Senior Archaeologist and/or Archaeology Project Manager

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EDR is seeking an experienced, team-oriented Senior Archaeologist and/or Archaeology Project Manager with demonstrated expertise directing archaeological investigations, archaeological monitoring during construction, agency coordination (DOT, FHWA), and State and/or Tribal Historic Preservation Office (SHPO/THPO) consultation for Transportation Infrastructure projects. This role would be a full-time position based in our Syracuse, NY office.  This position requires residency and/or relocation to the Syracuse, NY region.

The ideal candidate will meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications in Archaeology (36 CFR Part 61), have an MA/MS or Ph.D. degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or similar field of study, and have 5-10+ years of experience in a similar or related role in a professional setting. Essential skills include:

  • Demonstrated experience managing and serving as the Principal Investigator for large, urban archaeology projects.
  • Demonstrated experience scheduling, coordinating, and directing archaeological field personnel for machine-aided excavation (i.e., Phase II/III investigations) and construction monitoring.
  • Demonstrated experience managing client and agency communications during large, complex archaeological projects, including SHPO, THPO, and similar stakeholders/consulting parties.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and navigating complex project reviews under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
  • Strong research, data analysis, and writing skills, and demonstrated ability to prepare and review cultural resources reports, including Phase II and III archaeological reports, daily construction monitoring reports, Phase II and III work scopes/research designs, and similar types of studies.
  • Working knowledge of GIS and GPS technology, mapping, analysis, and data processing.
  • Ability to independently conduct and oversee archaeological investigations, significance evaluations, and treatment recommendations.
  • Ability to travel (locally and out of state when required).
  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions at times for extended hours (over 8) and multiple days.

Preference will be given to candidates with a diverse skillset who are able to support other aspects of EDR’s workload, including assistance with research/report writing for archaeology projects, historic preservation planning projects, environmental impact assessment, GIS mapping/analysis, visual impact assessment, and/or technical report writing/editing.

EDR is dedicated to creating and sustaining a better environment – for our employees, clients, and communities.

EDR is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and design firm that has been in business for over 40 years. Our staff includes a diverse group of environmental professionals that includes ecologists, botanists, wetland specialists, wildlife biologists, GIS specialists, archaeologists, historians, visualization specialists, planners, landscape architects, and engineers.  EDR began providing cultural resources services in 2010, and since that time has conducted dozens of cultural resources investigations and historic preservation projects in New York, Ohio, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Northeast. Our senior cultural resources staff meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards (per 36 CFR Part 61) in their respective fields.

We are committed to providing a workplace, culture, and benefit/compensation set that truly values our team members. At EDR, collaboration is encouraged, new ideas and opinions are sought, and every employee’s happiness, growth, satisfaction, and contribution matter. Come join our team, work on interesting and challenging projects, and collaborate with our talented group of professionals!

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