Topic ID #35263 - posted 3/12/2015 1:32 AM

Maritime Archeologist - Sparks, MD

Jennifer Palmer

Maritime Archeologist
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Job Description
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) is seeking a part-time Maritime Archaeologist with a minimum of 5 years of direct archaeological experience for our Sparks, Maryland office. This position is project specific with the potential for additional work that could lead to a full-time position.
The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team comprised of archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, environmental scientists, engineers and planners focused on existing client support, new business development, and internal staff mentoring. The preferred candidate will enjoy a variety of working conditions ranging from field efforts to office analysis, report writing and agency interactions. Responsibilities will include:
Archaeological fieldwork (Phase I, II and III), laboratory analysis, documentation, and analysis relating to the identification and evaluation of maritime archaeological resources;
Handling, analyzing and recording waterlogged remains;
Reviewing and writing archaeological reports and/or preparing archaeological site forms, and coordinating with involved parties to assist in making decisions about project alternatives and the resolution of adverse effects to archaeological resources;
Working with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administration to ensure that projects meet JMT quality standards.
This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual with superior communication and “hands-on” skills to excel in a team environment.
Required Skills
The qualified candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Qualification Standards 36 CRF 61 as an Archaeologist and have demonstrable experience in maritime archaeology in the eastern United States. Prior experience with the Maryland Maritime Archaeology Program (MMAP) is required. The candidate must have knowledge and understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 regulations.
The candidate should enjoy working outdoors as required to complete job tasks. The job will require certain physical demands while performing duties in the field. These physical requirements will include, but may not be limited to, walking, standing, kneeling, or bending for extended periods of time and being able to carry field equipment and supplies long distances. Field work may be conducted during any time of the year and may occur in a variety of weather and climate conditions, as needed. The candidate is not required to perform field work in hazardous weather conditions. Must be willing to travel throughout the U.S. for brief (e.g., 1 or 2 week) work efforts.
Required Experience
A Master’s Degree in Archaeology from an accredited school along with a minimum of five years of relevant experience. A degree is Maritime Archaeology is preferred. The selected candidate will have demonstrated experience leading all phases of Maritime Archaeological Investigations. A demonstrated ability to interact effectively with clients is required for this position.
Additional requirements include:
Experience working with federal regulations including Section 106 and NEPA
Experience with the Maryland Maritime Archaeology Program (MMAP)
Experience working with various federal agencies
Experience with Microsoft Office, GIS, and GPS applications
Experience with remote sensing techniques such as side scan sonar, echo sounders, magnetometers, etc...
Preferred Experience:
Register of Professional Archaeologist (RPA) certified
EOE/AA Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Job Location
Sparks , Maryland, United States
Position Type

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