CRA seeks a Staff Archaeologist to work out of our corporate headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.
Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: Based on experience
Benefits: Full-time offers:
- Medical, Vision, Dental, Life (99% of employee medical coverage paid by employer)
- Flexible Spending Plan offered
- 401(k) (up to 5% employer matched)
- Life insurance (100% paid by employer)
- Supplemental insurance policies offered (short-term disability, cancer, hospitalization)
- Paid holidays (10 days per year)
- Paid Time Off (80 hours for Year 1; 120 hours for Year 2; and 160 hours for Year 3), and employees that have been with the company 10 years or more get 5 weeks (200 hours) of PTO
- Paid Family Leave. The latter would consist of new mothers and fathers both get one week paid leave. New mothers get a “short term disability” benefit that is paid by the company. This is generally 6-8 weeks or as prescribed by their doctor. It is a percentage of your regular pay based on your tenure with the company: 90 days to 3 years: 60%; 3-10 years: 75%; 10+ years: 90%
- Professional development stipend ($1,000 per year)
- Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) annual renewal payment for Affiliated status
Experience: Minimum 3 years
CRA is seeking qualified candidates for a Staff Archaeologist position in our Lexington, Kentucky, office. The ideal candidate will have a M.A. in anthropology with experience working in the Southeastern U.S., a minimum of three years of supervisory experience in cultural resource contracting, and meet the Secretary of the Interior Standards (36 CFR Part 61) in archaeology. Other qualifications include excellent writing and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and technological proficiency that includes some experience working with GIS and relational databases. Specialized skill sets, such as historic material cultural, archival research, lithics, geoarchaeology, geophysical survey, prehistoric ceramics analysis and/or mortuary studies, are preferred. A working knowledge of relevant historic preservation legislation and regulations is essential. Applicant will be registered with the Register of Professional Archaeologists or will be eligible for listing as a Registered Professional Archaeologist. Primary duties will include: Responsible for assigned phase I (inventory-level survey), phase II (National Register evaluation), and phase III projects throughout the Ohio Valley, Mid-West, and Southeastern U.S. This will involve conducting pre-field research, directing fieldwork and laboratory analysis, and preparing technical reports. It is imperative that candidates be able to work 8 to 10 hour days in a variety of conditions and understand that there will be frequent stays away from the office. Stooping, bending, and lifting are essential functions of this position.
This is a full-time, salaried position with a competitive benefit package. Salary is $16 to $22 per hour, more if warranted by experience, education, and training. Please submit letters of interest, resume, three professional references, and a writing sample to Bridgette Robinson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. employees are required to undergo a background check that includes driving history.