AECOM - Senior Archaeologist

08/24/2020 11:22 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

AECOM has an immediate opening for a Senior Archaeologist in our Phoenix, AZ office. The senior archaeologist will support all types of cultural resource studies primarily in Arizona and surrounding states. The studies could include records reviews, intensive cultural resource field surveys, archaeological excavations, and lab studies. Responsibilities include but aren't limited to the following:

  • Manage or assist in the management of cultural resource studies to facilitate their successful completion

  • Conduct archaeological fieldwork and compile field documentation. The work could require prolonged walking or standing on various types of terrain; extensive manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving buckets and wheelbarrows filled with dirt; bending, kneeling, and standing activities, and lifting and carry objects weighing as much as 50 lbs., all in outdoor environments, under a wide range of weather conditions.

  • Lead crews as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or field director including instruction of crewmembers in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods, and making logistical arrangements

  • Manage artifact collections, guide laboratory analyses, and mentor new or inexperienced staff in proper field or lab methods and ensure lab protocols are followed

  • Write archaeological reports and/or prepare archaeological site forms in coordination with other team members and support staff

  • Travel as needed for project work and have a valid driver’s license

  • Work with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure projects meet AECOM quality and safety standards

  • Follows AECOM corporate policies and procedures

  • Assume personal responsibility for furthering capabilities to ensure career growth

  • Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to complex problems.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and national regulations to ensure compliance. Work is performed with minimal direction.

  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Responsible for advanced duties and activities in their specialized functional area.

  • Conducts research and does investigation work as required.

  • Plans and organizes project studies.

  • Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.

  • Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.

  • Oversee the work of less experienced scientists.

Minimum Requirements
  • BA/BS in anthropology or a related field + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MA or PhD degree in anthropology or a related field.

  • Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible employment in cultural resource management including demonstrated supervision or management experience

  • Regional archaeological expertise in the Southwestern United States

  • Ability to design and supervise complex archaeological fieldwork, lab processing, and/or or technical analysis and report preparation

  • Manage budgets, supervise personnel, schedule staff and tasks related to specific projects

  • Manage or contribute to preparation of proposals

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Writing and reviewing technical reports and research designs/treatment plans

  • Thorough understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, agency and tribal representatives, construction contractors, and other project stakeholders

  • Strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Certification as principal investigator or field director for Arizona Antiquities Act permits and cultural resource study permits for other agencies

  • Experience with standard Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel).

  • Register of Professional Archaeologists certification

  • Experience working with tribal communities

  • Proficiency with geographic information system and database software

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