Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs


Underwater Archaeologists

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on April 20, 2017
FEMA uses the PA TAC nationally to obtain architect–engineers, consultants, and other related professional services to assist state and local municipalities in developing grant applications for Federal Public Assistance funding for the repair of their infrastructure damaged by natural or man-made disasters. In preparation for future task orders we are looking for candidates interested in working on the PA TAC. Our Program Management Team is building a team, who is interested in temporary assignments (90 days minimum) in Cleveland,  OH. U.S. Candidates for the FEMA assignments must be U.S. citizens, able to pass a FBI background check, and be able to mobilize within 24-48 hours.
The minimum qualifications for this position are:
Due to the nature of the work, selected candidates need to have excellent client communication skills and must meet the following requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out research to completion, usually evidenced by timely completion of research reports or other similar documents.
  • Seven-to-ten (7-10) years of experience in maritime archaeology.
  • At least twelve (12) months of professional experience and/or specialized training in archaeological field, laboratory, administration, or management.
  • At least four (4) months of supervised field and analytic experience in or maritime archaeology.
  • At least one (1) year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of maritime archaeology.
  • Current diving certification from one of the recognized national agencies (PADI Professional Association of Diving Instructors, NAUI National Association of Underwater Instructors, BSAC British Sub Aqua Club etc.)
  • Must have knowledge of the theory and method of archaeological research and knowledge of the theory and method of professional research diving in order to blend archaeological and research diving skills into a meaningful submerged cultural resource management program. Such knowledge is used to assist in planning, carrying out, and evaluating submerged cultural resources and assist in studies and assessing the value of investigative results, and to evaluate the significance and proper management or interpretive treatment of submerged archaeological resources.
  • A professional knowledge of anthropological and archaeological theory including Great Lakes and/or maritime cultural landscapes, methods and technique is required so that the SOI archaeologist comprehends the reasons for implementing field and archaeological sampling techniques.
  • Knowledge of Cleveland Harbor, Lake Erie, Great Lakes, maritime architecture and history. Must be able to conduct library research on general and specific topics related to Great Lakes history, vessel history, general and economic history and archaeological method.
  • Ability to use and interpret the results of a variety of diagnostic and test equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, intermediate pressure gauges, to solve in field equipment issues.
  • Ability to plan, supervise, direct and complete marine remote sensing archaeological projects within the scope and specifications provided by the project director or higher level archaeologist.
  • Ability to gather and interpret accurate and precise remote sensing survey data from Great Lakes or marine contexts via the use of side-scan sonar, single or multi-beam echo sounders, magnetometers and sub-bottom profilers, bottom classification instruments.
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