Posted by: wadahp | December 7, 2010



Salary: Range 58 ($4,114 – $5,395 per month)

Open: 12/06/2010 Close: Until filled.

 For a full job description and submission requirements, please see Hanford Announcement here.

The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking to fill the position of Hanford Archaeologist, located in Olympia Washington.


This position functions as the State’s expert in archaeology as it relates to projects at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland Washington.

The selected candidate will be responsible for administering and making independent decisions on all Section 106 reviews as they pertain to affects on prehistoric and historical-period archaeological sites and historic properties.

The selected candidate will make concurrence determinations of eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places, make concurrence determinations of effect for Department of Energy funded and permitted activities and will work closely with Native American Tribes on Tribal concerns. The selected candidate should be able to apply mediation skills in situations involving disputing parties.

The selected candidate may also conduct field assessments of archaeological sites if they are accidentally disturbed by Hanford construction or development activities. The selected candidate will also provide technical expertise to archaeologists, agency personnel, Tribal representatives, and industry to ensure protection or removal of cultural resources.

This position is a 2-year project position.

 Travel may take up to 40% of the time and includes field visits and meetings in the Tri-Cities and at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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