Archaeologist – Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA - Sol Solutions, LLC:

Noelle Dolina

Sol Solutions, LLC:  Archaeologist – Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Job Description

The successful candidate will serve as an Archaeologist supporting the Cultural Resources Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA. JBLM is the former Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base and encompasses an area of 90,837 acres.  JBLM also includes several sub-installations in WA, OR, and CA. The candidate will provide on-site archaeological resources management support and will perform the following tasks: 

  • Support management of archaeological sites, districts, traditional cultural properties, Indian sacred sites, cemeteries, monuments, and memorials.
  • Provide technical assistance for the preparation of NHPA Section 106 undertaking packages which may include completion of cultural resource field investigations, archival research, and impact analysis and recommendations.
  • Conduct fieldwork and archival research to inventory, evaluate, and document archaeological sites, landscapes, and districts. This includes preparation of research designs, fieldwork, data collection (including photographs and GIS data), survey reports, site evaluations, and recommendations for determinations of eligibility.  
  • Conduct annual monitoring of archaeological sites and prepare associated forms and reports.
  • Update and maintain archaeological databases (e.g., Siebert stakes), JBLM’s GIS database, and the Administrative Record. 
  • Prepare correspondence and documentation for submission to the WA State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) and update the SHPO WISAARD database.
  • Support update of the Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plan (ICRMP).
  • Conduct National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews for impacts to archaeological resources.
  • Conduct research, prepare presentations, and attend meetings as requested.

Specific Qualifications

  • Must meet Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards (36 CFR Part 61):
    • Graduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field
    • One (1) year of archaeological professional experience or equivalent training
    • Four (4) months of supervised field and analytical experience
    • Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion
    • One (1) year of supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and its implementing regulations (36 CFR 800), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Archeological Resources Protection Act, American Indian Religious Freedom Act, Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation, and other relevant laws and regulations.
  • Experience working with Native American Tribes and conducting Tribal consultations. 
  • Working knowledge of field techniques and survey/investigation processes and procedures. 
  • Experience with GIS data collection and map generation.
  • Proficient with MS Windows OS and Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work independently, meet established deadlines with minimal supervision, and maintain flexibility when government priorities change.
  • Experience working on military installations is desired, but not required.
  • Experience working in Pacific Northwest is desired, but not required.
  • Physical ability to conduct day-long fieldwork walking across varying terrain carrying equipment and under extreme weather conditions. 
  • A valid state driver’s license and the ability to pass a government background investigation/obtain favorable National Agency Check with Investigation (NACI). 


Sol Solutions, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please submit your resume and salary requirement to the hiring manager, ndolina@.... Visit our website at

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