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Archaeology Crew Chief

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Jun 26, 2024

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Position Type
Executive / President
Full Time
Organization Type

Archaeology Crew Chief

Under moderate supervision, performs assignments that require the application of archaeological survey and testing techniques, and procedures. Exercises independent judgment utilizing scientific principles, practical logistics, and best field personnel management practices. Leads field crews in the collection of archaeological data and works within an overall environmental team to assist with the preparation of environmental documents. Identifies, tests, and mitigates archaeological resources. This position requires frequent travel to location and potentially working in various weather conditions and terrains. Applicants can expect up to 80% field deployment per year as part of this position. Travel may include overnight stays. Single occupancy and per diem reimbursement are provided. Deployments may range from 5 to 10 days on site.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conducts Phase I, II, and III archaeological surveys.
  • Prepares field survey and geographic maps using ESRI software, including data preparation in Survey123 and Field Maps Apps.
  • Ensures field survey maps are accurate and are accessible to crews prior to survey. Manages the post-field data curation.
  • Provides artifact analysis and assists in curation efforts when needed.
  • Conducts archival and historical background research.
  • Responsible for the accurate recording of in-field geographic data
  • Supervises and mentors field technicians. Provides quality control for field survey
  • Provides support and technical assistance to the archaeological team.
  • Participates in professional and personal development aligned with career goals.
  • Performs all job functions in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations and company policies and procedures.
  • May Prepare technical reports under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field
  • Completion of an accredited archaeological field school, preferably in North America
  • 1-3 years archaeological field experience with a range of field methodologies, with at least 1 year in a supervisory role
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • The ability to travel to a location, walk/hike and conduct fieldwork for long hours, in inclement weather or rugged terrain
  • Ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications
  • Practical knowledge of local, state, and federal environmental compliance laws (e.g., NEPA, FHWA, NEPA compliance, ARPA, NHPA, NAGPRA, Clean Waters Act).
  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS Pro, Field Maps, Survey123, and other ESRI software.
  • Team oriented with ability to perform multiple tasks independently in a timely manner and collaborate effectively and positively with coworkers.
  • Self-motivated, highly organized and detail oriented.

We are VHB! We're an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment.

Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience, which includes:
  • Diverse and inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects
  • Community and social responsibility as sustainable stewards
  • Focus on learning, development, and career growth
  • Best-in-class benefits, including flexible, hybrid workplace

We are consistently rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We're growing, and we hope you'll join us!

VHB is a proud Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Since our founding, we have intentionally fostered a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion-supported by deep-rooted core values, one of which is diversity. All individuals receive consideration for employment based on their qualifications without discrimination for race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.



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