Environmental Management and Planning Solutions, Inc. (EMPSi), a nation-wide consulting firm of planners, scientists, economists, and lawyers, provides a variety of environmental and planning services to government agencies, land managers, and private clients. We excel with complex projects, including environmental impact analysis and federal land use management plans. Recognized as one of the ‘Best Places to Work’ by Outside Magazine, we invest in our employees through competitive salaries, benefits and incentive programs designed to further the professional development of each employee in line with the firm’s business goals and needs.

We have an immediate opening for an experienced Cultural Resource Specialist or Archaeologist in our Portland, OR; Reno, NV; or Boulder, CO office. We would also consider remote candidates based on their experience. The ideal candidate must have a strong background in cultural resources management, excellent understanding of the Section 106 compliance process, and a working understanding of the NEPA compliance process. Additionally, the candidate must be well-organized with strong communication skills and comfortable working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical support and subject matter expertise for NHPA, Section 106 consultation and NEPA compliance processes, specifically to address cultural resources and historic properties issues on federal lands.
  • Providing all aspects of planning and reporting cultural resource investigations.
  • Preparation of the cultural resource components of environmental permits, documents and reports including writing, drafting, editing and revising.
  • Assisting with archaeological and architectural aspects of environmental impact analysis feasibility and due diligence studies.
  • Applying knowledge of cultural resource management principles obtained through field studies including research, data collection, compilation, and evaluation.

Minimum Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelors required, Masters preferred, in Anthropology, Archaeology, Historic Architecture, or related discipline.
  • 3+ years’ full-time professional experience in cultural resource management/compliance.
  • Report writing including impact analysis.
  • Experience coordinating the NEPA and Section 106 processes; and experience with tribal consultation preferred.
  • Work independently while meeting deadlines.
  • Experience in a private environmental consulting firm preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.
  • Experience with projects for federal land management agencies such as the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation.

The salary range for this position ranges from $45,000 to $88,000, depending on experience and qualifications. This can be a full-time or part-time position. Extensive fieldwork is not anticipated as part of this position although some travel is expected in support of project activities. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume to: jobs@empsi.com. We highly recommend visiting our website to get to know our outstanding staff and projects (www.empsi.com).