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The primary duties of the Cultural Resource Specialist are to support clients with National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 compliance activities for a variety of development projects in Alaska. This is a senior-level career position that requires Secretary of Interior qualification as an archaeologist or architectural historian at a minimum. The successful candidate will support clients with NHPA Section 106 and Alaska State Historic Preservation Act (AHPA) compliance and coordination activities that may include agreement document preparation, finding of effect recommendations, consultation planning, development of field plans and fieldwork execution, and associated reporting. The position includes working closely with project managers, clients, cultural resource subconsultants, and internal HDR cultural resource teams from other offices. The successful candidate will also serve as a task and project manager, Government-to-Government or Tribal Consultation Advisor, and subsistence researcher and reporter.
Candidates should be experienced in supporting compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA and the AHPA; Quality Control review and field data interpretation; and the regulatory framework for cultural resource management in Alaska. The successful candidate should also be familiar with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) and Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). The successful candidate must be specifically experienced in cultural resources management, research and documentation; field study planning, execution and documentation; technical writing; and consultation with Tribal entities and diverse stakeholders. Candidates must be available for fieldwork and travel throughout Alaska, though this is not primarily a field position. The successful candidate will work independently and supervise junior-level staff on projects. Must demonstrate commitment to data confidentiality agreements and professional ethics standards. Must demonstrate interest and willingness to learn and accept increasing responsibility for tasks.
Keyword(s): Cultural Resources Specialist, Cultural Resources Management, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Architectural Historian, Subsistence, Tribal Consultation
Masters degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Historic Preservation or closely related field. Alaska-specific coursework required; Alaska-based fieldwork preferred; familiarity with Alaska subsistence issues preferred. Must be Secretary of the Interior qualified as defined by 36 CFR Part 61.
Previous field- or office work experience in cultural resource management discipline required. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required. Must be highly motivated self-starter with excellent, proven writing and communication skills. Experience working independently and with a team required. Must have excellent writing and oral communication skills and be committed to exemplary quality standards for professional practice and deliverables.
Must be willing to work under varied weather conditions and participate in rural and urban field efforts with small and large teams.
This position may be subject to a pre-employment drug test and drug and alcohol testing during the course of your employment based upon HDR's Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.