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Senior Archaeologist/Principal Investigator

This position is: Full Time

Salary: DOE

Position Location: Baton Rouge, LA


Gulf South Research Corporation (GSRC) is a fast-growing, certified woman-owned small business offering multidisciplinary, environmental and cultural resources services to Government and corporate clients throughout the United States.

We are seeking a full-time Senior Archaeologist/Principal Investigator for our Tucson, AZ office.

In this role, the Senior Archaeologist will lead the Southwest United States Cultural Resources Program efforts, with projects in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.  In addition, the Senior Archaeologist is responsible for overseeing all aspects of project implementation and execution, to include writing proposals, interfacing with Federal and State agencies, private and public sector clients, as well as, GSRC project managers, planners and subject matter experts.

The responsibilities of this position include, but may not limited to:

  • Leading fieldwork (survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring), archival research, technical report writing, development and writing research designs, writing historic property management and treatment plans, writing agreement documents, state and federal archaeological permitting, data collection and compilation, and GIS mapping.
  • Maintaining a firm understanding and knowledge of state and federal environmental regulatory framework, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and additional Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California cultural resources policies and regulations.
  • Gathering data and other information to be used in the preparation of environmental reports.
  • Being able to work under aggressive schedules with minimal supervision.
  • Mentor personnel in the field, office, and laboratory, as needed.
  • Assist in the production of proposal scopes and budgets.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MA in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or a closely related field
  • Ten (10)) years of relevant experience to include artifact identification skills and experience with the identification of both Prehistoric and Historic material and advanced knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic , ceramic, or faunal analysis; historical archaeology; geoarchaeology).
  • Experience implementing Sections 106 and 110 of the NHPA.
  • Ability to obtain Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and other special Use agency permits in the Southwest United States.
  • Willingness to travel and able to conduct fieldwork, including some brief overnight stays in the area.
  • Experience overseeing crews and/or multiple crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
  • Current valid US driver’s license.
  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recognized on the Register of Professional Archaeologists.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in historic and/or prehistoric archaeology and cultural resources management within the Southwest United States.
  • Experience with tribal consultation.
  • Proficiency in the use of Trimble and tablets for GPS data collection, as well as ArcGIS software. Three (3) years of experience managing including budgets, scheduling, and scopes of work.

GSRC offers a generous benefit package to all full-time employees that includes:

  • GSRC pays 100 percent of health and life insurance premiums.
  • GSRC matches up to 4 percent of 401k contribution.
  • Salary dependent on experience.
  • Eligible for bonus

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