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Project Archaeologist - Project Specialist Cultural Resources - East Texas

Beaumont, TX, USA, Houston, TX, USA, Katy, TX, USA, Lufkin, TX, USA Req #226
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Percheron is seeking a talented Project Specialist Cultural Resources - Project Archaeologist to support our Environmental Services department. Percheron serves the public and private sectors in obtaining environmental permits for capital construction projects as well as assisting project proponents with overall environmental compliance during construction and following inservice.  Percheron focuses on conducting resource surveys to support obtaining permits and clearances from environmental resource and government agencies. Percheron specializes in natural and cultural resource compliance.

Percheron provides flexibility to work remotely.


Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in all aspects of archaeological projects, fieldwork, and deliverables.  
  • Processing of postfield data, including completing archaeological site forms and   historic structure forms; development of map figures, data tables, and illustrations for technical reports.
  • Analyze cultural materials and supervise subcontractors and specialized analyses of cultural materials, as necessary.
  • Ensure that archaeological collections are processed, cataloged, analyzed, and curated according to the specifications of the research design and the guidelines of the curation facility where collections will ultimately be housed.
  • Evaluate the significance of archaeological sites and historic structures, objects, and districts in terms of their eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and for listing on applicable state registers.
  • Participate in technical reports, research designs, cultural resources management plans, and other technical documents.
  • Foster and maintain good working relationships with state and federal agency staff, tribes, private sector clients, and other industry professionals.  

Experience and Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in cultural resources management fieldwork and report completion.
  • Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology/Registration as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA).
  • Prior experience in cultural resources management projects conducted for regulatory compliance purposes.
  • Familiarity with laboratory methods, procedures, and protocols for processing collections of archaeological materials (e.g., artifacts, bulk collections) and project records (e.g., field paperwork, photographs, artifact catalogs) for permanent curation at approved curation facilities and ability to oversee laboratory staff to complete curation projects.
  • Experience in Texas and surrounding states related to cultural resources, inventory, significance testing, and data recovery.
  • Demonstrated business development success and consulting acumen, including substantial established credibility with federal and state reviewing agencies and clients, as well as success in proposal writing.
  • Demonstrated expertise in federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to the management of cultural resources.
  • Familiarity with GPS devices and digital data collection.
  • Teamorientated attitude with strong leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Current valid Driver’s License required.
  • Must be able to travel to field locations and conduct fieldwork in varied terrain for extended periods of time in varying weather conditions. 

Working conditions

  • 50% office environment; 50% field environment
  • Ability to drive personal auto to and from client and/or landowner locations is required.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% per year, as directed by Region/General Manager or client request  

Physical requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations. The following is a sample of some of the physical demands that would normally be required for this position.

  • Sitting: Remaining in the seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Standing: Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position at a workstation without moving about
  • Walking: Moving about on foot
  • Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another usually between 10 -25 lbs.
  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds by ear
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurate
Percheron provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Percheron complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Beaumont, TX, USA
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Katy, TX, USA
  • Lufkin, TX, USA