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Cultural Resources Scientist

RICHLAND, WA
Scientists/Scientific Support


Job Description

Job ID: 307064
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

The Environmental Assessment and Engineering Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking a qualified cultural resources professional to manage the Cultural Resources Management Program for PNNL and projects conducted for implementation and compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Cultural Resources Management Program is managed in accordance with the requirements of the DOE-PNSO Cultural and Biological Resources Management Plan for activities on the PNNL Site and in accordance with the DOE-RL Hanford Site Cultural Resources Management Program for activities conducted on the Hanford Site. The successful candidate will have experience with archaeology, the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, archaeological site form documentation, and conducting archaeological fieldwork such as surveying, archaeological excavation, construction monitoring and archaeological site monitoring. Additionally, candidates should have demonstrated competency completing NHPA Section 106 compliance documents including National Register of Historic Places evaluations; Memorandum of Agreement (MOAs) and Programmatic Agreements; and demonstrated experience working with American Indian Tribes. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with a diverse set of research staff and project tasks, and possess the appropriate skills to clearly articulate the objectives and outcomes of their research through proficiency in technical writing and communications.

Responsibilities:
The incumbent will work with laboratory operations staff, Department of Energy site office staff, staff scientists and project managers with responsibility for performing the following tasks with the level of quality, timeliness, and cost, to meet required project and sponsor expectations:
• Review environmental information related to cultural resources and tribal consultation for projects (undertakings/proposed actions).
• Independently research, review, and prepare NHPA Section 106 documentation, and provide regulatory guidance addressing cultural and historic resources.
• Direct, manage, and oversee cultural resources work performed under subcontract to PNNL.
• Perform and oversee field work.
• Coordinate requests for cultural reviews; determine the appropriate level of reviews and consultation documents required based on content and nature of requests.
• Coordinate and support consultation with the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, American Indian Tribes, and interested parties.
• Contribute to technical proposals, project reports, scientific and technical products, and journal papers as requested.
• Contribute to the development of new capabilities within the group and resource area.

Accountabilities:
The incumbent will be accountable to:
• Program and Project Managers for performing assigned roles, following applicable project, field, and laboratory procedures, and performance of assigned tasks on time and within budget.
• The Environmental Assessment and Engineering Group Manager for general staff performance and development, operational discipline (e.g., maintaining training qualifications, procedural compliance, safe operations), and project execution.


Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.


Minimum Qualifications

• BS/BA with 2 years of experience; MS/MA with 0 years of experience, or PhD with 0 years of experience.


Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge and professional experience in the following areas:
• MS/MA in anthropology or archaeology, or cultural resources, and 3 years of experience.
• Registered Professional Archeologist certification.
• Experienced in safe conduct of operations for field based activities including survey, exploration, and sample collection and analysis.
• Familiarity with Project Management/Principle Investigator principles including development of statements of work and contract/subcontract management.
• Familiarity with Hanford cultural resources and tribal relationships
• Familiarity with the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation’s online WISAARD system
• Experience with GIS tools, mapping platforms, and analysis.


Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307064
Directorate: Energy & Environment
Division: Earth Systems Science
Group: Environmental Assessment & Engineering


Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:
• This position will include laboratory and field work, which requires travel to off-site locations.
• Work conditions may include radiological, chemical, and physical hazards such as inclement weather.