Cultural Resources Specialist Position at HDR in Anchorage

Date Posted: June 17, 2018       Categories: Uncategorized

HDR, Inc. has an opportunity in our Anchorage office for a Cultural Resources Specialist.

The primary duties of the Cultural Resource Specialist are to support clients with Section 106 compliance activities for a variety of development projects in Alaska. This is mid-career position that requires Secretary of Interior qualification as an Archaeologist at a minimum. The successful candidate will support clients with Section 106 and Alaska Historic Preservation Act compliance and coordination activities that may include agreement document preparation, finding of effect recommendations, consultation planning, fieldwork and associated reporting. The successful candidate may also serve as a task or project manager and subsistence researcher and reporter.

Candidates should be familiar with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Alaska State Historic Preservation Act, field study planning, execution, and documentation, preparation of state and federal land access permits, QC review and interpretation of field data, and the regulatory framework for cultural resource management in Alaska. The successful candidate should have some knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental regulations that pertain to cultural resources.  The successful candidate will be familiar with cultural resources management, research and documentation; field work and technical writing; and consultation with tribal entities and diverse stakeholders. Candidates must be available for fieldwork and travel throughout Alaska. The successful candidate will work independently and assist senior scientists on larger projects. Must demonstrate commitment to data confidentiality agreements and professional ethics standards. Must demonstrate interest and willingness to learn and accept increasing responsibility for tasks.


Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Historic Preservation or closely related field is required. Alaska-based fieldwork required; familiarity with Alaska subsistence issues preferred.

Previous field- or office work experience in cultural resource management discipline required. Minimum of 5 years of experience with cultural resources projects, with at least 3 years as a Field Supervisor/Field Director.

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required. Must be highly motivated self-starter with excellent, proven writing and communication skills. Experience working independently and with a team required.

Must be willing to work under varied weather conditions and participate in rural and urban field efforts with small and large teams. Experience with GIS processing and field tools preferred.

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