This position involves providing cultural resources support for planning, engineering, and construction services to government, military, and commercial clients throughout the South and Southeastern United States, primarily in Louisiana. As an ELOS Archaeologist you will have the opportunity to work on projects that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act (NAGPRA), and state regulations. All work will be conducted under the guidance of senior cultural resources staff. The candidate will be responsible for working on all aspects of cultural resources projects, including but not limited to: proposals; background research; fieldwork (Phase I survey, Phase II testing, and Phase III mitigation); preparing CEQA, NEPA, and NHPA technical reports; coordinating consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO), Native American Tribes, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and multiple state, federal, and local agencies; evaluating properties for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), preparing determinations of NRHP eligibility, and completing state survey forms.
- Coordinate compliance with NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, NEPA, state environmental regulations, and other laws relating to cultural resources.
- Conduct archival research and background records reviews.
- Conduct all aspects of archaeological fieldwork (Phase I-III) and monitoring.
- Conduct analyses and prepare and edit technical reports for cultural resources management projects.
- Provide support and work with senior-level cultural resources staff.
- Lead field crews on archaeological investigations.
- Master’s Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology is preferred but a Bachelor’s degree with 4 years field experience can substitute.
- Experience in both terrestrial and underwater archaeology is preferred but not necessary
- Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology
- Minimum of two to four years of professional archaeological fieldwork experience
- Knowledge of historic preservation laws and policies, including CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, and NAGPRA.
- Demonstrated experience in the archaeology of the southern and southeastern United States, particularly Louisiana.
- Experience using GPS technology.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Experience recording archaeological sites on site forms required by various SHPOs and state agencies.
- Must be capable of walking for long periods of time over unfamiliar terrain, excavating shovel tests and test units, screening soil, and carrying field equipment.
- Must be willing and able to travel frequently and for long periods of time, as needed.
- Must be motivated and able to work safely with minimum supervision.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
- Register of Professional Archaeologists-certified is preferred.
- Familiarity and experience completing Louisiana forms and following 2018 guidelines.
- Excellent Editing and English grammar editing.
- Experience working in the consulting environment and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be responsive to both internal and external clients.