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Senior Archaeologist


At Snyder & Associates, we're known for our technical excellence, but we bring so much more to the table. We recognize our ability to positively impact the world around us and are dedicated to balancing natural resources and the built environment to protect and enhance our world. As we continue to grow toward this mission, we are excited to add a senior archaeologist to our team.
With thirteen office locations in five states, the communities we serve are the same places we proudly call home. As a member of our team, you'll work alongside civil engineers, landscape architects, design technicians, and specialists. Watch the Snyder & Associates About Us Video to learn more.
Your Role
Snyder & Associates has an immediate opening for a senior archaeologist. As a new position to our firm, this candidate has the flexibility to create their day-to-day schedules and fully develop this role within our team.
Projects, both local and non-local, will be mobilized from our Ankeny office and include tasks such as communication between team sectors, project planning, and management, supervising cultural resource inventories, assisting in compliance with various cultural resource-related laws and regulations, and writing and reviewing reports. A successful applicant will be independently motivated and organized.


  • Prepare technical scopes of work for proposals and projects, project budgets, requests for proposals for contractors, and technical reports.
  • Assist with project management tasks related to cultural resources investigations.
  • Plan and lead the implementation of archaeological surveys, site recordation, and site excavations (evaluations and data recovery).
  • Prepare cultural resources reports in support of Section 106 compliance and state regulations.
  • Coordinate with federal, state, and/or local agencies to support projects.
  • Assist agencies and other clients with Native American coordination.
  • Prepare National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) cultural resources sections.
  • Interact with clients and attend client and project meetings.
  • Participate actively in trade organizations and conferences, deliver presentations, and write technical papers.
  • This position has a field component; travel and some overnight travel is required.


  • Master's degree, or higher, in Archaeology or a closely related field.
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist preferred.
  • 6 years of archaeological consulting or agency experience in the Midwest
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and ArcGIS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience independently preparing complex technical documents for various cultural resources projects.
  • Ability to manage and organize several projects at the same time.
  • Willingness and ability to travel on short-term assignments as needed.
  • Willingness and ability to perform field tasks and oversight.
  • Candidates must also be knowledgeable of federal cultural resources regulations and midwestern US state regulations.
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