Project Archaeologist


Pago Pago, American Samoa
2002 Airport Road P.O.Box PPB
96799 Pago Pago , AS
United States
American Samoa US
Friday, September 7, 2012

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervise the daily field operations & train field assistants in excavating procedures, survey, mapping, data collection and recording as well as perform other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Division: Engineering Services

Position Type: Contract (two years)

Pay Range: $36,000-42,000/annum

Reports to: Principal Investigator

Job Grade/Status: Exempt

Minimum Requirements:


MA in Archaeology with 2-years supervisory experience in Pacific Islands/Polynesian Region(s), and demonstrable understanding and compliance expertise with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Or substitution with the following: Bachelor of Arts from an accredited program in archaeology or a degree program which is closely related to archaeology.


5-years supervisory experience (field and lab) in Pacific archaeology,and2-years experience working in a direct compliance-related capacity with Section 106 of the National.

Skills, Abilities, Job Requirements:

Skilled in: Must have a high degree of organization skills.

Ability to:

Must be able to interact and communicate effectively with local crew, landowners and the Samoan community; willing to adapt to a new cultural setting. Be able to write and converse effectively in the English language.


Be able to perform strenuous physical outdoor activity in a rugged tropical environment and be able to excavate in a humid climate, and at times clear heavy bush areas. A police criminal check and a drug test review will be required.

Qualified applicants:

please submit a completed ASG Employment Application with a copy of your resume to ASPA Tafuna  (address listed above) by the deadline listed above. Please attach copies of credentials and transcripts.  Candidates selected for hire must pass examinations (when applicable), pre-employment clearances & test negative on pre-employment drug test.  ASPA reserves the right to waive education and experience requirements as necessary.

No phone inquiries accepted.

Institution or Company offering position: 
American Samoa Power Authority
Contact Name: 
Sualauvi Sua