Project Cultural Resource Specialist – Durango

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February 2023

Project Cultural Resource Specialist – Durango, Colorado

Do you have a passion for Archaeology and History and being active and outdoors in the western United States? Would you like to combine these to solve intricate challenges through teamwork and technical expertise?  If so, ERO Resources Corporation is seeking a Project Cultural Resource Specialist for our Durango, Colorado office.  

ERO is a woman-owned small business with offices in Colorado and Idaho that puts its people first and offers collaboration between diverse environmental professionals, a flexible schedule to maintain work/life balance, and a casual work environment.  Our diverse team of scientists, planners, and subject matter experts have been working together to craft innovative solutions within regulatory framework while balancing change in our region with natural and cultural resources protection for over 40 years.  We’re always looking for dynamic and engaged people to join our team! Bring your expertise, your ingenuity, and your vision. Let’s see the impact we can create, together.  This position can be fully Remote on the Colorado Western slope with limited in office requirements.  

Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Master of Arts degree in Anthropology or related subfield; or
  • At least 5 years’ experience with a minimum of 2 years at the Crew Chief level 
  • Must be permittable in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico

ERO offers a very competitive compensation package that includes:

  • Salary position with a pay range of $60,000 to 80,000 annually, commensurate with experience.
  • 10 hours/month paid vacation accrual (separate sick leave bank).
  • 11 paid holidays that include office closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • ERO pays on average 80 percent of health, dental, vision, and other insurance packages.
  • 401(k) and financial planning assistance.
  • Generous cell phone, field equipment, office equipment stipend.
  • Annual profit sharing and retirement plan contributions.
  • Education opportunities including external workshops, classes, and mentorship with ERO principals.
  • Opportunities for advancement, including opportunities for associate and board-level ownership for the right candidate.
Job Description

Project Cultural Resource Specialists are responsible for project level management by applying the full suite of technical skills in cultural resource management and knowledgeable in project development, data collection, analysis and interpretation, and regulatory compliance.  Applicants should be proficient in performing cultural resource surveys, evaluative testing, and treatment; preparing technical documents; and client and agency coordination.  This position would require carrying both simple and complex projects to completion with little supervisor oversight.  Travel will be required.

The ideal candidate would have the technical and regulatory knowledge to effectively manage multiple individual projects, while balancing fieldwork, reporting, and business development.  Applicants are expected to have proficiency with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and implementing regulations under 36 CFR 800 and with National Register Bulletins, Secretary of the Interior guidelines, and criteria outlined under 36 CFR 60.4 to identify, document, and evaluate cultural resources as well as familiarity with other applicable laws.  The position requires a pragmatic approach to problem solving and mentality to meet project schedule requirements and demands.  Business development/marketing efforts and professional development initiatives are also expected.

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should send an email with a PDF cover letter, resume, and writing sample to with Project Cultural Resource Specialist in the subject line.

ERO participates in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. ERO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans to apply. For more information about ERO, visit our website at