Topic ID #39210 - posted 2/21/2018 12:12 PM

Lead Archaeologist


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

Position Requirements:

Minimum Basic requirements for Skills, Experience, Education and Credentials

  • Master of Art 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 working 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: in extreme climatic conditions and rapidly changing temperatures;
  • must be able to walk over long distances and across of variety of terrains, including uneven surfaces;
  • must be able to climb, jump, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl;
  • must be able to lift and carry up to 30 lbs across a distance of as much as 30 yards;
  • must be able to work with minimal supervision;
  • must possess or be able to obtain a standard California Driver's License; the candidate may be required to operate a government-owned motor vehicle safely
  • must be able to use GPS technology, read maps, and be skilled in North American compliance Archaeological techniques and practices.
  • must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with the Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Experience working in the Mojave Desert and Great Basin and the ability to work extended hours in various weather conditions
  • Experience navigating and collecting data using GSP technology 

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