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Archaeologist (On-Call)

Santa Barbara, California
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Dec 16, 2021

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Wood is seeking experienced Archaeologists to work periodically on an as-needed project basis with senior project managers, senior archaeologists and architectural historians, and other environmental staff to expand existing and new client relationships, contribute to Wood's capacity in the environmental and engineering marketplace, and to:
  • Perform background research including archaeological site record and archival historical documentation searches;
  • Participate in Phase I surveys and Extended Phase I, Phase II Significance Assessments, and Phase III Data Recovery excavations;
  • Construction monitoring;
  • Conduct cultural resource studies in compliance with CEQA, NEPA, and other federal, state and local laws and regulations; and
  • Contribute to National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 and/or 110 consultation studies.


The successful candidate will report to a Senior Program Manager and work directly with environmental and cultural resources specialists throughout California and the West. Primary responsibilities will include field work, report preparation, presentations of findings and recommendations, environmental impact analyses per NEPA, CEQA, Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permitting, etc. Familiarity with compliance with the NHPA, Archaeological Resources Protection Act, Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act, and related guidelines are required. RPA certification is a plus.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field
  • Increasing experience in performing cultural resources services in California
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and demonstrate effective organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of cultural resources management and environmental principles and standards
  • Working experience with compliance with NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, etc.
  • Experience with survey and monitoring for cultural resources, especially related to large scale linear and/or utility and infrastructure projects
  • Experience identifying and analyzing a wide variety of archaeological materials (e.g., lithic, faunal, shell) from prehistoric and historic sites in the field

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
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