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Archaeologist

Employer
Jacobs
Location
Eagle River, Alaska
Closing date
May 17, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
Your Impact:
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.
Jacobs Ecosystems, Restoration, Science and Permitting group seeks a mid-level Archaeologist with experience in Alaska to be based in our Anchorage, Alaska office. This position involves providing cultural resources support for planning, engineering, and construction services to government and private clients. Archaeological fieldwork is a requirement for this position. This position will be primarily focused on Alaska business and clients but will provide opportunities to work on projects with our other offices throughout the United States.
In this role, your duties will include archaeological survey, testing, evaluation, data recovery, and construction monitoring, as well as other tasks as assigned. Using your experience, you'll serve as a senior crew chief or archaeological field director on field projects and a primary/co-author on reports. You'll complete analysis of archaeological materials, keep detailed field notes and archaeological site records, and research. You'll work outdoors in remote locations and for extended periods under all weather conditions, often traversing rugged terrain. You'll have the opportunity to work on projects and clients in both the public and private sectors, including multiple projects at a time. Your ability to write clearly and professionally is very important. Familiarity with the use of GPS units (Trimble) and tablets (Collector) will be vital. Your keen awareness for workplace safety in remote and urban conditions and within active transportation corridors; and willingness to work independently when conditions are appropriate or with limited supervision will be key.
Here's what you'll need :
· M.A./M.S. Degree or higher in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology
· A minimum of 5 years' experience in the field
· Previous experience as a crew chief or field director
· Meets Secretary of the Interior's Professional Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology (36 CFR 61)
· Demonstrated skills in cultural resources management, including supervisory experience on survey and excavation projects
· Knowledge of federal historic preservation laws and policies, including NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, and NAGPRA, as well as Alaska state laws and policies.
· Knowledge of computers and GPS equipment, including MS Office Suite
· Ability/willingness to travel to distant or remote sites, for extended periods as necessary
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Organizational and time management skills to effectively complete assigned workload within defined timelines and in accordance with established standards
· Experience in multiple regions in Alaska
Ideally, you'll also have:
· At least 8 years of field experience in archaeological survey and excavation
· Additional experience in historical archaeology, lithic analysis, faunal analysis, ethnography, GIS, and/or osteology
· Experience working in the Pacific Northwest
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.
Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

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