Career Details

Archaeological Field Technician

Locations: Fort St James, Fort St John, Prince George, Whitehorse

  • Join us in protecting natural, environmental, and cultural resources
  • Get rewarded with competitive wages
  • 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 Hourly Archaeological Field Technicians to join our team in Fort St James, Fort St John, Prince George, or Whitehorse. This position will start in May 2023.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in:
    • Field reconnaissance and archaeological impact assessments for oil and gas, forestry, transportation, and other industries.
    • The identification of areas of archaeological potential and archaeological sites.
    • Data collection and data management.
    • Systematic Data Recovery (excavation).
  • Working in collaboration with local First Nations
  • Promoting a strong safety culture and working collaboratively within Ecofor’s corporate culture.

More About You

To qualify, you will need to be pursing or have an undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology, or a combination of relevant experience.

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.
  • Physical ability to do strenuous fieldwork in a variety of field conditions.
  • Willing to travel for work and stay in remote accommodations for extended periods of time.
  • Experience in Cultural Resource Management is not required but would be considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with handheld GPS units and mapping software, pedestrian survey, subsurface testing, excavation, data collection, field note taking, and laboratory experience would also be an asset.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe software.
  • Skills with snowmobiles, ATVs, and UTVs is an asset.

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
  • An opportunity to travel and work in stunning outdoor sites
  • Hands on experience in a growing industry
  • And much more!

Ecofor is a safety-first company. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe work environment, no matter where we are. We believe that productivity without safety is unacceptable.

If our values resonate with you — apply today!

Job ID Numbers:

  • 2022-054 – Fort St James, BC
  • 2022-055 – Fort St John, BC
  • 2022-056 – Prince George, BC
  • 2022-057 – Whitehorse, YT

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: https://youtu.be/v4k0Dsnws-8

Please apply below, or send your resume and cover letter to careers@ecofor.ca by January 6, 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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