Mid-Level Nautical Archaeologist


R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. (RCG&A) has an opening for a Mid-Level Nautical Archaeologist in our Frederick, Maryland office; however, a hybrid work from home schedule will be available after 6 months of office work. This full-time, permanent position requires a master’s degree in maritime/nautical archaeology or closely related field. Experience in geophysical data collection, processing and analyses is required, as is skill in technical writing. Must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards (48 CFR 44738- 44739) and have experience in conducting high-resolution marine geophysical survey, data processing, and interpretation. Experience conducting or supporting geotechnical investigations is ideal. The candidate also should possess at least 2 years of marine project supervisory experience working in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic Cost and Outer Continental Shelf. Experience with commercial air surface supplied diving systems is a plus, but not required.

Experience Requirements

  • Proficiency working in HYPACK to plan, collect, edit, and analyze magnetometer data;
  • Proficiency collecting, editing, and analyzing side scan sonar data;
  • Familiarity and some experience with collecting, processing and analyzing subbottom profiler data is a plus;
  • Must have Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver certifications from a recognized organization (i.e., SSI, PADI, NAUI, etc.). Valid First Aid, CPR, and Oxygen Administration are a plus.

The ideal candidate must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential; be able to pass Offshore Water Survival/ HUET METS training; and, pass a diving physical.This full-time, salaried professional position carries a full benefits package (paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; health, dental, and life insurance plan) starting at time of hire; and, a liberal 401(k) is provided after one year of service. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience. RCG&A maintains a Drug-Free Workplace and frequently works on projects requiring security screening. All candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug testing. COVID-19 vaccination is a prerequisite. RCG&A, a 40-year-old cultural resources planning and compliance firm with expertise across the spectrum of the preservation disciplines, is a recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Preservation Honor Award, of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator’s Award of Excellence, of two Environmental Excellence and Stewardship Awards, Preservation Connecticut’s 2020 Award of Merit, and of the Top Ten Family Friendly Business Award. Your application must include a letter of interest, a full CV, and contact information for three professional or academic references who can speak to your archaeological capabilities and work experience.

To apply, please visit the Careers Section of our website at http://www.rcgoodwin.com. Also, learn a bit more about Frederick, Maryland at https://www.visitfrederick.org/ .

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