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Archaeologist

Employer
Dudek
Location
Portland, Oregon
Closing date
Apr 23, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
Who We Are
Dudek is a leading environmental, planning, and engineering firm that help public and private clients plan, design, and build projects that improve communities' built and natural infrastructure. Founded in 1980, Dudek has grown steadily to more than 800 professionals across the U.S. and received the Top Workplace Award for 2024.

As a 100% employee-owned company, Dudek's culture rewards smart, productive team members with ownership, professional development, and financial benefits. We seek creative, pragmatic problem-solvers working at the intersection of science, engineering, regulations, and multiple stakeholders' interest to help clients achieve project goals.
We encourage collaboration, sustainability, and innovation.

At Dudek, we abide by shared values:
Trust: We trust each other to use good judgment.
Respect: We act professionally and treat each other fairly.
Teamwork: We come together, share openly, and apply diverse perspectives.
Fun: We take our work seriously…not ourselves.
Well-Being: We care about each other's health, safety, and total wellness.

Our culture is the foundation of who we are and how we work. We empower our employee-owners to invest in our local communities and themselves through initiatives that make Dudek a great place to work! Our cultural programs include:
  • DuGreen: Our sustainability initiative, which works to improve our environmental footprint
  • DuGood: Our philanthropic initiative, which seeks to support the communities in which we live and work through fundraising challenges, office-based giving and opportunity to take a paid volunteer day each year.
  • eDUcate: Our educational outreach program where we aim to foster interest in our work and careers in the environmental and engineering field by participating in educational events in our communities.
  • DuWell: Our wellness initiative, aimed at providing education on wellness, benefit resources, and preventive care

At Dudek, we recognize that different perspectives, inclusivity, trust and belonging build a stronger culture and add value to our firm. Dudek's Employee Resource (ERGs) operate as diversity champions within Dudek and create a safe space for underrepresented employees and their allies to support, collaborate, network, and brainstorm ways to make Dudek's work community more inclusive. We proudly support our 4 Employee Resource Groups (ERG's):
  • Women at Dudek
  • Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) community
  • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) employees
  • Disabled employees (all disabilities, seen / unseen)
Learn more about our culture.

About The Job
We are growing our team and seeking a full-time Secretary of Interior (SOI)-qualified Staff Archaeologist for work in the Pacific Northwest. The successful applicant will implement cultural resources projects and work collaboratively with existing Dudek staff. Direct experience working across Oregon and Washington is strongly desired, as well as the ability to travel and work outside of the local area, if required. The position will be based in our Portland office, but the work may be performed remotely.
Learn more about the projects you will have the opportunity to shape.

Who You Are
To thrive at Dudek, you should be comfortable with accountability, collaboration, flexibility while being a resourceful and independent thinker. We look for curious, solution-focused people who can adapt quickly to an ever-changing industry. There is no single way to solve a problem, so we encourage innovation.

Duties and Responsibilities (may include some or all of the below):
  • The applicant will implement archaeological survey, excavation, and monitoring projects under the direction of Dudek's Principal Investigator, responsibilities of which include:
    • conduct literature reviews and archival research
    • assist with research design, scopes of work, and permit applications,
    • assist with project-related client/agency/tribal coordination,
    • direct fieldwork in-person and supervise field crews,
    • review the field crew's daily logs and other field forms, notes, and collected GIS data for quality control,
    • assist with laboratory analysis for collected materials and coordinating with our laboratory manager for collections processing, analysis, and curation.
    • author technical reports
  • The applicant will have excellent written and oral communication skills and will use these skills to work collaboratively with existing Dudek staff and produce high-quality, timely deliverables for clients.
Minimum Requirements
  • Graduate degree (Master's or Doctoral degree in archaeology or anthropology)
  • Ability to clearly define and follow federal, state and local regulatory requirements
  • Ability to operate field equipment, including GPS equipment, cameras, and tablets
  • Ability to manage field crews and to logistically support project decisions
  • Excellent writing skills (writing samples will be requested)
  • Willingness and ability to travel to a project location for several consecutive days
  • Team-oriented attitude and approach
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have active personal automobile liability insurance by first day of employment.
* As a federal contractor, successful candidates are required to pass the following pre-employment requirements prior to beginning employment: pre - employment drug test and background check.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Listed as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (or qualified for RPA status)
  • Listed as an Oregon Qualified Archaeologist with SHPO (or qualified to become an OQA)
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in cultural resource management, or equivalent experience in regulatory setting
  • Knowledge of the history, archaeology, and ethnography of Oregon and Washington
  • Demonstrated laboratory and technical analysis expertise
  • Knowledge of and experience using ESRI ArcGIS Online and Field Maps
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships
  • Ability to provide and receive positive and constructive feedback
  • Ability to resolve conflict through collaboration and communication
Physical Requirements
Working Conditions:
  • This job operates in an outdoor or office-based environment and this role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers, etc.
  • This job requires project site visits which are based outdoors which can include excessive noise, uneven walking surfaces, extreme weather, moving vehicles and equipment.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met in order to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • This job may require working on a computer, sitting or standing for long periods of time in an office or remote office setting.
  • This job requires attending meetings, both in person and virtually as well as speaking on the phone with government agency representatives, members of the public, and others. Speaking, hearing and listening are required.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Outdoor activity may involve walking/trekking in uneven terrain over long distances in extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Proposed Salary Range: $65,000 - $80,000 annually*
*Final agreed upon compensation will be based on a variety of factors including but not limited to an individual's related experience, education, certifications, skills, and work location.

Perks of Being a Dudekian
At Dudek we will provide you with a competitive salary in an environment that promotes growth, career development, and a flexible work-life balance. Dudek offers an array of benefits, from medical, dental, and vision coverage, to the discretionary bonuses, based on firmwide, divisional, and individual performance.
We also offer a yearly merit review, an employee stock ownership program, and dog friendly offices! To honor our key value of well-being, Dudek provides generous Paid Time Off (PTO) packages for both salaried and hourly employees. If you're tired of an overly bureaucratic decision-making process and want to be part of a work culture that puts its employees first, speak with your recruiter to learn more about the great perks of being a Dudekian.
Dudek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Dudek is a U.S.-based employer. All positions are based in the U.S. and require U.S. work authorization.

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