Topic ID #37003 - posted 5/9/2016 2:48 PM

Lead Archaeologist at Fort Irwin, CA (Redhorse Corporation)



Lead Archaeologist 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONNow is a great time to join Redhorse Corporation. Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what's right, what's smart, and what works.  
  • Lead a team of employees that conducts archaeological surveys to ensure compliance with historic preservation and archaeological protection laws.

  • Lead and/or supervise monitoring of Off-Limits Archaeological Sites to ensure protection from mission-related activities.

  • Conduct surveys prior to approval of dig permit requests to ensure protection of significant cultural or paleontological resources.

  • Conduct background records searches, inventory and evaluation of cultural resources for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

  • Author, review, and provide mentorship on a variety of survey and inventory reports and consultation packages to SHPO and Native American tribes, to include the ability to make recommendations and work directly with the client.

  • Oversee curation of archival materials in Fort Irwin’s Curation Facility.

  • Ensure that all tasks associated with contract activities are completed within required suspense dates.

  • Ensure that data collection and drafting of reports are conducted with the highest quality effort possible.

  • Conduct or assist with outreach briefings and events to promote cultural resources awareness.


Minimum requirements:

  • MA in Archaeology or related degree and 6-8 years of relevant experience.
  • Must have working knowledge of the Antiquities Act; the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA); the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA); the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); Curation of Federally Owned and Administered Archaeological Collections (36 CFR 79); and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
  • Must have experience conducting archaeological field work.
  • Must have experience managing teams and working directly with client.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and project management skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Well-developed verbal and technical report writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access etc.).
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS computer software.


Preferred experience:

•   Experience working with the Department of Defense (DoD).

•   Experience working in the Mojave Desert or Great Basin and the ability to work long days in a wide range of weather conditions.

   •   Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology.

•   Upon hiring the applicant must be able to pass a federal background check required prior to gaining access to unclassified government computer work stations.

EOE STATEMENTRedhorse Corporation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer  
REQ NUMBERENV-16-00004  


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