Under supervision, on a temporary or seasonal basis only, to excavate in archeological sites; and to do other related work.
Uses shovels, trowels, brushes, screens, and other archeologists' hand tools to open trenches in archeological sites; recovers and records artifacts and features revealed; removes, cleans, repairs, catalogs, and otherwise cares for the specimens recovered.
Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; use a variety of hand tools including shovels, trowels, and small tools; perform varied manual tasks; follow oral and written directions; learn work procedures quickly; keep simple notes and records.
An ability to perform heavy labor for sustained periods of time, often under difficult weather conditions and at various locations throughout the State; willingness to work on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays and at odd or irregular hours; ability to live and work under primitive outdoor conditions.
Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade and experience in archeological field work similar to that performed on the job. A student of anthropology with formal class work in archeological field methods; archeological field experience under professional supervision; experience in basic museum techniques; a general knowledge of California's prehistoric cultures, and a knowledge of the California Indian tribes as they occurred at time of European contact.