Full-Time Professional Archaeological Field Manager Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia

RK&K is a leading multi-disciplinary environmental, engineering, and construction services firm headquartered in Baltimore, MD with offices throughout the US. We have been providing these services to public and private sector clients since 1923. We are a leading project development firm and have completed vital environmental planning for some of the most complex infrastructure projects in the country. Our continually growing Cultural Resources practice is currently seeking a qualified Professional Archaeologist who will help us meet critical regulatory needs on projects being advanced from our more than 30 offices.


RK&K is seeking Secretary of the Interior (SOI)-qualified candidates for multiple Professional Archaeological Field Manager positions to support on-going and upcoming archaeological projects in Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia. These are permanent, full-time positions to be based out of RK&K’s office locations in Virginia, Tennessee, or West Virginia (see weblink below). We offer a flexible office/home work arrangement, when not in the field. The candidate will collaborate closely with other staff archaeologists, architectural historians, and environmental planners to conduct project planning, logistics, fieldwork, artifact analysis, and report writing. This position will require regular travel away from the home office. Primary field assignments expected in Virginia, Tennessee, or West Virginia, with occasional assignments in surrounding states.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Advanced degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field
  • 5+ years of archaeological experience (Eastern US preferred)
  • 2+ years of archaeological field project management experience implementing archaeological work plans and supervising archaeological crew chiefs and field archaeologists
  • Secretary of the Interior (SOI)-qualified in archaeology
  • Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA)
  • Experience with both precontact and historic period archaeological research
  • Understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team that includes archaeologists, architectural historians, and environmental planners
  • Solid research, technical writing, and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail when authoring and reviewing work
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with ArcGIS, preferred

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to work in the field under adverse conditions 
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to walk long distances
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record


Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and industry standards. The anticipated salary range for this position is approximately $60,000-$75,000 annually. RK&K offers a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, 401(k) retirement plan with company matching, medical/dental/vision/disability/life insurance, paid leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and many other benefits.

Other Duties:

This job description indicates the general nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under ADA) expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities and duties required by the employee. Other duties are assigned as required.

Why RK&K?

As a full-service environmental, engineering and construction management firm, RK&K gives you the opportunity to directly impact the communities in which we live and work.     What sets RK&K apart is an award-winning culture that has fostered a spirit of collaboration and trust for over 100 years. To its clients, the firm delivers concepts, processes, and outcomes that are designed for success. RK&K has earned its reputation as a trusted partner, responsive employer, and community steward.

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RK&K is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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