Topic ID #40190 - posted 9/17/2018 12:00 PM

Senior Associate Archaeologist


Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is a 475-person environmental consulting firm with a national reputation as an industry leader with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida. We currently have strategic growth trajectory expected within the next 5 years that will increase our staffing numbers and office locations. ESA specializes in all aspects of project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural resource management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance. For more than 45 years, our scientists and technical specialists have provided critical thinking and measured analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and enduring solutions. Our skilled managers, scientists, planners and engineers provide the kind of critical thinking, objectivity, dedication and responsiveness that is essential to a sustainable future and good environmental stewardship. ESA was founded on the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and credibility.


About the Position:


ESA is currently looking for an Archeologist to join our Northwest Cultural Resources Group to work with our collaborative team of archaeologists, historians, geoarchaeologists, and osteologists in our Seattle or Portland office. A successful candidate will be proficient with Section 106, Executive Order 05-05, SEPA, and NEPA and will have experience in the environmental consulting industry. A successful candidate would bring experience with writing environmental document sections, cultural resources technical reports, and leading cultural resources field projects.




  • Preparing cultural resource studies in compliance with relevant cultural resources regulations
  • Preparing cultural resources sections for SEPA and NEPA documents including Checklists/EISs/EAs
  • Preparing Cultural Resource Assessments for compliance with relevant cultural resources regulations
  • Consultation with SHPO, agencies, Tribes, project proponents
  • Preparing and implementing Archaeological Resources Monitoring Plans
  • Preparing Agreement Documents
  • Archaeological resources survey (including developing survey strategy, directing and/or conducting fieldwork) and resource documentation
  • Project management including budget and schedule oversight
  • Working with multidisciplinary teams
  • Familiarity with construction techniques and construction site safety; ability to coordinate with construction managers effectively
  • Familiarity with built environment resources is a plus
  • Assessing site significance under Section 106/NEPA and designing relevant mitigation measures to avoid significant impacts
  • Client relations, proposal writing, and marketing




  • Graduate Degree in Archaeology or related field and at least 5 years of professional experience
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) preferred
  • Experience with SEPA, Section 106, and NEPA preferred
  • Experience working with Native American Tribes
  • Experience with project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet project deadlines, and manage workload in a dynamic setting
  • Interest and ability to develop and maintain client relationships and assist others in securing new clients and projects 
  • Computer literacy with Word, and Excel, and familiarity with GIS (preferable)
  • Ability to travel (occasionally overnight) and work in diverse field conditions



·       Specialization in precontact or historic archaeology or related field

·       ODOT certified



ESA is owned entirely by its employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence and professional development.  ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.



At ESA, we value diversity, inclusion, and the solutions that come from collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. With a culture built on mutual respect [for one another] and the opportunity to grow our careers, ESA celebrates differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employee-owners unique.


How to Apply:

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ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.  (EOE M/V/F/D)


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