Topic ID #38910 - posted 10/30/2017 8:20 AM

Lead Archaeologist Needed - Barstow,CA


Redhorse Corporation is hiring a Lead Archaeologist in Barstow, CA, on a multi-year task with the U.S. Army Department of Public Works at Fort Irwin.

Responsibilities for the Lead Archaeologist include:

  • Lead a team of employees that conduct 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 to 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 the required suspense dates
  • Ensure that data collection and drafting or reports are conducted with the highest quality possible
  • Conduct or assist with outreach briefings and events to promote cultural resources awareness

Minimum Basic requirements for Skills, Experience, Education, and Credentials:

·       Master of Arts degree in Archaeology or related degree with 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 fieldwork

·       Must have experience managing teams and work directly with clients

·       Strong leadership, communication and project management skills

·       Ability to manage 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

·       Ability to pass a government-administered background investigation in order to be granted a Common Access Card and access to government IT systems.

·       Candidates for this position must be able to work in changing physical conditions:

o   in extreme climatic conditions and rapidly changing temperatures;

o   must be able to walk over long distances and across of variety of terrains, including uneven surfaces;

o   must be able to climb, jump, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl;

o   must be able to lift and carry up to 30 lbs across a distance of as much as 30 yards;

o   must be able to work with minimal supervision;

o   must be able to use GPS technology, read maps, and be skilled in North American compliance Archaeological techniques and practices.


·       Preferred Qualifications:

o   Experience working with the Department of Defense (DoD)

o   Experience working in the Mojave Desert and Great Basin and the ability to work extended hours in various weather conditions

o   Experience navigating and collecting data using GSP technology

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:   Pre-employment background investigation and ability to obtain a Common Access Card and access to installation facilities and IT systems       

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