Cultural Resources Specialist – Entry Level (Hybrid)

Barr Engineering



The person in this position will work with Barr’s scientists and engineers, clients, and regulatory agencies to address cultural resources and regulatory issues related to projects. Work may include:

  • Performing due diligence reviews for cultural resources
  • Conducting archaeological field studies
  • Developing cultural resource reports
  • Developing documentation and coordinating with the State Historic Preservation Office and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices for Section 106 concurrence
  • Drafting and reviewing sections of state and federal environmental review documents
  • Assisting with permit applications and other technical writing as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in industrial archaeology, archaeology, anthropology, historic preservation, or related field or equivalent education and experience
  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in archaeology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Section 106, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state regulations concerning cultural and natural resources management
  • Experience completing cultural resource literature reviews, field surveys, and report preparation
  • Familiarity with GIS
  • Ability to work cooperatively with local, state, and federal regulators
  • Superior writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedule to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship from Barr, now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in cultural resources management
  • Consulting experience
  • Cultural resources and regulatory experience with a variety of project types and sizes and in a range of applicable state and federal regulatory settings
  • Experience performing and directing others in literature reviews, field surveys, National Register evaluations, data recovery investigations, construction monitoring, scheduling, budgeting, and report preparation
  • At least one year of supervisory experience in archaeological survey, excavation, and/or laboratory techniques
  • Other environmental permitting experience (wetlands, state permits, water appropriation and discharge, etc.)
  • Experience writing a variety of sections (e.g., socioeconomics, environmental justice, cumulative effects, etc.) for environmental review documents such as Environmental Assessments or Environmental Impact Statements
  • GIS experience
  • Task and project management experience, including development of scopes of work, schedules, and budgets
  • Demonstrated success in business development activities, including client engagement and proposal development

A hybrid work arrangement may be considered for this position. A hybrid work arrangement refers to splitting time worked between a Barr office and a home office. This position is based out of Barr’s Duluth, Hibbing, or Minneapolis, Minnesota, or Bismarck, North Dakota, offices. #LI-Hybrid

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain, steep slopes, and dense vegetation. Job assignments may also involve work on construction and industrial sites with limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.


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