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Senior Archaeologist

Department: Atlanta
Location: Atlanta, GA

VHB’s Atlanta office is seeking to employ a full-time Senior Archaeologist to support our Environmental Services Division. Well-qualified candidates will have primary experience conducting Phase I, II, and III archaeological investigations throughout the southeastern United States in support of transportation related projects. In addition, the ideal candidate would demonstrate the ability to work successfully, both independently and as part of a larger cultural resource team, in managing the key responsibilities required of the position.

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead, author, or review Archaeological Resource Identification/Survey Reports at the Phase I, II, and III level of investigation
  • Assist with mentoring and leading field, junior, and mid-level staff archaeologists
  • Manage scope, schedule and budget for small and large archaeological projects
  • Review/respond to project Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Assess archaeological site significance under Criterion D of the NRHP
  • Assess impacts to archaeological resources
  • Prepare recommendations for the continued preservation, avoidance, and/or minimization of eligible or listed archaeological resources
  • Prepare field survey and geographic maps using GIS
  • Coordinates regulatory compliance efforts with federal, state, and municipal agencies.
  • Provides artifact analysis and assists curation efforts
  • Conducts archival and historical background research
  • Support and build client relationships
  • Provide support and technical assistance with senior level staff
  • Assist with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble units

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field
  • Current standing member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), or qualified archaeologist under the Secretary of the Interior guidelines
  • Prior experience completing archaeological projects for the Georgia DOT
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience as a professional archaeologist
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a principal investigator
  • Valid driver’s license

Ideal Skills and Qualifications

  • 7 to 10 years of experience working in the Southeast (i.e., Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, and/or Tennessee)
  • Familiarity working NEPA compliance for USACE, FHWA – i.e. various state DOTs (especially GDOT and FDOT), and FERC.
  • Familiarity with NEPA, ARPA, NHPA, NAGPRA, and other state environmental compliance laws including GEPA
  • Working knowledge of Section 106 of the NRHP and its application in evaluating archaeological resources and cemeteries
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS, and the ESRI suite of software
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk/hike and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team oriented with strong capability to work independently
  • Motivated to lead and mentor others

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for nearly 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

 

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VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

VHB participates in the E-verify employment authorization program.

VHB also maintains a drug-free workplace.

If you are in need of special assistance in applying for individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please call our HR contact, Mary Ann Forde at 407-982-4495 or email mforde@vhb.com.

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