Burns & McDonnell's Vancouver, WA, office has a need for a Cultural Resources Specialist to lead project studies and surveys, construction monitoring, archaeological excavation, and associated field work on a variety of projects. We are a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.
Primary responsibilities will be to plan, coordinate, communicate and facilitate activities for the cultural resources components of projects from concept through completion. Successful Staff Cultural Resources Specialists collaborate and coordinate with internal and external clients. They are also responsible for assisting in proposal development and coordinating project planning. Project planning includes scoping, budgeting, maintaining schedules, communicating and managing deadlines and establishing and performing critical project objectives. Other duties, as assigned.
This position supports the growth of the Environmental Services practice based upon Burns & McDonnell's core values of safety, client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, and overall outstanding service.
- A Bachelor's Degree in a Archaeology, Anthropology or related field from an accredited program required.
- Master's Degree or PhD in anthropology/archeology or related field is preferred.
- Must meet the Secretary of the Interior's professional qualifications standards in archaeology and any applicable state qualifications.
- Register of Professional Archaeologist (preferred)
- Minimum 4 years (8 years preferred) of related experience conducting construction monitoring activities; field investigations, surveys and project studies; archaeological excavation, artifact identification and associated field work.
- Experience in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and other western states is highly preferred.
- Permitted with Forest Service, BLM, and other entities.
- Prior consulting experience a plus.
- Knowledge of federal and state regulations relating to historic preservation such as the National Historic Preservation Act.
- Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, specifically for preparation of technical reports and proposal writing, are required.
- Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.
- High level of attention to detail.
- Ability to operate various types of GPS equipment.
- Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, SharePoint).
- Ability to adjust to rapidly changing work environments and research approaches.
- Ability to complete physically demanding tasks in remote areas and/or hot and dry climates, including walking, hiking, carrying loads up to 50 pounds, and excavation.
- Willingness to travel.
- Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.
The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in compliance with all local/state regulations. The expected compensation range for this position is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.
Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k)-retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.