Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Environmental/Energy/Natural Resources
Regular Full-Time


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About the Position

VHB is seeking an Archaeologist to join our Environmental Services Group in Atlanta, GA. 


Well-qualified candidates will have some experience conducting archaeological surveys throughout the southeastern United States. Well-qualified candidates will also possess a fundamental understanding of the Section 106 process, assessing archaeological site significance (Criterion D), and a general understanding of the prehistoric and historic cultures of the Southeast. This position would be in support of VHB’s Atlanta Environmental Group and therefore relocation to the Atlanta area would be required. Relocation assistance will be provided for the successful candidate.   



  • Conduct Phase I and Phase II archaeological field surveys and monitoring
  • Prepare technical reports which assess archaeological site significance under Criterion D of the National Register of Historic Places
  • Prepare field survey and geographic maps using the ESRI suite of software
  • Provides artifact analysis and assists curation efforts
  • Conducts archival and historical background research
  • Supervise technical staff
  • Provide support and technical assistance with senior and mid-level staff
  • Assist with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble units/Collector and ArcGIS online (AGOL) 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (or higher) in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field
  • Qualified archaeologist under the Secretary of the Interior guidelines
  • Archaeological Field School from an Accredited College or University
  • 3+ years experience conducting and leading archaeological surveys
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, and ESRI software (Arcmap and AGOL)
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk/hike and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required
  • Valid driver’s license
  • OSHA 10 preferred

Ideal Skills and Experience

  • Field supervisory experience in the southeastern United States
  • Familiarity working with FHWA NEPA compliance and state DOTs
  • Familiarity with NEPA, ARPA, NHPA, NAGPRA
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team oriented with strong capability to work independently and as part of a group
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist


This position requires COVID-19 vaccination per client requirements.



WE ARE VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.


Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment.

Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience.

  • Inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation.
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects.
  • Amazing co-workers
  • A focus on learning and development
  • Flexible, hybrid workplace

It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing and we hope you’ll join us!


VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.






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