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Seattle, Washington, United States of America
JOB #R2205146



Seattle, WA

The 2020 pandemic inspired many people to seek new jobs where they could turn their passion projects into a full-time career. Here at ICF we work on passion projects all the time, from helping convert America to clean energy such as solar and offshore wind to helping efforts to restore vital fish habitat in Washington State. In the Pacific Northwest, some of our local passion projects include helping communities understand and accommodate for risks to cultural resources while building resilient infrastructure across Washington and Oregon, assisting transportation agencies with developing meaningful cultural resource mitigation in the Puget Sound, and that cultural resources awareness and protection is integrated into habitat conservation planning in western Oregon. One thing is for sure, being part of ICF’s cultural resources team is never boring.

ICF is currently seeking an Archaeologist to be based in Seattle, Washington. The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment working on some of the region’s most influential and complex environmental compliance projects.

Job Description

The Archaeologist position will provide cultural resource field and technical writing support for public agency, utility, and land development/management clients based out of Seattle. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in fieldwork and technical writing, and an interest in growing these skills in a collaborative team environment.  

Key responsibilities 

  • Lead and support field efforts in the Seattle area and Pacific Northwest. Travel for up to 10 days may be involved, with work occurring outdoors under all weather conditions. 

  • Lead author for small survey and monitoring reports, and assist senior ICF staff guidance on larger writing efforts. 

  • Work independently and as part of a team in a collaborative environment. 

  • Coordinate and communicate effectively with ICF staff and construction personnel. 

  • Meet deadlines, multitask, and produce quality work. 

  • The ability or interest to manage small projects, including fieldwork, report deliverables, and budgets and/or provide specialized services, such GIS (ArcMap and Collector). 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or related field. 

  • 3+ years of experience in cultural resources management. 

  • 3+ years of experience conducting field visits at locations in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with computers, smart devices, and completing data entry in application interfaces (such as ArcGIS Collector). 

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment. 

  • Proactive, creative, and positive collaborative attitude. 

Preferred Skills/Experience 

  • Masters’ in Archaeology or related field. 

  • Registered Professional Archaeologist certification. 

  • 2+ years of experience in project management and/or GIS. 

  • Working knowledge of SEPA, NEPA, NHPA, and other state and federal environmental regulations. 

  • Familiarity with Pacific Northwest cultural resources and associated regulatory environment. 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.  

  • Strong fieldwork skills including monitoring, pedestrian and subsurface survey, testing and evaluation. 

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

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.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email 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.

Seattle, WA (WA25)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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