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San Francisco, California, United States of America
JOB #R1900287

Senior Archaeologist

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Senior Archaeologist

San Francisco & Northern CA

ICF is seeking a Senior Archaeologist to support our cultural resources practice in our San Francisco, CA office, however applicants living throughout Northern CA are encouraged to apply if they have the knowledge and experience requested below.

Job Description  

As a Senior Archaeologist at ICF, you will lead and/or contribute to archaeology and cultural resources studies as either stand-alone projects or as part of larger multi-disciplinary projects. You will also lead or participate in research, fieldwork, laboratory analysis, monitoring, and preparation of technical reports and environmental documents. Duties will include conducting or directing background research, survey, testing, evaluation, data recovery, and construction monitoring, laboratory work, report preparation as well as other tasks. You will also be expected 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.
  • Evaluate resources for the National Register and California Register.
  • Write and produce reports or documents.
  • Work with other cultural resources staff who provide technical support in field and office settings.
  • 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.
  • 5+ 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 historic architecture, historic 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.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. 

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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 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)

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