NPS Archaeologist/Diver

In this position you will serve as an Archeologist with the Submerged Resources Center (SRC) with duties consisting primarily of underwater archeological documentation and analysis and marine remote sensing survey and documentation of submerged cultural resources throughout the National Park System and with partner agencies on a state, national and international level. Because of equipment intensive field operations are done under the water, incumbent will be around water bodies involved in diving and boating activities. Because almost all field operations involve work in parks, you will be expected to travel extensively (e.g. up to seven months per years) and sometimes for long durations (e.g. 90 days or more). You will be expected to engage in diving operations, classified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as hazardous duty.

Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.


Post Doc Maritime Anthropology

Applications are invited for two 3 years positions as Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO 1352) of Social Anthropology to be based at the Department of Social Anthropology.

The positions will be part of the research project “(Dis-)Assembling the Life Cycle of Container Ships. Global Ethnographic explorations into Maritime Working Lives”, lead by associate professor Elisabeth Schober, and funded by The Research Council of Norway.

Shipbuilding, shipping, and ship-breaking are three rather unfamiliar maritime industries that make up the most crucial nodes enabling the life cycle of a container ship. The objective of the project is to shed new light on the globe-spanning networks around these vessels, and on the workers that are involved in making, maintaining, and breaking the ships. By uniting three ethnographic sub-projects – one focusing on shipbuilding, one on shipping, and one on ship-breaking – the focus is also on the connections and disjunctures between the different components that make, maintain, and break container ships. The combination of ethnography with a large-scale “interpretive” comparison-making perspective will allow for the exploration of some of the key social, political and economic relations that feed into global capitalism today. More information about the project can be obtained at the website or from associate professor Elisabeth Schober.

Maritime Archaeologist

SEARCH, a leading nationwide and global provider of cultural resources services to government and commercial customers, is continuously seeking top talent in the cultural resource management industry. As a full service company, SEARCH offers a multidisciplinary integration of our five divisions: Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Architectural History, History and Archives, and Museum Services.

SEARCH has an immediate opening for a full time Maritime Archaeologist / Marine Remote Sensing Specialist to join our Maritime division in Pensacola, FL, to support projects throughout the Southeast and worldwide. This position will be responsible for participating in marine remote-sensing surveys (including side-scan sonar, magnetometer, and CHIRP sub-bottom profiler) and archaeological diving missions, analyzing and interpreting remote-sensing data, maintaining and repairing equipment, producing reports, and operating a variety of survey vessels. The ideal candidate will also possess project management experience, be detail-oriented and organized, work well with others over long days on small vessels, and have the ability to work efficiently on simultaneous projects while meeting all deadlines. Candidates with GIS experience and RPA certification (or eligibility for RPA) are highly desirable.

Our Maritime Archaeologist role comes with physical demands and requirements. Candidates need to maintain strong outdoors and underwater skill sets, capacity to occasionally move or lift up to 60 pounds, swim long distances against current while burdened, and the ability to work in physically demanding environments. This position must also be comfortable and competent in extreme underwater diving environments that include zero visibility and heavy current. Must be willing to travel out of town at a moment’s notice for extended periods of time.

Archaeology Team Lead for AECOM

AECOM is actively seeking an experienced, creative, highly talented Archaeology Team Lead for immediate employment in the Germantown, MD office.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience conducting a diverse range of projects and a well-developed client base that includes working with Federal, State, and local government agencies and private sector clients. Prior experience providing direct supervision to staff, and direction to support teams. Existing, mature, and tested Client relationships preferred; as is an ability to generate new work for the Team, Office, and Region.

Project work will encompass the full scope of Cultural Resource Management (CRM) activities including: archaeological surveys (Phase I-III); National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluations through determinations of eligibility and formal NRHP nominations; effects determinations pursuant to National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 as well as cultural resource impact analyses in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); preparing Section 106 agreement documents, including Memoranda of Agreements and Programmatic Agreements; participation in Section 106 consultation; preparing 4(f) Evaluation Reports under the Department of Transportation Act; and managing teams with specialized skillsets, including nautical/underwater archaeology, archaeological geophysical and marine remote sensing, faunal analyses, archaeobotany, and cemetery delineation.

Senior Marine Scientist

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EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Senior Marine Scientist in our Hunt Valley, MD location. The successful candidate will be integrated into an existing team of marine scientists currently pursuing and executing a wide range of multidisciplinary projects and programs for a variety of federal, state, and commercial clients.  These projects may include (but not limited to) sediment coring and sampling, topographic and bathymetric surveys, marine geophysical and remote sensing surveys, as well as underwater cultural resource, ecotoxicological benthic community, fisheries, and water quality assessments.

In addition, the successful candidate is expected to develop study plans, field reports, technical memoranda, as well as other internal and public-facing documents.  These work products will be related to CERCLA, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), environmental permitting, and compliance projects.  Duties will include assuming a lead role in field sampling and survey efforts, followed by the performance of broad ranging data assessment, analysis, and reporting activities.

Asst. Curator/Registrar of Archaeology

Reporting to the Curator of Archaeology, Innovation, Collections and Infrastructure Unit (ICI), this position assists in the development and maintenance of the registration of artifacts for the Archaeology collection.  The incumbant will prepare documentation relating to the acquisition and processing of collections, and loans of artifacts, as well as use, preservation, conservation, and disposal of collections, in accordance with the NSM Collections Management, Conservation, and Research policies and procedures.  A key function of this position is the creating and maintaining of electronic and paper collections records, identifying artifacts, care and handling of collections, and maintaining strong organization of the collection and collection records. Additionally, this position assists with providing access to the collection which includes providing support to exhibits, researchers, interpretive products, publications, and to individual enquiries from the public or staff.


This position supports the protection of archaeological sites through the documentation and registration of site information in the Maritime Archaeological Resource Index (MARI), along with supporting the coordination of the Special Places Protection Act by liaising with the public and consultant archaeologists on matters related to archaeological sites and artifacts. May perform field work as required.