KGS Group is currently looking to fill a position for an Archaeologist to act as a field director as recognized by the Ontario Archaeology Program Unit.  The position will be in our growing Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment Department. KGS Group has offices in Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and B.C., all offices will be considered based on the right fit candidates.

About Us

We are KGS Group, an employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm serving clients throughout North America. We’re different than traditional engineering firms. We believe a commitment to lasting relationships is just as critical as the expertise applied in our work. To us that means we put our clients and people first. We have the discipline to consistently deliver KGS Quality, never taking the easy way out. We always look closer and dig deeper. And no matter what the project, we care enough to do it right.

As an employee-owned company, we’re invested in our work and our people. Working with us means you’ll be part of some of the most interesting projects across Canada, the U.S. and beyond. With the extensive, wide-ranging expertise within our company, you’ll have countless opportunities to learn and grow.

The Role

KGS Group is looking for an experienced Archaeologist to join our growing Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment Department. The successful applicant will be an up-and-coming technical leader, or current leader in your field with the drive to participate in a growing dynamic environmental team!

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Acting as a field director and recognized by the Ontario Archaeology Program Unit.
  • Supervise the completion of Stage 2 archaeological fieldwork following the methods and ethics set out in the Ontario Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists (2011).
  • Conduct basic archaeological fieldwork tasks (pedestrian survey, test pitting, documentation).
  • Supervise small crews of 4-6 people as they carry out Stage 2 archaeological tasks and ensure their quality of work meets the methods and ethics set out in the Ontario Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists (2011).
  • Work with the project management team to help coordinate fieldwork planning and logistics.
  • Communicate and work with Indigenous community groups.
  • Ensure adherence to KGS Group health and safety policies and codes of conduct.

About You

To fill the role, we’re looking for an applicant to bring forward a good mix of qualifications and previous experience.  Some highlights could include:

  • Must hold an Archaeological License in good standing as issued by the Government of Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; (either an Applied Research License (R-License) or Professional License (P-License).
  • 1+ year of experience directing others in archaeological field methods.
  • Able to work in outdoor environments for extended periods of time, involving moderate to difficult hiking conditions in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Driver’s license.

 Experience with the following will be considered assets:

  • A four-year bachelor’s or thesis -based master’s degree in an area of archaeology.
  • ATV or UTV license training.
  • First Aid training.
  • Previous archaeological fieldwork experience in northern Ontario or comparable terrain and environments.

KGS Group is an employee-owned equal opportunity company offering an excellent compensation and benefits package.

KGS Group welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Upon request, KGS Group will provide reasonable accommodation for disabilities to support participation of candidates in all aspects of the recruitment process.

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