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Cultural Resources Specialist (Archeology/Architectural History/Historic Archite

ERG Group
Chantilly, Virginia
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
ERG is a research and consulting firm that provides a wide range of support to federal, state, and commercial clients. ERG offers multidisciplinary teams with nationally recognized skills in engineering, science, economics, public health, informational technology, and communications. We hire people with the best minds and then provide them with a vibrant and flexible environment in which to develop their careers. The qualified individual must be highly motivated with the skills to prioritize, perform, and communicate effectively in a fast-paced environment.

ERG is seeking a Cultural Resources Specialist (Archeology/Architectural History/Historic Architecture) to join our multidisciplinary team of planners and compliance specialists within our Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment service area. This team provides a wide range of planning services to Federal and State clients that require expertise in cultural resources such as archeology, historic architecture, and Tribal outreach and involvement.

This full-time position can be performed remotely or in a hybrid work environment at either ERG's Chantilly, VA, or Arlington, VA, offices. Candidates local to the greater Washington, D.C., area will be preferred since the position requires occasional visits to client sites in the region.

  • Lead team members in understanding and implementing compliance with cultural resource-related statutes, regulations, and executive orders, including but not limited to the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)
  • Lead NHPA Section 106 consultations with local, state, federal, and Tribal stakeholders and conduct related Tribal outreach
  • Evaluate properties for eligibility on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
  • Support or work within multidisciplinary teams in conducting impact analyses and preparing sections (including, but not limited to, cultural resources) of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, including categorical exclusions (CATEXs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs)
  • Foster positive working relationships within ERG and with State Historic Preservation Officers and clients
  • Lead various research tasks, technical writing, and other cultural resource-related tasks
  • Assist with various aspects of projects such as tracking budgets and schedules, monitoring scopes, facilitating meetings, coordinating deliverables, and communicating with clients
  • Perform desktop-based research and report development and conduct occasional site visits
  • Assist with developing and implementing cultural resource management programs for federal agencies
  • Analyze archeological and architectural resources within defined areas
  • Perform historical research and records searches

Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in Archeology, Anthropology, Architectural History, or a related field
  • 2 to 8 years of relevant experience, specifically including experience in cultural resource management
  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards
  • Must currently hold or be able to obtain a Department of Defense Secret-level security clearance
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to clearly organize and synthesize project findings and recommendations for a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of NHPA Section 106 processes and NRHP eligibility criteria
  • Strong time management skills. Ability to manage and prioritize numerous concurrent projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and critical thinking
  • Ability to develop high-quality, client-ready deliverables
  • Ideal candidates will have experience performing and/or managing Phase I, II, and III investigations
  • Ideal candidates will have some project management experience, including developing project schedules and budgets and meeting client goals
  • Ideal candidates will have experience with Federal, state, and/or local consultation and coordination for infrastructure projects
  • Ideal candidates will have the background and technical understanding of cultural and historic resources, water quality, marine and ocean resources, and/or visual resources
  • Educational transcripts may be requested
  • Ideal candidates will have experience with conducting NEPA reviews for federal actions

ERG offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, educational benefits, FSAs, a generous 401k plan, profit sharing, an EAP, 11-20 paid vacation days per year, 10 paid holidays per year, 56 hours or more of sick leave (based on the state you work in) per year (pro-rated for part-time) and more. The salary range for all positions depends on the years and type of experience.

ERG is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable EEOC and affirmative action regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. As such, successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse and inclusive teams.

You are not required to display your age, date of birth, or the dates of attendance or graduation from school on your transcript or any other document on your application.

Please be aware, the only authentic corporate domain for ERG is ERG may, on occasion, screen applicants via telephone or video interviews via Skype, Teams, GoToMeeting, or another type of video platform. However, any candidate extended a job offer might be asked to meet in person with an ERG employee before providing confidential personal information associated with new employment.

If you're a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ERG's online application process as a result of your disability. To request accommodation, please contact Human Resources via email at or call (781) 674-7293.

As ERG is a friendly, flexible, inclusive environment and has clients who are committed to making the world a better place, ERGers are incredibly dedicated. We promote and recognize principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in the work we do, the partnerships we foster, and the culture we value both within and outside of our organization.

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