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Discipline Services Lead, Cultural Resources

Westland Resources
Portland, Oregon
Closing date
Jun 17, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
At WestLand, we are each driven by our own purposes and aspirations. We are encouraged to develop our own unique skills while also growing our business. For some, it's envisioning the lives of tribal ancestors as told by the artifacts uncovered on their lands. For others, there's no greater meaning than being in the field collecting data on flora or fauna. For our engineers and architects, it may be the pride in seeing a design come to life or solving a complex problem while navigating the complexities of environmental and permitting requirements. What unites us all, however, is our commitment to our clients and to each other.

WestLand is large enough to provide a wide range of opportunities for career growth yet nimble enough for you to forge your own unique business and professional path. We pride ourselves on an inclusive environment where talented and creative individuals work together on unique and inspiring projects, bringing innovative solutions to our clients. Make a difference with us at WestLand!

WestLand is seeking a Discipline Services Lead, Cultural Resources to join our team. This senior level position can be based out of any of WestLand's Offices in Oregon or Arizona and will be responsible to help lead and develop WestLand's overarching Cultural Resources programs. Are you a dynamic Cultural Resources expert with a passion for helping teams reach their fullest potential? WestLand would love to hear from you!

What will I be doing?
  • Provide Cultural Resource guidance and leadership to the company.
  • Engage in business development activities.
  • Departmental and corporate strategic planning.
  • Help source and identify external talent.
  • Mentoring cultural resource professionals at all levels of the organization.
  • Develop and implement SOPs and training.
  • As-needed project management support.

What qualifications are required for this role?
  • Master's degree in anthropology with a concentration in archaeology.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years' experience with, and demonstrated expertise in cultural permitting projects, with an emphasis in the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)). Experience with permitting processes specific to western states a plus.
  • A minimum of five (5) years' experience in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
  • Experience in developing technical and cost proposals for a range of cultural resources projects.
  • Experience in mining, power transmission, and tribal projects a plus.
  • Ability to foster relationships with a range of diverse employees, clients, federal state and local agencies, and professional organizations.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Exemplary communication skills (written and oral).

What does WestLand offer you?
  • A comprehensive benefits package that includes 9 paid holidays, healthcare benefits, PTO, and 401k matching for full time employees. Flexible work schedules and remote/hybrid possibilities are available for most roles.
  • A multidisciplinary environment where projects are unique, creative, and challenging! A place where you can develop your own vision of clientele and projects, and where you get to work with our industry leaders daily!
  • An environment where you are set up for success! With two-way mentorship, financial incentives to publish your work, and tuition reimbursement for ongoing educational support, we have you covered! In addition, WestLand has developed a career-path structure to assist you in reaching those next steps in your career!
  • A collaborative work environment where information and ideas are shared across teams. Communication is clear and comes often. And our diversity of people and cultures means everyone always feels welcome at WestLand!

WestLand is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We maintain a safe and drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse and background testing.

To apply, visit Westland Resources Job Listings

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