Company:      Stell Environmental
Job Title:       Scientist, Senior, Archaeology/Principal Investigator
Job Status:     Full Time
Location:        PNW
Pay Range:     $67,000-$85,000

Stell is a seasoned veteran- and woman-owned small business providing expertise and innovation across the resilience, environmental, restoration, and compliance service sectors.

Position Overview:

Independently manages and leads large or complex scientific studies and tasks. Has developed substantial expertise in the field of practice. Prepares work plans and cost estimates. Responsible for data review and analysis, approving designs, reports, plans and specifications before submittal to clients or regulatory agencies. Generally, has significant responsibility for staff management.


The primary functions of a archaeologist Senior/Principal Investigator is to provide expertise to internal and external clients, prepare technical analysis for environmental documentation, complete technical reports, lead field efforts, mentor team members, manage projects, and lead proposal efforts. Must have experience in performing in-depth archaeological research, records searches, monitoring, surveying, testing, data recovery, excavation and construction related skills. The position also includes interfacing with clients and preparing scopes of work and proposals for acquiring new work therefore excellent communication and writing skills are key to success. The majority of time would be spent managing tasks in an office environment.


  • Master’s degree in anthropology with a focus in archaeology (or closely related field).
  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for archaeology.
  • 8+ years of experience in field archaeology and/or project supervisory roles.
  • Working knowledge of NEPA/Section 106 of the NHPA and any other federal and state laws that apply to archaeology.
  • Ability to author NEPA/Section 106 of the NHPA technical reports including identification studies, testing and excavation reports, monitoring reports, finding of effect reports, memorandum of agreements, and programmatic agreements.
  • Demonstrated ability to author NEPA environmental document sections for cultural and tribal cultural resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead archaeological field surveys, testing, excavation, preconstruction meetings, construction monitoring, and technical report projects.
  • Coordinates with clients and staff to ensure that project goals are met.
  • Demonstrated experience and competence with crafting and fulfilling archaeological mitigation measures.
  • Ability to complete built environment field surveys at the direction of senior architectural historians.
  • Excellent analytical skills and exceptional technical writing ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare project proposals with detailed scope task breakdowns, schedules and budgets.
  • Ability to lead tasks and project budgets, including administration procedures, contract compliance, safety plans, and other project management responsibilities.
  • Capable of working in both an office and field environment.
  • Ability to communicate through all contemporary business mediums (i.e., email, telephone, video conferencing)
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions.
  • Travel to project locations, predominantly in Washington and Oregon, although additional nationwide travel may be requested as needed.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Perform other duties, as needed.

Please submit a cover letter, indicating salary requirements and availability, along with your resume as a PDF to  

Stell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.