Mid-Level Archaeologist - Career Opportunity with Redhorse Corporation - Edwards AFB, CA

Patricia Merino

Mid-level Archaeologist


About the organization


Now is a great time to join Redhorse Corporation. Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what's right, what's smart, and what works.  


Position Description 


Redhorse Corporation is seeking a Mid-level Archaeologist who will work on-site at the customer's facility at Edwards Air Force Base, CA to provide cultural resource management, compliance, and consultation services.  


Primary Responsibilities for the Mid-Level Archaeologists include:


  • Focusing on working closely with the lead archaeologist to provide assistance with cultural resources surveys, evaluations, and reports.
  • The Mid-level Archaeologist will communicate directly with the lead archaeologist and be involved with tasks that may include monitoring cultural resources; evaluating archaeological sites to determine their eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP); conducting Phase I archaeological surveys; conducting Phase II evaluations; maintenance of archaeological data across several databases; and utilization of GIS and GPS.
  • The position will augment existing customer capabilities, work in a team framework, and be an on-site specialist to assist with the cultural resources program.
  • Services shall include cultural resources management by performing professional archaeological, historic, and cultural studies, such as contextual studies, archaeological inventory and evaluation; archaeological site monitoring and protection; and performing cultural resources sample or modeling surveys, Great Basin curation (curator) facility experience a plus.

Basic Minimum Requirements for Skills, Experience, Education and Credentials include:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in biology, botany, ecology
  • Must have at Masters degree in anthropology or archaeology
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working in the Great Basin in Archaeological survey and/or excavation
  • Must have work history conducting archaeological field work
  • Must have experience working with the Department of Defense
  • Working knowledge of National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA); other applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations; and related DoD and AF directives (including DoDI 4715.16; DoDI 4710.02; and AFI 32-7065).
  • Working knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of GIS computer software (ArcGIS).
  • Experience working in the Mojave Desert and the ability to work long days in a wide range of weather conditions including extreme heat.
  • Knowledge and experience with mapping software (ArcMap).
  • Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a standard California Driver’s License, be able to work in extreme climatic conditions, be able to walk long distances, work with minimal supervision, use GPS technology, read maps, and be skilled in North American compliance Archaeological techniques and practices.
  • Upon hiring the applicant must be able to pass a federal background check required prior to gaining access to unclassified government computer work stations.
  • Occasional weekend work


Redhorse Corporation shall, in its discretion, modify or adjust the position to meet Redhorse’s changing needs.

This job description is not a contract and may be adjusted as deemed appropriate in Redhorse’s sole discretion.

Keywords: biology, botany, ecology, natural resources, archaeological surveys, Great Basin, ArcGIS, ARCMap, GPS, excavation




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Patricia Merino
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