AECOM Project Archaeologist / Field Director in Germantown, Maryland
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AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Project Archaeologist / Field Director in Germantown or Hunt Valley, MD or Arlington, VA . The Project Archaeologist will provide support to cultural resource projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic, greater US, and potentially international work, as available. The Archaeologist will have knowledge of field excavation techniques, implement archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts, analyze prehistoric and historic artifacts, and prepare compliance reports.
Responsibilities include, but may not limited to, the following:
Assist in the scoping of archaeological projects and utilize GIS, site records, and other data sources to identify locations where sites can occur.
Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) documentation pertaining to cultural resources.
Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients.
Serves as a Field Director and has experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Principal Investigator including scheduling work and making individual or team work assignments and leading the instruction of others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods.
Supports all phases of archaeological investigation and regulatory compliance.
Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
Writes archaeological reports and/or prepares archaeological site forms and assists the Principal Investigator with making decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluations, and effects on historic properties.
Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards
Performs manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving wheelbarrows filled with dirt.
Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.
BA/BS degree and 2+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Willingness to travel regionally to various sites in the mid-to-southern Atlantic states
Valid US Driver's License is required
Experience with one or more of the following:
Geographic Information Systems (GIS),
Global Positioning System (GPS),
Statistical Analysis (ex., SAS or SPSS).
MA or MS in Anthropology or related field is preferred.
Prefer that candidate meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archeology or History.
Completion of a university-based archaeological field school desired.
Minimum two years of supervisory experience (e.g., Crew Chief) helpful.
Demonstrated experience using GPS units, Total Stations, GIS (e.g., ESRI products), and graphical illustration software (e.g., Adobe).
Demonstrated experience writing technical reports and papers.
This position involves bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
In this role, you will be working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various types of terrain under a wide range of weather conditions.
Some travel may be required (up to 25%)
Work Model is 50% field work / 50% hybrid (home/office)
Relocation support is not available for this position
Sponsorship is not available for this position
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: East
Career Area: Science
Work Location Model: Hybrid