Watkins: Mid-level Archaeologist with experience in the US Midwest to be based in our Cincinnati, Ohio office.

Toni Watkins
 

 
Jacobs Cultural Resources Practice seeks a mid-level Archaeologist with experience in the US Midwest to be based in our Cincinnati, Ohio office. This position involves providing cultural resources support for planning, engineering, and construction services to government, military, and commercial clients. As a mid-level archaeologist, you will have the opportunity to work on projects in a variety of locations that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act (NAGPRA), and state regulations. 
 
The qualified candidate must have a graduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field and a minimum of 2-4 years of experience conducting archaeological survey and subsequent reports. Candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology (36 CFR 61), and should have demonstrated skills in cultural resources management, including supervisory experience on Phase I projects. The candidate will be expected to direct and manage Phase I surveys for clients in both the public and private sectors, including multiple projects at a time. Expect frequent stays away from the office. Specific duties include managing field crews, conducting analyses, interpreting analytical data, and writing reports. The ability to write clearly and professionally is very important. Familiarity with the use of GPS units (Trimble) and tablets (Collector) 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. Stooping, bending and lifting are essential functions of this position. 
 
For this position, the candidate will serve as a key team member working with scientists, engineers, project managers, and other project staff across business sectors and practices in the company. The candidate will be responsible for working on all aspects of cultural resources projects, including background research; fieldwork (Phase I survey, Phase II testing, and Phase III mitigation); preparing NEPA and NHPA technical reports; coordinating consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO), Native American Tribes, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and multiple state, federal, and local agencies; evaluating properties for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), preparing determinations of NRHP eligibility, and completing state survey forms. The successful candidate should have a 2-4 year track record, and a desire to grow personally as well as professionally with each project. 
 
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. 
• Analyze data 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. 
• Provide support to and work with senior-level cultural resources staff.
 
Qualifications
 • Master’s Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology. 
• Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology. 
• Minimum of two years professional archaeological field work experience.  
• Knowledge of historic preservation laws and policies, including NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, and NAGPRA.  
• Demonstrated experience in the archaeology of the midwestern United States. • Experience using GPS technology. 
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. 
• 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 frequently and for long periods of time, as needed, potentially nationwide. 
• Must be motivated and able to work safely with minimum supervision. 
 
Preferred Qualifications: 
• Registered Professional Archaeologist 
• Experience working in the consulting environment 
• Demonstrated experience with renewable energy and transmission line/utility corridor projects. 
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be responsive to both internal and external clients. 
• Archaeological experience in the US plains and mountain regions. 
 
Preferred years of experience: 2-4
 
If Interested please apply to:
Mid- Level Archaeologist
 
 
 

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