Apply TODAY ! Openings in Texas and Oklahoma

Are you an archaeologist who is tired of bouncing from contract gig to contract gig? Do you feel like you’ve learned a lot out on the road leading crews and recording sites and summing things up but you want an opportunity to be part of the bigger picture? Do you confidently scoff at Belloq’s distinct lack of permitting or vertical controls in his excavations to find the Well of Souls? Do you want to work in a well, regarded, challenging, supportive, professional environment in the Austin, Texas or Norman, Oklahoma area?

If you answered “Yes” to these questions, contact us at AmaTerra Environmental, Inc., right away. You may be just the archaeologist we’re looking for!

AmaTerra Environmental, Inc. (AmaTerra), an award-winning, woman-owned, small business is seeking an experienced Project Archaeologist to join their team at AmaTerra’s Austin, Texas headquarters. The successful applicant will work alongside AmaTerra’s staff of cultural and environmental resource professionals serving a variety of Federal, State, municipal, and private clients.

Applicants must have a graduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field. Applicants should past professional archaeological experience leading archaeological surveys, conducting artifact analysis, and preparing detailed archeological reports for regulatory cultural resource management projects such as roadways, electrical generation, and municipal infrastructure, among others. Experience working on and/or leading National Register testing and evaluation projects, as well as data recovery excavations is preferred.

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

  • Excellent oral and written c

ommunication skills.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines relevant to cultural resource management. A thorough understanding of Section 106 of the NHPA and Antiquities Code of Texas is a huge plus.

  • Experience in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and/or Louisiana (preferred), but will consider experience conducting fieldwork, research, analysis, and reporting in other parts of the United States.

  • Experience with projects for State of Texas and/or State of Oklahoma agencies.

  • Supervisory experience leading field projects through completion of reporting.

  • Experience with GPS technologies and other digital data collection methods.

  • Understanding of reporting standards; a writing sample may be requested for review.

  • Specific research areas and/or skills are preferred, but not limited to: remote sensing techniques, faunal analysis, lithic technology, prehistoric ceramics, historic archaeology, human osteology, or geomorphology.

Successful candidates must also

be able to:

  • travel overnight as project schedules dictate (at least 30-50 percent).

  • walk up to 10 miles a day.

  • dig shovel tests to depths of up to one meter.

  • lift 50 pounds.

  • work outdoors in potentially adverse weather conditions.

  • work with minimal supervision at times.

  • manage time efficiently.

  • work in a collaborative environment.

Job responsibilities will include developing and planning field projects, leading field crews on survey, testing, and data recovery projects, report writing, and working with all staff in AmaTerra Offices. Some experience with project scoping, budget development, and management is preferred.

AmaTerra implements a comprehensive COVID-19 protocol in the workplace and on field projects according to CDC guidelines.

AmaTerra offers a competitive salary for this position, plus an attractive suite of benefits (health insurance, 401(k), sick/vacation leave, etc.).

AmaTerra is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. This position will remain open until filled.

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