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🔗Project Archeologist (Mid-Level)

  • Full Time
  • Austin, TX
  • $65,000 - $90,000 USD / Year
  • Department: Environmental Services
  • Job Qualifications:


    Minimum two (2) years of archeological field experience, ideally in a North American cultural resources management (CRM) consulting context
    Registered Professional Archeologist (RPA) certification or eligibility to obtain it within 1 year.
    Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    Strong written and verbal communications skills
    Ability to work successfully independently and with a team
    Willingness to teach others what you learn as well as ask others for help
    Positive attitude, flexible, and strategic thinker able to take on various tasks
    Strong time management, organizational, and strategic thinking skills to prioritize and manage tasks on concurrent assignments in a fast-paced environment
    Ability and willingness to travel and work in varying conditions
    Familiarity with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel


    Experience in Texas, particularly San Antonio
    Experience coordinating with the Texas Historical Commission (THC), the City of San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation (COSA OHP), and respective resource datasets
    Experience with Department of Transportation (DOT) projects and guidance, particularly the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
    TxDOT pre-certification 2.10.1
    Experience with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects and guidance, particularly the Ft. Worth, Tulsa, Galveston, and Albuquerque Districts
    Experience mentoring, training, and guiding junior staff
    Experience with a range of Global Positioning System (GPS) systems, drones, tablets, and other field navigation/recordation technology
    Experience using National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) criteria to assess resources
    Specialized analytical expertise (ceramics, lithics, faunal remains, human burials, geophysical prospection, etc.)
    Experience with historic buildings, structures, and districts
    Experience preparing or contributing to technical proposals, scoping, and budgeting


    ·         Graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, history, historic preservation, or a closely related field.

    ·         Completion of recognized archeological field school.

  • How to Apply:

    If you would like to find out more, please contact Dr. Chris Dayton at or (210) 797-7889. If you are ready to apply, please email Chris your resume and a technical writing example you personally produced, without extensive editing by others (graduate thesis, CRM report or report section, etc.).

  • Job benefits: • Competitive salary (compensation commensurate with experience*). • Bonus/Profit Sharing participation. • Paid Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability. • 401(k) matching. • Paid holidays. • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave. • Hybrid work location/schedule.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Working conditions would be hybrid (combination of in-office and remote), with the preferred candidate based in Central Texas and regularly visiting Poznecki-Camarillo’s San Antonio headquarters and/or Austin satellite office (to be established in Spring 2024). During fieldwork-intensive seasons, this position may require up to 50% travel to project sites throughout Texas.
  • Contact Name: Chris Dayton
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  • Application Phone #: 210 797 7889

Website Poznecki-Camarillo

Founded in 1981 as a land surveying and engineering firm, Poznecki-Camarillo has consistently and carefully added new services and staff as needed. In addition to our flourishing surveying and civil engineering departments, over the last decade we have developed bustling public involvement and environmental practices. Most recently, we have supplemented our environmental group’s portfolio with archeological consulting services.

We are a cohesive, supportive team and are selective in whom we hire. If you are motivated and known to be trustworthy, and if you like to do interesting work, ask questions, and solve problems, you need to apply. Responsibilities will vary based on experience, but may include:

·         Preparing and supporting the preparation of documents such as background studies, agency coordination letters, National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 and Antiquities Code of Texas consultation, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) sections, and technical reports.

·         Conducting and supervising archeological reconnaissance, pedestrian survey, shovel testing, mechanical trenching, and other fieldwork. Such fieldwork may involve harsh conditions (e.g., remote locations, high heat index, rough terrain). Fieldwork may also involve carrying field equipment, bending/stooping to excavate subsurface units and screen materials, walking for extended periods of time, measuring and estimating using depth perception, and making technical judgments using eyesight and touch (e.g., soil colors and textures).

·         Supervising archeological field technicians, crew chiefs, specialized subcontractors, and other technical staff, with particular attention to safety protocols and field procedures.

·         Recording archeological resources in the field independently and as part of a field team.

·         Supporting or conducting client, agency, and landowner coordination.

·         Curating artifacts and field records at state and federal repositories.

·         Interacting with project managers, colleagues, and clients in a timely, professional manner before, during, and after project implementation.

·         Keeping track of concurrent projects with variations in schedule, size, and complexity.

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