Archaeologist Job Openings

Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Inc. (CSH) is an island-based company offering expertise in all aspects of archaeological, cultural, and historical research throughout the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific. CSH has over 30 years’ experience providing quality cultural resource management services that fulfill state and federal regulatory requirements and facilitate land-use planning. CSH has offices on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i Island.

Position Description

At CSH, an archaeologist is expected to be a “jack of all trades.” Regarding fieldwork: under the direction of a project supervisor, you will perform standard archaeological field investigations, including 100 percent pedestrian surveys, archaeological feature identification, mapping, and recording, shovel test excavations, controlled test excavations (test pits), areal excavations, and backhoe testing programs. You will need to work independently as an archaeological monitor on various development projects. You should be comfortable and safety-conscious around heavy machinery. You will be expected to provide detailed records of your work on the appropriate survey, site recording, excavation, and monitoring forms. The excavation of human skeletal remains will likely be part of your duties. Fieldwork often involves strenuous physical labor, from hiking over rough terrain and/or through dense vegetation, to vegetation clearance with a machete, to pick and shovel excavations. Travel to the neighbor islands is often required for fieldwork. Generally, while you are on the neighbor islands, CSH pays your room and board; living arrangements are typically communal in rented houses or condominiums with kitchen facilities.
Regarding office work: with appropriate supervision you will be expected to write up the results of fieldwork. This will include historic property descriptions, stratigraphic profile descriptions, and assessments of historic property significance. You are expected to become increasingly familiar with the Hawai‘i State and federal historic preservation regulations CSH’s compliance documents are designed to fulfill. Report writing will also involve preparing historical and environmental background sections and previous archaeological work summaries. Besides report writing, office work will also include inputting information into the CSH Access database, digital drafting, various forms of laboratory work, and GIS work.

Requirements
An undergraduate degree in Anthropology/Archaeology is preferred, but candidates with demonstrated experience working in cultural resource management archaeology may be considered. You must have a valid driver’s license. You will need your own transportation to get to various job sites. CSH is looking for a full-time employee, averaging 40 hours per week. Previous experience in Hawaiian archaeology is greatly preferred.

Compensation
Compensation is commensurate with past experience, skills, education, and productivity. Pay packages include medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) program, a paid time off program, and a company profit sharing program.

To Apply
If interested, please submit a résumé, three references (with phone and email contacts), and a short, preferably technical/descriptive writing sample (for example, an excavation summary or an archaeological site/feature description) to CSH, attention Matt McDermott: mmcdermott@culturalsurveys.com or info@culturalsurveys.com.



Cultural Researcher Position

Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Inc. (CSH) is a locally owned cultural resource management firm with over 30 years’ experience in providing consultation services that fulfill state and federal permitting requirements and facilitate land-use planning. For more information about CSH visit www.culturalsurveys.com.

Position Duties
• Conduct research for, write, and proofread cultural impact assessment (CIA) reports in accordance with the Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (HRS) §343
• Comprehend and interpret Hawaiian-language primary source documents and translate to English as needed
• Contact, consult and interview community members and cultural/lineal descendants regarding development projects
• Transcribe and summarize interviews and synthesize research into CIA reports
• Correspond and consult with various parties including Native Hawaiian organizations, government agencies, developers, and special interest groups

Skills and Abilities
• Advanced writing and oral communication skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Able to work around complex, culturally sensitive, controversial projects
• Familiarity with Hawaiian history, culture, traditional practice preferred
• Ability to read, pronounce, understand and translate or interpret Hawaiian language strongly preferred but not required
• Prior experience or knowledge of CIA reporting and HRS §343 guidelines preferred
• Strong research and interviewing ability

Requirements
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Hawaiian Studies, History or other related field
• Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
• Must be available for full-time work (approx. 30-40 hours a week)
• Must be able and willing to travel interisland as needed

Compensation
• Starting pay negotiable dependent on experience
• Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid time off, retirement savings plans including 401(k) and profit sharing, professional development opportunities
o Medical benefits include basic medical, vision, prescription, alternative medicine, fitness programs

To Apply
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé or CV, three professional references (with phone and email contacts), and a recent writing sample (maximum five pages, preferably demonstrating knowledge in Hawaiian history or contemporary Hawai‘i issues) to info@culturalsurveys.com. Please include “[Last Name] Cultural Researcher Position” in the subject heading and be sure all application materials are clearly labeled with your name.


Hawaiian Language Newspaper Translator & Administrative Assistant II

Position Title: Hawaiian Language Newspaper Translator & Administrative Assistant II
Department: Administrative Status: Exempt Nonexempt
Reports To: David Shideler Part-time Full-time

Location: Offices located in Waimānalo, O‘ahu
Primary Purpose:
Essential Duties:
• Translation of Hawaiian language newspaper translation and land document text
• Translate articles line by line and provide a brief summary
• Check emails, prioritize, reply
• Manage your manager’s schedule and coordinate meetings
• Prepare for and attend meetings to take notes
• Research as directed
• Correspond with Clients and large Agencies, including large land developers
• Correspond with Federal, State, and City agencies
• Process reports for submittals
• Format and produce reports
• Copy edit
• Manage job spreadsheets and CSH database
• Interact with co-workers, clients and community members
• Electronic file management
Other Duties
• Answer office phone calls
• Accompany supervisor to archaeological job sites
• Assist with cost estimating and change orders
• Organize your supervisor’s work space
• Schedule travel arrangements (car, plane, housing)
Working Conditions
• Indoors – air-conditioned offices in home branch, client’s offices for meetings
• Outdoors – job site visits in all types of weather and terrain
Work Hours:
• 40 hours a week
Equipment Use:
• Computer
• Printer/Scanner
• Report Binder
• Telephone/Polycom
Mental and Physical Demands:
• Be able to sit in a chair at a computer desk for 8-9 hours a day
• Be able to proof read own work
• Be able to multitask
• Be able to work with a variety of personalities
Communication Demands:
• Must be able to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, clients, State workers, Native Hawaiian Organizations and cultural descendants/community members

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Skills/Knowledge:
• Able to translate Hawaiian language newspapers articles and land document text line by line
• Complete CSH training in administrative tasks
• Must be able to do all of the tasks designated for Admin. Assistant I
• Requires verbal communication skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions
• Must be organized and able to focus on tasks at hand
• Must be deadline driven and respond to tasks in a timely manner
• Ability to solve problems independently
• Ability to take and follow directions
• Ability to interact professionally in an office environment, as well as be culturally sensitive in meetings and consultations
• Must have excellent communication skills, both in speech and writing
• Must have basic knowledge and experience in computer-based databases (Access, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred
To Apply:
• Interested applicants should submit a résumé to info@culturalsurveys.com. Please include “[Last Name] Translator-Administrative Assistant II” in the subject heading and be sure all application materials are clearly labeled with your name.
NOTE: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory, or all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.