This position conducts 30 +/- archaeological surveys and inventories of proposed forestry harvest blocks and is fully responsible for compliance with local environmental and safety rules and regulations. Conducts pedestrian surface surveys of proposed project areas and recommends whether further cultural resource investigations are required. Works closely with the Cultural Resources Program to conduct and monitor archaeological inventories and evaluations, and to recommend improvements to project planning and methods and techniques. The Archaeologist shall also assist with other cultural resource management (CRM) activities as required. Such activities may include: cultural resources training for installation personnel, including tenant and training organizations; GPS data collection; archaeological monitoring for construction/maintenance projects; assisting with cultural resources volunteer programs; assisting and supporting other ENRD activities if additional support is required and at various public outreach events.
Fort A.P. Hill encompasses 76,000 acres in Caroline County, Virginia and provides military training in explosives, combat, navigation and orienteering, demolition, engineering, parachuting, equipment drops, weapons use and other requirements. In compliance with Army Regulation 200-1, Environmental Protection and Enhancement and the installation Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP), Fort A.P. Hill manages its forest resource to provide the desired training setting, to maintain exceptional forest health and ecosystems, and to provide renewable forest products and income to the local economy.
BS/BA degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, or a closely related field.
Minimum of four (4) years professional experience in prehistoric archaeology, including experience in pedestrian archaeological field survey, mapping and otherwise recording archaeological sites on official forms, and National Register eligibility test excavations.
Experienced in archaeology of the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Knowledge of and experience working with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
Demonstrated excellence in written communication skills.
Experience working in highly structured organizations such as governmental agencies, the military, or corporations with clearly established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols is required.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
The successful candidate must have a valid drivers license or the ability to obtain a drivers license by the employment start date.
Must be physically able to carry and handle equipment up to 25 pounds. Long periods of standing, walking over rough uneven surfaces, recurring bending, stooping, lifting, reaching, digging, or similar activities are expected. Much of the work will be performed outside in cultivated fields or in a forest environment which may contain thick vegetation, and where there is exposure to insect bites, poisonous flora and fauna, and extremes of weather and temperature.
Masters Degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, or a closely related field and 2-years professional experience in archaeology.
Experience in archaeological laboratory analysis, data compilation, and report generation activities.
Experience developing and managing Microsoft Access databases.
Experience working with cultural resource applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology, especially ArcGIS is highly desirable.
Knowledge of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) also preferred.
Prior experience with cultural resources management on a military base is beneficial.
Previous HAZWOPER training a plus.