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Project Archaeologist

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type

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This position as a Project Archaeologist is a full-time position. The employee will participate in both office and field activities. The employee will function as part of a team to support the Principal Investigator and Providence's clients for a variety of projects. Assignments will include assisting in writing research plans, site forms, and reports, conducting archaeological monitoring, site recording, pedestrian and subsurface survey, data collection and input, laboratory analysis, and other assigned tasks/projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
  • M.A./M.S. degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field.
  • Must meet the Secretary of Interior's professional qualifications standards for archaeology and be an RPA or be eligible to become an RPA.
  • Minimum of three years of archeological field experience with a professional cultural resources firm, with prior experience in Southeastern United States, required. Five years of professional archaeological field experience in Louisiana and/or the lower Mississippi Valley region, preferred.
  • Experience overseeing crews and/or multiple crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
  • Ability to operate GPS units and navigate using USGS maps.
  • Experience in artifact identification of both prehistoric and historic material for the Southeastern United States.
  • Report writing experience as lead author or contributor.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record.

  • Self-Directed - Shows initiative and the ability to organize oneself.
  • Strong Communication - Able to clearly present information through spoken and written word; able to persuade others easily. Comfortable with interacting with all levels of the company and listens well, even during difficult conversations.
  • Team Oriented - Values being part of a team but can work and think independently.
  • Public Speaking - Ability to present finds to diverse audiences, including peers and stakeholders.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

  • Assist the Principal Investigator and Senior Staff with the planning of archaeological field projects these may include monitoring surveys, subsurface surveys, evaluations, and data recovery projects.
  • Oversee fieldwork for Phase I, II, and III investigations and the associated laboratory artifact cataloging, preserving, and analyzing of material recovered during those investigations.
  • May be required to oversee several field crews at one time.
  • Conduct pre-field research, provide portions of technical reports, complete site forms, or to complete small reports.
  • Ensure safety and quality standards, policies and procedures are complied with.

  • Ability to travel frequently and on short notice.
  • Ability to travel overnight for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to walk long distances, recurring bending, stooping, lifting, reaching, digging, and similar activities.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and on varied terrain, sometimes for extended periods of time.

The above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in the described position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all position duties and skills required of the individual classified in this position.


The above Job Description is a written statement of facts describing the scope, responsibilities, and organizational relationships of this position as it is. It is intended to provide a clear picture of the position's role within the organization.

This job description is subject to change as Providence Engineering and Environmental Group LLC evolves, and in no way implies that this description includes all the duties associated with this position. Job duties related to this position may be added/removed from the job description as needed. Providence Engineering and Environmental Group LLC depends on its employees to assess current positions and update position description as duties change, responsibilities increase/decrease, technology improvements occur, or because of any other factors which may impact the success of such position.

Providence Engineering and Environmental Group LLC is committed to diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants and all employees will be evaluated based on their ability, competence, and performance of the essential functions of their positions. It is the policy of Providence Engineering and Environmental Group LLC to be nondiscriminatory in all matters regarding the selection, recruiting, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, work assignment, scheduling, compensation of employees, and any or all other terms and conditions of employment. The company does not unlawfully discriminate based on any applicable, legally protected classification or characteristics, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability. Providence Engineering and Environmental Group LLC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities to the full extent required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, you are encouraged to contact us at

Providence Engineering and Environmental Group LLC is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

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