Summary Job Description: Under the supervision of the Realty Manager, the Staff Archaeologist is responsible for NHPA, Section 106, field surveys, archaeological and historical research, determinations of effects, and preparing final written reviews for the AVCP Department of Realty as assigned. Duty station will be Bethel, Alaska, for the duration of employment.

Performance Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Will implement NHPA, Section 106 reviews and field inventories independently and in collaboration with the Cultural Programs Manager and Department of Realty staff.
  • Consults directly with Tribal governmental staff, landowners, federal and state agencies, and professional archaeologists and historians.
    Arranges transportation and field logistics for work in remote locations and regional communities.
  • Performs all technical components of the field investigation of historic properties, such as photography, surface survey, test excavation, sampling and laboratory analysis.
  • Collaborates with Tribal governmental staff, local landowners and Native elders during the investigation of individual Native allotments and Townsite lots.
  • Produces final narrative reports of investigation that satisfactorily meet the requirements of the AVCP Cultural Programs Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Alaska Regional Archeology Unit.
  • Must be able work independently in remote field settings and in communities with limited amenities and food choices.
  • Functions efficiently in hazardous rural Alaskan environments using boats, small aircraft, compasses and maps, and orienteering methods.
  • Frequently travels to villages throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Region.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have strong written, verbal and analytical skills. Proven record of completing NHPA, Section 106 reviews, from preplanning through field surveys and reporting. Practical knowledge of the principles, techniques and practices of Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management (CRM). Working knowledge of environmental and social justice regulations. Fluency in Yup’ik and English is preferred.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Preferred MA/MS degree from an accredited university in Anthropology, Archaeology or closely related technical field. Demonstrated research skills, ability to summarize and analyze archaeological and archival data, proven ability to produce high quality narrative reports, and technical consultative experience. Familiarity with the Native Alaskan subsistence way of life and cross-cultural interaction.



This position is a Grade 7 and has a Salary Range of:  $64,777 – $97,166

Job Posting Expiration Date: June 30, 2022

We hope to have this position filled by date listed above, if no qualified applicant is hired we may advertise an additional 30 days.