Principal Investigator sought for CRA's West Virginia office

Charles "Chuck" Niquette

The Hurricane, West Virginia office of Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA) seeks a Principal Investigator with regional experience in the Ohio Valley, including Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. The position is a full-time, salaried position with a full benefit package. Salary will be negotiable and commensurate with experience.


CRA’s West Virginia branch office has been located in the vibrant, growing and economically prosperous town of Hurricane since 1995, and currently employs a full-time staff of seven. The office is conveniently located near both the state capitol of Charleston to the east and the home of Marshall University in Huntington to the west.



·        Direct and manage compliance projects for clients in both the public and private sectors, including multiple simultaneous projects;

·        Prepare proposals and budgets, develop scopes of work, oversee projects and manage field crews;

·        Conduct fieldwork for all phases of archaeological monitoring, survey, evaluation, and data recovery, including projects that may require stays away from home;

·        Conduct analyses, interpret analytical data, and prepare technical reports for all phases of fieldwork;

·        Supervise field staff, including review and editing of technical reports; and

·        Contribute to business development and interact with clients in a professional and effective manner.



·        A demonstrated ability to write clearly and professionally;

·        A graduate degree in Anthropology;

·        A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Principal Investigator;

·        Qualification under the Secretary of the Interior Standards (36 CFR 61) in archaeology;

·        Experience in the preparation of proposals, budgets, and scopes of work;

·        Demonstrated skills and supervisory experience in all phases of fieldwork;

·        Extensive knowledge of Ohio Valley precontact and/or historical archaeology;

·        Ability to use GPS units and navigate efficiently in remote areas;

·        Technological proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database usage (technical ability using GIS software is a plus);

·        Ability to work 8 to 10 hour days (or longer if necessary) in a variety of field conditions, including both walking and operating 4-wheel drive vehicles in mountainous Appalachian terrain;

·        Ability to stoop, bend, and lift as required by the fieldwork; and

·        Experience in lithic analysis and/or historic artifact analysis is also highly desirable.


Please submit a letter of interest, resume, three professional references, and a writing sample to Bridgette Robinson via email at barobinson@.... Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. employees are required to undergo a background check that includes driving history. CRA reserves the right to perform drug/alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment. Please contact Mike Anslinger (manslinger@... via email or phone (304) 562-7233 with questions about the position.


For the past three decades, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA) has been recognized as one of the most respected full-service cultural resource consulting firms in the United States. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, CRA has offices located throughout the United States. Our mission is to meet the client’s needs in the delivery of appropriate, high-quality, cost-effective consulting services in the study of archaeology and the historic built environment. CRA’s accomplishments are directly attributable to our core values: excellent service, respecting all people, building strong relationships, honesty, integrity, supporting our employees, and entrepreneurial spirit. To attract and retain the best talent, CRA shares its success with its employees and offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package. For more information about CRA please visit our website at CRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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