AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Senior Project Archaeologist / Field Director. The Senior Project Archaeologist will provide support to cultural resource projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic and the greater US, as available. The Senior Project Archaeologist will have extensive knowledge of field excavation techniques, implement archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts, analyze prehistoric and historic artifacts, and prepare compliance reports.
- Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) documentation pertaining to cultural resources.
- Assist in the scoping of archaeological projects and utilize GIS, site records, and other data sources to identify locations where sites can occur.
- Performs manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving wheelbarrows filled with dirt.
- Writes archaeological reports and/or prepares archaeological site forms and makes decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluations, and effects on historic properties in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
- Serves as a Senior Field Director and has extensive experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Principal Investigator including scheduling work and making individual or team work assignments and leading the instruction of others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods. May have the ability to serve as a Principal Investigator, based on level of experience and project complexity.
- Supports all phases of archaeological investigation and regulatory compliance.
- Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
- Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards
- Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients.
- Demonstrated experience writing technical reports and papers.
- Minimum four years of supervisory experience (e.g., Field Director).
- Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology.
- Demonstrated experience using GPS units, Total Stations, GIS (e.g., ESRI products), and graphical illustration software (e.g., Adobe).
- Completion of a university-based archaeological field school.
- MA or MS in Anthropology or related field
- Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Alexandria, VA, US
Application Deadline: N/A