Archaeologist - Cultural Resource Specialist


Portland, OR
4800 SW Meadows Rd. Ste 460
97035 Lake Oswego , OR
United States
43° 4' 7.9968" N, 116° 0' 56.25" W
Oregon US
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Additional Position Information:

Largest Energy company in NW seeking experienced Archaeologist who will be functioning as a Cultural Resource Specialist, working within both the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Cultural Resources Program, as well as with company project environmental leads for transmission system operations and fish and wildlife mitigation projects. The primary purpose of this position is to provide professional knowledge in the inventory, evaluation, protection and management of prehistoric and historic resources.

Position Responsibilities include but not limited to:

·         Meeting facilitation (including agenda development and distribution, finalization of meeting notes, coordination with program participants, etc.)

·         Draft and review contract statements of work and associated deliverables.

·         Independently conduct cultural resource fieldwork, limited subsurface testing, and report generation to identify cultural resources that may be affected by implementation of transmission or fish and wildlife mitigation projects.

·         Manage electronic and hard copy records (compliance reports, site records, etc).

·         Participate as a team member in preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents (i.e., drafting or reviewing relevant reports and sections of NEPA documents), identifying special cultural resource considerations and potential impacts.

·         May prepare and review cultural resource management’s plans and project plans, recommending specific actions needed for long term cultural resource protection, including priorities, costs and schedules.

·         Provide expertise on the compliance of various proposed undertakings with federal cultural resources laws, their associated regulations, utility and federal policies and guidelines, including Department of Energy (DOE) tribal policies and guidance.

·         Draft and produce media materials, public information brochures and booklets, signage, internal and external presentations, maps, and other visuals for co. use.

·         Design and implement public outreach and/or trainings to increase awareness for cultural resources and historic preservation thought the co. service territory.

Position Requirements:

Education/Experience Requirements

·         Must possess a Bachelor degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or closely related field.

·         Related Experience - At least 6 months of supervised field and analytic experience in Columbia River Basin archaeology

·         Minimum Experience Required - 5 years of more of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration or management.

o    A professional in prehistoric archaeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience in the study of archaeological resources of the prehistoric period.

o    A professional in historic archaeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience in the study of archaeological resources of the historic period.

General Skills Requirements:

·         Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge with section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and implementing regulations

·         Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.

·         Experience or familiarity with evaluating cultural resource effects of fish and wildlife conservation projects (e.g. habitat enhancement and restoration activities, irrigation screening, etc.) is desired but not required. 

·         Photoshop, Illustrator, and website software skills required.

·         Artifact illustration, map production using a geographic information system, photography, and strong graphic design skills required

·         A working knowledge of GPS data collection, hardware and software.

·         Possess excellent organizational skills, work well under pressure and meet deadlines; have a client-oriented attitude, and be able to multi-task and "switch gears" quickly.

·         Must have a positive attitude and be a team player. Requires outstanding customer service skills and a willingness to go the extra mile.

·         Knowledge of the FCRPS, co’s transmission system, and fish and wildlife mitigation program is desirable

·         Knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

·         Familiarity with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA) and NEPA.

·         Knowledge of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA)

·         Exceptional writing skills required.

·         Must have the ability to transmit information effectively, to present and describe issues clearly and concisely.

·         Must demonstrate ability to pay close attention to detail, be able to interface and communicate with various professional personnel and management and maintain good client relations.

·         Knowledge and proficiency working with MS Office Suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel and Outlook (MS Office 2010 proficiency required)

Additional Requirements:

·                     Approximately 10% travel to field locations and accessing Transmission energized facilities.

·                     Become familiar with and follow the safety practices of the co's Accident Prevention Manual.

·                     Position requires work in and around energized facilities (Access and Non-Electrical Worker Permits required). 


Access Permit: Must have clear criminal background.  Allows unescorted access for self and escort capabilities of a (Visitor) contractor allowing movement within energized facilities for the purpose of observation only.

Non-Electrical Worker Permit:  Allows unescorted access and movement for self and escort capabilities of a (Visitor) contractor on their performance of predefined work not effecting the electrical operation of the power system.


Institution or Company offering position: 
Motus Recruiting
Contact Name: 
Tifhani Ristick