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Archeologist/Cultural Resources Specialist

Michael Baker International
Anchorage, Alaska
Closing date
Sep 25, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. The firm offers a comprehensive range of innovative services and solutions in support of federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private development and commercial clients. Michael Baker International's focus is on the safety and security of people across the world through planning and engineering improvements to infrastructure and the environment, and through protection of our quality of life and freedom in support of national and international security. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 80 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR).
Michael Baker International's Mission is to make a difference by providing innovative solutions to sustain the future and further the safety, security and quality of life for people across the globe by providing the highest level of expertise, unmatched quality and effective project teams for a diverse range of projects and clients.
Michael Baker International offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union. To learn more, please visit us on the web at . Michael Baker International is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran/e-Verify Employer


We are seeking a mid-level archaeologist to join our team of professionals in Alaska. The position requires a self-driven individual with confidence to make decisions, drive project performance, and lead field team efforts. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills to work with internal and external clients. Opportunities for growth and advancement within Michael Baker International depend upon candidate's skills, desires, and drive.


Michael Baker International is a global leader in engineering, architecture and consulting services dedicated to developing and implementing innovative solutions to the world's infrastructure and environmental challenges. Supported by more than 3,700 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Michael Baker International is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.


Michael Baker International's first office in Alaska opened in 1942. Since then, we have played a key role in some of Alaska's most renowned infrastructure projects, including groundbreaking projects on the North Slope and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. We continue to focus on cold regions engineering-pipelines, transportation, civil, architecture, hydrology, and geotechnical, and specialty professional services, permitting and regulatory compliance, and GIS and LiDAR mapping. We have offices in Anchorage and Fairbanks and constantly network with our lower-48 colleagues, providing workshare opportunities across the company and leveraging our extensive skills sets to grow in Alaska.


Our Cultural Resources Management practice, embedded under our Planning practice, performs a diverse array of cultural resources services, covering each phase of project implementation. We provide archaeological and architectural history services that include National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance projects.


Michael Baker International is seeking a full-time archaeologist to support our Alaska offices and Western Region Cultural Resources Department. The primary function of an archaeologist is to prepare proposals and safety plans, and conduct archaeological research, records searches, monitoring, survey, testing, data recovery, Section 106 and Alaska Historic Preservation Act technical report preparation, and NEPA environmental document cultural section preparation. They manage tasks and projects to meet client needs, schedules, and budgets, and mentor less experienced staff. The successful candidate will have the below qualifications and can be in the office or work remotely out of any of our offices in Alaska.

  • Master's degree in anthropology (or related field) and meet the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for archaeology.
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA).
  • 5+ years or more of related experience.
  • Working knowledge of NEPA/Section 106 of the NHPA and any other federal and state laws that apply to archaeology.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead archaeological field surveys, testing, excavation, preconstruction meetings and training, construction monitoring, laboratory analysis, and technical report projects. Demonstrated experience participating in Native American consultation efforts for sensitive resource issues.
  • Demonstrable experience authoring NEPA/Section 106 of the NHPA technical reports including identification studies, testing and excavation reports, monitoring reports, finding of effect reports, memorandum of agreements, and programmatic agreements.
  • Excellent analytical skills and exceptional technical writing ability.
  • Experience providing public education/outreach activities to educate the public.
  • Experience working in the field and remote worksites.
  • Experience with GIS and or CADD a plus.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Ability to travel throughout Alaska.
  • Interest in cross-training in environmental planning is a plus.
  • Able to communicate through all contemporary business mediums (i.e., email, telephone, video conferencing).


The approximate compensation range for this position is $80,000-$120,000. This compensation range is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation is dependent upon factors such as education, qualifications, experience, skillset and physical work location.


We are proud to provide employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical benefits coverage, life and accident insurance, matching 401(k), spending accounts and wellness programs so employees can excel every day.

We understand that each employee has responsibilities and unique circumstances outside of the office. That's why we allow our employees the flexibility to determine the work-life balance that best suits their individual needs. The quality of our work is dependent on the job satisfaction of our team.

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