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Job Postings


January, 2023

New Job Opening!

Good afternoon –

Bonneville Power Administration’s Cultural Resources group is pleased to announce that we will be offering a paid internship in cultural resources through the American Indian Science and Engineering Society in summer 2023!  We are seeking an intern who is interested in learning more about cultural resources compliance and historic preservation at a federal agency.  No experience is required.  Please refer to the attached flyer and the AISES website (Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Internships | AISES) for additional information and the application form.  Potential applicants should also feel free to reach out to me with questions at or (503) 230 4642.

Applications are due February 28, 2023!

Please help us share this information broadly through your member listservs.  Thanks!

Anna Neuzil


January, 2023

New Job Opening!

Greetings – Bonneville Power Administration is hiring a contract archaeologist to work on Fish and Wildlife Program projects.   The application period closes on January 9th.  We are trying to spread the word far and wide, and would appreciate you sharing with friends and colleagues who might be interested/qualified!

To Apply or Ask Questions, Please Contact

Location: Portland, Oregon U.S.A

Overview Description:

This full-time contract Archaeologist position will function as a Cultural Resource Specialist, providing professional support and assistance to the Environmental Compliance Cultural Resources (ECC) organization.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide professional knowledge in the inventory, evaluation, protection and management of prehistoric and historic resources.

This position will require the ability to balance and prioritize multiple assigned projects and interact with a wide variety of internal personnel and management, as well as federal, state, and tribal officials and other interested parties.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and recommend plans for cultural resource fieldwork, such as plans for pedestrian survey, subsurface testing, and site monitoring. When needed, conduct background research, field inventories (including subsurface testing) and generate resulting reports that, depending on nature/type of project, meet the requirements of various state historic preservation offices, tribal historic preservations offices and other consulting parties.
  • Balance and prioritize numerous projects simultaneously; track / monitor program and/or project expenditures, alerting appropriate manager and/or COR of potential issues / concerns.
  • Evaluate cultural resources for eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places in accordance with regulations implementing the National Historic Preservations Act; including development of documents for consultation with State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices and other interested parties.
  • Facilitate/coordinate meetings including: preparing and distributing agendas, taking and distributing meeting notes, preparing, compiling, copying, etc. meeting materials, and coordinating with program participants who may represent other federal and state agencies and tribes.
  • Participate as a team member in preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents (i.e., drafting or reviewing relevant reports and sections of NEPA documents), detecting / identifying special cultural resource considerations and potential associated impacts.
  • Draft, edit, and review contract statements of work (SOWs) and the associated deliverables for review and acceptance by manager, Project Manager(s) and/or Contracting Officer’s Representative (CORs).
  • Maintain process, disperse / destroy electronic and hard copy records (compliance reports, site records, etc.), files and filing systems in accordance with compliance and the Information Governance and Lifecycle Management (IGLM) standards and procedures.
  • May prepare and review cultural resource management plans and project plans, recommending specific actions needed for long term cultural resource protection, including priorities, costs and schedules for management review.
  • Provide expertise and recommendations on the compliance of various proposed undertakings with federal cultural resources laws, their associated regulations, utility and federal policies and guidelines, including Department of Energy (DOE) tribal policies and guidance.

Thank you!


December, 2022

New Job Opening!

Dear Montana Archaeological Society,

Tetra Tech is currently seeking to hire on some mid-level staff to assist with our ongoing work with Department of Defense Projects in the Northern Plains, including in Montana. I am writing to see in MAS is aware of any seasoned professionals looking for career opportunities in Cultural Resource Management right now. Considering MAS’s connections in the region, I thought you might be able to get me into contact with some qualified people.

We have open positions for mid-level cultural resources specialists that require three years of professional experience in CRM (preferably in the West), a master’s degree in Anthropology, and the ability to lead projects. In addition, we are looking for candidates who are comfortable with remote work, but who are also willing to travel to states such as CO, NE, ND, MT, UT, and WY as needed. I will attach a link to our job post here: Cultural Resources Specialist – Tetra Tech Careers.

In a nutshell the job is as follows:

Your Role :

  •  Participates as part of a project management team and assists a Senior Cultural Resources Specialist. Advises other project managers and teams as needed with the goal of developing into a cultural resource project manager.
    •    Working collaboratively with other experts in numerous locations across Tetra Tech’s broad US geography.
    •    Developing and maintaining strong relationships with the Department of Defense (DoD) clients to maximize contract and project opportunities.
    •    Supporting preparation of proposals, cost estimates, and business development materials.
    •    Provides technical guidance and expertise to others in support of their functions. 
    •    Authoring cultural resource sections of NEPA documents.
    •    Supports field projects to include oversight of all survey plan development, data collection, and reporting, field inventory, monitoring, evaluative testing, and site mitigation within multiple states (prior experience in Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming highly desired).
    •    Coordination of technical crew members, including field directors and crew chiefs, to complete assigned tasks or serving as a field director or crew chief may be required based upon the project. 
    •    Work with clients to meet Section 106 compliance requirements.

Qualifications :

Master of Arts in Anthropology/Archaeology with a concentration in North American Archaeology. Must have attended an archaeological field school and have at least 3 years of North American cultural resource management experience working in the western US. DOD Security Clearance or ability to obtain a security clearance required.

  •  In-depth knowledge of cultural resource requirements.
    •    Prior experience writing NEPA cultural resource sections highly desired.
    •    Familiarity with DoD plans and processes.
    •    Prior experience conducting document reviews and writing technical documents.
    •    Direct experience with DoD cultural resource regulations and projects; Air Force is highly desired.
    •    Direct experience with DoD Section 106 compliance; previous work with SHPOs in CO, NE, ND, MT, UT, and WY highly desired.
    •    Knowledge of federal, state, and/or local regulations and statutes. 
    •    Data collection, environmental impact analysis, and report writing.
    •    Previous experience with GIS data collection and software highly desired.

If you know someone who meets this profile, please ask them to email me a cover letter of interest along with their resume/cv at

Any help you can offer I would greatly appreciate! Thank you and happy holidays!

MAS Address

Montana Archaeological Society
PO Box 4522
Missoula, MT 59806-4522