Website Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA)
HRA is seeking an Archaeologist 2 to join our collaborative team of experts in our Portland, OR office. This is a salaried, full-time position with an anticipated salary of $70,723 – $94,273 depending on experience and qualifications.
The Archaeologist 2 performs research tasks, fieldwork, laboratory, and/or writing tasks as part of a project team. At the direction of project managers, leads field projects and occasionally directs project team members in specific tasks. Contributes to the preparation of reports and client deliverables under the oversight of project managers; this may include preparing the larger share of a small project report. May be supervised by a more senior member of the HRA staff with similar technical experience.
Required skills and abilities:
· General: Proficient in the use of computer software including Word and Excel. Ability to use online databases, such as library search engines and digitized records collections. Use digital cameras, digital scanners, and digital audio recorders. Requires valid driver’s license and ability to operate passenger car and/or light truck.
· Teamwork: Develop and maintain positive relationships, ability to balance work schedules and demands, provide and accept feedback, seek to resolve conflict through communication and collaboration, use effective verbal and written communication, listen and communicate effectively. Successfully function within a project team, work closely with project team members, and take direction from a project manager.
· Research: Proven ability to conduct background research in various sources including ethnographies, soils/environmental/cultural background, SHPO databases, GLO plats, land patents/historic maps, and tax assessments. Have the ability to recognize the need for and to locate additional background or archival resources.
· Writing: Strong technical writing skills a must. Proven ability to contribute to deliverables. Contribute to research, inventory, resource evaluation, and monitoring plans and reports; the ability to contribute to high quality products with knowledge and understanding of appropriate style for the document.
· Field: Proficient in the use of compass, topographic maps, GPS, ArcPAD, and related field equipment. Able to excavate shovel probes and conduct pedestrian survey in sometimes arduous conditions.
· Strong verbal and writing communication skills.
· Ability to remember and follow detailed instructions.
· Willingness to travel throughout the Pacific Northwest and the rest of the U.S. (especially the west).
Candidates should assume that 40–60 percent of their time will be spent in the field, and approximately 30 percent of that travel will be outside of Portland.