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  • 01/30/2019 17:46 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd.
    TEMPORARY ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIANS
    :Arizona & New Mexico

    Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. (Tierra), is hiring a significant number of archaeological field technicians to assist in scheduled archaeological surveys beginning immediately and running through the summer. These surveys are located throughout Arizona and New Mexico. Field technicians are also needed for archaeological monitoring projects in Tucson and Phoenix. Pay will be commensurate with applicant’s experience and education. All field technicians will work under the supervision of a field director.


    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, or related field
    • Survey and monitoring experience in cultural resource management (CRM) in the Southwest
    • Ability to cooperate and function as part of a team
    • Resourcefulness, motivation, and an organized approach to fieldwork
    • Ability to use a GPS unit in the field
    • Skills at artifact analysis is an advantage, but not required
    Tierra has been participating in CRM since 1993. We are committed to meeting our customer’s land
    service needs in the highest quality manner, delivered with the highest ethical and professional
    standards.
    Tierra is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals
    with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


    TO APPLY:
    Please email vitae/resume with a cover letter to careers@tierra-row.com. No phone calls please.

  • 01/30/2019 17:41 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Gila River Indian Community Employment Opportunity

    Archaeological Crew Chief

    (Job Number: 19188-1)

    Location: 192 S. Skill Center Road, Sacaton, AZ 85147

    Salary: $47,252 Salary  (DOE)

    Posting Closes: 02/20/2019

    For more information please visit our website at http://vss.gric.nsn.us/mss/employmentopportunities/default.aspx or contact Human Resources at 520-562-9800

  • 01/27/2019 12:31 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Want to work for one of the largest, most innovative CRM firms in the United States? Want to work on rewarding projects using industry-leading technologies? Want to live in one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, where it’s cloudy fewer than 70 days per year? If so, please read on! 

     

    PaleoWest Archaeology is a solution driven archaeological consulting firm that prides itself on employing the best CRM professionals in the industry. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, PaleoWest places an emphasis on supporting our clients’ needs, fostering new technologies that advance our industry while better protecting its fragile resources, and promoting professional development within the framework of innovation and forward thinking. We are currently seeking a Cultural Resource Project Manager for our Phoenix office. This is a full time, salaried position that comes with a great benefits package, huge growth potential, and an aggressive bonus program. The successful applicant will work alongside our existing staff to successfully navigate a variety of federal, state, and municipal ordinances for our clients. Candidates must minimally have a Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field and 10 years of demonstrated professional experience working on survey, testing, and data recovery projects. Experience with the archaeology and history of the American Southwest is preferred.

     

    Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

     

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of federal, state, and municipal regulations pertaining to cultural resources
    • Experience in Arizona and, preferably, adjacent states
    • Ability to be permitted on federal and Arizona-state permits
    • Experience preparing a variety of technical reports (including treatment plans and comprehensive data recovery reports)
    • Experience developing and overseeing project budgets and proposals
    • Ability to lead field crews on survey, testing, and data recovery projects
    • Experience managing simple to complex survey and excavation projects

     

    The successful candidate will work in our Phoenix office most days. However, the candidate will also oversee local and non-local field projects and should be able and willing to travel throughout Arizona and, potentially, adjacent states. Salary will be commensurate with experience and bonuses will be offered for exceptional performance. Our benefits package includes health insurance, a 401(k) plan with employer matching after six months of employment, personal time off, telecommuting, and a flexible work schedule. If you are interested in joining our rapidly growing team of professionals, please email a current resume, cover letter, at least two professional references, and two writing samples to jobs@paleowest.com using the subject line: Phoenix Project Manager.

     

  • 01/27/2019 12:30 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Want to work for one of the largest, most innovative CRM firms in the United States? Want to work on rewarding projects using industry-leading technologies? Want to live in one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, where it’s cloudy fewer than 70 days per year? If so, please read on! 

     

    PaleoWest Archaeology is a solution driven archaeological consulting firm that prides itself on employing the best CRM professionals in the industry. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, PaleoWest places an emphasis on supporting our clients’ needs, fostering new technologies that advance our industry while better protecting its fragile resources, and promoting professional development within the framework of innovation and forward thinking. We are currently seeking a Cultural Resource Principal Investigator for our Phoenix office. This is a full time, salaried position that comes with a great benefits package, huge growth potential, and an aggressive bonus program. The successful applicant will work alongside our existing staff to successfully navigate a variety of federal, state, and municipal ordinances for our clients. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in anthropology. However, candidates with a Master’s degree in anthropology and 15 years of demonstrated experience will also be considered. Experience with the archaeology and history of the American Southwest is required.

     

    Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

     

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of federal, state, and municipal regulations pertaining to cultural resources
    • Experience in Arizona and, preferably, adjacent states
    • Ability to be permitted as a Principal Investigator on federal and Arizona-state permits
    • Experience preparing a variety of technical reports (including treatment plans and comprehensive data recovery reports)
    • Experience serving as a Principal Investigator on survey, testing, and data recovery projects
    • Experience developing and overseeing project budgets and proposals

     

    The successful candidate will work closely with our Office Principal and other senior staff in our Phoenix office. Salary will be commensurate with experience and bonuses will be offered for exceptional performance. Our benefits package includes health insurance, a 401(k) plan with employer matching after six months of employment, personal time off, telecommuting, and a flexible work schedule. If you are interested in joining our rapidly growing team of professionals, please email a current resume, cover letter, at least two professional references, and two writing samples to jobs@paleowest.com using the subject line: Phoenix Principal Investigator.

     

     

     

  • 01/27/2019 12:30 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Want to work for one of the largest, most innovative CRM firms in the United States? Want to work on rewarding projects using industry-leading technologies? Want to live in one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, where it’s cloudy fewer than 70 days per year? If so, please read on! 

     

    PaleoWest Archaeology is a solution driven archaeological consulting firm that prides itself on employing the best CRM professionals in the industry. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, PaleoWest places an emphasis on supporting our clients’ needs, fostering new technologies that advance our industry while better protecting its fragile resources, and promoting professional development within the framework of innovation and forward thinking. We are currently seeking a Cultural Resource Field Director for our Phoenix office. This is a full time, salaried position that comes with a great benefits package, huge growth potential, and an aggressive bonus program. The successful applicant will work alongside our existing staff to successfully navigate a variety of federal, state, and municipal ordinances for our clients. Candidates must minimally have a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field and demonstrate experience supervising survey, monitoring, testing, and data recovery projects. Experience with the archaeology and history of the American Southwest is preferred.

     

    Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

     

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of federal, state, and municipal regulations pertaining to cultural resources
    • Experience in Arizona and, preferably, adjacent states
    • Ability to be permitted on federal and Arizona-state permits
    • Experience preparing a variety of technical reports 
    • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite
    • Ability to lead field crews on survey, testing, and data recovery projects
    • Ability to work independently or part of a team

     

    The successful candidate will oversee local and non-local field projects and should be able and willing to travel throughout Arizona and, potentially, adjacent states. Salary will be commensurate with experience and bonuses will be offered for exceptional performance. Our benefits package includes health insurance, a 401(k) plan with employer matching after six months of employment, personal time off, telecommuting, and a flexible work schedule. If you are interested in joining our rapidly growing team of professionals, please email a current resume, cover letter, at least two professional references, and two writing samples to jobs@paleowest.com using the subject line: Phoenix Field Director.

     

  • 01/27/2019 12:24 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Registration for the 2019 Historic Preservation Conference in Prescott is now open at https://azpreservation.com. SHPO encourages your participation! Please note there is a full-day pre-conference archaeology workshop (June 12) with three separate sessions. If you can't attend the full conference, there is a single day registration fee of $50 for this pre-conference workshop.

  • 01/16/2019 19:52 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    AZ DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ADOT) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    Archaeologist – Historic Preservation Team Lead (Environmental Project manager Senior)

    (Job ID: 44158)

    Location:  1611 W. Jackson St, Phoenix AZ 85007

    Salary: $46,932.00-84,157.00 Yearly

    For more information please contact Stephen Rice 602-712-7279 or srice@azdot.gov

  • 01/16/2019 19:48 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Desert Archaeology is a woman-owned small business providing full service cultural resources management. Office headquarters are in Tucson with a branch office in Phoenix. Desert Archaeology was founded in 1982 and has been at the forefront of Arizona cultural resources management since then. The company is distinguished by our investment in building knowledge and communities through research about the past.

     

     

    Position Summary:

     

    Desert Archaeology is seeking to fill two Field Director/Project Director positions (one in the Phoenix office, one in the Tucson office) for directing survey, testing phase projects, and small data recovery projects and in assisting Senior Project Directors and Principal Investigators with field supervision of large projects. Field Directors/Project Directors direct and participate in all phases of a project, from pre-field planning (including writing research designs and work plans) and logistical support, to crew supervision, work with laboratory personnel, and post-field analysis and report preparation. The successful candidate will have experience in cultural resource management fieldwork and report preparation, experience as a crew supervisor, a solid working knowledge of Arizona/Southwest prehistory and history, a collegial attitude, willingness to work regularly on out-of-town projects, and will qualify for an Arizona State Museum permit. Successful performance in this position will lead to increased responsibilities and opportunities.

     

    This is a 30–40 hour per week, permanent position with medical, PTO, and 401k benefits.

     

     

    Responsibilities Include:

     

    w Work with Desert Archaeology project directors and analytic staff

    w Direct and participate in survey, testing phase projects, and small data recovery projects

    w Provide field support with logistics and crew supervision on large-scale projects

    w Prepare final reports for small projects; assist with preparation of reports for large projects

    w Oversee post-field analysis as needed

    w Meet project deadlines and budgets

    w Provide monthly progress reports on project activities

     

     

    Qualifications:

     

    w Graduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, architecture, or related field(s)

    w Experience in cultural/heritage resource management

    w Meet Secretary of Interior standards

    w Permittable by the Arizona State Museum at the Project Director level

    w Minimum 3 years of archaeological experience

    w Supervisory experience

    w Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills

    w Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel

    w Experience with hand-held GPS devices and cameras

    w Willing to do some travel (up to 50 percent time)

    w Valid driver’s license

    w Work base is in Phoenix or Tucson

    w Experience in Southwest United States archaeology

    w Must be eligible to work in the United States

     

    Compensation commensurate with experience.

     

     

    Deadline:

     

    Applications will be reviewed beginning January 21, 2019. Positions open until filled.

     

    To apply, send a cover letter, CV or resume, and names of three references to:

     

    Patricia Castalia, Operations Director

    Desert Archaeology, Inc.

    3975 N. Tucson Blvd.

    Tucson, AZ 85716

    pcastalia@desert.com

     

     

     

    To learn more about us, visit www.desert.com

    Desert Archaeology is an Equal Opportunity Employment company
  • 01/08/2019 14:19 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    In December 2018, the Board voted to make issues of the journal from previous years open to the public. Non-members can download electronic issues from previous years.


    Membership is still required to access the current year's issues.
  • 01/08/2019 14:17 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Each year, the Governor's Archaeology Advisory Commission recognizes individuals and/or programs that have contributed time and energy to promoting the protection and preservation of, and education about, Arizona's non-renewable archaeological resources. These awards can include the following categories of individuals or organizations that are worthy of recognition for their public service / education endeavors: 1) professional archaeologists, 2) avocational archaeologists, 3) site stewards, 4) tribes, 5) private, non-profit entities, 6) government agencies, and 7) private or industrial development entities. In addition, the Commission would like to make an award to an individual for special or lifetime achievement. The award ceremony is held at the Historic Preservation Conference each year. For 2019, the Conference will be held in Prescott, AZ.

    For nomination forms and more information, please visit the conference website at AZPreservation.com

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