Posted on
April 2, 2021
Company: Metric Environmental
Type: Full Time

Job Posting

Metric Environmental seeks a Staff Archaeologist to be based out of our Indianapolis office. The position will perform archaeological field investigations throughout Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in archaeological field research, data collection, inventory, and analysis. Knowledge of and experience with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 regulations pertaining to historic preservation is a plus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct archaeological field surveys
  • Perform site visits and collect field data, such as measurements, instrument readings, photographs, etc., for environmental investigations
  • Perform regulatory and technical research as needed to support a project
  • Prepare archaeological reports for transportation agencies
  • Assist with preparation of NEPA documentation such as Categorical Exclusion (CE), Environmental Assessment (EA) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

At minimum, the ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct archaeological reconnaissance surveys with guidance from project manager/principal investigator
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions (e.g., unfamiliar terrain and remote locations).
  • Working knowledge of GPS systems or collector.
  • Prehistoric and historic artifact identification skills.
  • Basic knowledge of cultural resources management and Section 106
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with the ability to establish priorities and perform multiple assignments.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to different project locations (in some instances for long hours and during all seasonal weather conditions).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
  • Knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and regulations pertaining to historic preservation a plus.

Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Geography, or closely related field
  • 5-7 years of experience in Cultural Resources Management
  • Demonstrated experience conducting and completing archaeological fieldwork
  • Prior project experience in Indiana, Ohio, or Kentucky a plus.

Additional knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas will strongly be considered:

  • Geographic information system (GIS) mapping (ArcGIS software)
  • Familiarity with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)


  • Competitive Wages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Paid Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) Retirement
  • Professional Development Program

Metric Environmental is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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