• Cultural Resources Assistant Project Manager

    Office Location US-OR-Portland
    Requisition Number
    # of Openings
    Cultural Resources/Archaeology
    Hire Type
  • About the opportunity

    Are you passionate about quality cultural resources work and superior client service? SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an experienced, self-motivated cultural resources specialist to join our Portland office. You should reside or have experience in the Pacific Northwest and be prepared to be a key contributing member of our Portland team.


    Your role will be to manage smaller projects and assist with the management of larger projects, lead crews in the field, and assist in office business development. You should be able to work full time and have the ability to travel. SWCA offers an enthusiastic, supportive, and casual work environment with flexible schedules and a competitive total compensation and benefits package, including a stock ownership program. This position provides a great opportunity for a motivated individual to help grow an excellent cultural resources team.


    When applying for this position, please submit a one page cover letter summarizing your experience and reasons for applying.

    What you will accomplish

    • Participate in all aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and report production. Additional project management duties as needed: manage budgets, prepare proposals, and interact with clients. 
    • Author technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents.
    • Maintain good working relationships with state and federal agency contacts and clients.
    • Assist with business development efforts in the Portland and Pacific Northwest market.

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology required
    • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in supervising archaeological fieldwork and preparing cultural resources reports required
    • Willingness and ability to learn project management and client service
    • Emphasis on Pacific Northwest archaeology and a current technical specialization (i.e., historical archaeology, zooarchaeology, lithic analysis, etc.) that complements those of other team staff; specialization in geoarchaeology strongly preferred
    • Listed as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (or qualified for RPA status)
    • Certification as Oregon SHPO Qualified Archaeologist (or able to become qualified)
    • Commitment to the Portland office’s core values of integrity, teamwork, and communication

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


    If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. 


    EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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