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3 May 2022 8:12 AM | Dina Rivera (Administrator)


Principal Investigator – Archaeology (Focus: Pre-Contact)

Richmond, Virginia

Gray & Pape, a national and international cultural heritage management (CRM) firm, is seeking a Principal Investigator - Archaeology to join our Archaeology practice in our Richmond, Virginia office. Expected salary range for this role is $55,000-$70,000. This role is full time, regular status, exempt position. Gray & Pape offers a hybrid work environment with built in flexibility for days in the office. The Principal Investigator – Archaeology will have a focus on pre-contact archaeological sites.

Summary of the Role:

The Principal Investigator-Archaeology position is responsible for conducting and overseeing all aspects of archaeological projects and studies. This includes: archaeological, cultural, historical, and environmental research and context development; literature and desktop assessments to support modeling and due diligence objectives; archaeological reconnaissance and due diligence surveys; Phase I and II archeological resource identification and assessment; Phase III archaeological treatment plans, data recovery, and mitigation; archaeological, cultural, and historical artifact and laboratory analysis; preparation of a variety of archaeological documentation and technical reports; and preparing artifacts and records for curation. For this position we are looking for someone with a focus on pre-contact archaeological sites and that has experience directing the excavations of and analyzing the results of excavations of Native American archaeological sites.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA/MS in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field.
  • 5 years CRM supervisory and lead author CRM report preparation experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the legal and administrative framework of CRM (Section 106 and NEPA).
  • Experience directing project teams and field crews.
  • Demonstrable report writing experience with experience preparing deliverables using report templates and style guides.
  • Demonstrated skills and supervisory experience in all phases of fieldwork.
  • Traditional and digital mapping, including total station and GPS-based mapping skills; photography; survey techniques; and excavation techniques.
  • Ability to analyze data using statistical analysis, material culture analysis, and geomorphological analysis.
  • Qualified to register with the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) and under the Secretary of the Interior Standards (36 CFR 61) in archaeology.
  • Excellent understanding of National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) Criteria and their application.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and ability to operate a passenger car/light truck.

The Principal Investigator will travel and be on-site for assigned fieldwork. Travel is project-dependent with an expectation of travel outside the local area and for multiple days. Some projects may require extended travel.

Gray & Pape offers a competitive pay and benefits package, including paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health and disability insurance, and a 401(k)-retirement plan. A complete job description is available upon request.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit the following to Ashley Huntley, HR Assistant, at ahuntley@graypape.com. No phone calls, please.

  • Cover letter detailing experience with pre-contact archaeological sites and experience directing the excavations of and analyzing the results of excavations of Native American archaeological sites.
  • Resume or CV;
  • 1 writing sample (preferably from the past 3-5 years).

This position is open until May 23, 2022, and qualified candidates may be interviewed and selected prior to close date. Please visit us at https://www.graypape.com/our-company/careers/ to learn more.

Gray & Pape is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing an environment of respect and inclusion where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law. Please contact HR to request an accommodation.

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