CRA - Principal Investigator, Staff Archaeologist, Laboratory Director/Office Manager - Richmond, Virginia


Charles "Chuck" Niquette
 

 

 

 

Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA) is seeking qualified candidates to join our Virginia office team, located in the capital of the Commonwealth. Established in 2010 with a staff of one, the office has grown to include an architectural historian and an archaeological materials processing laboratory, in addition to three archaeologists with specialties in historic and prehistoric resources, battlefields, and human remains exhumation and analysis. We currently hold our second consecutive five-year Virginia Department of Transportation cultural resources contract, and support two teams holding multi-year VDOT natural resources contracts. Over the past several years, our client portfolio has grown to include the National Park Service, the Department of Military Affairs, non-profit historical foundations, energy and telecommunications infrastructure developers, environmental engineering firms, and municipal government agencies in Virginia and North Carolina.

 

The ideal Principal Investigator candidate will have a M.A. in anthropology with experience working in the Mid-Atlantic or Southeastern U.S., a minimum of five years of supervisory experience in cultural resource contracting, and meet the Secretary of the Interior's (SOI) Standards (36 CFR Part 61) for archaeology. Other qualifications include excellent writing and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and technological proficiency that includes some experience working with GIS and relational databases.  A working knowledge of relevant historic preservation legislation and regulations is essential. Qualified applicants will be registered with the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) or will be eligible for RPA registration. Experience in historical archaeology or lithic analysis is a plus. Primary duties will include: Responsible for assisting in the solicitation of new projects, proposal budget preparation, project logistics and oversight including budget and schedule tracking, and execution of phase I (inventory-level survey), phase II (National Register evaluation), and phase III (data recovery) projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. This will involve conducting pre-field research, directing fieldwork and laboratory analysis, and preparation and technical review of reports. The candidate should have experience managing multiple projects at a time. It is imperative that candidates be able to work 8 to 10 hour days in a variety of conditions and understand that there may be frequent stays away from the office. Stooping, bending, and lifting are essential functions of this position. Familiarity with the use of GPS units is expected. Experience using ESRI ArcGIS, geophysical equipment (e.g. GPR, magnetometry, etc.), total station, and drive 4-wheel drive vehicles in rough terrain is preferable.

 

The ideal Staff Archaeologist candidate will have a M.A. in anthropology with experience working in the Mid-Atlantic or Southeastern U.S., a minimum of three years of supervisory experience in cultural resource contracting, and meet the SOI Standards (36 CFR Part 61) for archaeology. Other qualifications include excellent writing and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and technological proficiency that includes some experience working with GIS and relational databases. Qualified applicants will be registered with the RPA or will be eligible for RPA registration. Experience in historical archaeology or lithic analysis is a plus. Primary duties will include: Responsible for assigned phase I (inventory-level survey), phase II (National Register evaluation), and phase III (data recovery) projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. This will involve conducting pre-field research, directing fieldwork and laboratory analysis, and preparing technical reports. The candidate should have experience managing multiple projects at a time. It is imperative that candidates be able to work 8 to 10 hour days in a variety of conditions and understand that there will be frequent stays away from the office. Stooping, bending, and lifting are essential functions of this position. Familiarity with the use of GPS units is expected. Experience using ESRI ArcGIS, geophysical equipment (e.g. GPR, magnetometry, etc.), total station, and drive 4-wheel drive vehicles in rough terrain is preferable.

 

The ideal Laboratory Director/Office Manager candidate will have a B.A. in anthropology with specialization in archaeology and a minimum of 3 years of laboratory supervisory experience. This position requires excellent organizational skills, writing and verbal communication skills, and proficiency in computer Word processing, spreadsheets, and relational databases. Extensive experience with Microsoft Access is a must-have. Must be detail-oriented, analytical, and observant, and possess the organizational skills to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management while directing laboratory personnel. Primary duties will include: Responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating, and monitoring laboratory processing and analyses, and oversees processing and analyses for laboratory and field technicians. Responsible for coordinating with curatorial repositories and preparing collections for final disposition of artifacts and project records.  For the Office manager portion of the job, the candidate must have good personal computer skills, being proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, and databases. Familiarity with GIS and/or CAD desirable but not required. Primary duties will include: monitoring and maintaining office supplies; coordination and filing of proposal information, project reports, per diem receipts, petty cash receipts, credit card statements; make bank deposits; file invoices; and monitor A/R and WIP for all VA projects.

 These are full-time, salaried positions with a competitive benefit package. Salary is negotiable and dependent upon experience, education, and added skill sets and training. Please submit letters of interest identifying which position you are applying for, along with your 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. Post-employment drug screening may be expected based on client expectations and contract requirements.

 

 Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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