Associate Archaeologist | Columbus, OH

Chronicle Heritage
Columbus, OH
United States
Job Description
**Chronicle Heritage**

**Company Profile**

Chronicle Heritage is a solution-driven heritage consulting firm that prides itself on employing the best cultural resource management (CRM) professionals in the industry. We place an emphasis on supporting our clients' needs, fostering new technologies that advance our industry, and leveraging those advancements toward the management of non-renewable cultural resources. Chronicle Heritage prioritizes professional development within the framework of innovation and forward thinking to encourage career advancement and research development.

**Job Description**

Because Chronicle continues to see rapid growth, we are seeking qualified and experienced applicants to fill a full-time Associate Archaeologist position in our Columbus, Ohio office. Primary responsibilities will include: leading and supervising field staff; recording archaeological sites through survey; intensive excavations for site evaluations; monitoring fieldwork quality and reviewing paperwork/notes; conducting background research required for assessments; technical report writing and preparation; adhering to established budgets and schedules; maintaining appropriate professional standards of quality and technical proficiency; positively interacting with team members to meet deadlines; contributing to research and writing for proposal development; and other duties as may be required. This is anticipated to be a ½ time travel and fieldwork position with the remainder of the time contributing to reporting efforts. Travel for non-local projects is necessary. We seek a candidate who wishes to grow within the company.

**Hire Type**: Full-time, salaried

**Schedule:** Monday-Friday, standard business hours; occasional weekend work depending on projects

**Location:** Columbus, Ohio

**Required Qualifications**

- Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field is required.
- Meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standard, Code of Federal Regulations 36 CFF Part 61 for Archaeology
- Five years of experience directing fieldwork for CRM projects (Midwest/Ohio Valley region preferred);
- Familiarity with Section 106 process and NRHP eligibility criteria for sites is a plus;
- Minimum of two years of experience with analysis and technical report writing;
- Valid driver's license

**Preferred Skills and Experience**

- Strong writing skills. Experience preparing technical reports a plus
- Skills with ArcGIS and ArcMap
- Prior experience with Trimble GPS and/or ArcGIS Collector/Survey123/Field Maps apps
- Experience leading and coordinating field crews
- Must be highly organized and able to communicate effectively with supervisors and co-workers
- Previous experience with mapping equipment and other special application equipment (e.g., total station, GPS, tablets, etc.)
- Positive and energetic attitude

**Physical and Mental Requirements and Work Environment**

Regular fieldwork or on-site inspections are required, which necessitates ability to frequently travel/drive a vehicle (sight, hearing, and manual manipulation of driving mechanisms), cognitive ability to plan travel, use maps or GPS navigation systems.

May require ambulation and movement to enable walking or hiking 10+ miles per day on rough and/or hazardous terrain and occasional climbing, crouching, kneeling, balancing on rough terrain. Fieldwork may involve exposure to conditions of rain, sun, heat, wind, dust, etc., with exposure to animals, plants, wet conditions, biting insects, poison oak, etc. May require use of respiratory equipment.

Some fieldwork may require carrying loads up to 25 pounds or work aroun