🔗Lead Archeologist/Principal Investigator
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Ayuda Companies is a successful small business providing expertise and innovation across the environmental, restoration, and compliance service sectors nationwide. Ayuda provides cultural resource management for DoD, NASA, and commercial clients. Ayuda recently completed the award-winning design, preservation, and restoration of the Apollo Mission Control Center (MCC) at Johnson Space Center and performs CRM work at Ft Irwin, CA, Ft Jackson, SC, and Ft Bliss, TX. Ayuda’s success is due to our commitment to our valued employees, establishing lasting partnerships, and providing innovative, high-quality services.
Ayuda Companies seeks a full-time Lead Archaeologist/Principal Investigator at Fort Irwin, CA, to provide on-site cultural resources support to facilitate the execution of the installation’s training mission. To accomplish this mission, the Cultural Resources Program works cooperatively with federal, state, local, academic, and private agencies, and organizations to develop, collect, report, and archive data in compliance with Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) to:
· Perpetuate existing monitoring programs to ensure compliance with federal, Army, and installation laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to archaeological sites.
· Educate potential participants of down-range activities on regulatory compliance by administering training and promoting cultural resources awareness/knowledge through community outreach events.
· Develop, maintain, and manage databases, Geographic Information System (GIS) data, and paper and digital file systems IAW Army regulations and industry standards.
· Curate collected archaeological materials in accordance with 36 CFR 79 and industry standards.
· Provide technical assistance to the Army.
· Participate in discussions with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) or with Native American tribes, either to provide information or to better understand concerns and issues.
The candidate will lead a team to provide resources, support services and produce project deliverables, to include: conducting records searches, extensive literature reviews, field surveys, and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) site evaluations, and preparing reports in support of Section 106 of NHPA requirements; conducting construction monitoring and off-limits site monitoring, condition assessments, and reporting for resources considered eligible for inclusion in the NRHP; administering community outreach/education and pre-construction cultural awareness briefings; preparing maps and images in support of general program functions; managing and maintaining digital and hard-copy databases and files, GIS data, site records, report archives, project deliverables, bibliographies, and field notes; and providing general management of the archaeological curation facility including curation of incoming artifacts, annual inventories, and maintenance of artifact databases.