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Archaeologist, Principal Investigator

Raba-Kistner Consultants, Inc.
Security Services, Texas
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Raba Kistner, Inc. is a premier Engineering Consulting and Program Management firm. Our purpose is to build a better and more sustainable world for our employees, their families, our clients, and the communities we serve. Our Core Values are:
  • Community "We care for our communities"
  • Integrity "We act with integrity"
  • Passion "We infuse passion into everything we do"
  • Quality "We believe quality comes from a culture of innovation and continuous improvement"
  • Growth "We dedicate ourselves to personal and business growth"

Raba Kistner is seeking an experienced Archaeologist, Principal Investigator, to join our Environmental team in San Antonio, TX. The duties of the Archaeologist, Principal Investigator will consist of project management, supervisory responsibilities, and fieldwork that includes, but is not limited to, construction monitoring, linear and aerial surveys, National Register of Historic Places eligibility testing, and data recovery investigations. Additionally, the Archaeologist, Principal Investigator will participate in laboratory processing and curation preparation activities associated with projects, conduct of artifact analysis, and produce technical reports associated with each project. Other duties will include:
  • Help strengthen existing client relationships and the development of new business opportunities with public and private sector clients.
  • Collaborate with the Cultural Resources Program Director/Assistant Director to manage Cultural Resources Compliance (CRC) staff of the regional office and ensure their effectiveness
  • Generate, manage, and maintain CRC projects on budget and on schedule for clients of Raba Kistner, Inc. (RKI).
  • Collaborate with the Cultural Resources Program Director/Assistant Director to help grow the regional office.
  • Support the firm's objectives of meeting the clients' expectations in a timely manner.
  • Serve as the lead Principal Investigator on cultural resource projects.
  • Work with the CR Program Director/Assistant Director to ensure proper responses to existing contractual obligations for existing and new clients.
  • Participate in regional organization(s) to build the business reach of the RKI regional office.
  • Prepare and manage proposals and budgets.
  • Prepare and manage archaeological scopes of work and permit applications.
  • Prepare or assist in preparing technical reports and other deliverables to all clients with whom RKI retains contractual obligations.
  • Conduct analysis of field data and artifacts recovered to aid the preparation of report data.
  • Manage the day-to-day CRC operations of the RKI regional office.
  • Complete projects within the parameters of the budgetary constraints.
  • Communicate professionally and in an effective manner with project staff, clients, resource agencies, sub-consultants concerning project goals and results.
  • Assist senior management to monitor technical and loss prevention practices to ensure the CRC Service Line is in substantial compliance with good accepted practices.
  • Provide technical training and mentoring to our professional and technical staff members.
  • Adhere to proper safety procedures and utilize appropriate protective equipment, as needed, based on working conditions
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • A Master's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or Historic Preservation, or a closely related field
  • Minimum of 7 years applicable experience
  • Experience in interpreting and applying Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the rules and regulations associated with the National Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Possess a valid driver's license within the applicable jurisdiction and meet company's auto insurability requirements.

Ability to work independently. Ability to read and understand instructions, labels, reports, etc. Ability to effectively communicate information both written and oral and respond to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, general public and other employees of the organization.

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

Regularly stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk or hear, taste or smell, drive vehicle short and/or long distances. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to, 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant, peripheral vision, depth vision. Work environment may requires potential exposure to movement of heavy equipment on construction or roadway sites; potential exposure to varying weather conditions, hazardous dangerous chemicals and solvents, noise, dust, fumes, grease and oils, radiant and electrical energy, and vibration; all of which would require employee to follow proper safety procedures and utilize appropriate protective equipment.

This position may require protracted or irregular hours. Flexibility to work irregular hours is necessary due to client needs.


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