Topic ID #34697 - posted 2/2/2015 2:11 AM

Archaeologist - Sacramento, CA

Jennifer Palmer

Requisition Number:    IE96638
Interest Category:    Environmental/Sciences
Interest Sub Category:    Archaeology
Job Title :    Archaeologist
Employment Category/Status:    part-time
Type of Position:    Temporary
Country:    U.S.
State:    California
City:    Sacramento
Minimum Requirements:    •    Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, CRM or closely related field, with a focus on the prehistoric or historical archaeology of California, 
•    Minimum six years of experience working on CRM projects; with two of those years should be in a supervisory capacity as crew chief or field director
•    Ability to work well within a multi-disciplinary team, along with excellent written and oral communication skills, are desirable qualities for the position
•    Demonstrated proficiency with GPS data collection equipment and associated software application; Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office applications 
•    Ability to efficiently perform research, writing and data analysis
•    Experience working in an environment with budget and scheduling requirements
•    Must be able to work independently, but must also be able and willing to mentor junior staff
•    Must be capable of meeting the physical demands of survey and excavation duties including working in difficult terrain and inclement weather conditions
•    The candidate will be expected to travel within the State
•    Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test
Job Description:    The URS Sacramento Department of Environmental Compliance and Permitting is actively seeking an experienced archaeologist to direct and participate in a variety of activities that may include: archaeological archival research, survey, excavation, and construction monitoring in accordance with federal and State cultural resource regulations for assigned project studies. The candidate will work with other archaeologists, scientists, and engineers on a variety of projects from both government and private industry. 
Incumbent responsibilities:
•    Conduct archival research which may include coordinating with CHRIS centers, Native American Heritage Commission, local Native American groups and other interested members of the public
•    Archaeological survey and excavation will include resource documentation in the field through preparation of site records, photography, mapping, and use of GPS
•    Complete required survey and excavation documentation, including site records, monitoring summaries, and excavation forms
•    Conduct and supervise archaeological survey and excavation
•    Prepare reports in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the California Environmental Quality Act
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed above.

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