Overview / Responsibilities
SJCA Inc.’s Environmental Department is seeking an energetic, team oriented, and experienced Archaeologist to support a growing Cultural Resources team. Projects include a wide range of federal, state, and commercial clients with many new opportunities and interesting locations.
This position is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
This candidate may work remotely and use flex to come into either the Indy north or south office.
Roles / Responsibilities
The position responsibilities include, but are not limited to-
- Conducting archaeological fieldwork for multiple projects and at all levels of investigation (Phases I-III).
- Managing archaeological field staff and archaeological field crews.
- Serving as a Field Director/Staff Archaeologist.
- Assisting/leading field assessments related to archaeological projects.
- Conducting shovel testing and pedestrian surveys.
- Performing physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions (e.g., rugged and unfamiliar terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures).
- Preparing technical analyses and field documentation including artifact analysis, field investigation summaries, and photographic documentation.
- Providing Quality Assurance/Quality Control for fellow colleagues in the archaeological department.
Skills / Qualifications
- Qualified candidates should possess a master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field, and have completed an accredited archaeological field school
- Candidates must meet the Secretary of the Interior Standards (36 CFR 61) in archaeology and be eligible for Register of Professional Archaeologists
- Candidates must be listed/or eligible to be listed on the Indiana Department of Natural Resources – Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA) Qualified Rosters list for archaeological consultants.
- A minimum of five years of demonstrable supervisory experience in CRM is preferred.
- Basic knowledge of cultural resources management and Section 106
- Experience with the policies and procedures with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Cultural Resource Office as directed in the CRM Manual is preferred.
- Midwestern experience is preferred.
- They must also be capable of skills directly associated with the IDNR/DHPA standard archaeological survey and excavations, including familiarity with historic and prehistoric artifacts and archaeological features, standard documentation of field investigations, preparation of archaeological reports including site descriptions, and feature descriptions
- A thorough understanding of archaeological site significance recommendations and justifications
- A technical skill specialty is preferred, such as, but not limited to, historic or prehistoric artifact analysis, GIS experience, archival research, or geoarchaeology/geomorphology
- Must have good organizational skills, and familiarity with standard office computer applications.
- Archaeologists are lead authors and coauthors on technical reports that document the results of the investigation and should be able to write well; a writing sample may be requested.
- The applicant must be able to demonstrate the ability to address project research questions through a synthesis of data from the field, laboratory analysis of artifacts, and incorporation of relevant published research.
- They must possess a valid driver’s license, be able to operate a four wheel-drive vehicle.
SJCA Inc., formerly Stephen J. Christian & Associates, P.C., was founded in 1998 and has grown from a single owner firm specializing in bridge design to a multi-disciplined firm with four owners. We have retained the organizational culture that got us to where we are today. As SJCA continues to grow, we still offer the friendly personal attention of a small firm. With the addition of our team members, SJCA provides the vast resources of a large multidiscipline firm.
Throughout our history, SJCA has earned a reputation for the design and management of projects that are of high-quality and delivered on or ahead of schedule. We know that every project is a unique opportunity to meet and exceed our clients’ needs, all while being responsive to regulatory requirements. By helping our clients evaluate and determine their complete project requirements, SJCA is a working partner that contributes to the delivery of a successful project
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