Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation/Bowhead Family of Companies Intern in Barrow, Alaska

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UIC Science, LLC

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UIC SCIENCE; LLC is headquartered in Anchorage; Alaska and supports its parent company; Ukpeagvik InupiatCorporation’s (UIC); mission is to provide social and economic resources to its Inupiat shareholders and their descendants through the development

of long-term; meaningful career opportunities. UIC SCIENCE identifies potentially impacted resources; communities; organizations; and individuals to help define project issues and constraints associated with future development projects and their potential

impacts to natural; environmental; and human resources.

UIC SCIENCE; LLC is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees and the environments in which we conduct business.

We recruit qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership; competent and hard-working staff; and a superior work environment with a focus on career development; great wages and benefits.

Archaeological Technician Intern


Under the supervision of the Senior Scientist or Seasonal Archaeologist and the Sr. Archaeological Technician; an Archaeological Intern is responsible for performing field and lab duties for specific Cultural Resources projects through UIC Science LLC.

Essential Functions:

• Carries out archaeological testing and excavation under the supervision of an archaeologist.

• Excavates using trowels; shovels and other hand tools as appropriate. Recognizes artifacts; features and simple stratigraphy.

• Recovers artifacts and faunal materials as excavated.

• Records provenience information for artifacts and faunal material; using either infrared theodolite and laptop recording system or measuring tape and notebook.

• Stabilizes and prepares artifacts and faunal material for shipment to laboratory or final repository under direction of archaeologist.

• Keeps test unit notes under direction of archaeologist.

• Cleans artifacts and faunal material in laboratory

• Performs basic stabilization in laboratory under direction of archaeologist.

• Assists archaeologist in identifying and cataloging artifacts and faunal material. Performs data entry.

• Participates in interviews with Elders and other knowledgeable people under direction of archaeologist.

• Interacts with members of public who come to observe archaeology in the field or laboratory

• Must use trowel; shovel; bucket; dustpan; brush; measuring tapes.

• Must operate ATV at times for site access.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:

• Interest in archaeology.

• Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.

• Ability to maintain accurate records; maps and catalogues.

• Ability to do careful detailed work.

• Ability to follow directions.

• Ability to interact with fellow workers; Elders and members of the general public.

Required Experience:

• Minimum of one High School Science Class.

• Experience keeping notes.

• Experience in working with Elders.

• Experience with computers for word processing and databases.

• Experience with camping, hunting or other activities on the land


Physical Demands:

• Heavy items (e.g. packs up to 50 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.

• Ability to do delicate excavation work from awkward positions for prolonged periods.

• The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example; two arms; two legs; or one leg and one arm) while sitting; standing; or lying down.

• Ability and willingness to work outside under varying and adverse weather conditions.

• Fieldwork may be strenuous involving long hikes over rough terrain; prolonged standing; and bending.

• Walking on slippery; uneven surfaces.

• Working long irregular hours.

• Remote work sites.

Environmental Conditions:

• May be exposed to heat; cold; noise; fumes; and airborne particles.

• Working indoors and outdoors.

• Working in close proximity to others.

• Working with shovels or other hand tools.

• Employee must be aware of all surroundings at all times

Candidates must apply online at, and submit an application for all positions they wish to be considered.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.

All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.

If working on a DOT project, employees must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.

Authorized Driver Requirement: Employee must have a valid driver’s license and three (3) year clean driving record. Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage.

UIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status or any other legal

protected status.

Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants.


  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP


  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access

to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure

is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41

CFR 60-1.35(c)