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Sr. Archaeologist/Principal Investigator

Harris & Associates Fresno, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Harris is a 100% employee-owned company focused on solving today's complex challenges in planning, design, and construction of public infrastructure. Our offices and project sites span the West Coast in California, Nevada, and Washington with a staff of over 200 employee-owners. We focus on serving clients in the municipal, water, transportation, and education markets. If you're a driven professional looking for a collaborative environment, work that makes a difference, and a firm that invests heavily in your growth, you could be a perfect fit for Harris & Associates.


We are actively searching for experienced Archaeologist/Principal Investigator to join our growing team in Fresno, CA.


This position is for an Archaeologist/Principal Investigator who meets the Secretary of the Interior’s (SOI) Standards of Archaeology who will conduct field surveys and prepare reports, implement mitigation in accordance with the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP), and oversee archaeological field staff.  The PI will provide project management expertise for the identification, evaluation and interpretation of mitigation measures. The PI will follow and implement the Programmatic Agreement Among the Federal Railroad Administration, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the California State Historic Preservation Officer, and the California High-Speed Rail Authority Regarding Compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as it pertains to the California High-Speed Rail Project.


Responsibilities & Duties

  • Document the results of pedestrian archaeological surveys conducted in the Construction Package 1 (CP1) of the California High Speed Rail project
  • Complete the required historic properties identification work under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act prior to any ground disturbing activities associated with the high-speed rail project within portions of the Area of Potential Effect
  • Conduct geoarchaeological analyses and historical research
  • Indicate sensitivity for buried prehistoric archaeological or historical archaeological remains
  • Conduct archival and records research
  • Conduct pedestrian archaeological surveys
  • Develop addenda to archaeological survey reports as required
  • Oversee cultural resources monitors
  • Lead field surveys, site recording, testing and excavations
  • Conduct laboratory work, including prehistoric and historic artifact identification, cataloging, and analysis


Qualifications & Skills

  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA)
  • A master’s degree in anthropology or a closely-related field is preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience that includes a comparable level of responsibility and experience
  • Demonstrated experience complying with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • A proven ability to author sections of cultural resource management reports
  • Ability to meet schedules and stay on budget 
  • Excellent problem solving skills, particularly in complex CRM projects 
  • Possess proven leadership and management skills of professional staff 
  • Experience with agency and client relationship management 
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong work ethic, ability to lead and manage professional staff 
  • This position may require field and office work in a variety of settings, locations, and environments 


Compensation & Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Harris & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability) and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Harris expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

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Harris & Associates


Fresno, CA
93721 USA