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Staff Historian/Cultural Resources Specialist - Environmental Services (Kansas City)

Burns & McDonnell
Kansas City, Missouri
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
Burns & McDonnell is seeking to hire a Staff Historian/Cultural Resources Specialist for our Environmental Services Global Practice in Kansas City to lead and support architectural and historic resource studies, surveys, and archival research. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.
The Staff Historian/Cultural Resources Specialist will be a part of our Environmental Services Global Practice and will perform the following duties:
- Serve as Principal Investigator for architectural resource documentation and evaluation projects.
- Coordinate directly with Project Managers and agency staff.
- Write architectural descriptions.
- Evaluate resources for NRHP eligibility and assessing effects as required under Section 106 of the NHPA and applicable state preservation laws.
- Prepare technical reports for a variety of geographic locations under a range of regulatory contexts.
- All other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree in a related field from an accredited program required.
- Master's Degree in anthropology/archeology or related field is preferred. Completion of a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.
- Minimum 4 years of related experience conducting construction monitoring activities; field investigations, surveys and project studies; archaeological excavation, artifact identification and associated field work.
- Experience in the Upper Midwest and other Great Plains or Western U.S. states is highly preferred.
- Permitted or ability to obtain permit with Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and other entities
- Prior consulting experience a plus.
- Knowledge of federal and state regulations relating to historic preservation such as the National Historic Preservation Act.
- Knowledge of anthropology and archaeology methods and practices.
- Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, specifically for preparation of technical reports and proposal writing, are required.
- Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.
- High level of attention to detail.
- Ability to operate various types of GPS equipment.
- Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, SharePoint).
- Ability to adjust to rapidly changing work environments and research approaches.
- Willingness to travel.
- Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.
This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled
Job Archeology
Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
Schedule: Full-time
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Req ID: 241007
Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #ENS

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