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Cultural Resources Specialist

POWER Engineers
Charlotte, North Carolina
Closing date
Apr 25, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Cultural Resources Specialist
Location: Charlotte
State/Territory: North Carolina
Department: ENV RAM Eastern Cultural Resources Dept
Cultural Resources Specialist
POWER is seeking a full-time/permanent Cultural Resources Specialist to join the Environmental team working in the Mid-Atlantic Area. Although we maintain a Richmond, Virginia office, this position can be successfully executed from anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic United States. The position will require a half fieldwork/ half desk work mix with the potential of extensive travel. The position includes a full suite of benefits listed below. We are providing a signing bonus to qualified candidates who possess the necessary skills and are available to start promptly.
This is a full-time position with opportunities to occasionally perform work throughout the United States. Our Eastern Cultural Resource Department is a fast-growing team of Archaeologists and Architectural Historians that is looking to expand our staff and develop talent across the region. Along with the qualifications listed below, we are looking for an outgoing and motivated individual who is seeking to improve or expand their skills as a Full-time Archaeologist or Architectural Historian helping to positively contribute to our team.
Travel and office work will be equal parts of the job with fieldwork, analysis, and final reporting being the primary focus of the position. Assistance with the management of temporary staff and being responsive to client and Project Manager requests.
Roles and responsibilities
- Participating in cultural fieldwork including Phase I, II, and III archaeological and architectural history investigations and survey
- Locating, analyzing, and recording archaeological and architectural resources within defined areas
- Communicating with team members to execute archaeological and above-ground cultural resource efforts
- Preparing and writing reports and site forms
- Clean, photograph, and catalog archaeological artifacts
- Cultural evaluative testing, site mitigation, and monitoring
- Historical research, previously recorded resource file reviews
Required Education/Experience
- A bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Architectural History, or a related discipline
- One to three (1-3+) years of experience in Cultural Resource Management or related fields
- Experience in the American Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Southeast is preferred
- Ability to work in harsh environments, and in varying weather conditions
- Ability to adapt to a flexible schedule on short notice
- Physically able to dig shovel tests for archaeological investigations and lift 50 pounds
- Willingness to sometimes work weekends during field surveys
- Candidates may expect to be subject to client or project-specific formal background checks or drug test regimens
- Strong research and writing skills
- Qualified applicants should possess strong leadership, technical, and communication skills
- Must possess a valid driver's license
Desired Skills/Experience
- Knowledge and understanding of equipment, technology, and paperwork used in the recording and documentation of archaeological sites and artifacts in various states
- Master's Degree
- Demonstrated experience in archaeological or architectural analysis and report writing
- Virginia or surrounding state residency is preferred but not required
- Familiarity with digital data recordation and management.
- Familiarity with Section 106 processes and NRHP eligibility criteria for cultural resources
At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.
You'll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives with the opportunity to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you'll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.
Since we're employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development and a full benefit package:
- Medical/Dental/Vision
- Paid Holidays
- Vacation/Paid Sick Leave
- Voluntary Life Insurance
- 401K
- Telehealth Benefit covers all providers
- Maternity and Paternity Leave
- New Dads and Moms Benefit program
- Fertility Benefits
- Gender -Affirming Care
POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!
EOE, including disability/vets

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