Topic ID #35946 - posted 7/21/2015 9:42 AM

Senior Archeologist


SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Senior Archaeologist for our Tulsa, Oklahoma office. The Senior Archaeologist will be a core member of the Cultural Resources Team, acting as both senior scientist and senior project manager. The Senior Archaeologist has ultimate responsibility for successfully winning and executing contracts, and leading all aspects of project implementation.  The Senior Archaeologist assists in the continuing development of SWCA’s Cultural Resource Team and expands SWCA’s professional reputation in cultural resources consulting and research throughout the southern plains and beyond.  The proper candidate may also have business development or staff management responsibilities. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position that will report to the Office Director.  The position may be based out of either Arlington, Texas or Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Job Requirements

  • Acts as senior scientist and senior project manager
  • Project implementation to include staffing, fieldwork, research, report writing, and QA/QC review
  • Develops and manages project budgets
  • Leads marketing and proposal efforts
  • Supervises personnel in the field, office, and laboratory
  • Writes technical reports
  • Collaborates with SWCA’s managers, directors, and principal investigators on technical and business development efforts throughout the company
  • Maintains SWCA’s high standard of scientific ethics and quality assurance, and is motivated to identify and resolve problems in creative ways

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or a closely related field required; a Doctorate Degree preferred
  • At minimum of ten (10) years of experience in cultural resources management (CRM) on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in CRM in a supervisory capacity
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience managing CRM projects, including budgets, scheduling, and scopes of work
  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology
  • Extensive experience with Texas and Oklahoma archaeology, architectural history, or history required; experience in Kansas, Arkansas, or northern Louisiana preferred
  • Experience with implementing CWA Section 404 and NHPA Section 106 permitting required, and experience with NEPA permitting processes preferred
  • Experience with tribal consultation and/or NAGPRA a plus
  • Possess advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic, ceramic, or faunal analysis; osteology; historical archaeology)
  • Has completed all aspects of a project, from pre-field tasks to final report preparation for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies
  • Prior primary report authorship in a CRM context for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies
  • Has provided QA/QC review of field documents, site forms, and reports
  • Has led large crews and/or multiple crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies
  • Has conducted marketing, business development, client management, and large proposal efforts
  • Has worked on an interdisciplinary team of scientists and planners

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