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  • 09/11/2019 10:59 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Clerical Assistant

     

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) of Tempe is seeking to hire a clerical assistant on behalf of the Gila River Indian Community’s Cultural Resource Management Program for work in their Sacaton office. The duties include scanning, filing, digital file organization, data entry, and other tasks as assigned. For more information, please click on the Employment tab in the second row of tabs on the ACS website: www.acstempe.com. If you’re interested in applying, please send your current resume with a cover letter and the names and phone numbers/e-mail addresses for three references who can comment on your office experience to: acs_jobs’at’acstempe’dot’com (type it as a normal email with an @ sign in place of ‘at’ and a period in place of ‘dot’). Please include Clerical Assistant in the subject line. No phone calls please. The position is open until October 31, 2019, or until filled, whichever is sooner.

  • 09/03/2019 15:14 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Please see official job posting here:

    https://uacareers.com/postings/41072


  • 08/29/2019 10:07 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Research Specialist, Digital Curation

    55032BR

    Campus: Tempe

    Research Specialist

    Job Description

    Digital Curators contribute to the development and expansion of the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR), an international repository of digital data and documents related to archaeological investigations. Curators follow established procedures relating to digital data entry, file storage, file maintenance, and security of the archaeological data stored in tDAR. Digital Curators need to have professional knowledge and experience in at least one of these areas:  archaeology (field, lab and classes); digital preservation and digital data management; information technology, scripting, and programming.

    Job Family

    Research & Laboratory

    Department Name

    Shesc

    Full-Time/Part-Time

    Full-Time

    VP Code

    EXEC VP/PROVOST

    Scope of Search

    Open

    Grant Funded Position

    This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

    Salary Range

    $35,280 - $48,100 per year; DOE

    Close Date

    10-September-2019

    Category

    02

    Essential Duties

    Curators work with outside clients and Digital Antiquity staff to draft administrative and descriptive metadata for digital files to be deposited in tDAR. Work may include digitizing paper documents, records, and images (scanning), following established best practices and national standards. Curators routinely create metadata records for digital files using tDAR data entry forms. In consultation with Digital Antiquity staff and supervisors, Curators identify and redact sensitive and/or confidential information found in digital files. In consultation with Digital Antiquity staff and supervisors, Curators assist in organizing digital files and correcting or modifying existing metadata in tDAR. Curators also assist in the Center for Digital Antiquity's development, improvement and maintenance of the tDAR digital repository. Curators may train and supervise students and/or part-time curators, and perform quality control on the work done by students and/or part-time curators.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

    Desired Qualifications

    ·        Master’s degree in Anthropology Archaeology, History, American Indian Studies, or Museum Studies.

    ·        Experience organizing and managing research data, specifically archaeological data.

    ·        Experience and familiarity with CRM archaeology and the range of archaeological data and documents.

    ·        Experience with research data management, digital repositories, digital preservation and metadata standards.

    ·        Experience ensuring project activities are carried out in an efficient and timely manner. 

  • 08/27/2019 12:48 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    A talk by Chris Loendorf at Pueblo Grande Museum

    Tuesday, September 10th at 7pm

    Talk at Pueblo Grande Museum

  • 08/08/2019 07:40 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Field Director - Archaeology/Cultural Resources

    Tierra ROW Services, New Mexico Operations

     

    Tierra Right of Way Services is seeking a motivated and experienced archaeologist/cultural resources manager who can fulfill the duties of Field Director/Archaeologist in either our Albuquerque or Santa Fe, New Mexico offices. The successful candidate must be a team player. They must have the ability to multi-task, including supervising multiple small surveys and/or monitoring projects concurrently. Experience directing large block surveys as well as archaeological testing and data recovery investigations is also desired. The successful candidate must meet qualifications to be listed in Tierra’s cultural resource investigation permits for the State of New Mexico, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and other regulatory agencies. The candidates must have knowledge of the literature and practice of prehistoric and historic archaeology in the American Southwest. The position may involve some travel and a current valid driver’s license is required. The successful candidate must be a United States citizen or hold a federally approved work visa.

     

    Duties include:

    Ÿ  Directing fieldwork

    Ÿ  Staffing and scheduling input

    Ÿ  Writing reports and preparing forms to pertinent agency standards

    Ÿ  Delegating tasks to junior staff

    Ÿ  Problem resolution in field and office settings

    Ÿ  Training archaeological technicians in field methods, preparation of forms, and report writing

    Ÿ  Maintaining current knowledge of literature and professional reports

    Ÿ  Assisting in the preparation of scopes of work and budgets for proposals

    Ÿ  Analyzing collections of cultural materials that fall within your particular analytic specialty

     

    Full-time or part-time employment will be considered.

     

    Compensation is competitive, and is based on experience and education. The successful candidate must be based out of either our Albuquerque or Santa Fe, New Mexico office, though occasional travel is required.  Partial telecommuting options are also available.

     

    Minimum qualifications include:

    Ÿ  Seven years of experience in CRM at increasing levels of responsibility, such as technician, crew chief, assistant field director, field director, at least three years of which has been in New Mexico.

    Ÿ  Thorough knowledge of the NHPA Section 106 process and associated federal, state and local laws and regulations.

    Ÿ  Graduate degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field preferred.

    Ÿ  Focus in a particular analytic specialty in material culture or an aspect of environmental archaeology a plus.

     

    Tierra has been conducting cultural resource projects in the American Southwest for nearly twenty-five (25) years. We are committed to meeting our clients’ land services needs in the highest quality manner, delivered with the highest ethical and professional standards.  Tierra is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Please submit letter of interest and CV/resume to careers@tierra-row.com.

  • 07/02/2019 12:58 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Position: Archaeologist/GIS Technician

     

    Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the western United States with offices in Arizona, California, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance as well as infrastructure siting, Class I and Class III studies, Historic Property Treatment Plans, and environmental construction management and monitoring.

     

    Job Description:

    We are seeking a full-time or part time Archeologist/GIS technician for assignments located in Arizona. Both field and office work will be required. Fieldwork will involve one-day and multiple-day assignments. Archaeologist duties will include conducting or overseeing Class I literature review and background research, Class III pedestrian survey, Archaeological (cultural) monitoring, resource evaluation for the National Register and Arizona Register, and writing and/or reviewing cultural resources reports field surveys and projects. GIS technician duties include processing field-collected GIS data, generating project areas, conducting background research, and producing results maps (i.e., site sketch maps) for cultural resource projects. This individual may also georeference and digitize cultural resource maps for legacy data management projects throughout the West. Candidates applying for this position will be based out of Transcon’s Mesa, AZ office.

     

    REQUIRED:

    • Undergraduate degree in archaeology, or closely related field
    • Proficiency in Arizona prehistoric and/or historic archaeology
    • At least four years of full-time professional experience in archaeological research or cultural resource management
    • Ability to perform work duties independently with short deadlines and work with other disciplines
    • Highly organized, motivated, thorough, accurate, dependable, and trustworthy
    • Experience with ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro
    • Familiarity with ArcToolbox
    • ·        Experience with data collection and processing workflows
    • Experience generating project area, background research, and results maps for cultural resource projects
    • Experience generating archaeological sketch maps
    • Experience in building and managing geodatabases
    • Experience using digitization and georeferencing tools
    • ·        Experience with ArcGIS Online, Collector, and Survey 123 Connect

     

    PREFERRED:

    • Graduate degree in archaeology, or closely related field
    • Graduate level or professional level certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS)
    • Previous experience interacting with State Historic Preservation Offices and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices
    • Experience driving a four-wheeled vehicle off-road or in rough terrain
    • Familiarity with NHPA, Sections 106 and 110, and NEPA
    • Proficient in Arizona archaeology and meets qualifications for listing as Crew Chief or Field Director on state and federal permits

     

    The full-time position is exempt (salary) and eligible for full benefits. Part time positions are hourly and are not eligible for full benefits. On multiple day assignments, employee will be reimbursed for meals and lodging. We anticipate that employment will begin in July 2019. Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug (including marijuana/THC) and alcohol testing.

     

    TO APPLY:

    Send the following documents to jtactikos@transcon.com

    • one-page cover letter (mention any archaeological permits you may hold)
    • resume (3-page limit)
    • three references (include a supervisor and a co-worker)
    • writing sample

     

  • 06/18/2019 14:40 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Historical In Use Structures Forms, Documentation Guide, and Interim Guidance for Survey Reports are available to download from the SHPO website at:

    https://azstateparks.com//shpo-consultation-on-historic-preservation-compliance


  • 05/30/2019 21:36 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeology Crew Chief - Job Description

     

    We are currently seeking resumes from qualified Archaeology Crew Chiefs for our Phoenix, Arizona office. The role will be to assist in completion of archaeological projects (survey, monitoring, testing, data recovery) for AZTEC's Cultural Resource Group.

    Duties:

    • Perform archaeological research and conduct site file searches at federal, state, tribal, and private repositories
    • Assist with all types of archaeological investigations
    • Adhere to deadlines
    • Assist crew members with use of proper field methods and completing field forms based on information provided in work plan and/or field manual
    • Prepare or assist in preparation of technical reports
    • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding ARHP/NRHP eligibility of and project effects to, cultural resources
    • Assess significance and identify appropriate National Register criteria of eligibility by applying aspects of integrity
    • Draft consultation letters
    • Assist with preparation of research designs and work plans
    • Assist with lab work
    • Communicate effectively and work closely with fellow employees
    • Perform travel that may include overnight stays for an extended period

    Archaeology Crew Chief - Required Skills:

    • BA or BS in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field
    • Minimum of 5 years experience in CRM; minimum of 2 years experience as crew chief
    • Understanding of Southwest prehistory and/or history, archaeological method and theory
    • Experience conducting and assisting with all phases of cultural resource investigations
    • Experience using GPS, GIS, Tablet
    • Ability to generate and organize adequate field records
    • Ability to perform fieldwork in adverse conditions (rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures, arid environments, dense vegetation) and carry up to 25 pounds of equipment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability and willingness to travel
    • Good driving record
    • Understanding of applicable federal and state Cultural Resource Management/Historic Preservation laws (Section 106 of NHPA, AAA, and SHPA) preferred
    • Experience drafting maps and figures in ArcMap/ArcGIS Desktop 10 preferred
    • Artifact analysis preferred
    • Understanding of prehistoric cultures of Arizona preferred
    • Professional experience in the Southwest preferred

    Working Conditions and Environment:

    Will need the ability to establish rapport quickly with others working on the same project, and be able to promote a positive team environment. A working knowledge of dealing with a diverse population while using tact, diplomacy, and respect.

     

    Benefits:

    AZTEC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, Paid-time-Off, and a 401(k)/Profit Sharing program.

    Company Overview:

    AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC) is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients in the United States. AZTEC has offices in California, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, and Texas. AZTEC is part of the TYPSA Group, an international consulting engineering firm with over 2,600 employees and more than 50 offices worldwide providing multidisciplinary consulting services in the fields of civil engineering, architecture and environment.

     

    AZTEC has a diverse culture that focuses on providing rich opportunities for its employees.

    AZTEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to affirmative action planning and encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran or marital status.

    Please apply online at www.aztec.us/career.

     

    Contact Information:

    Contact Person: April Romero – Human Resources Manager

    Email: jobs@aztec.us

  • 05/30/2019 21:36 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeology Project Director - Job Description

     

    We are currently seeking resumes from qualified Archaeology Project Directors for our Phoenix, Arizona office. The role will be to develop, direct, and complete archaeological projects (survey, monitoring, testing, data recovery) for AZTEC's Cultural Resource Group.

    Duties:

    • Perform archaeological research and conduct site file searches at federal, state, tribal, and private repositories
    • Develop, direct and participate in all types of archaeological investigations
    • Adhere to project schedules
    • Supervise junior staff
    • Prepare technical reports documenting the results of fieldwork and archival research
    • Perform technical and copy editing for cultural resource submittals
    • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding ARHP/NRHP eligibility and treatment of, as well as project effects to, cultural resources
    • Assess significance and identify appropriate National Register criteria of eligibility by applying aspects of integrity
    • Draft consultation letters
    • Prepare graphics for reports using ArcGIS
    • Develop research designs and work plans
    • Develop project scopes and budgets
    • Understand and assist clients with state, federal, and tribal cultural resources 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

    Archaeology Project Director - Required Skills:

    • BA or BS in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field
    • Minimum of 15 years experience; minimum 10 years experience supervising projects, junior staff and preparing technical reports
    • Understanding of Southwest prehistory and/or history, archaeological method and theory, and applicable federal and state CRM/HP laws - Section 106 of NHPA, ARPA, AIRFA, AAA, and SHPA.
    • Experience successfully directing all phases of cultural resource investigation
    • Experience obtaining, and ability to qualify at supervisory level for, state and federal archaeological permits
    • Successful management and completion of projects on time, within budget
    • Experience using GPS, GIS (Tablet, ArcGIS 10)
    • Ability to generate, organize, and maintain adequate field records that meet state and federal standards and guidelines
    • Ability to perform fieldwork in adverse conditions (rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures, arid environments, dense vegetation) and carry up to 25 pounds of equipment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability and willingness to travel
    • Good driving record
    • Graduate degree in anthropology/archaeology preferred
    • Artifact analysis preferred
    • Understanding of prehistoric cultures of Arizona preferred
    • Professional experience in the Southwest preferred

    Working Conditions and Environment:

    This position will require general supervision and will have to use independent judgment within established guidelines. Generally uses advanced knowledge to analyze, interpret, or make deductions from varying facts or circumstances. Will need the ability to establish rapport quickly with others working on the same project, and be able to promote a positive team environment. A working knowledge of dealing with a diverse population while using tact, diplomacy, and respect.

    Benefits:

    AZTEC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, Paid-time-Off, and a 401(k)/Profit Sharing program. Engineering

     

    Company Overview:

     

    AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC) is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients in the United States. AZTEC has offices in California, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, and Texas. AZTEC is part of the TYPSA Group, an international consulting engineering firm with over 2,600 employees and more than 50 offices worldwide providing multidisciplinary consulting services in the fields of civil engineering, architecture and environment. AZTEC has a diverse culture that focuses on providing rich opportunities for its employees.

    AZTEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to affirmative action planning and encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran or marital status.

    Please apply online at www.aztec.us/career.

     

    Contact Information:

    Contact Person: April Romero – Human Resources Manager

    Email: jobs@aztec.us

  • 05/30/2019 21:35 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

     

    Principal Investigator - Job Description

    We are currently seeking resumes from qualified Principal Investigators for our Phoenix, Arizona office. This position will be responsible for proposing, developing, and managing archaeological projects of all sizes from start to completion.

    Duties:

    • Manage projects, including staff, fieldwork, and deliverables, within schedule and budget constraints
    • Oversee and participate in all aspects of archaeological survey and site documentation, GPS mapping, testing and data recovery, monitoring, analyses, report writing, and administrative duties
    • Serve as primary author on technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents
    • Develop proposals and cost estimates
    • Foster and maintain good working relationships with state and federal agency staff, tribes, and private sector clients
    • Take initiative, resolve problems, and implement improved procedures to assure tasks are completed effectively
    • Coordinate/obtain permitting and adhere to agency guidelines/policies
    • Remain current with agency protocol for conducting cultural resources work
    • Assist with business development goals and objectives
    • Assist with training and mentoring cultural resources staff in topics including NRHP eligibility, implementation of research designs, and site recording protocols

    Principal Investigator - Required Skills:

    • MA/MS in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field
    • Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology
    • 15 years of experience in cultural resource project management, preferably in Arizona
    • Ability to keep and maintain records of work conducted
    • Experience organizing and maintaining data, and completing archaeological site and excavation forms
    • Ability to be listed on archaeological permits issued by Arizona agencies and tribes
    • Ability to conduct archaeological research and analysis
    • Experience performing QA/QC review of technical documents, field forms, etc.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to cultural resources/Section 106 and experience working with Arizona federal and state agencies and tribes
    • Extensive knowledge of cultural resources in the Southwest
    • Demonstrated understanding of GPS, GIS (Tablet, ArcGIS 10)
    • Experience obtaining permits for archaeological excavations
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated experience in managing and completing projects on time, within budget
    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Ability to walk up to 10 miles per day in adverse conditions (rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures, arid environments, dense vegetation) and carry up to 25 pounds of equipment
    • Ability and willingness to travel
    • Good driving record
    • Experience with ADOT projects preferred
    • A high degree of professionalism and competence in project execution and delivery
    • Ceramic or other analyst preferred

    Working Conditions and Environment:

    This position will require general supervision and will have to use independent judgment within established guidelines. Generally uses advanced knowledge to analyze, interpret, or make deductions from varying facts or circumstances. Will need the ability to establish rapport quickly with others working on the same project, and be able to promote a positive team environment. A working knowledge of dealing with a diverse population while using tact, diplomacy, and respect.

     

    Benefits:

     

    AZTEC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, Paid-time-Off, and a 401(k)/Profit Sharing program.

    Company Overview:

    Aztec Engineering Group, Inc.

    4561 E. McDowell Road

    Phoenix, AZ 85008

    Ph: 602.454.0402

    Fax: 602.454.0403

     

    AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC) is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients in the United States. AZTEC has offices in California, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, and Texas. AZTEC is part of the TYPSA Group, an international consulting engineering firm with over 2,600 employees and more than 50 offices worldwide providing multidisciplinary consulting services in the fields of civil engineering, architecture and environment. AZTEC has a diverse culture that focuses on providing rich opportunities for its employees.

    AZTEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to affirmative action planning and encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran or marital status.

    Please apply online at www.aztec.us/career.

    Contact Information:

    Contact Person: April Romero – Human Resources Manager

    Email: jobs@aztec.us

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