Obsidian pebbles from the Wiki Peak source in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. NPS photo by Jeff Rasic.

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Archaeologist Position (Northern Land Use Research Alaska, LLC, Anchorage Office)

Date Posted: November 29, 2017       Categories: Uncategorized

Northern Land Use Research Alaska, LLC (NLURA) has an opening for one Archaeologist in our Anchorage Office.  The qualified candidate must have an M.A./M.S. in Anthropology or Archaeology (or closely related field) and have completed archaeology field school or demonstrated equivalent with archaeology survey and data collection methods, and have at least 2 years field experience in Cultural Resources Management (CRM).  A B.A./B.S. in Anthropology or Archaeology may be considered for candidates demonstrating extensive work experience.  The successful candidate must have demonstrated technical and analytical report writing skills, possess strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Adobe software, ArcGIS (or similar platform), and the ability to navigate in remote areas utilizing Garmin handheld GPS devices.  Candidate must possess strong knowledge of the federal, state, and local laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines governing CRM, including required experience working with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.  Special consideration will be given to SOI qualified archaeologists, applicants with experience conducting artifact analysis, and those with Alaskan archaeology experience.

This position requires the ability to complete physically demanding tasks in remote areas and diverse terrain and the successful candidate must be able to walk, hike, dig, stoop, crouch, reach, climb, and carry loads of up to 50 pounds without accommodation.  This position requires travel and may require frequent travel to remote regions for extended periods of time.

NLURA Archaeologists duties include office-based tasks and field-based tasks.  Office-based tasks include, but are not limited to:  assisting in permit applications, completing background research, and contributing to project deliverables.  Field-based tasks include, but are not limited to participating in field survey as a crew lead, assistant crew lead, or technician and implementing and maintaining health and safety standards.  Archaeologists may be delegated to additional coordination and supervision responsibilities, particularly for projects with multiple field crews, complex logistics, and demanding scheduling and staffing requirements.  Archaeologists may also be involved with the preparation of samples and artifacts for analyses and curation, and are expected to contribute to the development and completion of project deliverables (reports and graphics) as needed.

Position is open until January 8, 2018.  Competitive salary negotiable based on experience. Full benefits package includes bonus opportunities, vacation, sick leave, holidays, medical insurance, 401K, etc.  Position is a salaried exempt position. Schedule may fluctuate based on seasonality of work and status of contracts. NLURA is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information regarding this position, and to apply online, please visit our website:  https://www.northernlanduse.com/about/employment/