Senior Cultural Resources Specialist- Texas Region

Rachel Feit

SENIOR CULTURAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST- Acacia Heritage Consulting is seeking a senior-level Archaeologist/Cultural Resources Specialist to join our expanding group based in Austin, Texas. Applicants do not need to be based in Austin; although ideally that person should be based in, or willing to relocate to, Texas or an adjacent state. The successful candidate will work remotely as part of a team, and will be responsible for preparing project proposals, conducting desktop assessments; leading field surveys, monitoring, Phase II and Phase III testing and data recovery; managing field teams; conducting research and analysis for cultural resources and collections; and preparing reports for compliance with the Texas Antiquities Code, ARPA, NEPA, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), among other statutes.

Job Responsibilities will include

  • Project implementation and management at a variety of levels to include research, staffing, fieldwork, report writing, and Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) review.
  • Preparing proposals, scopes of work, and budgets.
  • Obtaining and managing permits for archaeological research.
  • Fostering and maintaining working relationships with state and federal agency contacts and clients.
  • Developing and maintaining strong client relationships.
  • Staff supervision, budget management, scheduling and logistics.
  • Maintaining best practices and processes at all times.
  • Problem solving and creative thinking with respect to projects and organizational management.
  • Working closely with directors and other staff as part of team to assist with long-term organizational goals and marketing strategies.
  • Fieldwork throughout Texas and adjacent states

Experience and Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or PhD. in anthropology, archaeology, history, or a closely related field is required (must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology).
  • Minimum of eight (5) years of experience in cultural resources management (CRM) on a variety of project types, sizes, regions, and agencies, with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Minimum of three (2) years of experience in CRM in a supervisory capacity, whether in the field or in the office.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience managing CRM projects, including budgets, scheduling, and scopes of work.
  • Experience with Texas archaeology and history or adjacent region.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to the management of cultural resources (NEPA, Section 106 of the NHPA, NAGPRA, ARPA and local statutes in and around Texas).
  • Diverse task experience within CRM on projects of varying sizes, regions, time periods, themes, and agency sponsors.
  • Strong writing skills with a record of completing deliverables on time.
  • Takes a creative and interdisciplinary approach to work and research.
  • Subdiscipline specialization encouraged, such as faunal, ceramic, lithic analysis, remote sensing or specialization in historical archival research.
  • Has conducted or is interested in conducting marketing, business development, and proposal writing.
  • Thorough experience working with MS Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat; familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Access and other database programs desired.
  • Reliable transportation to travel to project sites and meetings as needed. 
  • Familiarity with GIS and mapping software such as ArcGIS, QGIS, ArcMap, Google Earth.
  • High comfort with adopting novel approaches and technologies for fieldwork, data presentation, and reporting. 
  • Physical requirements for the position include the ability to lift 50lbs, use shovels and other equipment for digging, sifting, sorting, etc; and the ability to hike uneven terrain over distances in excess of 5 miles at a time.

Acacia Heritage Consulting is a small business specializing in cultural resources consulting and research. Since opening our doors two years ago, our business has expanded tremendously and we are seeking an individual or individuals who are professional, forward-thinking, and motivated not only to manage a wide range of existing projects, but also develop new work in new sectors. We are passionate about history, the built environment and archaeological resources. Our work seeks to balance cultural resource awareness and preservation with development and infrastructure planning. In joining Acacia you will have an opportunity to directly influence the growth and culture of our company as it expands. This position will require someone who is comfortable in both a professional office setting and outdoor setting as it relates to fieldwork. Expect travel up to 25% of the time for the first year.

This position will be salaried at a level commensurate with experience and will include paid leave, health insurance and 401k benefits package.

Acacia Heritage Consulting is an equal employment opportunity employer. Send cover letter and resume to rachel@... with subject line Cultural Resources Specialist.

Acacia Heritage Consulting

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