Arizona Archaeological Council

AZTEC - Project Director

11/08/2020 14:39 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

We are currently seeking resumes from qualified Project Directors for our Phoenix, Arizona office. The role will be to successfully complete archaeological projects in support of AZTECā€™s growing Cultural Resources Group.


  • Work independently or as part of a team with minimal supervision
  • Perform archaeological research and conduct site file searches online and at federal, state, and tribal repositories
  • Direct and participate in all types of archaeological investigations
  • Develop and adhere to budgets and schedules
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff
  • Complete technical reports, consultation letters, work plans, scopes of work, and cost proposals
  • Perform National/Arizona Register eligibility evaluations and make significance/project effect/treatment recommendations
  • Review technical reports and consultation letters
  • Prepare graphics using Esri GIS mapping software
  • Assist clients with federal/state/tribal/local cultural resource compliance
  • Coordinate with subconsultants and vendors
  • Communicate effectively and work closely with fellow employees
  • Perform travel that may include overnight stays for an extended period

Project Director- Required Skills:

  • MA/MS in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field
  • Minimum of 10 years Southwestern experience; 2 years PD & report preparation experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Southwest prehistory and/or history, current archaeological field methods, SHPA and AAA, Section 106/ARPA compliance, and understanding of other federal/state/tribal/local cultural resource laws/regulations
  • Demonstrated experience directing survey, monitoring, and testing and data recovery excavations
  • Meet ASM, RPA and SOI requirements
  • Reliable personal transportation, good driving record
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Ability/willingness to travel for overnight/out of town fieldwork

Other Requirements:

  • Experience with ESRI GIS mapping software
  • Experience collecting field data using ESRI Collector software is preferred
  • Experience performing artifact analysis (ceramic, flaked stone, or faunal) or analysis of human remains

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