Archaeologist, Principal Investigator
Job Details
Houston - Houston, TX
Full Time

The Archaeologist will manage and execute responsibilities ranging from fieldwork; including construction monitoring; pedestrian surveys; National Register of Historic Places eligibility testing; and data recovery investigations. The Archaeologist will support laboratory processing and curation preparation activities, and will be involved in analyzing artifacts and preparing technical reports associated with projects. The Archaeologist will also provide excellent customer service and ensure client expectations are met in a timely manner, while achieving profit objectives. He or she will lead by example and set high standards for creativity and inter-office and intra-office cooperation.

Employee shall have the following minimum duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead and conduct archaeological investigations including both fieldwork and laboratory artifact process and curation preparation.
  • Oversee and assist the logistical design and completion of field and laboratory projects.
  • Conduct historical archival research.
  • Coordinate as needed with sub-consultants including archaeologists, architectural historians, geoarchaeologists, etc.
  • Direct staff conducting project background research at the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory, and regional libraries.
  • Serve as Project Archaeologist and Principal Investigator on cultural resource projects.
  • Prepare archaeology permit applications.
  • Prepare reports from project data and field observation notes.
  • Conduct analysis of field data and artifacts recovered to aid the preparation of report data.
  • Assist with Geophysical Surveys.
  • Assist in developing and utilizing GIS data for project specific assignments.
  • Plan and effectively utilize managerial skills to advance the Departments profitability and the effectiveness of all archaeology staff.
  • Plan, coordinate and document satisfactory training of appropriate archaeological laboratory, field, and clerical staff.
  • Provide technical/project management training and mentoring to our professional and technical staff members.
  • Assist senior management to monitor technical and loss prevention practices to ensure his/her Unit is in substantial compliance with good accepted practice.
  • Lift and/or carry up to 65 pounds to include, but not limited to tools, sample containers and equipment.
  • Potential exposure to movement of heavy equipment on construction or roadway sites; potential exposure to hazardous dangerous chemicals and solvents, noise, dust, fumes, grease and oils, radiant and electrical energy, and vibration; all of which would require employee to follow proper safety procedures and utilize appropriate protective equipment.
  • Position may require protracted or irregular hours. Flexibility to work irregular hours is necessary due to client needs. Work responsibilities require out of town/overnight travel to Raba Kistner offices, client offices and project locations. Travel will be conducted by means of vehicle or commercial airline.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Employees shall possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Possess a Masters degree in Archaeology with a minimum of seven years applicable experience
  • Possess a valid Texas drivers license and meet firms automobile insurability requirements.
  • Must satisfy employment medical requirements.
  • Verbal and written skills to prepare technical reports, communicate effectively with coworkers, clients, and contractors.
  • Excellent writing skills for correspondence, proposals and reports.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Present a professional appearance to best represent the firm.
  • Must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to post-accident, random, and reasonable cause testing during employment.
  • Comply with all attendance requirements as noted in most current edition of the Employee Handbook.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Key responsibilities and essential functions are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this position.

This position description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other position-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veterans