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Cultural Resources Lead
FT / PT / Temp
Hours Per Week
GAI Consultants is seeking a Cultural Resources Lead in our Houston, TX office. Your responsibilities in this position will include supporting cultural resource field studies and reporting for natural gas pipelines and facilities, natural gas well pads and impoundments, overhead transmission lines and facilities, and Federal-Aid highway undertakings. Bring your talent to a range of stimulating projects alongside supportive and accomplished teammates—advance your career, fulfill your professional aspirations, and express your entrepreneurial spirit as an essential contributor to an established and growing employee-owned company.
Sound like a fit? We’d love the opportunity to get to know you!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Preparation of technical reports including Phase I, II and III Archaeological Investigations.
• Ability to synthesize archaeological data from intensive field studies.
• Proficiency with historic and/or prehistoric material culture.
• Providing management and technical oversight of various cultural tasks, including archaeological investigations and reporting.
• Consultation with various State Historic Preservation Offices on behalf of our clients in fulfillment of compliance requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
• Be aware of regulation changes and agency protocols and requirements.
• Hold project review meetings.
• Attend client marketing and project review meetings.
• Develop work plans and work closely with the Cultural Resources Group Manager.
• Supervise and conduct field investigations.
Master’s Degree (M.A., M.S.) or higher in Anthropology, Archaeology, Historic Preservation, or related field.
Minimum of 6-10 years of Cultural Resources Management (CRM) experience.
Meet Professional Qualification requirements of the Secretary of the Interior Standards under 36CFR61
Proficiency of all aspects of compliance procedures under Section 106 of the NHPA.
Knowledge of Federal Agency implementation protocols for Section 106 compliance.
Excellent mentoring, communication, and writing skills .
Preparation of proposals (technical and cost estimates), work plans, and change orders.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to qualify as a principal investigator on state, county, and federal undertakings in the Southeast including Texas. Experience in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Regions a plus.
Proficiency in GIS and archaeological predictive modeling.
Knowledge of varied permitting requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act.
Experience consulting with SHPOs and Federally recognized tribal organizations.
Three plus years of management experience.
Physical Demands and/or Other Job Information (if applicable):
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to:
Use fine motor skills to handle delicate objects, write by hand, feel sharp objects, and reach with hands/arms
Possess satisfactory close range vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
Talk, hear, taste or smell
Stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Lift and/or move items and equipment weighing up to 40lbs
Hike over various types of terrain for long distances while carrying up to 25lbs of gear
Manually clear brush/vegetation from testing locations
Work outdoors in extreme temperatures and weather conditions