Cultural Resources Principal Investigator

About the opportunity SWCA Environmental Consultants is looking for a Cultural Resources Principal Investigator to join our Amherst, MA office.  The ideal candidate will help develop and lead the cultural resources business across the NE region.  The successful candidate will be experienced and established as a professional archaeologist in the NE and will expand SWCA's professional reputation in archaeological and historical consulting in the region.  What you will accomplish The ideal candidate will have strong skills in Cultural Resources consulting and project management, particularly environmental planning and NEPA compliance.   The Culture Resources Principal Investigator will be responsible to: Help develop and grow the cultural resources business across the NE region. Author and review survey and excavation reports, site recording forms, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents. Oversee all aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production Remain current with agency protocol for conducting cultural resources work, particularly in the state of MA (and other New England States) Maintain good working relationships with state and federal agency contacts and clients Help develop and maintain the SWCA quality assurance/quality control program and ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted in accordance with SWCA and agency standards and guidelines Assist with training and mentoring cultural resources staff Assist with budgets and participate in preparing proposals Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to ensure that tasks are completed in the most effective manner Work closely with SWCA's other managers and directors, in the Amherst Office and in all offices throughout the company, to promote SWCA's business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values Promote SWCA in the scientific community through professional presentations, participation in professional conferences, and coordinating the participation of other staff members in professional conferences Experience and qualifications for success Minimum of a Master's degree in Archaeology or Anthropology required; PhD preferred Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory and fieldwork experience required Must demonstrate completion, at a PI level, of a minimum of one testing or data recovery excavation project (three or more projects a plus) involving primarily archaeological investigations and preparation of final reports consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation. Projects shall have been performed under the jurisdiction of the National Historic Preservation Act Emphasis in Northeast region of archaeology and a current technical specialization (i.e. lithic analysis, historical archaeology, GIS, architectural history, etc.) preferred Experience with NEPA; Section 106 preferred Listed as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (or qualified for RPA status) preferred Past peer-reviewed publication record and conference presentation experience preferred 2018-10445
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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