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Staff Archaeologist

Cultural Resource Analysts Inc
Hurricane, West Virginia
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Oct 24, 2021

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The Hurricane, West Virginia office of Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA) seeks a Staff Archaeologist I. We are looking for a dedicated professional seeking a permanent, full-time, long-term position with the opportunity for advancement. CRA's West Virginia branch office has been located in the vibrant, growing and economically prosperous town of Hurricane since 1995, and currently employs a full-time staff of seven. The office and laboratory are conveniently located near both the state capitol of Charleston and the home of Marshall University in Huntington. Project locations for the West Virginia office typically include Ohio, West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and western Pennsylvania, with several local, large-scale data recovery projects planned for early next year.

This position is a full-time, salaried position with a full benefit package, including health, retirement and insurance. Salary expectations will be fully negotiable and commensurate with experience.


Conduct fieldwork for archaeological monitoring, survey, and excavation, including projects that may require stays away from home; and
Conduct analyses, interpret analytical data, and prepare technical reports.


A demonstrated ability to write clearly and professionally;
A graduate degree in Anthropology;
A minimum of 1 year of experience as a Staff Archaeologist;
Qualification under the Secretary of the Interior Standards (36 CFR 61) in archaeology;
Demonstrated skills and supervisory experience in archaeological survey;
Ability to use GPS units and navigate efficiently in remote areas;
Technological proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet usage;
Ability to work in a variety of field conditions, including both walking and operating 4-wheel drive vehicles in mountainous Appalachian terrain; and
Ability to stoop, bend, and lift as required by the fieldwork.

Desirable Skills:

Experience conducting fieldwork archaeological site evaluation and data recovery;
Knowledge of Ohio Valley precontact and/or historical archaeology;
Technical ability using GIS software; and
Experience in lithic analysis and/or precontact ceramic artifact analysis.

Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. employees are required to undergo a background check that includes driving history. CRA reserves the right to perform drug/alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment. Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Please indicate when you will be available, and submit a resume with three references to the following link:'>Career Opportunities

If you have questions, please contact Bridgette Robinson at, or mail to Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., 151 Walton Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508 ATTN: B. Robinson.

For more in-depth information about CRA, please visit our website at CRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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