Planned Systems International


Location US-NM-Los Alamos
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/9/2024 11:40 AM)
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Advanced Technologies and Laboratories (ATL), a Planned Systems International company (PSI), is seeking an Archaeologist to join our team at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.


The Cultural Resources program manages 2,000 archaeological sites spanning 10,000 years of human activity on the Pajarito Plateau, across approximately 40 square miles of Laboratory property. This unique landscape is characterized by deep canyons and mesas and is directly adjacent to Bandelier National Monument.

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

The archaeologist will join a team of cultural resources specialists who support the Laboratory’s mission by ensuring compliance with federal and state cultural resources laws and regulations including Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

  • The position requires the ability to work cooperatively with team members and to provide excellent customer service while helping projects avoid impacts to cultural resources.
  • The archaeologist will conduct archaeological surveys, site recording, and monitoring, as well as review projects to assess potential impacts to cultural resources.
  • The archaeologist will also participate in writing reports and other documents as needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in anthropology or related fields and 5 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the position.
  • Experience conducting archeological fieldwork such as survey, site recording, and excavation, and preparing cultural resources reports, historic preservation documentation, or other documents written for professional or public use.
  • Familiarity and experience with the archaeology of northern New Mexico.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced experience identifying archaeological materials such as ceramics, lithics, or faunal remains.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with cultural resources management work, laws, and regulations
  • Experience and/or interest in database management and development
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques, scientific methods, and/or data analysis
  • Experience doing archaeological fieldwork, specifically within the Southwest Region
  • Experience with GIS
  • Knowledge or experience working with indigenous peoples, especially in relation to cultural resource management issues
  • Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a related field

Company Benefits

PSI offers full-time, benefits eligible employees a competitive total compensation package that includes paid leave, and options for employer sponsored group medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, AD&D coverage, legal services, identity theft, and accident insurance. Flexible spending account and health saving account options offer pre-tax savings for qualified medical, dental, and vision expenses. The company sponsored 401(k) retirement plan has an employer contribution match that is immediately vested. We invest in the professional growth of our employees through professional courses, certifications, and tuition reimbursement programs.

EEO Commitment

It is company policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and termination, are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities will be provided. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources by emailing, or by dialing 703-575-8400.


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