Cultural Resources Specialist 1 – (163056)

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About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Cultural Resource Specialist 1, we’ll count on you to:

  • Perform site testing and conduct analyses work on a variety of development projects involving archaeological resources, historic structures, tribal resources and excavations
  • Provide technical expertise to develop design options or recommendations, and assist in the preparation of service deliverable documents
  • Perform routine scientist assignments requiring application of standard techniques and procedures
  • Complete projects with clear, specified objectives and limited variables
  • Work independently on small projects, or assist more-senior scientists on larger projects
  • Give direction to clerical and technical personnel as needed
  • Perform other duties as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Architectural History or closely related field
  • 5+ years Archaeological experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel
  • Proven ability to work in the field and with field crews
  • Excellent communication and client interaction skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Requires ability to travel
  • Successful candidates must be familiar with field study design and documentation, regulatory framework for cultural resource management, and GIS utilities
  • Must be able to handle cultural resources in a variety of geographic settings primarily throughout CA
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • MA/MS degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Architectural History or closely related field


At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible.  When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  


At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
We consider all qualified applicants, regardless of arrest and conviction records.

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