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Submerged Precontact Archaeologist

Employer
AECOM
Location
Germantown, Maryland
Closing date
May 12, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
Company Description
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Job Description
AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Part-Time Submerged Precontact Archaeologist. The Submerged Precontact Archaeologist will provide support to cultural resource projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic and the greater US, as available. The Submerged Precontact Project Archaeologist will have knowledge of processing and interpreting marine geophysical data (sub-bottom profiler), core processing, analyze precontact and historic artifacts, prepare compliance reports, tribal experience, and have a specialization in paleolandscape reconstruction for the identification of ancient submerged landforms.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in the scoping of marine archaeological projects and utilize GIS, site records, and other data sources to identify locations where sites can occur.
- Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) documentation pertaining to cultural resources.
- Provides regulatory compliance support for federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients.
- Serves as a Field Director and has extensive experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Principal Investigator including scheduling work and making individual or team work assignments and leading the instruction of others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods. May have the ability to serve as a Principal Investigator, based on level of experience and project complexity.
- Supports all phases of archaeological investigation and regulatory compliance.
- Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
- Writes archaeological reports and/or prepares archaeological site forms and makes decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluations, and effects on historic properties in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
- Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards.
- Working onboard both small and large vessels offshore in a riverine and/or offshore environment.
- Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree + 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education.
- Due to the nature of work, US Citizenship is required.
- Valid Driver's License and as a condition of employment must be able to pass AECOM's Motor Vehicle Records review.
- Meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology.
Preferred Qualifications:
- MA or MS in Anthropology or related field.
- Completion of a university-based archaeological field school.
- Minimum four years of supervisory experience (e.g., Field Director).
- Experience with geophysical survey methodologies such as sub-bottom-profiler (SBP) systems, ultra-high resolution seismic (UHRS) systems, Side scan sonar data collection, and Marine magnetometer data collection.
- Experience with the interpretation of sub-bottom and shallow seismic data interpretation and review of geotechnical data for identification of potential inundated submerged paleolandscapes
- Demonstrated use of HYPACK software and associated data analysis modules.
- Demonstrated use of Sonarwiz software and associated data analysis modules.
- AAUS Scientific Diver or similar.
- Have Rescue Diver or higher national certification.
- Completed or willing to complete basic SOLAS, BOSEIT, or similar offshore safety training.
- Demonstrated experience using GPS units, Total Stations, GIS (e.g., ESRI products), and graphical illustration software (e.g., Adobe).
- Demonstrated experience writing technical reports and papers.
- Demonstrated use of with SeiSee Seismic analysis software and/or ihsMarkit Kingdom software.
- Experience with BOEM report requirements.
- Experience conducting terrestrial archaeological investigations as a Field Director.
- Experience with terrestrial remote sensing survey.
Additional Information
- Sponsorship is not available for this position.
- Relocation is not available for this position.
Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $63,000.00 - $90,000.00.
About AECOM
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 aecom.com 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: J10107039
Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: East
Career Area: Science
Work Location Model: Remote

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