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Archaeologist (Environmental Professional 2)

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos County, New Mexico
Closing date
Sep 4, 2021

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
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What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking applicants for an archaeologist (Environmental Professional 2) to become a staff member in the Cultural Resources Program, which is part of the Laboratory's diverse Environmental Protection and Compliance Division. The Cultural Resources program manages 2,000 archaeological sites spanning 10,000 years of human activity on the Pajarito Plateau, across approximately 40 square miles of Laboratory property. This unique landscape is characterized by deep canyons and mesas and is directly adjacent to Bandelier National Monument. The archaeologist will join a team of cultural resources specialists who support the Laboratory's mission by ensuring compliance with federal and state cultural resources laws and regulations including Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The position requires the ability to work cooperatively with team members and to provide excellent customer service while helping projects avoid impacts to cultural resources. The archaeologist will conduct archaeological surveys, site recording, and monitoring, as well as review projects to assess potential impacts to cultural resources. The archaeologist will also participate in writing reports and other documents as needed, and may participate in outreach activities that promote cultural resources awareness internal and external to the Laboratory. The archaeologist will have the opportunity to participate in the development of long-term strategies for the management of cultural resources, and will be encouraged to collaborate with other archaeologists working in the region and in academia.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Experience conducting archeological fieldwork such as survey, site recording, and excavation, and preparing cultural resources reports, historic preservation documentation, or other documents written for professional or public use
- Familiarity and experience with the archaeology of northern New Mexico
- Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal communication skills, team work, and customer service
- Demonstrated excellence in writing skills
- Advanced experience identifying archaeological materials such as ceramics, lithics, or faunal remains
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the position.
Desired Qualifications:
- Experience with cultural resources management work, laws, and regulations
- Experience and/or interest in database management and development
- Knowledge of statistical techniques, scientific methods, and/or data analysis
- Knowledge or experience working with indigenous peoples, especially in relation to cultural resource management issues
- Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a related field
Note to Applicants:
Please include your resume, a cover letter explaining how you meet the minimum and desired qualifications, and a writing sample.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 2 years .
Where You Will Work Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Additional Details
Directive 206.2 -_ _Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 ._ _Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
- for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
- Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Vacancy Name: IRC86496
Organization Name EPC-ES/Environmental Protection and Compliance - Evironmental Stewardship
Minimum Salary 77300
Maximum Salary 126000
Req ID: IRC86496
Category: Env Safety Health
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