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  • Full Time
  • Atlanta, GA
  • $65,000-$85,000. USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Natural Sciences
  • Job Reference #: ID 2023-3414
  • Job Summary: VHB is seeking an Archaeologist to join our Atlanta-based archaeology team. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic team, across diverse disciplines, giving you exposure to a wide variety of projects in size and scope.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum 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:

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  • Job benefits: VHB offers a best-in-class benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) match, life, and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation including three floating holidays, continuing education tuition assistance, and opportunities for working from home as part of a hybrid work environment.
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About the Position

VHB is seeking an Archaeologist to join our Atlanta-based archaeology team. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic team, across diverse disciplines, giving you exposure to a wide variety of projects in size and scope.


  • 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

The salary for this position is $65,000-$85,000.  However, the final agreed-upon compensation is based on the individual’s education, qualifications, and experience.

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work for VHB in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. We do not typically sponsor H1-B or any other work visa petitions.