Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA) is seeking qualified candidates to join our Louisiana office, and we are currently accepting applications for Staff Archaeologist. Our Louisiana office is located in Shreveport, in the heart of the Ark-La-Tex region, and was established in 2010 to support clients in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Mississippi. This is a full-time, salaried position that is eligible for a remote work option.
For the past four decades, CRA has been recognized as one of the most respected, full-service cultural resource consulting firms in the United States. This success is directly attributed to CRA’s retention of an experienced, highly-skilled, multi-disciplinary team of cultural resource management professionals. With an understanding that it is the expertise and dedication of our team that forms the foundation of our reputation for high-quality work, CRA invests in its people and their professional development, and fosters a collaborative environment that emphasizes teamwork. The archaeologists, architectural historians, and historic preservation professionals that CRA employs, many of whom are leaders in their fields, are the core of our success. For more in-depth information about CRA and the exciting projects and opportunities we have, please visit our website at www.crai-ky.com.
To attract and retain the best talent, CRA shares its success with its employees and offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package. The latter includes:
Medical, Vision, Dental, Life (99% of employee medical coverage paid by employer).
Paid Time Off (80 hours for Year 1, 120 hours for Year 2, and 160 hours for Year 3), and employees that have been with the company 10 years or more get 5 weeks (200 hours) of PTO
Paid Family Leave. The latter would consist of new mothers and fathers both get one week paid leave. New mothers get a “short term disability” benefit that is paid by the company. This is generally 6-8 weeks or as prescribed by their doctor.
Salary is between $45,375 and $55,660 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. or M.A. in anthropology with a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in cultural resource contracting, and will meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards (36 CFR Part 61) for archaeology. Other qualifications include excellent writing and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and technological proficiency that includes some experience with GIS and relational databases. Qualified applicants will be registered with the Register of Professional Archaeologists, or will be eligible for RPA registration. It is imperative that candidates be able to work 8 to 10 hour days in a variety of field conditions. Stooping, bending, and lifting are essential functions of these positions.
Primary duties include but are not limited to:
Responsible for assigned phase I (inventory level survey), phase II (National Register evaluation), and phase III (data recovery) projects throughout the South Central and Southeastern U.S.;
Conduct prefield and archival research;
Direct fieldwork and laboratory analysis;
Responsible for preparation of, and technical review of, reports of findings.
Please submit letters of interest along with your resume, three professional references, and a writing sample to Bridgette Robinson via email at [email protected]. CRA employees are required to undergo a background check that includes driving history. CRA reserves the right to perform drug/alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment. Please contact Louisiana Office Director of Operations, Jay Gray ([email protected]) with any questions about the position.
For more in-depth information about CRA and our 40 years of experience in the study of archaeology and the historic built environment, please visit our website at www.crai-ky.com
CRA is an equal opportunity employer.
Deferred Compensation (457B, 401K, etc.)
Job Experience Length (in years)
A minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in cultural resource contracting
Driving Licence Required?
Access to Reliable Vehicle?
meet the Secretary of the Interior's (SOI) Standards (36 CFR Part 61) for archaeology