ARCHAEOLOGIST SUPPORT (ACS)

 

Major Duties:
The ACS shall independently provide professional historic preservation and archaeological
support.

Technical Review – The ACS shall review proposed Navy/USMC actions for potential impacts
to cultural resources, and compliance with historic preservation statues, regulations and guidelines.
The ACS shall provide recommendations on cultural resources protection/avoidance requirements
and assists in the development of plans to avoid, minimize and/or mitigate effects of proposed
development projects. The ACS shall review environmental documents, technical reports, and
other documents for Navy/USMC actions within NAVFAC’s area of cognizance. The ACS shall
provide technical assistance Navy/USMC personnel responsible for preparing and reviewing
historic preservation planning documents including Integrated Cultural Resources Management
Plans, Archaeological Survey Reports, Data Recovery Plans and Curation Plans. The ACS shall
provide technical services for archaeological and historical resources surveys and inventories of
historically significant properties. The ACS shall provide assistance in identifying the need for,
designing and conducting such surveys and inventories. The ACS shall prepare and review forms
for the nomination of historic properties for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The
ACS shall review environmental planning documents, design and construction documents for
compliance with historic preservation statutes. The ACS shall provide recommendation to
possible compliance measures that the Navy may elect to implement, such as mitigation of adverse
effects. The ACS shall provide assistance in designing and recommendations in compliance
measures including surveys, negation or mitigation or adverse effect through archival
documentation, archaeological data collection, and project modification. The ACS shall provide
daily reports to summarize efforts. The ACS shall maintain various databases.

Coordination – The ACS shall work closely with Navy/USMC personnel, contractors, Federal
and State agencies.

Preparation of Documents – The ACS shall prepare cultural resources documentation including,
but not limited to, survey reports, evaluation, and mitigation planning documents as requested by
the Senior Archaeologist. All submittals must be prepared by computer and compatible with
current Navy/USMC software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint, Arc Map, Word, Excel, Adobe
Photoshop, etc.). Submittals include but are not limited to project reviews and recommendations,
Memorandum of Agreements/Cooperative Agreements, drafts of Section 106 of the National
Historic Preservation Act, correspondence, as well as PowerPoint briefings and presentations. The
ACS shall produce professional quality, properly edited, and technically accurate project
documentation and correspondence at least 90% of the time. The ACS shall ensure timely
submission of reviews and recommendations in accordance with project schedules at least 95% of
the time.

Operations – The ACS job duties is primarily sedentary, performed in an office setting. Some
walking will be required throughout the workplace facilities and at work sites.
The office work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety
precautions typical of such places as conference rooms or office spaces. Outdoor work may be
required to a much lesser degree to include field inspections, archaeological monitoring and/or
historic property surveys. Outdoor work includes field trips requiring physical exertion in the form
of extensive walking over rough, uneven ground and rocky surfaces in remote or densely vegetated
outdoor environments, as well as lifting of moderately heavy items. The ACS shall have a good
familiarity of NAVFAC SW Safety and Health Requirement manual, instructions, agency
equipment regulations and directives. Guidelines will include a variety of Federal, Department of
Defense, and Department of Navy, Commander Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Southwest publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published
guidance will be provided by the Government as needed.
Meetings/Conferences – The ACS shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies,
clients, and team members when required to do so.
Briefings – The ACS shall participate in briefings when required to do so.
Updates – The ACS shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and
accomplishments performed.

Experience Requirements:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field.
• Must have in-depth knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act, general
knowledge of statutory laws and Executive Orders such as the Archaeological Resources
Protection Act and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
• Must possess a working knowledge of archaeological and historic resources in the
Southwest region is desired.
• Must demonstrate skills in oral and written communication.
• Must apply knowledge of the methods and theories of archaeology and historic
preservation to include managing and/or preparing archaeological or historic preservation
studies, cultural resources mitigation measures, as well as management or preservation
plans.

 

Full time – one year contract (may be extended)

To apply for this job email your details to Diana@appsrvc.com