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ASM Affiliates (ASM) – IMMEDIATE Openings for Field Technicians

ASM Affiliates (ASM) has immediate openings for qualified full-time archaeological technicians in its Honolulu offices. Active and upcoming projects include survey, excavation, and monitoring.

Minimum requirements:

B.A. in Anthropology or Archaeology, including archaeological field school training;

Prior private sector CRM experience, preferably in Hawaii or the Pacific Islands, including survey, excavation, and monitoring;

Must be detail-oriented, organized, and have superior field skills.

Hawaiian language (reading and/or speaking) skills are desirable but not required. Some off-island travel may be necessary. Clean driving record and Hawaiʻi driver’s license required.

ASM is an equal opportunity employer. We are a full-service, employee-owned heritage management firm with a focus on community-based research. Pay will be commensurate with experience and will include a benefits package. Positions will be open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to Matthew Clark, M.A., Director ASM Hilo, Visit our web-page:, or call (808) 969-6066.

Archeologist – Department of the Army

Army Installation Management Command
USAG-HI, Pohakuloa Training Area, Directorate of Public Works

Serves as a technical resource, providing up-to-date professional archeological advice and recommendations to the Cultural Resources Program Manager, DPW, in the management of historic properties (e.g., buildings, archeological sites, etc.) at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA).

Open & closing dates
06/25/2020 to 07/10/2020

Apply at:

• You will design, initiate, administer, and participate in cultural resource surveys and
• Provide archeological expertise in locating, inventorying, evaluating, and protecting
historic properties.
• Ensure programs and projects are in compliance with federal laws and regulations and
Army regulations and directives.
• Prepare and/or review documentation on properties for nomination to the National
Register of Historical Places.
• Maintain records of compliance efforts including general information and specific
information for each project.
Travel Required
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Service: Competitive
Pay scale & grade: GS 11
Salary: $66,002 to $85,801 per year
A 4.28% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is currently authorized, subject to change.
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time

Relocation expenses reimbursed: Yes Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs MAY BE authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations. A Recruitment or Relocation or Retention Incentive may be authorized.

Telework eligible: No

This job is open to:
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees – Competitive service
Land & base management
Military spouses

Project Director – Guam

Job Summary

Garcia and Associates (GANDA) is seeking a Project Director to support projects in the Pacific Region. The individual will assist in project management, fieldwork, directing and mentoring other staff, and business development. The position is based in our Guam office, with potential for project travel to neighbor islands (e.g., the Northern Marianas) and elsewhere in the Pacific. Guam or other Pacific Island experience is required.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct, conduct, and oversee fieldwork (e.g., survey, data recovery, construction monitoring); author and review reports; coordinate regulatory consultation; develop and implement research designs, work plans, agreement documents; coordinate with clients; monitor project budgets; and assist with marketing and proposal development.
  • Work closely with other archaeologists, biologists, and environmental planners.
  • Provide technical guidance to junior staff.
  • Provide a strong work ethic and commitment to technical and professional excellence.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • MA/MS in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field.
  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience managing and directing cultural resources projects in the Pacific Region.
  • Experience in successful coordination and report approval with state and federal agencies. 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, strong work ethic, and attention to detail.
  • The ability to work closely with clients and other technical specialists as part of a larger combined project team.
  • Familiarity with digital field technology (Trimble GPS) and GIS applications and software.
  • Technical report and proposal writing experience.
  • Ability to travel to remote locations.
  • Ability to work outdoors and traverse rugged terrain for extended periods in all weather conditions.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Successful candidates will be familiar with a fast-paced consulting environment and will help to develop effective solutions to both expected and unexpected project challenges.
  • Candidates specializing in human/non-human osteology
    are encouraged to apply.

About Garcia and Associates

At Garcia and Associates, we value the diversity of our employees and the creativity they bring to projects from their broad perspectives and experiences. We offer a collaborative work environment and a compensation
package that includes competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package. Garcia and Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

GANDA is committed to a safe work environment. We each have a responsibility to meet this commitment by following GANDA’s safety and HR procedures, as well as applicable laws designed to promote workplace safety.

To Apply
To apply for this position, send a letter of interest with employment qualifications and a resume to: Cacilie Craft

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law. Garcia and Associates is a background screening, drug-free workplace

Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i—Archaeologist

Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i—Archaeologist Position

Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Inc. (CSH) is an island-based company offering expertise in all aspects of archaeological, cultural, and historical research throughout the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific. CSH has over 30 years’ experience providing quality cultural resource management services that fulfill state and federal regulatory requirements and facilitate land-use planning. CSH has offices on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i Island. Please refer to our website at

Position Description
At CSH, an archaeologist is expected to be a “jack of all trades.” Regarding fieldwork: under the direction of a project supervisor, you will perform standard archaeological field investigations, including 100 percent pedestrian surveys, archaeological feature identification, mapping, and recording, shovel test excavations, controlled test excavations (test pits), areal excavations, and backhoe testing programs. You will need to work independently as an archaeological monitor on various development projects. You should be comfortable and safety-conscious around heavy machinery. You will be expected to provide detailed records of your work on the appropriate survey, site recording, excavation, and monitoring forms. The excavation of human skeletal remains will likely be part of your duties. Fieldwork often involves strenuous physical labor, from hiking over rough terrain and/or through dense vegetation, to vegetation clearance with a machete, to pick and shovel excavations. Travel to the neighbor islands is often required for fieldwork. Generally, while you are on the neighbor islands, CSH pays your room and board; living arrangements are typically communal in rented houses or condominiums with kitchen facilities.

Regarding office work: with appropriate supervision you will be expected to write up the results of fieldwork. This will include historic property descriptions, stratigraphic profile descriptions, and assessments of historic property significance. You are expected to become increasingly familiar with the Hawai‘i State and federal historic preservation regulations CSH’s compliance documents are designed to fulfill. Report writing will also involve preparing historical and environmental background sections and previous archaeological work summaries. Besides report writing, office work will also include inputting information into the CSH Access database, digital drafting, various forms of laboratory work, and GIS work.

An undergraduate degree in Anthropology/Archaeology is preferred, but candidates with demonstrated experience working in cultural resource management archaeology may be considered. You must have a valid driver’s license. You will need your own transportation to get to various job sites. CSH is looking for a full-time employee, averaging 40 hours per week. Previous experience in Hawaiian archaeology is greatly preferred.

Compensation is commensurate with past experience, skills, education, and productivity. Pay packages include medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) program, a paid time off program, and a company profit sharing program.

To Apply
If interested, please submit a résumé, three references (with phone and email contacts), and a short, preferably technical/descriptive writing sample (for example, an excavation summary or an archaeological site/feature description) to CSH, attention Matt McDermott: or

SEARCH – Archaeologist Position

SEARCH is the largest archaeology and cultural resources management company in the world, and SEARCH2O is the largest underwater archaeology program. Specializing in mega infrastructure projects and emergency response on land and water, SEARCH delivers high capacity cultural resource services directly to every region in the US and globally. Since 1993, SEARCH  has completed more than 3,500 projects across 44 US States and 37 countries spanning five continents and three oceans. Commercial and government customers in the Energy & Power, Defense, Federal, Transportation, and Development markets have selected SEARCH for more than $300M in Prime contracts and $2.3B in Team contracts. We specialize in the full spectrum of cultural services related to Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Architectural History, History, Archives, Collections Management, Museum Services, GIS, Documentary Media, and Public Affairs.

SEARCH has an immediate opening for a full-time Archaeologist to join our terrestrial division in support of multiple cultural resources projects located predominantly on the Island of Guam; travel throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and potentially worldwide, may be required. This position will consist of archaeological fieldwork across variable terrain. Additional tasks may include archaeological monitoring, historical research, preservation activities, report preparation, and curation of archaeological artifacts.


•             Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or a related field;

•             Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or a related field is preferred;

•             At least three (3) years of experience in cultural resource management with work and/or educational experience within the Marianas and/or Pacific Region;

•             Ability to meet deadlines while remaining detail-oriented, organized, and able to work well on simultaneous tasks;

•             Competence in taking detailed and relevant project notes;

•             Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills;

•             Ability to work independently with general supervision; and

•             Ability to multi-task on several different projects independently and on a team.

This position will be based out of SEARCH’s Guam office and may require extended travel. SEARCH is not able to provide relocation assistance for candidates.

The chosen candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check. Applicants needs to be eligible to be employed in the United States and able to receive government security clearances. SEARCH offers a competitive total compensation package with strong health & wellness and retirement plans.

To apply:

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Guam Project Director – IARII


Company: International Archaeological Research Institute, Inc. (IARII)

Position: Archaeology Project Director

Location: Guam

Description:  International Archaeological Research Institute, Inc., an equal opportunity employer, seeks a permanent, full-time Archaeology Project Director for its Guam office.  A graduate degree in anthropology with specialization in archaeology or a degree in a related field, project management, and CRM experience required.  Must have a valid passport and driver’s license, and must be able to pass a background check for access to military installations.  A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Pacific Islands or Asian archaeology is required.  Position involves conducting fieldwork and supervising archaeology crews, report writing, overseeing laboratory analyses, and general project oversight.  Applicant should have computer skills (Microsoft and Adobe software), basic GPS/GIS proficiency, a good sense of organization, problem-solving abilities, interpersonal skills, a strong determination to maintain project schedules, and a willingness to work as part of a team.  Project work primarily on Guam, though projects in other parts of Micronesia and Japan are possibilities.  Position available immediately.  Annual starting salary range is $58,000-$65,000 commensurate with position and experience of the applicant; benefits include healthcare insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and a retirement program.  IARII will provide partial relocation compensation.  Please submit a letter of interest and résumé (including three references) to Attn: Rona Ikehara-Quebral.  Closing date:  March 1, 2020.

Wood Identification Laboratory at IARII

Message from International Archaeological Research Institute, Inc.:


We are pleased to inform you that Gail Murakami has resumed operation of International Archaeological Research Institute, Inc.’s Wood Identification Laboratory (WIDL). As in the past, Gail will be working out of our Honolulu Office. We’ll be providing an updated WIDL brochure soon, but in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact Gail at or at (808) 946-2548.

Archaeologist – Schofield Barracks

Archaeologist (GS-11) position open with the Department of the Army, Schofield Barracks.