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Cultural Resource Research Lead (Security Clearance Required)

Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Idaho National Laboratory is hiring a Cultural Resource Research Leadto work in our Environment, Safety, Health and Quality department. Our team works a 9x80 schedule located out of our Research and Education Campus in Idaho Falls, Idaho with every other Friday off.

You will report to the Senior Manager of the Cultural Resources Management Office (CRMO). You will Provide strategic leadership to CRMO Manager and staff in directing and performing archaeological and cultural resources research. Responsibilities include creating a National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 110 compliant program that innovates cultural resource research on the eastern Snake River Plain and through active research, partnerships, tribal interactions, publications, public outreach, and training.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Establish strategies for assigned Section 110 scope that is consistent with mission objectives.
  • Participate in discussions with regulators and partners as a Lab representative.
  • Be the CRMO research lead and as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for CRMO providing leadership and expertise in the development, and oversight of research and Section 110 efforts.
  • CRMO staff seek input and approval from CRMO Research Lead on the direction of research, research designs, presentation of results, publications, etc.
  • CRMO Research Lead will ensure all research is aligned with the Precontact Context, Pre-WWII Historic Contexts, and Built Environment Contexts and seek opportunities to revise, expand, and address overarching themes and research questions.
  • CRMO Research Lead will seek opportunities to partner with other researchers, universities, or organizations to fill in knowledge and data gaps within the CRMO.
  • CRMO Research Lead will lead and produce publication worthy research results in peer-reviewed journals.
  • CRMO Research Lead will revise and adapt Section 110 related procedures based on new information and as contexts are developed.
  • CRMO Research Lead will stay up to date on the most recent theory and methods within the cultural resource management field through virtual or in person training and share information with CRMO staff.
  • CRMO Research Lead will provide presentations and training to CRMO staff on research designs.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Level 4 - Masters degree in cultural resource management, anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation and 6 years of relevant experience or a PhD and 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Level 5 - Masters degree in cultural resource management, anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation and 8 years of relevant experience or a PhD and 6 years of relevant experience.
  • Relevant experience in cultural resource management which may include NHPA Section 106 and Section 110 process, compliance as pertains to archaeology, built environment, and archival material.
  • Meet Secretary of Interior guidelines. (
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.

Desired Experience:
  • Research expertise and interest in Desert West Prehistory, Great Basin Prehistory, Great Plains Prehistory, Terminal Pleistocene Adaptations, Zooarchaeology, Lithic Technology, Stable Isotope Analysis, XRF Analysis.
  • 15 years of full-time experience in archaeological research or cultural resource management.
  • 10 publications in peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes of books, etc.
  • Experience with contracting, agreements, and partnerships with universities, agencies, or other institutions.

Job Information:
  • The pay range for this position is: Level 4 ($109,260 - $223,908 ) / Level 5 ($130,980 - $268,680 ). At Idaho National Laboratory compensation decisions are determined using factors such as education, relevant experience, and other credentials.
  • You are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and you will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.

Benefits and Relocation

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) with a 4.2% employer contribution and up to 4.8% match
  • Paid time off (personal leave)
  • Employee Education Program (tuition assistance)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Package
  • Benefit eligibility subject multiple factors, including employment status and position classification.

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.

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Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

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To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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