Topic ID #38055 - posted 2/14/2017 1:59 PM

Cultural Resource Specialist - Portland, Oregon

Environmental Planning Group, LLC (EPG) is an interdisciplinary planning and landscape architecture firm of professionals and resource specialists offering environmental planning, landscape architecture, biological and cultural resources, information technology/GIS, graphic design, public involvement, environmental compliance, and construction monitoring services.

We understand the natural, cultural, and human environment, allowing us to achieve planning and design solutions that balance growth, development, and the environment, and enrich the quality of life for the communities involved. Inherent in our project success is the diversity, talents, skills, and creativity of our group; our foundation in process; our team approach and commitment to quality; our utilization of advancing technology; and clear, concise communication.

With 75 staff located in five offices located in the western US, we work on a variety of project types, scales, and in different locations. Please visit for more information on the types of projects we are engaged on.

EPG is seeking a Cultural Resource Specialist.


EPG is seeking an individual to fulfill the duties of Cultural Resource Specialist for our Portland, Oregon office in support of various cultural resources projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. This is a temporary hourly position with promotion potential to a full-time, permanent, salaried position. The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, a willingness to learn, be detail oriented, adhere to deadlines, and can demonstrate ability to work independently or as part of a larger team.


§  A Master’s degree in anthropology with a specialty in archaeology or related subfield

§  Must be a qualified consultant in Oregon under QRS 390.235 (include letter from the Oregon SHPO demonstrating qualified status with application.

§  At least 2 years of archaeological experience (both survey and excavation) within the Pacific Northwest or Great Basin

§  Already permitted or ability to be permitted by the BLM and other federal agencies in Oregon and Washington, with the ability to be permitted in other surrounding states a plus

§  Working familiarity with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and state cultural resources laws, regulations, and guidelines in Oregon and Washington


§  Ability to complete all phases of archaeological projects, including Class I and Class III inventory (pedestrian survey and shovel probes), testing, and data recovery with supervision

§  Ability to lead and direct crews of various sizes

§  Ability to walk/hike 8 to 10 miles per day in various types of terrain, sometimes in inclement weather conditions, carrying equipment and supplies weighing up to 20-25 lbs.

§  Ability to review field documents for technical accuracy and completeness

§  Ability to prepare Class III inventory reports, including evaluations of eligibility, and associated documentation

§  Ability to use a Trimble GPS with Terra Sync to collect spatial data in the field.

§  Ability to carry out and summarize analyses of a pre-contact artifact class such as flaked stone or faunal bone, or historic artifacts


§  Assist in the preparation of archaeological permit applications

§  Coordinate with Program Director regarding fieldwork scheduling

§  Direct field crew for small and large-scale archaeological surveys

§  Work with Program Director to manage crew for testing and data recovery projects

§  Prepare survey reports and assist in the production of testing/data recovery project report

§  Perform analysis of artifacts and preparation of the results of the analysis

§  Although not required, preference will be given to candidates that can demonstrate good working relationships with SHPOs and tribes in Oregon and Washington, demonstration of completion of a 40-hour HAZWOPER training, and/or demonstration of completion of a 16-hour Asbestos Operation and Maintenance training.


§  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter listing at least 3 references to:


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