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Project Archaeologist

NV5 Global, Inc.
Alpharetta, Georgia
Closing date
Jul 5, 2024

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NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


NV5 is seeking a full-time Project Archaeologist for our Alpharetta, GA office. This position will complete various types of reports, such as Management Summaries, Archaeological Resource Identification/Survey Reports at the Phase I, II, and III level of investigation, Assessment of Effects, historic contexts, etc. for a variety of clients in the transportation, energy, land development, and municipal sectors. The archaeologist will conduct research, field surveys, and data recovery initiatives to assist in the identification and evaluation of archaeological sites and will complete project tasks within deadlines and budgets. The Project Archaeologist reports to the Senior Archaeologist (Principal Investigator). Location flexibility may be possible for the preferred candidate; one or more positions may be filled through this announcement. The most frequent and essential work activities include:
  • Conduct Section 106 and/or due diligence assessments for infrastructure and energy projects, as required, including fieldwork/survey, archaeological resource identification and evaluation, and project effects assessment. Evaluations would include field assessments, use of background documentation (i.e. property records and archival research, county surveys, maps, site files, context studies, etc.), delineation of site boundaries using GIS mapping, and photography.
  • Complete or assist with additional Section 106 tasks, including leading or assisting with consultation (i.e. supporting project consulting parties' meetings or public meetings, etc.) and project mitigation (i.e. developing data recovery plans and undertaking data recovery efforts, etc.).
  • Conduct artifact analysis and curation efforts.
  • Complete other archaeology-related tasks as needed; other tasks could include preparation of proposed avoidance and/or minimization measures for the continued preservation of National Register-listed or eligible archaeological resources.
  • Manage the performance of individual projects and coordinate with a variety of colleagues, clients, agencies, and the public.
  • Maintain effective and successful communication with project team, co-workers, and clients.
  • Assist in business development and marketing efforts, focusing on the development of CALYX/NV5's archaeological practice in the Southeastern United States.
  • Assist in business development and marketing efforts.

  • Master's Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field
  • Current standing member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) or qualified archaeologist under the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications for Archaeology (36 Code of Federal Regulations, CFR Part 61)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and ArcGIS software
  • Proficiency in utilization of GPS equipment to assist with site boundary delineations
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver's license prior to employment

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Experience as an archaeological field director or project manager a plus
  • Experience in Southeast U.S. a plus
  • DOT and/or energy-related (FERC and/or Corps-regulated pipelines, transmission lines, etc.) experience a plus
  • Experience in conducting Native American consultation a plus

Work environment and physical demand of this position

The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. When properly requested and when feasible (without undue hardship to the organization), reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
  • Work will be in both field and of office settings with some opportunities to be exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
  • Fieldwork will involve long-term standing and frequent walking as well as include common hazards at project sites.
  • Must be able to carry, lift and push/pull up to 30 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Must have the ability to see, smell, hear, talk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel and twist, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, sit, stand, and walk.
  • Weekend and overtime work and/or overnight work and travel may be required.
  • Additional physical duties may be required as necessary.
  • Office work will include working with fingers by picking, pinching, typing and grasping often with repetitive motion.
  • Must have visual acuity for viewing a computer screen, the ability to talk, hear and sit for extended periods of time.

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, creed, citizenship status, ancestry, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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