We are excited to invite tribal staff, agency staff, renewable energy developers, and cultural resource consultants to join us on June 27 and 28th to discuss the impacts of large scale green energy projects on historic and tribal resources throughout Washington State. We will be hearing from representatives throughout the state and nation, and hope...more
News & Events
Save the Date! May 3, 2023
On Weds May 3, 2023 at 2pm, we will hold our first in person awards ceremony since 2019. The ceremony will be held in the Legislative Reception Room inside the Capitol, courtesy of the Lieutenant Governor's Office. Please join us!
Nominations Sought for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation
Our IT elves have been hard at work, but WISAARD might be giving some users trouble. Has WISAARD been keeping you down? Try clearing your browser's cache and restarting the application. We are still aware some lingering bugs, but hope to have those squished out shortly. On an unrelated note, if anyone knows of a good pest control method for wizards, let us know.more
We are pleased to report that WISAARD functions appear to have been restored. There may be some lingering glitches with the application (hey, when aren't there?) and some SAW users may have to re-register to restore access. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you again for your patience.more
We are experiencing technical difficulties with our WISAARD application. Rest assured, we are working urgently on resolving the issues. We hope to be back up and running again very shortly, but unfortunately we do not currently have an estimated timetable. We appreciate your patience!
Megaprograms Cultural Resources Specialist – TPS3
Seattle – Downtown Business, WA – Headquarters
$68,028 - $91,512 Annually
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking a Transportation Planning Specialist 3 to serve as the Megaprograms Cultural Resources Specialist within the Megaprograms Division. This position provides archaeological monitoring and fieldwork assistance to projects requiring on-site support. The...more
DAHP is Hiring Architectural Historian! Join the team!
What you will be doing:
You will be embedded in the Built Environment Unit, conducting historic preservation activities that help Washington state advance its priorities to equitably implement state and Federal preservation programs. You will be performing work requiring knowledge and expertise specific to historic preservation. Core work...more
The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) intends to award a sole source contract to the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation (Trust) to provide education and outreach services on behalf of the agency as Codified in Title 54 of the United States Code: § 302304(a): "Any State may carry out all or any part of its responsibilities under this subsection by contract or cooperative agreement with any qualified nonprofit organization or educational institution....more
WDFW’s Wildlife Program / Diversity Division is searching for an archaeologist to oversee and administer cultural resources review for the Washington Shrubsteppe Restoration and Resiliency Initiative (WSRRI) projects. This is an updated job posting.
The successful applicant would be the lead archaeologist for the WSRRI program and would work collaboratively with other agency archaeologists as part of the Cultural Resources Workgroup, which includes the Lands Division...more
Grant County Public Utility District is soliciting a request for proposals/qualifications for on call cultural resource services, with a due date of October 14, 2022.
We are seeking a full-time experienced Archaeologist for our Portland office. The successful applicant will manage and implement diverse cultural resources projects and work collaboratively with existing Dudek staff. Direct experience working in Oregon and Washington is strongly desired, as well as the ability to travel and work outside of the local area. The qualified candidate will have experience with client relations and seeing projects to completion from start to finish....more
Archaeological Technician - Seasonal
Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA) is seeking to increase our qualified pool of Archaeological Technicians for work in our Seattle, Portland, Eugene, and Missoula offices. Please be aware that project work in Missoula requires the ability to walk 10 miles daily over rugged terrain.
Individuals interested in working for HRA for seasonal employment will be selected only from this pool. Starting pay is $18.50 to $26.00 per hour...
What you will be doing:
You will be working collaboratively with transportation project planners and state facility planners to identify historic and cultural resources to assess impacts made by publicly funded capital projects. This will include making determinations of National Register eligibility and effects in communities across the State, and by serving as a subject matter expert in architectural design review. You will also advise stakeholders on ways to...more
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We will be rolling out a new update to Wisaard August 15 so you may experience intermittent, brief outages throughout the day.
The update is an enhancement of the interface used to upload Cultural Survey Reports within a Project. Learn how to use the new interface by watching this brief video: https://youtu.be/Rgqdtvzu5yo. The video is also within the overall...more
Under the general supervision of the Collections Manager, this position supports the agency mission by caring for the states cultural heritage. This position will provide technical curatorial assistance to facilitate the agency's legal compliance with federal law 25 US Code Chapter 32, Public Law 101-601 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is currently seeking a full-time, Environmental Planner 4 located at Parks' Northwest Region office in Burlington, WA.
The duty station for this position is in Burlington, WA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are working a combination of in-office and teleworking based on the position and business needs. Once the restrictions are lifted, this position may be available for continued partial telework...
WDFW is seeking to hire another Lands/Forest Health Archaeology Intern. The successful applicant will work with the Lands Archeologist (Katherine Kelly), the Forest Health Archaeologist (Maurice Major), and WDFW Regional and Wildlife Area staff on a wide variety of restoration projects.
The Archaeology Intern can expect to learn (or improve) their ArcGIS skills, learn to write consultation letters, professional technical memos, and reports, use WISAARD to retrieve information...more
Greetings! We are issuing a request for qualified public engagement consultants to perform outreach for our trial mapping project. The goal is to get historic or culturally significant places on the map! The Wisaard map to be exact, so they can be considered during local, state, and federal infrastructure project planning! The focus of this project is the City of Seattle, but we hope that we can get future funding to reach other locations. Please help us get the word out!