Topic ID #34322 - posted 12/23/2014 1:49 AM

Senior Project Archaeologist - Cincinnati, OH

Jennifer Palmer

Requisition Number:    IE98929
Interest Category:    Environmental/Sciences
Interest Sub Category:    Archaeology
Job Title :    Senior Project Archaeologist
Employment Category/Status:    full-time
Type of Position:    Regular Hire
Country:    U.S.
State:    Ohio
City:    Cincinnati
Minimum Requirements:    •    Bachelor’s degree or higher in archaeology/anthropology or other related discipline
•    Minimum eight years of experience as a Senior Archaeologist/Principal Investigator supervising Cultural Resources Management projects
•    Masters degree in archaeology/anthropology or other archaeology-related discipline can substitute for up to two years of work experience
•    Experience with analyzing and assessing prehistoric cultural resource sites/occupations
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word and Excel, and ability to use related computer systems and software
•    Experience writing technical reports and agency submittals
•    Valid driver’s license
•    Job requires the ability to travel and undertake moderate physical activity
•    Qualified applicants who are offered a position may be required to pass a pre-employment substance abuse test
Job Description:    URS' Cincinnati Cultural Resources Management practice is seeking an energetic Senior Prehistoric Archaeologist/Principal Investigator. Successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to perform and lead Phase I survey, Phase II testing, and Phase III mitigation projects throughout the central and eastern United States. While project sizes will vary, candidates will be expected to work on large, linear projects (such as interstate pipeline and electrical transmission line projects) that may involve extended periods of field supervision, when needed.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•    Provide senior technical leadership and responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating technical assignments.
•    Serve as a lead prehistoric archaeologist for cultural resource projects, including analysis of prehistoric lithic assemblages (using the chaine operatoire approach), prepare and submittal of reports, assessment of prehistoric resources, and coordination/liaison with historic preservation/government agencies.
•    Provide high-level management of projects. Maintain an awareness of budgetary, schedule and project technical goals and status. Work to proactively address project changes so that the project is delivered safely, on budget, on time, and to the client’s satisfaction.
•    Serve as a technical and development leader for cultural resources projects, including client contact, proposal development, mentoring of junior staff, and quality control. 
•    Work with other Principals, Project Managers, and marketing staff to identify new business and/or client targets, and assist in the marketing of professional services. 
•    While this position will frequently involve work in the office, the ability to spend significant amounts of time in the field is expected. Office tasks will involve supervising and mentoring junior staff, data analysis, report writing, and a variety of administrative activities.
•    This senior position requires the applicant to be self-motivating with an ability to work well with others, develop and implement CRM projects, and ensure continuing technical excellence for the group’s work products.

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