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Senior Archeologist

at Jacobs

Posted: 6/10/2019
Job Reference #: GES00004C

Job Description

Jacobs Engineering Group's New Orleans, Louisiana office seeks a full-time, senior-level Archaeologist with southeastern U.S. experience. The qualified candidate must have a graduate degree in Anthropology or Archaeology and a minimum of 12 years of archaeological experience. Candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards (36 CFR 61) in archaeology, and should have demonstrated skills in cultural resources management, including principal investigator experience. The candidate will be expected to direct and manage all phases of archaeological surveys for clients in both the public and private sectors, including multiple projects simultaneously, providing cultural resources support for planning, engineering, and construction services to government, military, and commercial clients. 

Specific duties include: 
•Managing field crews and performing fieldwork (Phase I survey, Phase II testing, and Phase III mitigation) 
•Conducting analyses and interpreting analytical data  
•Writing detailed technical reports in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, Archaeological Resources Protection Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requirements 
•Coordinating consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers, Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, Native American Tribes, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, stakeholders and consulting parties, and multiple state, federal, and local agencies 
•Evaluating properties for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places 
•Completing state survey forms  
•Development of treatment plans and agreement documents In addition, experience with client development and sales is required, particularly with oil and gas, renewable energy, Department of Defense, and transportation clients. The ability to write clearly and professionally is very important. Familiarity with the use of GPS units (Trimble) is expected. 

The candidate needs to be detail oriented and have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and must be technologically proficient including experience with databases. It is imperative that the candidate be able to work 8 to 10-hour days (or longer if necessary) in a variety of conditions. This position requires walking, stooping, bending, and lifting, and candidate mFor this position, the candidate will serve as a key team member working with scientists, engineers, project managers, and other project staff across business sectors in the company. Candidate . The successful candidate should have a 2-4 year track record as a principal investigator in archaeology, and 12 to 15 years of total experience. A desire to grow personally as well as professionally with each project is imperative. 

Our Archaeologists: 
•Coordinate compliance with NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, NEPA, state environmental regulations and other laws relating to cultural resources.  
•Conduct archival research and background records reviews. 
•Coordinate and conduct all aspects of archaeological fieldwork (Phase I-III) and monitoring. 
•Conduct analyses and prepare technical reports for cultural resources management projects. 
•Evaluate eligibility of resources for listing in the NRHP and state registers of historic properties. 
•Support clients during agency and tribal consultation.


•Master's Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology. 
•Meets Secretary of the Interior's Professional Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology 
•Minimum of two years of experience as a Principal Investigator 
•10 years of Archaeology experience 
•Knowledge of historic preservation laws and policies, including NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, and NAGPRA.  
•Demonstrated experience with FERC and other Federal permitting regulations•Demonstrated experience in the archaeology of the southeastern United States, particularly Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. 
•Experience using GPS technology.  
 Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
•Must be capable of walking for long periods of time over unfamiliar terrain, excavating shovel tests and test units, screening soil, and carrying field equipment. 
 •Must be willing and able to travel, as needed.  
•Must be motivated and able to work safely with minimum supervision. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
•Registered Professional Archaeologist 
•Experience working in the consulting environment 
•Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be responsive to both internal and external clients. 

Preferred years of experience: 12-15


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.