Our client is seeking an Archaeologist to join their team in Portland, OR. This position will require the ability to balance and prioritize multiple assigned projects and interact with a wide variety of internal personnel and management, as well as federal, state, and tribal officials and other interested parties. A valid U.S. driver license if required and up to 30% travel including approximately 2 overnight trips each month is possible. Up to 10% overtime is anticipated.
First Aid/AED/CPR Certification is required within 30 days of assignment start as well as Personal Protective Equipment ASTM F2413-11, Class 75EH rated footwear, hard hat, eye and ear protection, Arc Flash clothing, etc.)
Develop and recommend plans for cultural resource fieldwork, such as plans for pedestrian survey, subsurface testing, and site monitoring. When needed, conduct background research, field inventories (including subsurface testing) and generate resulting reports that, depending on nature/type of project, meet the requirements of various state historic preservation offices, tribal historic preservations offices and other consulting parties.
Balance and prioritize numerous projects simultaneously; track / monitor program and/or project expenditures, alerting appropriate manager and of potential issues / concerns.
Evaluate cultural resources for eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places in accordance with regulations implementing the National Historic Preservations Act; including development of documents for consultation with State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices and other interested parties.
Facilitate/coordinate meetings including: preparing and distributing agendas, taking and distributing meeting notes, preparing, compiling, copying, etc. meeting materials, and coordinating with program participants who may represent other federal and state agencies and tribes.
Participate as a team member in preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents (i.e., drafting or reviewing relevant reports and sections of NEPA documents), detecting / identifying special cultural resource considerations and potential associated impacts.
Draft, edit, and review contract statements of work (SOWs) and the associated deliverables for review and acceptance by manager, Project Manager(s) and/or Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative.
Maintain process, disperse / destroy electronic and hard copy records (compliance reports, site records, etc.), files and filing systems in accordance with compliance and the Information Governance & Lifecycle Management (IGLM) standards and procedures.
May prepare and review cultural resource management plans and project plans, recommending specific actions needed for long term cultural resource protection, including priorities, costs and schedules.
Provide expertise and recommendations on the compliance of various proposed undertakings with federal cultural resources laws, their associated regulations, utility and federal policies and guidelines, including Department of Energy (DOE) tribal policies and guidance.
Bachelor of Science in Archaeology, Anthropology or directly-related field is required.
Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or directly-related field is preferred.
With an applicable Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, 5 years’ professional work experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration or management is required.
A professional in prehistoric archaeology requires at least one year of full-time professional experience in the study of archaeological resources of the prehistoric period.
A professional in historic archaeology requires at least one year of full-time professional experience in the study of archaeological resources of the historic period.
Required Technical Skills & Experience
6 months of supervised field and analytic experience in Columbia River Basin archaeology.
Working knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); demonstrated experience with and/or knowledge of section 106 of the NHPA.
Extensive experience in conducting archaeological field inventories and producing written technical reports.
Preferred Skills & Experience
Archaeological experience within the service territory (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, Wyoming).
Knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act.
Understanding of GIS and GPS technology.
Knowledge of reservoir impacts to historic properties, electrical transmission systems, and fish and wildlife mitigation programs.
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.
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