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Senior Archaeologist

Sacramento, California
Closing date
Mar 27, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Senior Archaeologist
Sacramento, San Francisco or Northern California
ICF is currently seeking a Senior Archaeologist to support our Northern California cultural resources practice. This position is intended to be based in the Sacramento, CA office, however it can be fully or partially remote, and applicants living throughout northern CA are encouraged to apply. The mid-career archaeologist should be comfortable working across the primary disciplines that comprise cultural resources management (archaeology, built environment, tribal resources, landscapes) and comfortably navigate between preparing technical studies and CEQA/NEPA/Section 106 environmental documentation. At ICF we work on passion projects that include helping convert America to clean energy such as solar and offshore wind, or helping ensure California's water supply reliability for the next century. In Northern California some of our local passion projects include working with the Port of San Francisco to address the effects of sea level rise on the Embarcadero, developing evaluation contexts for PG&E's historic-era electrical infrastructure, or working with water agencies in the Central Valley to balance cultural resources management with planning and development of the state's water infrastructure. One thing is for sure, being part of ICF's cultural resources team is # neverboring .
Job Description
As a Senior Archaeologist at ICF you will lead and/or contribute to cultural resources studies as either stand-alone CRM projects or as part of larger multi-disciplinary environmental projects or programs. Technical duties will include conducting background research, field survey, and eligibility evaluation and documenting the results in technical reports suitable for agency and SHPO consultation. You will combine your archaeology technical skills with strong regulatory compliance expertise to develop project-level analysis and programmatic solutions for CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106 reviews. You will also be expected to contribute to marketing and proposal efforts for cultural resources opportunities or as part of a larger team on multi-disciplinary opportunities. The mid-career archaeologist will work closely with our senior archaeologists and historic preservation planners on project work, with opportunities to direct and mentor early career team members. Position available in San Francisco, Sacramento, Hybrid, and fully remote will be considered.
Key Responsibilities
- Provide analysis for environmental regulatory reviews under CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106 and compose defensible arguments and supporting documentation.
- Lead and coordinate technical work in archaeology or related technical areas.
- Evaluate resources for eligibility for listing in the National Register and California Register.
- Write and produce technical reports or documents.
- Collaborate with cultural resources colleagues toward an integrated landscape approach to cultural resources investigations.
- Develop resource management recommendations and assess project effects on resources.
Required Skills/Experience
- Master's degree in anthropology or related field.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in cultural resources management.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience with cultural resource regulatory compliance.
Preferred Skills/Experience
- Registered professional archaeologist
- Cultural specializations such as landscape preservation, Tribal engagement, geoarchaeology, or public history/archaeology.
- A history working with private-sector and public sector clients, as well as regulatory agencies.
- Familiarity with Northern California cultural resources and associated regulatory environment.
- Working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, and other state and federal environmental regulations.
- Development and management of project budgets, schedules, and QA/QC procedures.
- Experience in business development, proposal preparation, and marketing
- Use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Excellent technical writing and communication skills
This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.
Working at ICF
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Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.
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Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:
$77,642.00 - $131,991.00
San Francisco, CA (CA78)

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