Topic ID #38363 - posted 5/16/2017 2:39 PM

CH2M - Archaeologist


CH2M is looking for an Archaeologist to be located in of our Santa, Ana, CA office.  

This Archaeologist position will provide assistance on a variety of projects throughout the western United States. This position involves providing cultural resources support for planning, engineering, and construction services to government, military, and commercial clients.  As a mid-level archaeologist you will have the opportunity to work on projects that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act (NAGPRA), and state regulations. All work will be conducted under the guidance of senior cultural resources staff. You will also have the opportunity to be a key team member working with scientists, engineers, project managers, and other project staff across nearly all business sectors and services in the company. You will also be responsible for working on all aspects of cultural resources projects, including background research; fieldwork (Phase I survey, Phase II testing, and Phase III mitigation); preparing CEQA, NEPA, and NHPA technical reports; coordinating consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO), Native American Tribes, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and multiple state, federal, and local agencies, including California Energy Commission, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management; evaluating properties for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), preparing determinations of eligibility, and completing state survey forms. The successful candidate should have, including at least 2 years as a Principal Investigator; meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for qualifications for principal archaeologist; and be a Registered Professional Archaeologist. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.

Our Archaeologist:
• Coordinate compliance with and provide assistance concerning NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, NEPA, and state environmental regulations and other laws relating to the protection of cultural resources.
• Conduct archival research and background records checks.
• Conduct all aspects of archaeological fieldwork (Phase I-III) and monitoring.
• Supervise field technicians and/or field crews.
• Conduct analyses and prepare technical reports as necessary for day-to-day cultural resources management projects.
• Evaluate resources for the NRHP and state registers of historic properties.
• Support clients during agency and tribal consultation.
• Provide support and work with senior-level cultural resources staff.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Must be motivated and able to work safely with minimum supervision.


Basic Qualifications:

Demonstrated work experience in the archaeology of California and the western United States.
• Master’s Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology.
• Meeting the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for qualifications for principal archaeologist
• Minimum of four years of professional archaeological experience, including two years at the principal investigator level.
• Basic knowledge of historic preservation laws and policies, including CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, and NAGPRA.
• Experience using GPS technology.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
• Must be capable of walking for long periods of time over unfamiliar terrain, excavating shovel tests and test units, screening soil, and carrying field equipment.
• Must be willing and able to travel frequently and for long periods of time, as needed.



• Experience working in the consulting environment and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be responsive to both internal and external clients.
• Qualified as an archaeologist in California with the following agencies: California Energy Commission, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management
• Qualified or able to qualify to hold archaeological permits in Utah and Nevada
• Preferred years of experience: 4-6


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