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Senior Archaeologist

Senior Archaeologist

San Francisco & Northern CA

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to join our team.      

ICF is seeking a Senior Archaeologist to support the growth of our cultural resources practice in our San Francisco, CA office. Applicants living throughout Northern CA are encouraged to apply if they have the knowledge and experience requested below. This role will be remote as we continue to move through the pandemic, but once on-site work resumes, you may be required to work from the San Francisco, San Jose or Sacramento office. The option to stay remote may also be considered.

As senior archaeologist at ICF, you will be a client-facing lead for archaeology and cultural resources studies, both for stand-alone cultural resources projects or as part of larger multi-disciplinary efforts and provide thought leadership for the cultural resources practice. As part of your regular responsibilities, you will perform and lead research, fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and prepare technical reports and environmental documents. As a client-facing technical lead, you may also be asked to contribute to marketing and proposal efforts for cultural resources opportunities or as part of a larger team on multi-disciplinary opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and coordinate technical work in archaeology.
  • Write and produce reports or documents.
  • Evaluate resources for the National Register and California Register.
  • Collaborate with architectural and landscape historians toward an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to cultural resources investigations.
  • Develop resource management recommendations and assess project effects on resources.
  • Collaborate in an integrated team with engineers, scientists, planners, regulators, and other stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Archaeology or related field.
  • 10+ years of professional, related experience.
  • Demonstrated capability to serve as technical lead on archaeological studies.
  • Knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, and other state and federal environmental regulations.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills
  • Cultural specializations such as geoarchaeology, historical archaeology, or bioarchaeology.
  • Project coordination or project management skills demonstrated by previous work experience.
  • Participation in and management of project budget development, project schedules, tracking and production of deliverables, and oversight of QA/QC process tracking.
  • Experience in business development, proposal, and marketing.

Professional Skills

  • The position requires strong coordination, analytical and people skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

San Francisco, CA (CA78)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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