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Senior Archeologist and Geoarchaeologist (Principal Investigator) Remote - Pacific Northwest

Jacobs Solutions Inc.
Portland, Oregon
Closing date
Dec 24, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Area Studies, Oceania / Pacific Studies
Organization Type
Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do - the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology - we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Jacobs is looking for a Senior Archeologist and Geoarchaeologist (Principal Investigator) to work on a variety of projects in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the United States. This position involves providing desktop and field-based cultural resources support for planning, engineering, and construction services to government, military, and commercial clients. The archaeologist career path provides the opportunity to work on projects that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act (NAGPRA), and other federal, state, and local cultural resource regulations.

As a Senior Archeologist and Geoarchaeologist (Principal Investigator), you'll serve as a key team member working with scientists, engineers, project managers, and other project staff across business sectors and practices in the company. You'll conduct archival research and background record reviews; provide geoarchaeological background and analysis; coordinate, oversee, and conduct archaeological fieldwork, including Phases I-III studies and archaeological monitoring; analyze project impacts as part of Section 106 and other regulations; and consult with agencies, Native American tribes, and other invested parties. You'll analyze and interpret data; write and review cultural resources technical reports; develop archaeological treatment plans and agreement documents; and evaluate eligibility of resources for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and state registers. You'll also provide support to, and work with, senior-level cultural resources staff on a variety of projects and support clients during agency and tribal consultation.

In addition, there is also an opportunity to be cross-trained as an Environmental Field Monitor supporting implementation of permit conditions, contractor compliance documents, completing field monitoring and reporting for stormwater compliance (NPDES/SWPPP), noise, and dust/vibration.

At Jacobs, we're partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining, Jacobs, you'll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Possible office locations: HYBRID, REMOTE, or OFFICE. Must be located in the Pacific Northwest.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.

Typical salary range for this position is $92,300 to $121,050 and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.

Here's What You'll Need:
  • Master's degree in Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, Geology/Soil Science, Physical Geography, Anthropology, or a related field
  • Meet Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for Archaeology
  • Professional archaeological fieldwork and geoarchaeology/geomorphology experience
  • Minimum 1 to 3 years' experience as a Principal Investigator
  • Knowledge of historic preservation laws and policies, including NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, and NAGPRA
  • Must be capable of walking for long periods of time over unfamiliar terrain, excavating shovel tests and test units, screening soil, and carrying field equipment
  • Must be willing and able to travel frequently and for long periods of time, as needed typical 25% to 30%
  • Experience using GPS technology
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working with tribal groups

Ideally, You'll Also Have:
  • Experience working in the consulting environment and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be responsive to both internal and external clients
  • A Registered Professional Archaeologist designation
  • Experience completing cultural resources studies for infrastructure, electrical transmission, Bureau of Land Management, renewable energy, and/or remediation projects
  • Existing relationships with the tribal community
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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