Project Archeologist – Texas & Louisiana

Coastal Environments, Inc. (CEI), a woman-owned, full-service environmental and cultural resource consulting firm, is seeking a full-time Project Archeologist with field management and report writing experience.  Projects will be primarily based in Texas and Louisiana, and it is expected that applicant will report to and work out of the Houston, Texas office.  Preferred candidates will be RPA/RA certified.

Minimum Background Requirements for Project Archeologists:

  • A master’s degree (or higher) is required in Archeology, Anthropology, or a closely related field from an accredited university.
  • A minimum of three years of previous CRM experience is required, with a minimum of one year of supervisory experience on archeological field projects.

Minimum Skill and Experience Requirements for Project Archeologist:

  • The successful applicant will have the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and will be expected to maintain organized, comprehensive, and up to date files for each project.
  • The successful applicant will have experience with the logistical planning and execution of archeological surveys.  Supervisory experience on more complex projects, including eligibility testing and data recovery projects, is an advantage.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to have an expert knowledge of professional best practices in field excavation and documentation procedures.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to supervise archeological field crews of up to 8 people and ensure that field data is recorded accurately and efficiently.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to mentor and train junior staff in the use of proper field and laboratory procedures.
  • The successful applicant will have basic familiarity with ArcGIS and the use of hand-held systems (Trimble) for capturing and recording GPS data in the field.
  • The successful applicant must be able to accurately identify prehistoric and historic-age artifacts and archeological features.  Preference will be given to applicants that can demonstrate an analytical specialization (ex. prehistoric pottery, prehistoric lithic materials, archeological faunal bone, historic-age ceramics, etc.).
  • Experience with writing technical reports or report sections in a regulatory context is preferred.
  • Previous archeological experience in central, east, or southeast Texas, or in Louisiana is preferred but not required.
  • The successful applicant will have a strong work ethic and be able to work effectively either independently or in a team setting.

Additional Requirements:

  • The successful applicant must have a valid driver’s license, be able to pass a motor vehicle record screening, and have access to reliable transportation.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to travel to remote work locations.  Travel requiring overnight or multi-day stays may represent up to 25% of work time.  CEI will cover all travel-related expenses.  Occasional work on weekends may be required for some projects, but it is not a routine practice.
  • The successful applicant will be able to work outside for long hours in sometimes adverse weather, climate, and terrain conditions.
  • The successful applicant will be able to work safely and efficiently while performing physically demanding tasks that may involve extensive walking and hiking outdoors.
  • The successful applicant must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds of equipment and supplies.
  • The successful applicant will commit to maintaining effective, courteous, and professional communication with coworkers, clients, and members of the community while representing CEI.

CEI is offering a competitive benefits package for this position and an annual salary up to $75,000 based on the candidate’s previous experience, technical expertise, and qualifications.  To apply, please send your CV and list of CRM-related references to  Your CV should include educational credentials and relevant work history, as well as any publications and training that supports your application.

CEI is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) supporting diversity in the workforce.  Prior to employment, all candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening.  The firm conducts pre-employment physicals as well as drug and background screening, participates in E-Verify and promotes a drug-free workplace.