Staff Archaeologist CA [1 Attachment]



Staff Archaeologist 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Now is a great time to join Redhorse Corporation. Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what's right, what's smart, and what works.  

The staff Archaeologist will work on-site at the customer’s facility at Fort Irwin, CA to provide cultural resource management, compliance, and consultation services. The candidate will augment existing customer capabilities, work in a team framework, and be an on-site specialist to facilitate the cultural resources program. Primary duties include the following:

  • Conduct surveys prior to approval of dig permit requests to ensure protection of significant cultural or paleontological resources
  • Conduct background records searches, inventory and evaluation of cultural resources for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
  • Conduct archaeological site monitoring
  • Maintain archaeological data across several databases
  • Author and review a variety of survey and inventory reports and consultation packages to SHPO and Native American tribes, to include the ability to make recommendations
  • Assist with curation of archival materials in Fort Irwin’s Curation Facility
  • Ensure that data collection and drafting of reports are conducted with the highest quality effort possible
  • Conduct or assist with outreach briefings and events to promote cultural resources awareness

MA in Anthropology or an equivalent degree with an emphasis in archaeology
• Must have completed a degree that included three semester hours in EACH of the following course areas:
• History of Archaeology
• Archaeology of a major geographical area such as North America
• Regional Archaeology, Archaeological cultures, or sites in a specific part or portion of a major geographical area such as the Mojave Desert or Great Basin to acquire or develop a foundation for regional specialization for professional development
• Theory and methods of Archaeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, and analytical techniques

Six semester hours of related course work in:
• Geography, Geology, or Cultural Geography;
• History, Historiography, or Historical Archaeology;
• Environmental studies;
• Scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or
• Surveying.

• AND Completion of an archaeological field school, to provide a basic understanding of theoretical and practical approaches to research design implementation, field preservation techniques, and report preparation by participation in actual field work in North America
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in Archaeological survey and/or excavation
• Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards and Guidelines as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations - 36 CFR Part 61

• Working knowledge of the following:
o The Antiquities Act; the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA); the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA); the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); Curation of Federally Owned and Administered Archaeological Collections (36 CFR 79); and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
• Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion, for example, by authoring reports of survey, excavation, artifact analysis, or method and theory
• Must possess or be able to obtain a standard California Driver’s License, be able to work in extreme climatic conditions, be able to walk long distances, work with minimal supervision, use GPS technology, read maps, and be skilled in North American compliance Archaeological techniques and practices
• Well-developed verbal and technical report writing skills
• Working knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Working knowledge of GIS computer software
• Upon hiring the applicant must be able to pass a federal background check required prior to gaining access to unclassified government computer work stations

Preferred experience:
• Experience working with the Department of Defense (DoD)
• Field experience in the California deserts or Great Basin area is highly desirable
• Ability to work long days in a wide range of weather conditions
• Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology


LOCATION Ft. Irwin  
EOE STATEMENT Redhorse Corporation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer  





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