Topic ID #41809 - posted 11/18/2019 1:57 PM

Archaeologist - Atlanta, GA


HNTB is currently seeking an Archaeologist with a Master's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field. The Archaeologist will be part of a growing team of cultural resource professionals in the HNTB Atlanta office and will apply a sound knowledge of the principles and theories of archaeology/anthropology to analyze the potential effects projects may have on cultural resources. The Archaeologist may be responsible for completing moderate to complex projects.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Performs fieldwork and conducts artifact analysis on Phase I, II, and/or III projects
  • Prepares cultural resources reports for public and private clients
  • Reviews and evaluates technical reports prepared by others
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master's Degree in Anthropology/Archaeology or a closely related field
  • Meets Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archaeology
  • At least five years of supervisory field experience completing Phase I, II, and III projects
  • Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion
  • Familiarity with NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, and various state environmental compliance laws
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to maintain effective working relationships with HNTB, client, and agency staff
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to travel, frequently with overnight stays, and conduct fieldwork in inclement weather
  • Previous experience working with ArcGIS and various GPS units preferred
  • Previous experience completing archaeological projects for various state DOT agencies preferred
  • Field experience in the southeastern United States is preferred

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepares environmental documentation, permits or mitigation plans for public and private clients with respect to acquisition and compliance for wetland impacts, bridge construction, threatened/endangered species.
  • Reviews and evaluates technical reports and plans of scientific aspects of proposed projects such as environmental clearance of projects, permitting, and mitigation plans.
  • Collects, analyzes and reports on geological, hydrological, biological or other scientific conditions at the proposed project site to identify the impact on the environment in the construction of highways, bridges or other structures.
  • Performs field investigations and research to determines the suitability of the project site for proposed use.
  • Provides technical advice and assistance to project engineers on specific geologic, hydrologic, biologic or other scientific aspects and their impact on the specific phase of construction.
  • Reviews and evaluates the potential impact of Federal, state and local environmental legislation.
  • Develops and maintains liaisons and effective working relations with groups and individuals, agencies, and the public to encourage cooperative management strategies or to develop information and interpret findings.
  • Prepares and participates in public information meetings and hearings.
  • Keeps current with trends, literature and new developments in ecology and environmental science.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Archeology, Anthropology or related field
  • 5 years related experience
  • 3 years related experience (with Master's degree in Natural Sciences)


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