Cultural Resources Specialist III


JOB TITLE:    Cultural Resources Specialist III

LOCATION:   Huntsville, AL or Telecommute


The Cultural Resources Specialist III will be required to work in a wide range of settings with varied responsibilities and assignments thought the United States and other countries or territories.  The Cultural Resources Specialist III is responsible for implementation and oversight of cultural resources projects and analysis at KFS.  Primary responsibilities include preparing technical NEPA document requirements for cultural resources relating to Sections 106, 110, and 402 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); performing cultural monitoring activities for the execution of cultural resources projects, including client communications; coordinating with regulators and Native American Tribes; managing subcontractors; and performing field surveys.  Excellent communication (written and verbal) and client relations skills are required. This position requires travel (days, weeks, or months) on a variety of projects.

This is a full-time position.  Pay is commensurate with experience.  Position does not require relocation.


Registered Professional Archeologist (RPA) or can meet the requirements of an RPA.


  • The minimum professional qualifications are a graduate Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic archaeology, cultural or a related field.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of practical experience including minimum of 2 years of professional experience as a field archaeologist.
  • Familiar with the preparation and completions of an Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (ICRMP) and a Cultural Resources Evaluation (CRE).
  • Knowledge of Federal and State cultural resources laws; basic knowledge of federal, state, local and tribal legislation pertaining to cultural resources.
  • Strong knowledge of current local research methods and field application for archaeological/cultural principles; computer literate including experience with ArcGIS, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills.
  • Ability to perform fieldwork in extreme weather.
  • Ability to work both independently with little direction and in a group with direction. Possess the ability to interact with multiple people/groups of all levels and to communicate effectively.
  • Excellent time management skills and work ethic.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
  • Ability to draft clearly-written professional products (e.g., non-complex National Register nominations, resource survey forms, short, focused studies, etc.) in the incumbents’ academic area.
  • Regularly visit project sites to maintain relationships and mediate any issues that may arise. Keep the director informed of any issues.
  • Assist with document and project reviews as needed.
  • Serve as a task leader/project manager for cultural resources tasks or projects and provide quality control review of documents prepared by the Cultural Resources Program staff.
  • Ensure that high-quality deliverables are submitted in accordance with project budget and schedule.
  • The selected candidate shall also demonstrate the following experience:
  1. National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)
  2. Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
  3. Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA)
  4. DoD directives pertaining to cultural resources
  5. Federal project experience
  6. Ability to obtain and maintain access and clearance for Federal Installations required
  7. Knowledge of fundamental site safety protocol required


  • Cultural Resources Inventories, site records, maps
  • Visits to cultural sites

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