Job Announcement: Project Archaeologist, SEARCH

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DESCRIPTION

Project Archaeologist O‘ahu, Hawai‘i based SEARCH, as 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 Heritage Design. SEARCH has an immediate openings for a full time Project Archaeologist to join our terrestrial division to support multiple cultural resources projects located predominantly in the State of Hawai‘i. This position will also assist with general service contracts and multidisciplinary projects of varying size and complexity with the ability to lead and complete small projects from proposal to final report and provide major support on large, complex, multi-year projects and multi-volume proposals and reports. Key Responsibilities of our Project Archaeologists include:

  • Assist preparing proposals, including project scopes and budgets, for archaeological projects and providing proposal support on multidisciplinary cultural resources projects
  • Conduct background research at State of Hawaii agencies, databases, and repositories including literature reviews, site file searches, historical map and aerial photo reviews, property records, and analysis and synthesis of cultural, historical, geographical, environmental, land-use, and previous survey data
  • Develop and implement research designs and methods appropriate to client needs and field conditions
  • Supervise field operations including managing equipment and field records; scheduling project personnel; and providing clear direction to field staff
  • Manage multiple simultaneous projects and meet deadlines within scope, budget, and schedule constraints
  • Analyze the results of field investigations to produce management summaries and technical reports
  • Travel as needed to support projects and company-related tasks

The position will be based out of SEARCH’s Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i office. This position will require daily inter-island and multi-week travel and as needed. To Apply, in Word or as a PDF, please send a cover letter, resume with professional references, and dates of your availability. SEARCH will treat all employment inquires with discretion. The chosen candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check. Applicants need to be eligible to be employed in the United States and able to receive government security clearances and drive company vehicles and rental vehicles. SEARCH offers a competitive total compensation package with strong health & wellness and retirement plans. Pay will be commensurate with education and experience. Please visit www.searchinc.com for more info on SEARCH, and, if you’re social media savvy, “Like” us onFacebook or SEARCH for us on LinkedIn.

REQUIREMENTS

We will be looking for a candidate who has demonstrated excellent writing and communication skills, research skills, and the ability to disseminate and summarize information quickly and succinctly. What matters to us in this role includes intangibles like drive, precision, consistency in work, ownership of work, the ability to remember and learn from mistakes, the ability to see challenges as opportunities, proactiveness, and the ability to function as part of a team. Qualified candidates should also possess:

  • Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in cultural resource management with direct work and/or educational experience in the Hawaiian Islands.
  • 2+ years of experience in field supervision, including Phase I cultural resource surveys, Phase II site assessments, Phase III data recovery, and monitoring projects in Archaeology, Architectectural History, and Historic Preservation Planning.
  • Understanding of federal, state, and local regulations governing cultural resource management
  • Strong field and outdoors skill set, including off-road driving, backpacking, first aid/CPR, mapping, drawing, and photography
  • Ability to work in physically demanding, remote work environments, and high altitude
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, both verbally and through technical writing, information regarding cultural resources, legal requirements, and results of analyses, in a clear and effective manner that is thorough and easily understood by clients, regulators, and the general public
  • Ability to meet deadlines while remaining detail-oriented, organized
  • Advanced Trimble GPS, TerraSync, and ArcPad user and navigating using USGS maps, compass, and aerial photography
  • Advanced skill and direct experience with the following software: ESRI ArcMap Trimble Pathfinder, XTools Pro, and other geospatial, mapping, and analysis software; Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and other Office software; and Adobe Creative Suite 4 and other graphics and document software
  • Ability to travel, with a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation

SEARCH is a drug-free workplace and an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer, strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

Preliminary Conference Schedule Now Available

The Preliminary Conference Schedule is now available here: http://hawaiianarchaeology.org/2015-conference/preliminary-schedule/

Registration Now Open!

Conference registration is now open at the following link!

 

Conference T-Shirt Design Contest

Aloha,

We are eager to solicit creative graphic t-shirt expressions of this year’s theme for the annual Society of Hawaiian Archaeology conference on the island of Kaua’i. In order to solicit entries, we are sponsoring a t-shirt contest. The graphic designs should be amenable to silkscreening on a standard t-shirt, and may include a front design, back design, or both. The t-shirt design will provide a memorable wearable expression of this year’s conference. The design should emanate the theme of this year’s conference, and we look forward to creative submittals. Our theme:
Kulāiwi: Repositioning our Identity in the Present

The 2015 Society of Hawaiian Archaeology annual conference examines the role of identity within the work of archaeology. Like the island of Kaua’i, identity is shaped by numerous forces. Kaua’i’s traditions are revealed in the everyday activities of its people and their knowledge of the contours of the land – its climates and micro-climates, the movement of the ocean – and are reflected in the characteristics of its people: rugged, yet flexible; possessive, yet sharing; knowledgeable, yet curious about many aspects of what went on before their generation.

The work of archaeology is an essential part of satisfying Kaua’i people’s desires to know about themselves and their surroundings more intimately as they examine their own family histories and those attributes that make Kaua’i culture unique. Kulāiwi’ centers the thinking of people everywhere on their ‘piko’, the focal point of what connects them to their identity. There is a direct correlation between this knowledge and how one formulates and reformulates their definition of themselves. The work of archaeology, therefore, is access to not only our past, but ourselves today.   -Dr. Keao NeSmith
The t-shirt that best illustrates this theme will be chosen by the SHA conference committee, and the artist will be given free registration to the conference, as well as the distinction of clothing the numerous participants in the conference with a unique and distinctive t-shirt.
Please submit your artistic designs to us by September 10, 2015. The graphic may be provided via an attachment to email at sha2015conference@hawaiianarchaeology.org
Mahalo for sharing your talent.
SHA Conference Committee

Abstract Deadline Extended!

We are excited about the abstracts that have been submitted for this year’s SHA conference, and the level of interest that is being demonstrated by the community. Due to requests for additional time to submit abstracts, we are extending the deadline for abstracts until the end of the month, August 31. This year’s theme:
Kulāiwi: Repositioning our Identity in the Present

The 2015 Society of Hawaiian Archaeology annual conference examines the role of identity within the work of archaeology. Like the island of Kaua’i, identity is shaped by numerous forces. Kaua’i’s traditions are revealed in the everyday activities of its people and their knowledge of the contours of the land – its climates and micro-climates, the movement of the ocean – and are reflected in the characteristics of its people: rugged, yet flexible; possessive, yet sharing; knowledgeable, yet curious about many aspects of what went on before their generation. 

The work of archaeology is an essential part of satisfying Kaua’i people’s desires to know about themselves and their surroundings more intimately as they examine their own family histories and those attributes that make Kaua’i culture unique. Kulāiwi’ centers the thinking of people everywhere on their ‘piko’, the focal point of what connects them to their identity. There is a direct correlation between this knowledge and how one formulates and reformulates their definition of themselves. The work of archaeology, therefore, is access to not only our past, but ourselves today.   -Dr. Keao NeSmith
The link to submit abstracts can be found on the SHA website: http://hawaiianarchaeology.org/2015-conference/submit-abstract/
Please email us with any questions at sha2015conference@hawaiianarchaeology.org
Registration and field trip itinerary information will be forthcoming.
We are looking forward to seeing you on Kaua’i!
Aloha,
SHA Conference Committee

2015 Archaeology Week Poster Contest!

Announcing the poster conference for the 2015 Archaeology Week. Submissions are due August 31st, 2015. Full details can be found here.

Haun & Associates seeks archaeological crew supervisors and crew members for immediate employment on Hawai’i Island. Please contact dianneberrigan@gmail.com for details.

Draft SOPs for Archaeology

The State Historic Preservation Division is in the process of revising their Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for both Review & Compliance and Survey & Inventory for Archaeology.  Below, please find links to the SOPs and associated Appendices.  Comments may be submitted to the Archaeology Branch Chief, Theresa Donham, at theresa.k.donham@hawaii.gov, through December 15, 2014.

 

Draft Review and Compliance SOP

Draft Survey and Inventory SOP

Draft Survey and Inventory SOP Appendices:

Appendix A – Field Forms

Appendix B – Contexts

Appendix C – Site Database Instructions

Appendix D – Geodatabase Instructions

Appendix E – AIS Guidelines

Appendix F – Report Submittal Form

Appendix G – Report Database Instructions

 

Final Conference Program Now Available

The Conference Program for the Annual Hawaiian Archaeology is now available here.

Vote on Archaeology Week Poster!

Vote for your favorite Archaeology Week poster design by sending an email to Maria Orr (kaimi@lava.net). Please do not auto-respond to the SHA list.

We have limited time, so all votes must be in by 3 pm Thursday, Sept 18. Note, final editing and addition of sponsor logos will occur after selection.

If you or your firm would like to help sponsor the winning poster, let Maria know and we will be in touch.

 

Option 1

 

 

Option 2