Staff Archaeologist/Field Supervisor

Richmond, VA, USA

For the past three decades, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA) has been recognized as one of the most respected full-service cultural resource consulting firms in the United States. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, CRA has offices located throughout the United States. Our mission is to meet the client's needs in the delivery of appropriate, high-quality, cost-effective consulting services in the study of archaeology and the historic built environment. CRA's accomplishments are directly attributable to our core values: excellent service, respecting all people, building strong relationships, honesty, integrity, supporting our employees, and entrepreneurial spirit. To attract and retain the best talent, CRA shares its success with its employees and offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package. For more information about CRA please visit our website at CRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CRA's Richmond, Virginia office seeks a Staff Archaeologist with Mid-Atlantic and/or Southeastern U.S. experience. The qualified Staff Archaeologist candidate must have bachelors or graduate degree (preferred) in Anthropology and a minimum of one (1) years supervisory experience on Phase I and II projects. Candidates who can demonstrate writing experience are preferred as is experience in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and/or North Carolina with transportation project experience a plus. Experience with cemetery delineations and battlefields also desired. Working knowledge of GIS applications is highly desirable.

The candidate will be expected to conduct compliance projects for clients in both the public and private sectors, including multiple projects at a time. Expect frequent stays away from the office. Specific duties include working with staff to prepare proposals and budgets, develop scopes of work, oversee projects and manage field crews, conduct analyses, interpret analytical data, and write reports. Ability to use GPS units, electronic theodolite and drive 4-wheel drive vehicles in rough terrain is required. We are looking for someone who is detail oriented, has strong organization skills, is comfortable with complex survey and excavation logistics, has excellent verbal and written communication skills, and is technologically proficient including experience with databases. It is imperative that the candidate be able to work 8 to 10 hour days (or longer if necessary) in a variety of conditions. Stooping, bending and lifting are essential functions of this position.

The position is a full-time, salaried position with a full benefit package. Salary and position level is commensurate with experience but hiring range is between $40,000 and $55,000. Please submit letter of interest, resume, three professional references, and writing sample to Bridgette Robinson via email at CRA employees are required to undergo a background check that includes driving history. CRA reserves the right to perform drug/alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment. Please contact Kay Simpson ( via email with questions about the position.

Only those eligible to work in the US need apply

published: 18 November 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.