Underwater Archaeologist

Underwater Archaeologist, Naval History and Heritage Command. Closes August 1, apply now.

This position is at the Underwater Archaeology Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Washington, DC. Responsible for managing and conducting archaeological research and survey on the Navy’s over 17,000 sunken military craft. Conserves and curates artifacts associated with Navy sunken military craft and undertakes public outreach initiatives to inform the Navy and the public of their maritime heritage.   

Underwater Archaeologist to be advertised

A position in the Underwater Archaeology branch at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) will be advertised in the next few days. I hope that you can help us develop a good pool of candidate underwater archaeologists by sharing this with your networks.

The advertisement will be for a GS-0193-12 ($60,274-78,355 without locality pay, $74,872-97,333 with locality pay) position located at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, relocation expenses will not be paid. The candidate pool is all US citizens. The primary duties of this position involve management of NHHC’s Archaeology & Conservation Laboratory, responsibility for conservation and curation of the Branch’s archaeological collections, leading or supporting maritime archaeological research, contributing to the development of historic preservation policy, and undertaking educational outreach initiatives.

The Underwater Archaeology program at NHHC operates an active research, compliance and conservation program associated with Navy ship and aircraft wrecks. Information on the program can be found at http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/nhcorg12.htm.

This position will be advertised in USA Jobs.

Many thanks –


Jay Thomas, PhD
Assistant Director for Collections Management
Naval History and Heritage Command
v (202) 433-7562