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Project Archaeologist (US-FL)

25 Apr 2022 8:29 AM | Dina Rivera (Administrator)

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Project Archaeologist

About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Project Archaeologist/Principal Investigator to assist with cultural resources management work in Florida. The Project Archaeologist/Principal Investigator will be responsible for managing projects and upholding our company’s standards of excellence. The selected candidate will report to the Jacksonville, FL Cultural Resources Team Lead as well as working with a larger cultural resources team across the greater Gulf Coast region.


This is full-time, regular status position, with ability to work in our Pensacola or Jacksonville, FL offices, as either an office or hybrid employee. Distributed work is available for qualified candidates. 

What you will accomplish

  • Serve as the primary author on large technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents;
  • Contribute to a supportive and dynamic work environment, collaborating effectively with other Principal Investigators, Project Managers, and staff in all offices throughout the Gulf Coast Region and company;
  • Conduct content edits of technical reports and site forms;
  • Oversee technical aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production;
  • Supervise, mentor, and support field staff in all aspects of their responsibilities;
  • Contribute to business development efforts in the Houston/Baton Rouge/Jacksonville/Pensacola market; including managing budgets and preparing proposals;
  • Enhance SWCA’s professional reputation and relationships with clients, stakeholders, and local/state/federal agencies;
  • Take initiative, resolve problems to ensure tasks are completed in the most efficient manner;

SWCA’s Gulf Coast region is also focused on Giving Back to our community and promoting scientific progress.  We encourage staff to volunteer on community charitable events, and/or join our Scientific Leadership in which SWCA provides time to develop articles or conference presentations

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of archaeology fieldwork experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory and/or team leadership experience. 
  • Experience completing projects as an archaeology Principal Investigator.
  • Experience with Section 106 and Historic Preservation regulatory requirements in Florida.
  • Prior work archaeological experience in Florida, Georgia, and/or the greater Gulf Coast area.
  • Has completed all aspects of a project (scheduling, budgeting), from proposal to final report preparation for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
  • Prior primary report authorship in a CRM context for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
  • Has provided QA/QC review of field documents, site forms, and reports.
  • Prior experience leading large crews and/or multiple crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
  • Has conducted marketing, business development, client management, and large proposal efforts.
  • Ability to coordinate personnel and other resources within budgetary constraints.
  • Has worked on an interdisciplinary team of scientists and planners. 


  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology.
  • Meet the Secretary of Interior’s archaeology standards.
  • Listed as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (or qualified for RPA status).

Additional Information: 

  • Valid Driver’s License in good standing.
  • Ability to travel 10-20% of time for fieldwork
  • FT/Regular/Salary $70K - $100K


SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


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EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.



Jessica Snider
Talent Acquisition Specialist

SWCA Environmental Consultants
20 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 1700

Phoenix, AZ 85012
P 602.889.6675


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