The Lead Archaeologist will work on-site at the customer’s facility at Edwards AFB, CA to provide cultural resource management, compliance, and consultation services. Primary duties will focus on leading the archaeology team, acting as senior scientist/project manager, and collaborating with the principal investigators on field work, research, report writing and QA/QC review. The Lead Archaeologist will communicate directly with the client, manage work assignments to team members, and provide technical oversight and mentorship. The project tasks may include monitoring cultural resources; evaluating archaeological sites to determine their eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP); Native American consultation; maintaining curation of archival materials and the curation facility; updating the existing Edwards AFB ICRMP; leading a field crew while conducting Phase I archaeological surveys; conducting architectural inventory surveys; and maintenance of archaeological data across several databases; utilization of GIS and GPS. The lead will augment existing customer capabilities, and be an on-site lead specialist to facilitate the cultural resources program. Services shall include, but are not limited to, assisting federal employees in their duties as Installation or local/regional Air Force Cultural Resource Managers, and performing professional archaeological, historic, architectural, and cultural studies, such as contextual studies, installation or structure histories, oral histories, and ethno historical studies; archaeological inventory and evaluation; historic building inventory, evaluation, and documentation; archaeological site monitoring and protection; preparing archaeological research designs for testing and data recovery; preparing preservation and/or stabilization plans for archeological/cultural sites and historic buildings; supporting preparation of NAGPRA Plans of Action and Comprehensive Agreements; tribal consultation support; preparing National Register of Historic Places nomination packages; preparing Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Records; supporting preparation and at least annual updating of ICRMP; performing cultural resources sample or modeling surveys; and providing archaeological collection processing, curation, and assessment support, including payment of annual or other curation fees to facilities IAW extant curation agreements.
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