CRA Seeking Full-time Staff Archaeologist Level 1 in our West Virginia Office

Charles "Chuck" Niquette

The Hurricane, West Virginia office of Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA) seeks a Staff Archaeologist I. We are looking for a dedicated professional seeking a permanent, full-time, long-term position. 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 and laboratory are conveniently located near both the state capitol of Charleston and the home of Marshall University in Huntington.


This position is a full-time, salaried position with a full benefit package, including health, retirement and insurance. Salary expectations will be fully negotiable and commensurate with experience.



·        Conduct and supervise fieldwork for archaeological monitoring and site identification surveys, including projects that may require stays away from home;

·        Assist in NRHP evaluations and data recovery excavations; and

·        Conduct artifact analyses, interpret analytical data, and prepare technical reports for monitoring and site identification surveys.



·        A demonstrated ability to write clearly and professionally;

·        A graduate degree in Anthropology;

·        A minimum of 1 year of experience completing the duties listed above for a Staff Archaeologist I;

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

·        Demonstrated skills and supervisory experience in archaeological survey;

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

·        Technological proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database usage;

·        Ability to work in a variety of field conditions, including both walking and operating 4-wheel drive vehicles in mountainous Appalachian terrain; and

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


Desirable Skills:

·        Field experience for archaeological site evaluations and data recovery projects;

·        Knowledge of Ohio Valley precontact and/or historical archaeology;

·        Technical ability using GIS software; and

·        Experience in lithic analysis and/or historic artifact analysis.


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 via email (manslinger@...) or phone (304) 562-7233 with questions about the position.


For more in-depth information about CRA and our 36 years of experience in the study of archaeology and the historic built environment, please visit our website at CRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.