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Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
Hapeville, Georgia
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Feb 19, 2024

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Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
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Archaeologist | Atlanta, GA | SE Regional US

VHB's Atlanta, GA office is seeking an Archaeologist to work with our Environmental Services Group. Key responsibilities of the position include conducting and supervising archaeological surveys, preparing and reviewing archaeological resource assessment reports, and evaluating archaeological resources for energy, transportation, planning, housing, and land development projects. This opportunity will require relocation to the Atlanta area with relocation assistance provided for the successful candidate. Well-qualified candidates will possess a fundamental understanding of the Section 106 process, assessing archaeological site significance under Criterion D, and have a good understanding of the precontact and historic cultures of the Southeast and Tidewater Regions.

We are looking for sharp, creative problem solvers who are passionate about archaeological and historical properties. By working closely with our engineers, designers, planners, and clients, VHB strives to preserve and protect our shared cultural heritage across more than 30 offices along the East Coast.

  • Conduct Phase I, II, III archaeological investigations and archaeological site monitoring
  • Prepare technical reports which assess archaeological site integrity, significance, and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility
  • Prepare geographic maps using ArcGIS Pro and ESRI software
  • Conduct archival and historical background research
  • Supervise technical and field survey personnel and mentor junior staff
  • Assist with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble units/Collector
  • Conduct artifact analysis and assist in curation efforts
  • Coordinate regulatory compliance efforts with federal, state, and private entities
  • Support and build clientele relationships
  • Integrate with federal and state agency staff to provide support and technical assistance as needed

Skills and Attributes
  • Self-motivated with an attention to detail and the ability to think critically
  • Must be able to work independently and as a part of project teams
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Section 106 of the NRHP
  • Familiarity with NEPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, and other state environmental compliance laws
  • Ability to use hardware, software, and data collection technologies

  • A Master's Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field required
  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior (SOI) professional standards for archaeology
  • A member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), or has the credentials necessary for enrollment
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in cultural resource management required; 3+ years at the Project Archaeologist level or above
  • The ability to travel to a location, walk/hike and conduct fieldwork for long hours, in inclement weather or rugged terrain
  • Ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Valid driver's license

We are VHB! We're an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment.

Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience, which includes:
  • Diverse and inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects
  • Community and social responsibility as sustainable stewards
  • Focus on learning, development, and career growth
  • Best-in-class benefits, including flexible, hybrid workplace

We are consistently rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We're growing, and we hope you'll join us!

VHB is a proud Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Since our founding, we have intentionally fostered a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion-supported by deep-rooted core values, one of which is diversity. All individuals receive consideration for employment based on their qualifications without discrimination for race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.



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