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Archaeologist III

Portland, Oregon
Closing date
May 5, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Company Description
Work with Us. Change the World.
At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world's most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.
There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.
We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.
Job Description
AECOM is actively seeking an Archaeologist III for immediate, full-time employment within our Cultural Resources practice in Portland, Oregon. The Archaeologist is a core member of the Cultural Resources Program in the Pacific Northwest, with responsibility for successfully executing projects and leading all aspects of project implementation. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position. The Archaeologist may serve as a Field Director or Principal Investigator, based on work experience and education.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Being a part of the cultural resources team supporting the decommissioning of the Lower Klamath Project, a precedent setting dam removal and salmon habitat restoration project on the Klamath River.
- Managing projects with small- to large-scale field efforts (survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring) and intensive schedules.
- Managing and executing archival research, technical report writing, state and federal archaeological permitting, data collection and compilation, and/or GIS mapping.
- Operating as primary author or senior reviewer, as appropriate.
- Managing large-scale compliance monitoring projects requiring adherence to permit conditions.
- Works under supervision of senior staff but is capable of completing all but the most complex tasks with minimal supervision.
- Supervising personnel in the field, office, and laboratory, as needed.
- Liaising and developing positive relationships with clients and other stakeholders.
- Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulatory framework, including the National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, as well as other state and local regulations protecting cultural resources.
- Organizing data in an efficient and clear manner.
- Handling multiple tasks and communicating priorities to manager.
- Operating as primary point of contact for clients and resource agencies on projects, as needed
- Performing client management duties such as recurring status meetings, milestone check ins, and day-to-day interfacing.
- Working independently and as part of a team.
- Flexibility and willingness to support multiple projects, including travel.
About AECOM's Environment Business Line
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.
AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world's most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.
AECOM's Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
Minimum Requirements:
- BA/BS Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or a closely related.
- 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
- Must be willing to travel and conduct fieldwork throughout the Pacific Northwest.
- Current valid driver's license and U.S. government issued identification.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Master's Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or a closely related.
- Meets the Secretary of Interior's professional qualification standards in Archaeology.
- Relevant field experience in the Pacific Northwest.
- Experience with implementing Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
- A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity in the field or in the office.
- Advanced knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic or faunal analysis; osteology; historical archaeology)
- Demonstration of excellent technical writing skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience leading tribal consultation and familiarity with tribal representatives for the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.
- Experience supervising large crews and/or multiple crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
- Proficiency in GPS data collection, as well as ArcGIS and other geospatial software.
- Experience working with interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts and planners.
- Proven ability to lead proposals and win work.
- Knowledge of regional and local cultural resources regulations.
Additional Information
- Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.
Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $65,000.00 - $85,000.00.
AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.
AECOM is the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle - from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.
Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity
You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We're the world's trusted global infrastructure firm, and we're in this together - your growth and success are ours too.
Join us, and you'll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm - access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
ReqID: J10100389
Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: West
Career Area: Science
Work Location Model: Hybrid

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