Topic ID #42422 - posted 5/28/2020 10:51 AM

Senior Archaeologist / Cultural Resource Specialist


Senior Archaeologist / Cultural Resource Specialist – Projects located in Wyoming and surrounding Great Basin/Mountain West Regions

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Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the United States with our Corporate Office based in Mesa, AZ and offices in Berkeley, Ferndale, San Francisco, and Santa Rosa, California; Cedar City and Draper, Utah; Rawlins, Wyoming; and Roanoke, Virginia.

We are a steadily growing company with telecommuting opportunities employing over 45 archaeologists throughout the United States. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance as well as infrastructure siting, Class I and Class III studies, Historic Property Treatment Plans, and environmental construction management and monitoring. We offer our employees development opportunities, competitive wages, and benefits.

We are seeking a full-time senior archaeologist to be based out of our Rawlins, Wyoming office to act as the Principal Investigator and perform project management on small and large projects in the Great Basin and Mountain West regions. The employee should be available to conduct fieldwork throughout the western U.S., with a focus on Wyoming and the surrounding areas. 

We anticipate employment to begin in late May or early June 2020. 

Compensation and Benefits

This full-time position is an exempt (salaried) position eligible for benefits such as healthcare insurance, 401k, paid time off, holidays, etc. 

Travel will be required for some projects. When working multi-day assignments, employee will be reimbursed for meals, lodging, and mileage, if applicable. 

Compensation is based on qualifications and relevant experience.


The position will be based out of our Rawlins, Wyoming office. If not located in Rawlins this may include half-remote work from home (telecommuting) and half work in Rawlins. Fieldwork will be performed throughout Wyoming and the surrounding Great Basin Region; fieldwork may require multi-day travel to areas outside the Great Basin.


·         Conducting literature reviews/records searches

·         Planning, coordinating, and leading field survey and testing projects

·         Compiling field data into site forms and reports

·         Coordinating with local state, federal, and tribal agencies and State or Tribal Historic Preservation Offices

·         Marketing with existing, new, and prospective clients

·         Construction compliance inspecting and monitoring construction activities to ensure resource protection measures are being implemented

·         Work will include both office and field work; successful applicants should be capable of working long days in the field throughout the year, including single- and multi-day assignments

Skills and Requirements:

·         Graduate degree (MA/MS or Ph.D.) in archaeology or closely related field

·         Proficiency in Wyoming prehistoric and historic archaeology

·         Proficiency in Wyoming report and site form writing

·         At least two years of full-time professional experience in archaeology or CRM

·         Secretary of the Interior qualified

·         Permitted or immediately permittable within the state of Wyoming as a Principal Investigator/Project Director

·         Ability to manage employees and field crews

·         Located or willing to relocate to Wyoming or northwestern Colorado (part-time remote work from home/telecommuting is possible)

·         Ability to perform work duties independently and efficiently with short deadlines

·         Highly organized, motivated, thorough, accurate, dependable, and trustworthy

·         Ability to interact and coordinate with state, federal, and tribal agencies

·         Proficiency with standard field equipment and technology 

Experience in the following is preferred:

·         Strong writing and editing skills

·         Previous cultural or other environmental project management experience

·         Proficiency in archaeology throughout the western United States

·         Familiarity with typical utility operations and maintenance activities

·         Familiarity with compliance inspection contracting for large projects

·         Familiarity with ESRI GIS applications (including desktop, ArcGIS, Collector, Survey123, etc.)

·         Previous FERC and/or NEPA trainings

·         Excellent navigation skills and good driving record

·         Experience driving a four-wheel drive vehicle off-road or in rough terrain

·         Experience working around heavy machinery and communicating with construction crews

***Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work.

***Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing a background check, drug (including marijuana/THC) and alcohol testing.



Please include the following attachments with your completed online application:

• One-page cover letter (mention any permits you may hold)

• Resume

• Three-page writing sample

• Three references (include email and phone number of a supervisor and a co-worker)

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