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  • 03/06/2015 09:50 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Harris Environmental Group, Inc. is seeking an archaeological Principal Investigator (PI) to direct compliance projects for state, federal, and commercial clients. Archaeological experience in the Southwestern United States is required. The position will assist with project development, direction, coordination and quality control for cultural resource management projects while expanding our archaeological and historical consulting team. Responsibilities will include project direction (including fieldwork and travel), training of staff, oversight of field directors, and producing quality reports, managing multiple projects, and budgets. Responsibilities also include marketing and proposal writing. Candidates must have an M.A. in Anthropology or Archaeology and a minimum of five years of work experience and two to three years experience as a PI. Candidates must meet the Arizona State Museum’s qualifications for PI. Compensation package will be commensurate with experience.

     

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted to professional and SHPO/ASM standards and guidelines

    • Remain current with agency requirements for conducting cultural resources work

    • Manage budgets, prepare proposals, reports, and other technical documents, monitor field procedures, and author research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents

    • Oversee field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production

    • Establish project procedures and budgetary restraints and assure that projects are concluded within budget and on time

    • Conduct content edits of technical reports

    • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner

     

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or related field

    • At least two years supervisory and fieldwork experience in CRM or equivalent position, and experience working NHPA compliance

    • Ability to be listed on our various federal and state cultural resource permits

    • Experience with content edits of reports and a strong background in scheduling and budgeting

    • Ability to train, coordinate, and oversee personnel

    • Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical reports on deadlines

    • Experience with Section 106 compliance, NEPA, and other relevant compliance processes

    • Ability to work independently as well as oversee small or large projects

    To apply, please email resume and letter of interest to Lisa Harris, Ph.D. President, at lharris@heg-inc.com

     

  • 03/04/2015 16:27 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    SENIOR ARCHAEOLOGIST
    Posting Date: 3/4/2015
    Job Description
    We are currently seeking resumes from qualified Senior Archaeologists for our Arizona office. Role will be to successfully develop and manage archaeological projects to completion.
    Duties:
    • Perform all aspects (permitting, scheduling, coordination, hiring, research, fieldwork, etc.) of survey, excavation, and monitoring
    • Develop and adhere to scopes and budgets
    • Prepare work plans, research designs, and mitigation proposals
    • Make evaluations and recommendations for significance, effect, and treatment of cultural resources
    • Supervise field staff and ensure crew conducts field research properly and safely
    • Prepare technical reports documenting results of fieldwork and research
    • Assist clients with state, federal, and tribal cultural resource compliance
    • Draft consultation letters
    • Perform ceramic or lithic analysis (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.

    Company Overview:
    AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC) is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients in the Unites States. AZTEC has offices in California, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, and Texas. AZTEC is part of the TYPSA Group, a global consulting firm with offices in over 30 countries and a staff of over 2,000 professionals world-wide. AZTEC has a diverse culture that focuses on providing rich opportunities for its employees. AZTEC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, and a 401(k)/Profit Sharing program. AZTEC is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to affirmative action planning.

    Required Skills:
    • M.A. or M.S. degree in anthropology or archaeology
    • Minimum of 15 years of experience
    • Knowledge of cultural resources in the Southwest
    • Management experience
    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Willingness to travel
    • Good driving record
    • Perform fieldwork in adverse conditions and carry up to 25 pounds of equipment

    Please respond by emailing your resume to jobs@aztec.us. Please include “Senior Archaeologist” in the subject line.

    Job Type: Employee
    Job Status : Full-time/Exempt
    Contact Information:

    Contact Person: April Romero – Human Resources Manager
    Email: jobs@aztec.us

  • 02/19/2015 16:53 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Harris Environmental Group, Inc. is seeking an archaeological Project Director (PD) to direct compliance projects for state, federal, and commercial clients. Archaeological experience in the Southwestern United States is required. The position will assist with project development, direction, coordination and quality control for cultural resource management projects while expanding our archaeological and historical consulting team. Responsibilities will include project direction (including fieldwork and travel), training of staff, oversight of field directors, and producing quality reports, managing multiple projects, and budgets. Candidates must have an M.A. in Anthropology or Archaeology and a minimum of five years of work experience and two to three years experience as a PD. Compensation package will be commensurate with experience.

     

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted to professional and SHPO/ASM standards and guidelines

    • Remain current with agency requirements for conducting cultural resources work

    • Manage budgets, prepare proposals, reports, and other technical documents, monitor field procedures, and author research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents

    • Oversee field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production

    • Establish project procedures and budgetary restraints and assure that projects are concluded within budget and on time

    • Conduct content edits of technical reports

    • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner

     

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or related field

    • At least two years supervisory and fieldwork experience in CRM or equivalent position, and experience working NHPA compliance

    • Ability to be listed on our various federal and state cultural resource permits

    • Experience with content edits of reports and a strong background in scheduling and budgeting

    • Ability to train, coordinate, and oversee personnel

    • Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical reports on deadlines

    • Experience with Section 106 compliance, NEPA, and other relevant compliance processes

    • Ability to work independently as well as oversee small or large projects

    To apply, please email resume and letter of interest to Lisa Harris, Ph.D. President, at lharris@heg-inc.com 

  • 02/03/2015 08:58 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Principal Investigator Opening

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS), an environmental firm located in Tempe, AZ, is seeking to hire a cultural resource principal investigator (PI). We are in need of a staff member who can hit the ground running on the project management, compliance, and research aspects of projects. It is a fast-paced work environment with a highly experienced staff.

    The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in anthropology (specialty: archaeology) and a minimum of 12 years experience in archaeology (Southwest preferred), with two of those years as a PI. The successful candidate’s experience must include project management, working with clients and regulators, assessing National Register of Historic Places eligibility, developing testing and data recovery programs, arranging permits and logistics, monitoring field progress, coordinating with the lab and with report authors, writing and compiling reports, and drafting consultation documents. Experience managing projects with budgets over $100,000 is desired. Strong supervisory, writing, and verbal communication skills are essential, as is attention to detail. Experience with project budgeting and tracking, as well as the ability to bring projects to successful completion on time and within budget, are essential. Experience with NEPA documents is a plus. This position requires the ability to drive ACS vehicles, travel for work (primarily within the State of Arizona), and to cover steep or uneven terrain to access potentially remote locations. As part of the core staff, this position is eligible for benefits.

    Please send a cover letter identifying the position for which you are applying, a copy of your vitae or resume, three references who can comment on the skills required for this position, your salary requirements, and how soon you could start if offered a position to acs_jobs’at’acstempe’dot’com. Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. This position is open until February 28, 2015 (although it may be filled sooner if a qualified applicant is identified). ACS offers a competitive salary range and benefits, including participation in a 401(k) program, once certain criteria have been met. ACS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please check us out on the web at www.acstempe.com.

     

  • 12/08/2014 23:11 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS), an environmental firm located in Tempe, AZ, is seeking to hire a cultural resource principal investigator (PI). We are in need of a staff member who can hit the ground running on the project management, compliance, and research aspects of projects. It is a fast-
    paced work environment with a highly experienced staff.

    The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in anthropology (specialty: archaeology) and a minimum of 12 years experience in archaeology (Southwest preferred), with two of those years as a PI. The successful candidate’s experience must include project management, working with clients and regulators, assessing National Register of Historic Places eligibility, developing testing and data recovery programs, arranging permits and logistics, monitoring field progress, coordinating with the lab and with report authors, writing and compiling reports, and drafting consultation documents. Experience managing projects with budgets over $100,000 is desired. Strong supervisory, writing, and verbal communication skills are essential, as is attention to detail. Experience with project budgeting and tracking, as well as the ability to bring projects to successful completion on time and within budget, are essential. Experience with NEPA documents is a plus. This position requires the ability to drive ACS vehicles, travel for work (primarily within the State of Arizona), and to cover steep or uneven terrain to access potentially remote locations. As part of the core staff, this position is eligible for benefits after a three-month introductory period.

    Please send a cover letter identifying the position for which you are applying, a copy of your vitae or resume, three references who can comment on the skills required for this position, your salary requirements, and how soon you could start if offered a position to acs_jobs’at’acstempe’dot’com. Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. This position is open until January 15, 2015 (although it may be filled sooner if a qualified applicant is identified). ACS offers a competitive salary range and benefits, including participation in a 401(k) program, once certain criteria have been met. ACS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please check us out on the web at www.acstempe.com.


  • 12/02/2014 15:56 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS), a 37-year-old environmental planning firm in Tempe, AZ is seeking to hire a cultural resource Field Supervisor with Arizona experience. To be considered the candidate will:
    •have a Master’s degree in Anthropology (Archaeology);
    •have a valid driver’s license; and
    •have a minimum of two years experience leading monitoring, survey, and excavation projects in Arizona and writing the reports for them.

    The duties of this position regularly require fieldwork, both in-town or out-of-town, which would involve standing, walking or climbing into and out of trenches and excavation units, using hands to manipulate items and to lift or carry them, talking, and hearing. They occasionally require crossing uneven terrain, climbing over fences, and stooping, kneeling, or crouching, as well as using hands to manipulate a computer keyboard and mouse, and paper work products. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All employees must follow established procedures, ask questions when needed, work independently once parameters have been set, and work cooperatively as part of a team, at both the project and company-wide levels.

    The pay level is competitive and commensurate with experience. Holiday pay for holidays when the ACS office is closed begins immediately as long as the employee is in paid status the day before and the day after the holiday. Other benefits begin after a three-month introductory period, and include accrual of two weeks paid vacation annually, six days of sick leave, and a significant portion of the employee’s health and dental insurance paid for under the company plan. Participation in a 401(k) program begins after six months employment.

    For additional information, interested parties should check the “Job Opportunities” section of the ACS website (http://www.acstempe.com). Please send your current resume with a cover letter identifying the position for which you wish to be considered and the names and phone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references who can comment on your project supervision experience in Arizona to:
    acs_jobs@acstempe.com. Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. ACS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. No phone calls please. The position is open until December 31, 2014, or until filled, whichever is sooner.


  • 10/06/2014 14:37 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    FIELD SUPERVISOR OPENING

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd., (ACS) a 37-year-old environmental planning firm in Tempe, AZ is seeking to hire a cultural resource Field Supervisor with Arizona experience. To be considered the candidate will:

    • have a Master’s degree in Anthropology (Archaeology);
    • have a valid driver’s license; and
    • have a minimum of two years experience leading monitoring, survey, and excavation projects in Arizona and writing the reports for them.

    The duties of this position regularly require fieldwork, both in-town or out-of-town, which would involve standing, walking or climbing into and out of trenches and excavation units, using hands to manipulate items and to lift or carry them, talking, and hearing. They occasionally require crossing uneven terrain, climbing over fences, and stooping, kneeling, or crouching, as well as using hands to manipulate a computer keyboard and mouse, and paper work products. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All employees must follow established procedures, ask questions when needed, work independently once parameters have been set, and work cooperatively as part of a team, at both the project and company-wide levels.

    The pay level is competitive and commensurate with experience. Holiday pay for holidays when the ACS office is closed begins immediately as long as the employee is in paid status the day before and the day after the holiday. Other benefits begin after a three-month introductory period, and include accrual of two weeks paid vacation annually, six days of sick leave, and a significant portion of the employee’s health and dental insurance paid for under the company plan. Participation in a 401(k) program begins after six months employment.

    For additional information, interested parties should check the “Job Opportunities” section of the ACS website (http://www.acstempe.com). Please send your current resume with a cover letter identifying the position for which you wish to be considered and the names and phone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references who can comment on your project supervision experience in Arizona to: acs_jobs@acstempe.com. Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. ACS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. No phone calls please. The position is open until October 31, 2014, or until filled, whichever is sooner.


  • 09/12/2014 12:19 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Harris Environmental Group, Inc. is seeking an archaeological Project Director (PD) to direct compliance projects for state, federal, and commercial clients. Archaeological experience in the Southwestern United States is required. The position will assist with project development, direction, coordination and quality control for cultural resource management projects while expanding our archaeological and historical consulting team. Responsibilities will include project direction (including fieldwork and travel), training of staff, oversight of field directors, and producing quality reports, managing multiple projects, and budgets. Candidates must have an M.A. in Anthropology or Archaeology and a minimum of five years of work experience and two to three years experience as a PD. Compensation package will be commensurate with experience.

     

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted to professional and SHPO/ASM standards and guidelines

    • Remain current with agency requirements for conducting cultural resources work

    • Manage budgets, prepare proposals, reports, and other technical documents, monitor field procedures, and author research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents

    • Oversee field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production

    • Establish project procedures and budgetary restraints and assure that projects are concluded within budget and on time

    • Conduct content edits of technical reports

    • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner

     

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or related field

    • At least two years supervisory and fieldwork experience in CRM or equivalent position, and experience working NHPA compliance

    • Ability to be listed on our various federal and state cultural resource permits

    • Experience with content edits of reports and a strong background in scheduling and budgeting

    • Ability to train, coordinate, and oversee personnel

    • Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical reports on deadlines

    • Experience with Section 106 compliance, NEPA, and other relevant compliance processes

    • Ability to work independently as well as oversee small or large projects

    To apply, please email resume and letter of interest to Lisa Harris, Ph.D. President, at lharris@heg-inc.com

     

  • 07/08/2014 17:43 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    CULTURAL RESOURCE FIELD DIRECTOR/CREW CHIEF OPENING

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd., an environmental planning firm in Tempe, AZ (ACS) is seeking to hire a Field Director or Crew Chief with Arizona experience initially for temporary project-specific work, which could lead to a staff position with benefits. To be considered the candidate will:

    have a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology (Archaeology);
    have a valid driver’s license; and
    have a minimum of two years experience leading monitoring, survey, and excavation projects in Arizona and writing the reports for them.

    Candidates desiring to move into a full-time regular staff position should also:

    have a Masters degree in Anthropology (Archaeology) and
    qualify to be listed on an Arizona state permit.
    The duties of this position regularly require in-town or out-of-town fieldwork, which would involve standing, walking or climbing into and out of trenches and excavation units, using hands to manipulate items and to lift or carry them, talking, and hearing. They occasionally require crossing uneven terrain, climbing over fences, and stooping, kneeling, or crouching, as well as sitting at a desk and using hands to manipulate a computer keyboard and mouse, and paper work products. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All employees must follow established procedures, ask questions when needed, work independently once parameters have been set, and work cooperatively as part of a team, at both the project and company-wide levels.

    The pay level is competitive and commensurate with experience. Temporary employees receive holiday pay when the office is closed on one of their regular workdays and they have worked the day before and the day after the holiday.

    For additional information, interested parties should check the “Job Opportunities” section of the ACS website (http://www.acstempe.com). Please send your current resume with a cover letter identifying the level at which you wish to be considered and the names and phone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references who can comment on your project supervision experience in Arizona to: acs_jobs’at’acstempe’dot’com. Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. ACS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. No phone calls please. The position is open until August 1, 2014, or until filled, whichever is sooner.


  • 07/08/2014 17:42 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR OPENING

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS), an environmental firm located in Tempe, AZ, is seeking to hire a cultural resource principal investigator. We are in need of a staff member who can hit the ground running on the project management, compliance, and research aspects of projects. It is a fast-paced work environment with a highly experienced staff.

    The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in anthropology (specialty: archaeology) and a minimum of seven years experience in archaeology (Southwest preferred, ADOT experience preferred), with three of those years in a supervisory CRM role. This person must have at least two years of experience in project management, including working with clients and regulators, assessing National Register of Historic Places eligibility, developing testing and data recovery programs, arranging permits and logistics, monitoring field progress, coordinating with the lab and with report authors, and writing and compiling reports. Experience managing projects with budgets over $100,000 is desired. Strong supervisory, writing, and verbal communication skills are essential, as is attention to detail. Experience with project budgeting and tracking, as well as the ability to bring projects to successful completion on time and within budget, are essential. Experience with NEPA documents is a plus. This position requires the ability to drive ACS vehicles; travel primarily in but not restricted to the State of Arizona; and to cover steep or uneven terrain to access potentially remote locations. As part of the core staff, this position is eligible for benefits after a three-month introductory period.

    Please send a cover letter identifying the position for which you are applying, a copy of your vitae or resume, three references, and your salary requirements to acs_jobs AT acstempe DOT com by August 1, 2014 (although the position may be filled sooner if a qualified applicant is identified). ACS offers a competitive salary range and benefits, including participation in a 401(k) program, once certain criteria have been met. ACS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please check us out on the web at www.acstempe.com.


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