a valid Driver’s License.

Lastly, you will be joining us with the passion to contribute and believe in the work that we do.

What We Offer

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be awarded with:

  • Competitive wages.
  • Extended health, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Life, dependent, and disability insurance.
  • An opportunity to travel and work in stunning outdoor sites.
  • And much more!

Our Values

Ecofor Is a safety-first company. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe work environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Ecofor values diversity and will consider all applicants for employment without attention to race, religion, age, gender identity, nationality, or sexual orientation.

We respectfully recognize and acknowledge the relationships that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis across Canada have with the land all Canadians live on and enjoy.

If our values resonate with you — apply today!

Ecofor: Why We’re Here

It is such an honor to be able to visually narrate Ecofor Consulting’s beautifully inspiring and motivating stories, as well as a unique adventurous experience that was unforgettable! Take a look at this amazing episode where the owner of Ecofor, Kevin Wilson, takes us on outdoor exploration and tells us what he had to do to achieve their goal of success:

Please apply below, or send your resume and cover letter to by May 22, 2023.  Please include the Job ID number(s) you are applying for in your cover letter/ resume. We wish to thank everyone for their interest in Ecofor; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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