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Job Announcement - Principal Investigators - Western United States

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  • Sandra Lotz
    JBR Environmental Consultants, Inc. is currently seeking Principal Investigators for the Cultural Resources Program in our Salt Lake City, Utah; Reno, Nevada;
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2012

      JBR Environmental Consultants, Inc. is currently seeking Principal Investigators for the Cultural Resources Program in our Salt Lake City, Utah; Reno, Nevada; and /or Seattle; Washington, offices. The ideal candidates will provide project coordination and quality control for cultural resource management projects and expand JBR's professional reputation and project work in archaeological and historical consulting and research services throughout the Western United States, focusing in the Great Basin area.

      These are regular, full-time, salaried positions. Salary will be based on individual qualifications and experience, and relocation and signing bonuses may apply for well-qualified candidates. 

      JBR offers a competitive salary and benefits package.  For more information about our company, and if you have what it takes based on the responsibilities and qualifications information below, please submit your resume at www.jbrenv.com/jobs.

      Look for the Principal Investigators position advertisement, or submit through "Open Consideration".  Resumes not submitted through the website may not be considered.  All resumes should include a cover letter, resume, employment history, salary history, professional references and project and publication list.

      Primary Responsibilities

      • Oversee and/or manage cultural resource projects primarily in the Western United states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, and/or Utah)
      • Oversee cultural resource staff as hiring occurs, including reviewing cultural resources work for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with applicable industry and regulatory standards
      • Establish excellent working relationships with other sectors of staff at JBR
      • Market cultural and other types of permitting and environmental work and clients, including maintaining and building client relationships, identification and marketing of cultural resources opportunities, preparation of marketing submittals and budgets, and development of marketing materials
      • Provide input to the Appropriate Division Managers and others for detailed forecasting (backlog) reports, including hard and soft labor revenue for current and anticipated projects.
      • Conduct periodic travel for fieldwork and marketing purposes, between 30% and 50% of the time, some involving long days (many over 8 hours), overnight stays, and occasional weekend work. 
      • Occasionally field sessions will last several weeks  
      • Field work can be physically demanding;  it is expected that you will be able to walk 5-12 miles per day and carry up to 20 pounds of equipment over moderately steep slopes and through heavy brush
      • Attend training as needed to perform required duties. 
      • Serve as primary author on large technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents
      • Conduct content edits of technical reports and site forms

      In support of your primary responsibilities, work on all elements of cultural resources projects, including:

      • Managing projects to completion within budget and schedule
      • Supervise and conducting SHPO record searches, library/archival research, and field surveys
      • Supervise and conduct field investigations as part of a crew or individually, including monitoring, site testing, artifact analysis, and historic architecture inventory and other relevant tasks, as deemed necessary
      • Assist with tribal consultation


      • Masters or better degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or related field
      • Must be experienced in Great Basin Archaeology, and be listed as a P.I. in one or more of the States listed above, or qualified to apply in those states
      • Completion of Field School and on SHPO or ability to be on SHPO within the states listed above
      • Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical reports in a timely fashion
      • Past peer-reviewed publication record and conference presentation experience
      • Minimum of 5 years project management, supervisory, and fieldwork experience 
      • Experience with content edits of reports and a solid background of scheduling
        and budgeting of projects related to cultural resources
      • Proven ability to coordinate personnel and other resources within budgetary
      • Proven ability to work collaboratively as a team member and to effectively train and
        mentor junior staff
      • Minimum of 5 years experience with NEPA, CEQA, and Section 106 compliance experience with NEPA and/or CEQA, a plus
      • Must demonstrate completion, at a PI level, of a minimum of one testing or
        data recovery excavation project (three or more projects a plus) involving
        primarily archaeological investigations and preparation of final reports
        consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for
        Archeology and Historic Preservation. Projects shall have been performed under
        the jurisdiction of the National Historic Preservation Act

      JBR is an EEO/AAP employer.  M/V/D/F Encouraged to apply

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