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Posted: 12/10/2015

Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc.
Tarboro, North Carolina Office (Coastal Carolina Research)

CCRG is a full-service, cultural resources consultant with the following offices: Tarboro, NC; Charlottesville, VA; Alexandria, VA; West Chester, PA; Jackson, MI; Milwaukee, WI; and Ogden, UT. CCRG includes archaeologists, architectural historians, landscape architects, and preservation planners.

Project Archaeologist
Professional Opportunity
Tarboro, MI

The position requires a Ph.D. or M.A./M.S. in anthropology/archaeology with RPA registration, an analytical specialization in precontact archaeology of the Southeastern or Mid-Atlantic regions, and at least two years of cultural resources management experience at a supervisory level.  The ideal candidate will have experience including field direction, site analysis and evaluation, report preparation, and quality assurance.  The position includes conducting Phase I archaeological surveys, Phase II evaluations, and Phase III data recovery projects under the general direction of the Principal Investigator and Regional Director/Project Manager.  The position also entails analysis of results, archival research, evaluation of sites including development of research designs for significant resources, preparation of detailed reports meeting all applicable company and agency standards and guidelines, and tracking/reporting of progress with adherence to the scope of work.  Additional general requirements of the position include:

  • ˇ         Flexibility in terms of working independently as well as in a team structure including supervision of technicians, crew chiefs, and GIS staff to complete project goals
  • ˇ         Ability and willingness to perform or supervise fieldwork within assigned scope, budget, and schedule constraints
  • ˇ         Commitment and flexibility with respect to work schedule, including availability for short-term or multi-week overnight travel as needed to complete projects within schedules often dictated by short turnaround times based on on-call agreements 
  • ˇ         Excellent organizational skills for tracking field data and delivering complete/organized project records
  • ˇ         Willingness to adopt and assure adherence to company formats for recordation, data management, and deliverables
  • ˇ         Ability to produce properly formatted and proofread draft reports and other deliverables
  • ˇ         Willingness to assist in interdisciplinary studies as required to maintain project schedules
  • ˇ         Familiarity with Section 106 of the NHPA and NEPA regulations
  • ˇ         Familiarity with National Register criteria and required level of effort for evaluation of archaeological sites and cemeteries
  • ˇ         Ability to write effective narratives for historic contexts and support of National Register eligibility recommendations
  • ˇ         Dedication to professional image and reputation of company including an understanding of communication protocols, the ability to communicate with clients as needed, a sensitivity to client confidentiality, awareness of appropriate interaction with the public, and assurance that health and safety standards are implemented


This is a full-time position, with a competitive salary range dependent on experience and opportunities for advancement.  The position is eligible for a range of benefits, including health, dental, life, and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, paid leave, etc..  Work may be on a variety of projects covering the Coastal, Piedmont, Blue Ridge, and Mountain regions and may involve work with architectural historians in completing overall Section 106 documentation for compliance projects.  Participation in professional conferences and meetings is encouraged through policy supporting time and travel costs.  Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc., is an EOE/M/F/D/V employer.

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How to apply
Applicants may send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references with contact information to: Susan E. Bamann, Ph.D., RPA Regional Director Coastal Carolina Research/Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc. P.O. Box 1198 Tarboro, NC 27886 Electronic submissions accepted at admin@ccrtarboro.com
Chris Espenshade
Phone: 5172629484
2530 Spring Arbor Road
Jackson, MI 49203

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