Job Announcement: Project Archaeologist, SEARCH

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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 for more info on SEARCH, and, if you’re social media savvy, “Like” us onFacebook or SEARCH for us on LinkedIn.


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.