Topic ID #40380 - posted 11/7/2018 12:09 PM

VHB Atlanta needs RPA Archaeologist - Full time position with 3-5 years experience


VHB’s Atlanta office is seeking to employ a full-time Archaeologist to support our environmental team. Well qualified candidates will have primary experience conducting Phase I and II archaeological investigations in support of both transportation and energy infrastructure improvement projects in the southeastern United States. In addition, the successful candidate would demonstrate the ability to work successfully, both independently and as part of a larger cultural resource team, in managing the key responsibilities required of the position.


  • Conduct Phase I and Phase II archaeological surveys and monitoring
  • Prepare technical reports which assess archaeological site significance under Criterion D of the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Prepare field survey and geographic maps using the ESRI suite of software
  • Coordinates regulatory compliance efforts with federal, state, and municipal agencies.
  • Provides artifact analysis and assists curation efforts
  • Conducts archival and historical background research
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff
  • Support and build clientele
  • Provide support and technical assistance with senior level staff
  • Assist with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble units

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field
  • Current standing member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), or qualified archaeologist under the Secretary of the Interior guidelines
  • 3 years professional experience in cultural resource management
  • Valid driver’s license

 Ideal Skills and Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience working in the southeastern United States
  • Familiarity working with FHWA NEPA compliance and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)
  • Familiarity with NEPA, ARPA, NHPA, NAGPRA, and other state environmental compliance laws including GEPA
  • Working knowledge of Section 106 of the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS, and the ESRI suite of software
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk/hike and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team oriented with strong capability to work independently
  • Motivated to lead and mentor others

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.  Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for nearly 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally. 


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