Topic ID #41370 - posted 7/31/2019 10:06 AM

Archaeological Field Director needed in Central/Western Region

North Wind Resource Consulting

osition Summary

North Wind Resource Consulting, LLC, (North Wind) an enterprise of the Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), is seeking qualified field lead for cultural resource investigations, including surveys, testing, data recovery excavations, and reporting in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Utah.  Pay will be commensurate with experience. Interested individuals should submit their application through the Careers page on the North Wind web site:


  • Attends kick-off meeting with clients and agencies. Organizes fieldwork mobilization/demobilization and associated logistics.
  • Ensures the accurate identification and documentation of prehistoric and historical period archaeological sites, features, and artifacts and that site documentation standards complies with North Wind, agency, and SHPO documentation guidelines and requirements.
  • Ensures that all field data collected, photos and documentation logs are accurate, organized of high quality, and compiled daily.
  • Operates and/or supervises operation of GPS units, collection of all GPS field data, and uploading GPS data on a daily basis.
  • Previous experience documenting cultural resources using tablets device is a plus.
  • Works well with project team in a professional manner and communicates project goals and requirements to crew members.
  • Coordinates and updates project fieldwork, ensures that projects are completed on schedule and within allocated funding.
  • Reports schedule and project status to Project Manager on a regular basis.
  • Generates technical reports and other deliverables as required for each project.


Master’s degree in Archaeology and minimum 2 years relevant field and writing experience, or Ph.D. with commensurate field and report writing experience. Preferred candidates will be permitted or permitable for work on federal, state, BLM and forest lands in one or more of the states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and for Utah, possession of PLPCO permit.

As fieldwork is an important part of the position, a level of fitness allowing significant physical exertion, such as walking up to 10 hours a day at a steady, measured pace over steep, rugged, or heavily wooded terrain, weather conditions that include outdoor heat /cold stress, wind, snow or rain. Ability to carry up to 30 lbs. of equipment; ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs.; ability to professionally excavate, screen and document up to 1 cu meter per day; potential contact with poisonous plants, insects and animals.  Individual must be able to conduct these tasks while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment.  Fieldwork will require extended overnight travel. Some fieldwork in remote locations may require camping.


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