Location: Knoxville, TN (Supporting Southeast Projects)
Title: Archaeological Field Director

Schedule (FT/PT): FT
Travel Required: 50-75%
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

This position is eligible for a Department of Defense SkillBridge Program Internship for active duty servicemembers transitioning out of the U.S. Military.

Incorporated in 2011, North Wind Resource Consulting’s core capabilities include environmental documentation and permitting; natural and cultural resource surveys; wildlife and botanical expertise; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) technical services; historic and prehistoric surveys; environmental consultation such as Section 106 for cultural resources, Section 404 for wetlands, and Section 7 for endangered species); and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping capabilities. North Wind Resource Consulting maintains offices across the country.

Job Description

The Archaeological Field Director is a mid-level position that will be providing in-field analysis and scientific studies. The Field Director should have 2-3 years of field experience. The position requires the applicant to possess site recording knowledge and proficiencies for accurately recording historic and prehistoric sites according to land agency specifications.

  • Leading field surveys for simple to complex projects with accurate information and data collection
  • Leading Shovel Tests
  • Organizes fieldwork mobilization/demobilization
  • Works well with project members and maintains a high level of communication regarding status of work
  • Assisting and mentoring crews of Archaeological Technicians in survey strategies, organization, artifact identification, data collection, following field protocols and safety practices
  • Requires participation in project kickoff meetings and project updates
  • Applicants will possess an understanding of following project budgets and the ability to communicate efficiencies and overages
  • Ensures that projects are completed on schedule and within budget
  • Driving daily to project areas using North Wind vehicle
  • Maintaining both North Wind and project-specific safety awareness and practices at all times
  • Regular communication with North Wind Project Manager, field technicians and line Supervisor
  • Participation in North Wind training


  • Master's Degree in Anthropology or related field
  • 2-3 Years of field experience
  • Possesses a strong work ethic with a developed and mature understanding of professionalism.
  • Demonstrates a strong comprehension of computer programs such as Word, Excel, Adobe, Outlook
  • Willingness and desire to learn as well as ask questions
  • Ability to follow written and oral instruction
  • Displays excellent communication and interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various field locations, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, across rugged terrain
  • Ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends)
  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic setting, and to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the goals and objectives of North Wind’s commitment to gathering high quality in-field data.
  • Experience in and willingness to work in inclement conditions (i.e., very hot, windy, sunny without shade, rain)

    North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

    North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

    Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.