Project Archaeologist- Full-time

Portland, Oregon
Jun 11, 2021
Jun 15, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
About the Job

We are expanding our team and seeking an experienced, self-motivated archaeologist to join our Portland office. You should reside or have experience in the Pacific Northwest and be prepared to be a key contributing member of our Portland team.

Your role will be to lead, direct, and manage smaller projects and assist with the management of larger projects; develop research designs, field methods, and analysis methods; mentor staff; and assist with office business development. You should be able to work full time and have the ability to travel. This position provides a great opportunity for a motivated individual to help grow an excellent cultural resources team.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee all aspects of archaeological field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and report production ensuring quality control throughout the process.
  • Direct field crews and train and supervise new field staff
  • Manage budgets, interact with clients and agency staff, and prepare proposals, as needed.
  • Author technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents, as needed.

Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree in Archaeology or Anthropology
  • Listed as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (or qualified for RPA status)
  • Certification as Oregon SHPO Qualified Archaeologist (or able to become qualified)
  • Minimum of 5 years' supervisory experience with archaeological fieldwork in Oregon and Washington
  • Demonstrated completion of survey, testing, monitoring, and/or data recovery excavation projects involving archaeological investigations and preparation of final reports consistent with Oregon SHPO and Washington DAHP standards for cultural resource reporting (writing samples required)
  • Strong, concise writing, research and data management skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel and team-oriented attitude and approach

Preferred Credentials and Skills
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated laboratory and technical analysis expertise
  • Emphasis on Pacific Northwest archaeology and a current technical specialization (i.e., historical archaeology, geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, etc.) that complements those of other team staff
  • Experience using ESRI Collector
  • Ability to provide and receive feedback, to develop and maintain positive relationships, and to resolve conflict through collaboration and communication


Dudek offers a team-oriented collaborative and supportive work environment and generous, highly competitive compensation. Wages will be commensurate with education and experience. This will be a full-time salaried position.

About Dudek

Dudek is a leading California-based environmental and engineering firm that helps public and private clients plan and implement reliable, effective, and compliant projects. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to more than 600 professionals across the U.S., located primarily in offices in California, Hawai'i, and Oregon.

As an employee-owned company, Dudek's culture rewards smart, productive team members with professional and financial benefits. Our offices are designed to encourage collaboration, sustainability, and connectivity with the surrounding communities.

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Dudek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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