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Permanent Staff Archaeologist

Environmental Research Group
Circleville, Texas
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
Environmental Research Group, LLC (ERG) and AmaTerra, ERG Texas Services is hiring Staff Archaeologists!

Are you a cultural resource professional who is ready for the next step in your career? Do you envision yourself leading crews on a survey through the bluebonnets in the Hill Country or investigating a Colonial Homestead in Virginia? Do you see yourself leading surveys across wide-open prairies in the Oklahoma panhandle, or along the contours of the Ouachita Mountains? Would you find fulfillment being part of a team that works closely with agencies coordinating surveys on Tribal lands or conducting deep background research on allotment parcels? Maybe even boarding a plane for work in the Caribbean?

Environmental Research Group (ERG) and AmaTerra, ERG Texas Services are offering three full-time, mid-senior archaeologist positions: one in Baltimore, MD, one in Austin, TX, and one in Norman, OK. Selected archaeological professionals will travel to project locations for fieldwork in the Mid-Atlantic, South, and across the country. ERG is a virtual-work-friendly organization with the expectation that the selected candidates will be based in/around our brick-and-mortar office locations in Baltimore, Austin, and Norman.

ERG is an 8(a) certified, service-disabled veteran-owned (SDVO), economically disadvantaged, woman-owned (EDWO) small business (SB). Founded in 2000, ERG provides environmental and cultural resources consulting services. We are a value-driven, employee first company. Trust, expertise, and compassion drive our success, while gratitude, joy, and flexibility drive the team. We genuinely care about our team and the success and wellbeing of each team member.

As a Staff Archaeologist, you would be expected to manage and run field projects (including travel for 1 - 4 weeks at a time), write reports, peer review, mentor junior staff, and collaborate with a team.

The Ideal Candidate will Meet/Exceed the Following Qualifications
  • Education

Master's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field.
  • Professional Experience

3-5 years of experience in archaeological field projects in a cultural resource management (CRM) environment (leading crews, report writing, client communication)

Directing field surveys and making significant writing contributions to regulatory coordination and reports

Experience with artifact analysis, geophysical remote sensing, and/or other specialties a plus
  • Regulatory and Permitting Proficiency

Working knowledge of relevant federal and state cultural and environmental resource regulations (Section 106, NEPA, Antiquities Code of Texas, etc.)

Familiarity with Texas and/or Oklahoma transportation cultural resource protocols and systems (TxDOT, ODOT, transit districts, etc.; preferred)

Ability to obtain antiquities permits (Texas Historical Commission, strongly preferred)
  • Professional Skills

Detail-oriented, strong data collection & analysis skills

GIS-based field data collection, analysis, and reporting

Excellent technical writing and communication skills

Ability to work well independently and as part of a team, including as a team leader

Time management and organizational skills

Ability to work outdoors in remote locations under various conditions (physical stamina required)
  • Additional Requirements

Valid driver's license

U.S. Citizenship

Ability to pass security clearances and background checks

Salary ranges from $65-80,000, commensurate with experience. Bonuses are offered for exceptional performance. Benefits package includes health insurance, paid holiday and vacation, and a 401(k) plan with employer contribution regardless of employee contribution. A relocation stipend may be considered. Please send a CV and three references. Successful candidates should be prepared to submit a writing sample.

ERG, LLC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability or protected veteran status. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

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