Saturday, September 24, 2022

Project Archaeologist

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR) is seeking an experienced, team-oriented Project Archaeologist based in our Syracuse, Rochester, or Albany, New York offices. The qualified candidate will have:

  •  At least 3 years of experience directing cultural resources investigations in New York, the northeast, and/or mid-Atlantic states;
  • Strong writing skills and demonstrated ability to prepare cultural resources reports;
  • Familiarity with both pre-contact (Native American) and historic-period archaeological sites and artifacts; and,
  • Demonstrated understanding of federal and state regulatory processes (e.g., NEPA, Section 106, Section 14.09, SEQRA).

In addition, this position will require supervision of archaeological field crews, regular use of GPS, ArcGIS and office-based data processing, ability to travel (locally and out of state when required), ability to work outdoors in all kinds of weather, physical endurance to conduct archaeological field surveys in remote and challenging environments, ability to carry equipment (shovel and screen, GPS unit, cameras) while conducting fieldwork, ability to read and understand maps, and ability to prepare field records and drawings.

The successful candidate must have strong leadership skills, work well with other disciplines in a team environment, and be able to negotiate multiple concurrent projects. Must meet the minimum qualifications specified in Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation (36 CFR Part 61), including a minimum MA/MS degree in anthropology, history, or related field.

EDR is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and design firm that has been in business for over 35 years (since 1979). EDR began providing cultural resources services in 2010, and since that time has conducted dozens of cultural resources investigations in New York State and the Northeast and our senior cultural resources staff meet the Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines (per 36 CFR Part 61) in their respective fields. EDR’s staff includes a diverse group of environmental professionals with expertise in cultural resources (archaeology, architectural history, and historic preservation planning), stream and wetland delineations, ecology, wildlife biology, botany, visual impact analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), environmental permitting, zoning and land use analysis, planning, landscape architecture, and engineering.

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To apply for this position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to or in writing to:

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C.
Human Resources
217 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000
Syracuse, New York 13202

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