Topic ID #35680 - posted 5/6/2015 11:01 AM

UPDATED - Field Director/Principal Investigator-level Archaeologist - PA


Field Director/Principal Investigator-level Archaeologist - PA

UPDATED (5/6/15) - We apologize to anyone who submitted an email for this position. We have fixed the issue and all emails should no longer be "bouncing back" to sender. Thank you for your patience.

Stell Environmental is a woman-owned, small disadvantaged business that specializes in restoration, compliance, and planning services. Stell serves the mission of its clients through engineering and scientific capabilities that support the principles of environmental stewardship. We are seeking an experienced Field Director/Principal Investigator-level Archaeologist for various cultural resource projects mainly in the Mid-Atlantic region in support of the Stell Pennsylvania offices. (Elverson or Pittsburgh area) The ideal candidate will have substantial experience managing and conducting archaeological projects contracted by federal, state, municipal, local, and commercial clients.


Job Description and Requirements:

· A Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field is required.

· A minimum of 5 years of experience in the field and technical report production; showing continuous advancement in archaeological knowledge, skills, abilities, and responsibilities, including at least one year of supervisory experience and experience in managing cultural resource projects.

· Completion of an archaeological field school.

· Current RPA registration, CPR/BBP/First-Aid training, and OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training a plus.

· Requirements: (1) Mid-Atlantic field experience, with preference given to those candidates with experience identifying and evaluating Eastern Woodland regional prehistoric and/or historic period archaeological resources; (2) experience working on state Department of Transportation (DOT) projects and US military installations across the U.S. is preferred; (3) excellent writing, communication, and mentoring skills; (4) provide strong focus and high quality customer service; (5) conduct work in inclement weather and through rugged terrain; (6) ability to reconstruct cultures of the past through the archaeological record; (7) extensive knowledge of archaeological inventory, testing, and excavation techniques; (8) ability to successfully plan, conduct, and manage Phase I inventory, Phase II evaluation, and Phase III data recovery efforts; (9) actively assist in the manual excavation of shovel tests and test units; (10) process and analyze pre-contact and historic period artifacts; (11) conduct archaeological research and analysis; (12) prepare technical reports of methodology, findings, and recommendations; (13) logistically plan and implement field projects; (14) keep and maintain records of work conducted; (15) direct field crews and advise archaeological crews in applicable archaeological methodology; and (16) ability to work with technical field, office staff, managers, and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet quality standards. 

· Knowledge and skills: (1) National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) regulations and standards as well as regional and state SHPO standards and guidelines; (2) strong competency in general MS Office applications, including Word and Excel; (3) GPS, GIS (Trimble, ArcGIS 10), MS Project, and Access database skills or knowledge a plus; (4) demonstrated experience in identification and recordation of historic and prehistoric archaeological sites; (5) in-depth knowledge of soils, particularly in deep alluvial settings; (6) proficient with site, excavation, plan and profile maps; (7) experienced in organizing and maintaining data, and completing archaeological site forms; (8) capacity to handle complex tasks under pressure and under stringent time constraint; (9) demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgment and discretion; (10) demonstrated ability and adaptability to deal with ambiguity such as unexpected changes in weather, client demands, and project priorities and schedules; (11) excellent written and oral communication skills, with prior experience writing technical reports and providing QA/QC review of field documents, site forms, etc.; (12) organized, detail oriented, and responsive nature; (13) effectively communicate with staff, supervisors, teaming partners, and clients.

The successful candidate will interface directly with staff, clients, stakeholders, team members, and subcontractors. A high-degree of professionalism and competence in project execution and delivery is essential for success. Project-related travel is required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Interested? Submit a cover letter, indicating salary range requirements, along with your CV/resume as a PDF or Word file to . No phone calls please.


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