Senior Archaeologist in Seattle, WA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

ICF Next   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Business Services


Not Specified years

Posted 40 days ago

Job Description

ICF is currently seeking a Senior Archaeologist to be based in Seattle, Washington or Portland, Oregon. The objective of the Archaeologist position is to recruit/identify a qualified individual to provide cultural resource management, environmental compliance, and permitting advisory services for public agency, utility, and land development/management clients, in a technical lead and project manager capacity. The ideal candidate will have a balance of experience in archeological evaluation and analysis, project and personnel management, as well as business development.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in archaeology, business development, client management and task order management.
  • Contribute towards cultural resources development efforts within subject matter expertise, participation in events and conferences, and outreach to teaming partners.
  • Provide senior-level resource lead and technical support in field and office settings. Develop resource management recommendations, assess project effects on resources, and provide high level support to address complex resource problems and issues that require advanced technical or regulatory knowledge.
  • Evaluate resources for National Register of Historic Places and Washington Heritage Register.
  • Perform QA/QC for reports or documents.
  • Develop, direct, and/or implement studies and compliance approaches toward acquisition of permits and clearances (for federal, state, and local laws and regulations) or resource management plans.
  • Manage projects related to environmental compliance and resource management, including client contact, budget control, invoicing, schedule, personnel allocation/planning, public interest facilitation, technical approach development, and subcontractor involvement.
  • Recruit, retain, and mentor staff.
  • Collaborate in an integrated team with engineers, scientists, planners, regulators, and other stakeholders.
  • Integrate with clients to achieve long-term objectives and efficiencies, such as programmatic strategies from front-end siting and routing analysis and feasibility studies through implementation, operations, and maintenance.


  • Master's or PhD in Archaeology or related field.
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist certification.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in cultural resources management.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience project management with a thorough understanding of cultural resource regulatory compliance.
  • Minimum of 5 years of proven experience in business development.
  • A history working with private, public sector clients, and regulatory agencies.
  • Familiarity with Pacific Northwest cultural resources and associated regulatory environment.
  • Creativity in applying archaeological concepts to address regulatory requirements.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills to contribute to a progressive work environment for employee development and career fulfillment.
  • A desire to excel and passion for rewarding work on complex environmental challenges in a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of SEPA, NEPA, NHPA, and other state and federal environmental regulations.
  • Strong fieldwork skills including pedestrian and subsurface survey, testing and evaluation, as well as a working knowledge of GPS.
  • Use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

Valid Through: 2019-11-5