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🔗Archaeologist 4

  • Full Time
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • $65,000-$85,000 (annually) USD / Year
  • Department: Archaeology - Environmental
  • Job Reference #: 2022-2290
  • Job Qualifications:

    A Master’s Degree in anthropology or archaeology
    Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) membership, or has the credentials necessary for enrollment
    Qualifications that meet the Secretary of the Interior (SOI) professional standards for archaeology
    The ability to travel to a location, walk/hike and conduct fieldwork for long hours, in inclement weather or rugged terrain
    Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    An organized approach while balancing multiple on-going tasks
    The ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment
    Determination and resiliency
    5 or more years of professional experience in cultural resource management
    A valid driver’s license
    Ideal Skills and Qualifications

    A clear understanding of the precontact and historical traditions of the southeastern US
    Familiarity working with FHWA NEPA compliance and state Department of Transportations (DOT) requirements
    Familiarity with NEPA, ARPA, NHPA, NAGPRA, Section 404 permitting, and state environmental compliance laws
    Professional working knowledge of Section 106 of the NHRP and its applications
    Experience working with cultural agreements and documentation
    Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS, and the ESRI suite of software
    The ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds
    5 or more years of experience working in the southeastern US

  • How to Apply:

    Please apply directly through the link provided.

  • Job benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Sick Time, Vacation, additional Floating Holidays, Flex Spending Accounts, Wellness & Self-Care Resources, etc.
  • Contact Name: Jami Gannon
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 14079650516

Website VHB

WE ARE VHB—a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, applied technology, and energy industries—serving a range of public- and private-sector clients. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. We are creative problem-solvers We work hard, and we give back We like our colleagues, and we love Mondays (really) We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!

Our Atlanta-based archaeology unit is looking for a sharp, creative problem-solving Archaeologist 4 to join our environmental team in supporting the more than 30 VHB offices on the East Coast.


Conduct Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III archaeological investigations and data recoveries
Write technical reports that assess archaeological site integrity and significance under Criterion D of the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
Prepare appropriate field methodologies for archaeological survey
Lead field crews in conducting archaeological investigations
Record archaeological resources, gather field data, and assist in collecting remote sensing data
Prepare maps using the ESRI suite of software
Conduct archival and historical background research
Analyze artifacts and assist curation efforts
Coordinate regulatory compliance efforts with federal, state, and municipal agencies
Supervise and mentor junior staff
Support and build clientele
Provide support and technical assistance as needed

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