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Staff Archaeologist (Entry Level)

ERM NC, Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Closing date
Sep 29, 2021

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ERM is seeking an entry level Archaeologist for an immediate opening to work on various projects throughout the United States with a focus on Projects located in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast. Working with an experienced Archaeologist, the successful candidate will conduct Phase I, II, and III archaeological fieldwork and office-based activities, including documenting and evaluating archaeological sites for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, and assessing project effects under the provisions of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This individual will also participate in project planning and logistics, and prepare appropriate report sections detailing the survey findings and assessment of resources. Assignments will be field and office-based, with the expectation that up to 50 percent or more of the time will be in the field, especially during peak survey season. This is an excellent opportunity for a junior professional looking to start their career and grow with a global environmental consulting and sustainability leader. ERM is currently supporting remote work, however the expectation is that the hire will be based in a home-office, or attached to an ERM office in the Midwest, Southeast or Mid-Atlantic States. Other geographies will be considered for the ideal candidate(s), as will hiring more than one candidate to fulfil ERMs needs.


The Archaeologist will support cultural resource projects, which may include, but is not limited to:
  • Planning, developing, and performing surveys Project areas and archaeological sites.
  • Digging shovel tests.
  • Walking long distances in challenging conditions (e.g. weather, topography, environment).
  • Preparing appropriate sections of cultural resources reports describing the survey and analysis of archaeological sites.
  • Preparation of state specific forms.
  • Complying with corporate HSE.
  • Performing other duties as assigned or required, inclusive of general administrative duties required for the day-to-day running of the office.

  • M.A. or M. S. in archaeology, anthropology or related field.
  • Meet Secretary of the Interior's Standards for professional qualifications in archaeology.
  • Completion of an archaeological field school.
  • 1-3 years of experience in Phase I, Phase II, and/or Phase III archaeological fieldwork.
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and on varied terrain, sometimes for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work weekends and over 40 hours per week, when needed.
  • Comfortable with talking to members of the public.
  • Ability to travel frequently and on short notice.
  • Ability to read maps and provide support for navigation in the field.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently, and take initiative to meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to work in challenging environmental conditions.
  • Ability to walk long distances.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to manage tight timelines and budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability as a technical writer.
  • Periodic drug and alcohol testing required.

Bonus Qualifications
  • Basic knowledge of prehistoric and historic artifacts assemblages.
  • Experience with digital SLR cameras.
  • GIS, graphics, and/or database experience.
  • A basic interest in Architectural History.
  • Experience driving and navigating in rural environments.
  • Basic knowledge of archaeological survey needs for federal agencies such as USACE, FERC, or FCC.
  • Experience with completing SHPO site forms and data entry.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world's leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our "boots to boardroom" approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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