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Archaeologist - Hawai'i

Employer
Swca Inc
Location
Wake Island, Hawaii
Closing date
Jun 26, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Project Archaeologist for our Hawai'i Office to work on projects throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The Cultural Resources Project Archaeologist will be a core member of our rapidly growing Hawai'i Cultural Resources Program, assisting the project manager in a range of project related tasks including the supervising of archaeological staff both in and out of the field, research and analysis, and the preparation of reports. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position reporting to the Hawai'i Cultural Resources Project Manager that can be accomplished from anywhere within the Hawaiian Islands. This position is a great career-growth opportunity for the right candidate to join SWCA's cultural resources practice in Hawai'i.

This position is available at the below levels and title will be based on years of relevant experience or expertise:
  • Assistant Project Archaeologist - typically at least 3 years of related experience or expertise
  • Associate Project Archaeologist - typically at least 5 years of related experience or expertise

Application deadline: Our team will begin reviewing applications immediately, and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates on a rolling basis. The application process will remain open until we have received a robust pool of qualified candidates. Once we have identified suitable individuals, we may close the application process without prior notice. We appreciate the time and effort invested by all applicants and will carefully consider each submission.

What you will accomplish
  • Assist with various aspects of project implementation including staff management, fieldwork, research, and report writing
  • Supervise personnel in the field, office, and laboratory
  • Contribute to large technical reports, research designs, and other technical documents
  • Assist with training and mentoring of staff
  • Help maintain good working relationships with state and federal agency contacts and clients
  • Maintain SWCA's high standard of scientific ethics and quality deliverables
  • Identify and resolve problems in creative ways
  • Collaborate as part of an interdisciplinary environmental team
  • Assist in the continuing development of SWCA's Hawai'i Cultural Resources Program and expands SWCA's professional reputation in cultural resources consulting and research throughout Hawai'i and beyond

Experience and qualifications for success
  • A Bachelor's or higher degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or a closely related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in cultural resources management (CRM) on a variety of project types, sizes, and agencies, with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience with Hawaiian archaeology and a thorough knowledge of Hawaiian culture
  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology
  • Demonstrated experience in federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to the management of cultural resources (HRS 6E, NHPA Section 106)
  • Has led field crews on a variety of project types, sizes, and agencies
  • Familiarity with the completion of field documents, site forms, and reports
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills with a record of assisting in the completion of technical reports in a timely fashion
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs, agency requests, and more
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency representatives
  • Must be or plan to be a Hawai'i resident

Additional Information:
  • Valid Driver's License in good standing.
  • Ability to travel and conduct fieldwork for long hours (sometimes in inclement weather and rugged terrain) and able to carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees. In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges on all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. At SWCA Environmental Consultants, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds, including those with diverse experiences and veterans, to apply. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce enhances creativity, innovation, and overall organizational success

An employee in this Honolulu, HI based position can expect an annual salary of $56,784 - $72,072/year for the Assistant Project Archaeologist level. For the Associate Project Archaeologist role, an annual range of $63,336 - $80,808/year can be expected. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. Regular-status employees are also eligible for performance bonuses. Candidates are also encouraged to consider SWCA's Total Rewards package, which includes a competitive Benefits package, forward-thinking workplace flexibility, outstanding corporate culture, award-winning career development, and more.

At SWCA Environmental Consultants, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds, including those with diverse experiences and veterans, to apply. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce enhances creativity, innovation, and overall organizational success.

SWCA continues to invest deeply in career development programs, delivering our award-winning Career Landscape support resources to accelerate the growth of our staff. We recognize the valuable skills and experiences our internal team members bring to SWCA's continued success. Qualified internal candidates are encouraged to apply and will be seriously considered for this position. We believe in promoting from within, where possible, providing our existing employees with compelling opportunities to advance their careers.

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