• Cultural Resources Principal Investigator

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    Cultural Resources/Archaeology
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  • About the opportunity

    Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.


    Our Sheridan office offers a unique work environment and specializes in oil and gas and generation projects.


    Your role will be to lead field efforts and manage agency deliverables. You should be able to work a standard 40-hour work week but be adaptable to variable field schedules such as 10-day field sessions with days off between sessions.

    What you will accomplish

    Oversee all aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production insuring it is conducted to the specific state and federal requirements. As needed, author large technical reports, research designs, treatment plans and other technical documents. Maintain good working relationships with state and federal agency contacts and clients following relevant work protocols. Provide leadership and mentorship for field crew.  

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Master’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology required
    • Minimum of four (4) years of supervisory and fieldwork experience required
    • Ability to design and implement a testing or data recovery excavation project consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation.
    • Experience in Wyoming archaeology required
    • Technical specialization (i.e. lithic analysis, faunal analysis, historical archaeology, architectural history, etc.) preferred
    • Experience with Section 106 required
    • Listed or eligible for listing as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (or qualified for RPA status) preferred
    • Past peer-reviewed publication record and conference presentation experience preferred
    • Must be able to qualify to be listed on the Wyoming BLM Permit for Archaeological Investigations
    • Ability to be listed on various federal and state cultural resource permits in other states desired

    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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