Project Archaeologist - Walla Walla, Washington

Stephanie OBrien

Position: Project Archaeologist
Position Type: Full-Time
Base Pay: $20 to $24 per hour, DOE, plus excellent benefits which include paid time off, 401(k) retirement plan, and 100 percent company-paid employee health, life, and disability insurance. Reasonable relocation expenses will be included.
Location:  Walla Walla, Washington preferred, La Grande, Oregon considered


Anderson Perry & Associates, Inc. is seeking applicants for a Project Archaeologist to join our group of successful professionals who provide personalized professional services to communities and clients throughout central and eastern Oregon and Washington. AP has offices in La Grande, Redmond, and Hermiston, Oregon, and Walla Walla, Washington. Our preferred location for this position is our Walla Walla office, but the La Grande office will be considered as well.



  • Work on a team to assist with the cultural resource review and assessment of sites and properties associated with a variety of projects, including but not limited to: infrastructure (water, wastewater, roads, and bridges),  irrigation, and stream restoration projects in central and eastern Washington and Oregon.
  • Lead and conduct fieldwork for pedestrian survey, shovel testing, site testing, and construction monitoring projects.
  • Prepare cultural resource inventory reports, monitoring reports, and archaeological site forms and NRHP eligibility evaluations.
  • Coordinate with other archaeological staff, engineers, and technical staff on a wide variety of projects.


  • Experience leading archaeological fieldwork is a must.
  • 1-5 years of experience preparing and conducting archaeological evaluations and reporting.
  • Familiarity with federal and Washington and Oregon cultural resource management laws.
  • Possess a master’s degree in Anthropology/Archaeology or a related field.
  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology (see standards here).
  • Be previously approved or demonstrate the ability to be approved as an Oregon qualified archaeologist within 6 months of hiring (see Oregon Revised Statute 390.235[6][B][b][A-C]).
  • Knowledge of Washington and Oregon archaeology and history are strongly desired.
  • Ability and skills to work in an interdisciplinary team environment is a must.
  • Experience interfacing with the State Historical Preservation Offices (SHPO) in Oregon and Washington.
  • Experience working in ArcGIS preferred but not required.
  • Frequent travel and overnight stays are required for field work.
  • Valid driver's license is a must.
  • Background check permission must be provided.
  • Writing sample will be required as part of your application (no more than 10 pages.  Can be an academic paper or article or a cultural resource inventory report). 

To apply, please visit AP’s Careers page here.