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Project Archaeologist I

Cultural Resource Analysts Inc
Lexington, Kentucky
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA) seeks a Principal Investigator with regional experience in the Ohio Valley. We are looking for a dedicated professional seeking a permanent, full-time position in association with our office in Lexington, Kentucky. Archaeological experience and knowledge of archaeological resources in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley is required.

This position is eligible for a remote work option, and is a full-time, salaried position with a full benefit package, including health, retirement and insurance. Salary expectations will be negotiable, commensurate with experience, and generally in the range of $50,000 to $70,000.

Expectations for the Remote Work Option:
Report writing, desktop research, and artifact analysis may be conducted remotely at the Principals Investigators place of residence. Remote meetings and other tasks may be attended from the Principal Investigators place of residence. The Principal Investigator will travel and be on-site for all assigned fieldwork. Travel may be required to the Lexington office or other locations for public and private meetings, archival research, training, and other project tasks that may necessitate face-to-face meetings. For this reason, the Principal Investigators place of residence will need to be within reasonable driving distance from the Lexington office.

Direct and manage compliance projects for clients in both the public and private sectors, including multiple simultaneous projects; Prepare proposals and budgets, develop scopes of work, oversee projects and manage field crews; Conduct fieldwork for all phases of archaeological monitoring, survey, evaluation, and data recovery, including projects that may require stays away from home; Conduct analyses, interpret analytical data, and prepare technical reports for all phases of fieldwork; Supervise field staff, including review and editing of technical reports; and Contribute to business development and interact with clients in a professional and effective manner.

A demonstrated ability to write clearly and professionally; A graduate degree in Anthropology; A minimum of 2 years of experience as a Principal Investigator; Experience in lithic analysis and/or historic artifact analysis. Qualification under the Secretary of the Interior Standards (36 CFR 61) in archaeology; Experience in the preparation of proposals, budgets, and scopes of work; Demonstrated skills and supervisory experience in all phases of fieldwork; Ability to use GPS units and navigate efficiently in remote areas; Technological proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database usage; Ability to work in a variety of field conditions, including both walking and operating 4-wheel drive vehicles in mountainous Appalachian terrain; and Ability to stoop, bend, and lift as required by the fieldwork.

Desirable Skills:
Technical ability using GIS software

Please indicate when you will be available, and submit a resume with three references to the following link:

If you have questions, please contact Bridgette Robinson at, or mail to Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., 151 Walton Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508 ATTN: B. Robinson.

Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. employees are required to undergo a background check that includes driving history. CRA reserves the right to perform drug/alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment. Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

For more in-depth information about CRA, please visit our website at CRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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