PS Archaeologist (9657)
Our client, a leading Pacific Northwest utility provider committed to public service and environmental preservation, is looking for an Archaeologist for their Portland, Oregon location. This full-time position will primarily be providing professional knowledge in the inventory, evaluation, protection, and management of prehistoric and historic resources. Our ideal candidate someone who can multi-task with ease, can prioritize effectively, and can work with all levels and parties with professionalism.
This position is a one-year renewable contract that includes employee benefits! If you think you’d be a good fit, we want to hear from you!
Responsibilities of Archaeologist:
- Build and recommend plans for cultural resource fieldwork, such as plans for pedestrian survey, subsurface testing, and site monitoring. When needed, conduct background research, field inventories (including subsurface testing) and generate resulting reports that, depending on nature/type of project, meet the requirements of various state historic preservation offices, tribal historic preservations offices and other consulting parties.
- Prioritize numerous projects simultaneously; track / monitor program and/or project expenditures.
- Assess cultural resources for eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places in accordance with regulations implementing the National Historic Preservations Act, including development of documents for consultation with State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices and other interested parties.
- Facilitate/coordinate meetings including preparing and distributing agendas, taking, and distributing meeting notes, preparing, compiling, copying, etc. meeting materials, and coordinating with program participants who may represent other federal and state agencies and tribes.
- Participate as a team member in preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents (i.e., drafting or reviewing relevant reports and sections of NEPA documents), detecting / identifying special cultural resource considerations and potential associated impacts.
- Draft, edit, and review contract statements of work (SOWs) and the associated deliverables for review and acceptance by internal manager, Project Manager(s) and/or Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTRs).
- Maintain process, disperse / destroy electronic and hard copy records (compliance reports, site records, etc.), files and filing systems in accordance with compliance and the Information Governance & Lifecycle Management (IGLM) standards and procedures.
- May prepare and review cultural resource management plans and project plans, recommending specific actions needed for long term cultural resource protection, including priorities, costs, and schedules.
- Provide expertise and recommendations on the compliance of various proposed undertakings with federal cultural resources laws, their associated regulations, utility and federal policies and guidelines, including Department of Energy (DOE) tribal policies and guidance.
Requirements of Archaeologist:
- With applicable education, must have 5+ years of professional experience specializing in archaeological research, administration, or management.
- Must have one full year professional experience in prehistoric and historic archaeology.
- A Bachelor of Science in Archaeology, Anthropology or directly related field is required.
- A Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or directly related field is highly preferred.
- 6+ months of supervised field and analytic experience in Columbia River Basis Archaeology is required.
- Working knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); demonstrated experience with and/or knowledge of section 106 of the NHPA is required.
- Extensive experience in conducting archaeological field inventories and producing written technical reports is required.
- Archaeological experience within Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, Wyoming is highly preferred!
- Understanding of GIS and GPS technology is preferred.
**We are unable to accommodate corp. to corp. candidates**
About Motus Recruiting and Staffing, Inc:
Founded in 2006, Motus is an award-winning recruiting and staffing firm in the Pacific Northwest, specializing in professional services and technology solutions. We are a group of people who not only recognize the importance of representation, but actively fight for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process. Our goal is to educate organizations on the importance of DEI when hiring, promoting, and supporting diverse employees. We are calling organizations to demonstrate their commitment to DEI by being intentional about who they hire.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.