Topic ID #34657 - posted 1/30/2015 11:09 AM

Archaeologist/Laboratory Director - Sacramento, CA

Jennifer Palmer

Job Description
Archaeologist/Laboratory Director(Job Number: 1500000319)
Energy Environment & Transportation
Environment & Planning
Archaeologist/Laboratory Director
Sacramento, CA
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. Our Environment and Planning division provides a range of consulting services in environmental analysis and compliance (e.g., NEPA), land use planning, transmission planning, public affairs, permitting (e.g., renewable energy) and other emerging market sectors. Our clients include federal, state and local agencies, and private energy and utility companies. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 4,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's Web site is
ICF is currently seeking a Senior Archaeologist to be based in Sacramento.
Job Description
The objective of the Archaeologist/Lab Director position is a qualified individual to provide cultural resource management, environmental compliance, archaeological fieldwork, and artifact/collections curation and analysis services for public agency, utility, and land development/management clients, in a technical lead and lab director capacity.
Key responsibilities
Provide technical expertise in archaeology, field investigations, collections management and analysis, and archaeological research.
Provide technical direction in field and office settings, acting independently as well as under the direction of others.
Develop resource management recommendations, assess project effects on resources, and provide high level support to address complex resource problems and issues that require specialized technical or regulatory knowledge.
Evaluate resources for eligibility for listing in California and National registers.
Perform QA/QC for reports or documents.
Develop, direct, and/or implement field investigations, studies, and compliance approaches toward acquisition of permits and clearances (for federal, state, and local laws and regulations) or resource management plans.
Manage projects related to environmental compliance and resource management, including client contact, budget control, invoicing, schedule, personnel allocation/planning, public interest facilitation, technical approach development, and subcontractor involvement.
Contribute in a team setting toward business development efforts within subject matter expertise.
Collaborate in an integrated team with engineers, scientists, planners, regulators, and other stakeholders.
Integrate with clients to achieve long-term objectives and efficiencies, such as programmatic strategies from front-end siting and routing analysis and feasibility studies through implementation, operations, and maintenance.
Preferred Skills/Experience
Master’s or PhD degree in Archaeology or related field.
Registered Professional Archaeologist certification.
Minimum of 15 years of experience in environmental consulting or related field with a focus on environmental planning or cultural resources management.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in directing archaeological laboratory activities, including sorting, curation, and analysis of archaeological materials.
Experience managing public agency, utility, and land projects with a thorough understanding of regulatory compliance primarily related to energy, transportation, and water.
A history working with private and public sector clients, and regulatory agencies.
Familiarity with northern California cultural resources and associated regulatory environment.
Ability to translate between science, planning, engineering, and policy.
A blend of strategic and tactical thinking as a well-rounded consultant.
A desire to excel and passion for rewarding work on complex environmental challenges.
Working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, and other state and federal environmental regulations.
Professional Skills
Problem-solving ability and analytical skills.
Orientation toward fulfilling client objectives.
Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
Use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Familiarity with Deltek Vision.

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