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Mid-Level Archaeologist/Cultural Resources Specialist (Mid-Atlantic or Southeast Region)

Tetra Tech, Inc.
Parsippany Troy Hills, New Jersey
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
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Tetra Tech's commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. We are seeking a Mid-Level Archaeologist/Cultural Resources Specialist with 3-5 years of professional archaeological experience in the United States, preferably in the Mid-Atlantic or Southeast regions. The successful candidate will have experience with interaction with SHPO and be willing to travel for fieldwork. The role involves conducting archaeological monitoring, excavations, and surveys, performing historical research, writing reports, and more.

Location: Mid-Atlantic or Southeast Region (Willing to travel for fieldwork)

Your Role:
  • Conduct archaeological monitoring in accordance with established protocols.
  • Make rapid assessments of potential archaeological finds, excavate as appropriate, and identify cultural artifacts and features.
  • Systematically record field information and communicate effectively with construction staff and supervisors.
  • Perform historical research and archive reviews.
  • Write clear and concise reports and use digital tools such as field iPads or GPS units for capturing field data and notes.
  • Track project time and report expenses using a computer.
  • Perform excavation and survey tasks, including recording field observations on digital media.
  • Ensure compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Perform manual labor tasks such as excavation with shovels, screening, artifact recovery, and curation.

  • Bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of professional archaeological experience in the U.S., with a preference for the Mid-Atlantic or Southeast regions.
  • Completion of archaeological field school training or equivalent.
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) preferred.
  • Experience interacting with State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO).
  • Strong report writing skills with the ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Proficient in using digital tools for data capture and communication.
  • Experience with excavation and survey tasks, including the use of digital media for recording observations.
  • Knowledge and experience performing work compliant with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Ability to perform physical tasks such as bending, kneeling, standing, lifting, and carrying objects weighing up to 35 lbs.
  • Tolerance for working in various outdoor environments and weather conditions, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrains.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and supervisors.
  • A pre-employment drug screen in compliance with federal regulations is required, along with a physical if needed.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a clean driving record without restrictions.

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Familiarity with Mid-Atlantic and/or Southeast archaeological practices.
  • Experience with historical research and archive reviews.
  • Ability to use computers for tracking project time and reporting expenses.
  • Experience with artifact recovery and curation processes.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
  • Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 35 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.
  • Performs manual labor including excavation with shovels.
  • Availability to work extended field rotations from5 to 10 days at a time.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including public health orders and regulations that are mandated by local, state, provincial, federal, international authorities, and clients.

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees-28,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech's core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor, and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please no phone calls or agencies.

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