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Posted: 06/10/2013

SEARCH - Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc.

SEARCH provides our customers with a single source for integrated, multidisciplinary cultural resources consulting services in the areas of Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Architectural History, History, and Public Interpretation. Since 1993, SEARCH has completed over 1,900 projects across North America, Central America, West Indies, Oceana, Europe, Asia, and Africa. SEARCH’s staff of 65 work from 11 offices to service our various Government and Commercial contracts in the Defense, Transportation, Energy, Engineering, Forest/Land Conservation, Museum, and Development industries.

Principal Investigator - Maritime Division
Professional Opportunity
tbd, FL

Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc. (SEARCH) is seeking a full time Principal Investigator to complement our Maritime Division for multiple projects throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Pacific. This position can be based out of the Orlando, Gainesville, Jacksonville, or Pensacola, FL, Washington, DC, or New England SEARCH offices and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Successful candidates must be M.A. level (M.A. in hand, no ABT considered) or above and be experienced on the water.  Must demonstrate Ten (10) years or more experience on your CV. Must be eligible to be certified as a Registered Professional Archaeologist.  

You need to demonstrate:

  • Project Management (multiple projects/types), client management, business development, and the ability to supervise multiple maritime archaeologists, project archaeologists, and field staff


  • Knowledge in the use and analysis of CHIRP sub-bottom profilers, dual frequency side scan sonars, magnetometers, and hydrographic echo sounders;


  • Proficiency in the operation of small boats and the ability to troubleshoot small engines, electronics, pumps, and trailers;


  • Certification in SCUBA diving, knowledge of surface supplied air diving, willingness to learn surface supplied air diving. Detailed certifications must be included on your CV.

The successful applicant must have a developed capacity for attention to detail, be organized, able to work well on simultaneous projects, and be able to meet deadlines.  Experience in cultural resource management, terrestrial archaeology, and the preparation of deliverables for the DoD and USACE is preferred.  Applicants should have a demonstrated proficiency in HyPack, SonarWiz, MS Word, MS Office Pro suite, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.  GIS experience is desirable.  Applicants must be available to travel to locations worldwide for extended periods of time and must be able to receive government security clearances.  


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How to apply
For immediate consideration, please forward a cover letter, resume, salary history and three (3) professional references to Amy Semesco, amy@searchinc.com. All inquires will be treated with discretion. SEARCH is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check are conducted upon hire. Go to www.searchinc.com for more information about SEARCH.
Amy Semesco

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