Archaeological Field Director (Central/Western Region)
CompanyNorth Wind Resource Consulting
LocationSeattle WA
Job TypeFull Time
Job Description

The Field Director acts as the supervisory field lead for cultural resource investigations, including surveys, testing, data recovery excavations, and technical reporting.  Consideration will be given to strongly qualified candidates for permanent full time positions. North Wind pays a competitive wage with health and other benefits.


  • Attends kick-off meeting with clients and agencies.Organizes fieldwork mobilization/demobilization and associated logistics.
  • Ensures the accurate identification and documentation of prehistoric and historical period archaeological sites, features, and artifacts and that site documentation standards complies with North Wind, agency, and SHPO documentation guidelines and requirements.
  • Ensures that all field data collected, photos and documentation logs are accurate, organized of high quality, and compiled daily.
  • Operates and/or supervises operation of GPS units, collection of all GPS field data, and uploading GPS data on a daily basis.
  • Previous experience documenting cultural resources using tablets device is a plus.
  • Works well with project team in a professional manner and communicates project goals and requirements to crew members.
  • Coordinates and updates project fieldwork, ensures that projects are completed on schedule and within allocated funding.
  • Reports schedule and project status to Project Manager on a regular basis.
  • Generates technical reports and other deliverables as required for each project.

Master’s degree in Archaeology and minimum 2 years relevant field and writing experience, or Ph.D. with commensurate field and report writing experience. Preferred candidates will be permitted or permitable for work on federal, state, BLM and forest lands in one or more of the states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and for Utah, possession of PLPCO permit.

As fieldwork is an important part of the position, a level of fitness allowing significant physical exertion, such as walking up to 10 hours a day at a steady, measured pace over steep, rugged, or heavily wooded terrain, weather conditions that include outdoor heat /cold stress, wind, snow or rain. Ability to carry up to 30 lbs. of equipment; ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs.; ability to professionally excavate, screen and document up to 1 cu meter per day; potential contact with poisonous plants, insects and animals.  Individual must be able to conduct these tasks while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment.  Fieldwork will require extended overnight travel. Some fieldwork in remote locations may require camping.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8714 or e-mail for assistance.

North Wind Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.