Applied Archaeological Research, Inc. (AAR), is seeking to hire a GIS Specialist. Founded in 1996, AAR is
a multi-disciplinary cultural resource consulting firm based in Portland, Oregon. AAR has six full-time and
two part-time staff members and is mid-size among local Cultural Resource Management firms. AAR
specializes in the archaeology of Pacific Northwest and adjoining regions and has successfully completed
over 2,300 projects that have ranged from small-scale surveys to large, complex, multi-site testing and data
recovery projects. AAR is committed to quality research and client services and is an Equal Opportunity
GIS Specialist is a professional position requiring advanced knowledge and a varied skill set in GIS
principals, cartography, and database management. GIS Specialists download the GPS data, create
shapefiles and databases, and use graphic software packages (e.g. Adobe Illustrator) to create maps and
report graphics. They will assist in preparing technical reports. They will perform GIS tasks with very
Applicants must have a GIS certificate or 3+ years of experience with ESRI ArcGIS. They will perform data
downloads from GPS units, data conversion, digitizing, spatial data editing, and perform data validation.
Additionally, they should have experience in database design and general technical support. They should be
familiar with Adobe Illustrator, Access databases, Excel, or comparable software applications. This person
will be first level support for technical questions and should have a familiarity with computers and skills in
resolving application questions. They will be responsible for installing and coordinating software upgrades.
There is quite a bit of opportunity to work into a full time position, if the applicant has experience with
archaeology, geoarchaeology, soil science, geomorphology, proofreading reports, and general business
operations, such as accounting.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should provide a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae or resume, and references
(with contact information).
Please direct all inquiries and submissions to:
Kendal McDonald, Operations Manager
Applied Archaeological Research, Inc.
4001 NE Halsey St. Suite 3
Portland, OR 97232
Opening Date: June 8, 2020
Closing Date: June 30, 2020 (or when filled)
Location: Portland, Oregon
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