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  • 01/17/2013 12:33 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeologist

    Posting Date: 1/16/13

     

    Job Description

    ·          Have strong communication skills and the ability to work closely with clients, contractors, and fellow employees

    ·          Be able to work independently on one’s own initiative as well as a member of a diverse team

    ·          Perform cultural resource surveys, testing, monitoring, and data recovery investigations

    ·          Complete standard forms and maps (sites, features, etc.)

    ·          Participate in data analysis

    ·          Prepare or assist with preparation of technical reports

    ·          Make initial site evaluations and recommendations for significance, effect, and treatment

    ·          Conduct site file searches at federal, state, and private repositories

    ·          Ability to travel with overnight stays for extended periods

    ·          Ability to climb stairs without assistance

    ·          Ability to lift 30 pounds and carry a 30-pound backpack for at least 1 hour

    ·          Ability to sit and use a computer for extended periods on a daily basis

    ·          Basic knowledge of GIS software and GPS equipment is a plus

    ·          Ability to use computer hardware, software, and other related information technologies

     

    Company OverviewAZTEC Engineering is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients around the globe. AZTEC also has offices in California, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, and Florida. 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 401K program. AZTEC is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to affirmative action planning.

     

    Required Skills:

    Minimum Requirements:

    ·          B.A. or B.S. degree in anthropology or related field and archaeological training

    ·          Minimum of 1 year relevant experience

    ·          Knowledge of Arizona prehistory, Section 106 compliance, NEPA, and state regulations regarding the management of cultural resources

     

    Please respond by emailing your resume to jobs@aztec.us.

     

    Job Type:         Employee

    Job Status:       Part Time

     

    Contact Information:

    Contact Person: April Romero – Human Resources Administrator

    Phone: 602-659-9318

    Email: jobs@aztec.us

     

  • 11/12/2012 12:16 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    The 11th annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference, which brings together archaeologists, tribal members, architects, planners, and preservations of all varieties will be held at the Mesa Hilton Inn on June 12th -14th. We invite archaeologists to submit ideas for topics, speakers, or workshops they would like to see at this year’s conference.  The theme is: Making Preservation Relevant: The Past in Future Tense. Please contact Sarah Herr at sherr@desert.com or Ann Howard at avh2@azstateparks.gov by December 14, 2012. 

    For more information about the conference, visit www.azpreservation.com or “Like” Arizona Historic Preservation Conference on Facebook.

  • 11/12/2012 12:14 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    The Tucson office of Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), a multidisciplinary cultural resources consulting firm, has one full-time, salaried position immediately available for a Crew Chief. SRI provides comprehensive cultural resource management services to private and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels throughout the western United States from offices in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington. SRI is a member of the American Cultural Resources Association.
    At SRI, CCs are responsible for assisting project directors (PDs) and principal investigators (PIs) in implementing survey, testing, monitoring, and data recovery plans and for coordinating through the appropriate channels all field and analytical tasks associated with fieldwork, analysis, and report preparation.  CCs are responsible for supervising field staff; descriptive report writing; and for ensuring, along with other project management staff (e.g., PDs and PIs), that all tasks associated with project implementation are accomplished professionally and in a timely and fiscally responsible manner. The position will also involve but not be limited to out-of-town traveling, fieldwork, and archival/Class I research. 

    SRI is seeking an individual with extensive experience with the archaeology of southern and central Arizona and with regional cultural resource management practices. Experience with both prehistoric and historical-period archaeological resources, including material culture, is desirable. The ideal candidate will possess superior writing, communication, and organizational skills and a keen attention to detail. We are seeking an individual with the experience to assist in completing a variety of small- to mid-sized projects independently and who can be identified as a candidate for promotion to assistant project director/project-director status in the short-term future. A Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field is required.

    SRI offers a compensation package that includes competitive pay; medical coverage; retirement plan; and paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave. Other benefits include working as a part of one of the largest groups of cultural resources professionals in North America and the opportunity to contribute to SRI's innovative research program. The salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant's credentials, experience, and market forces.

    How to apply

    Applications can be submitted via e-mail to srijobs@sricrm.com and should include a resume of relevant experience and a list of references (with contact information, including email addresses and telephone numbers). Please include the phrase “Crew Chief, Tucson, Arizona” in the subject line of your e-mail. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. SRI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • 11/12/2012 12:12 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    The Tucson office of Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), a multidisciplinary cultural resources consulting firm, has one full-time, salaried position immediately available for a Laboratory Technician (LT). SRI provides comprehensive cultural resource management services to private and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels throughout the western United States from offices in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington. SRI is a member of the American Cultural Resources Association.

    Tasks to be performed by the LT include entering and checking field data into SRI's database; washing and sorting artifacts; processing flotation samples; rebagging, labeling, and tagging artifacts; and the preparation of materials for analysts, testing labs, photography, and curation. The LT will also assist the Laboratory Director with laboratory support duties, including but not limited to assisting with the daily upkeep of company vehicles, preparing and buying equipment for fieldwork, and ordering supplies.

    SRI is seeking an individual who has experience using a variety of computer programs, particularly database programs. A successful candidate must possess superior organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, a willingness to learn and execute new tasks, and legible handwriting. Candidates must also be focused, capable of performing repetitive tasks throughout the workday, and able to lift up to 40 lbs. A bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field is required.

    SRI offers a compensation package that includes competitive pay; medical coverage; retirement plan; and paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave. Other benefits include working as a part of one of the largest groups of cultural resources professionals in North America and the opportunity to contribute to SRI's innovative research program. The LT position has a beginning annual salary of $31,200.00. 

    How to Apply

    Applications can be submitted via e-mail to srijobs@sricrm.com and should include a resume of relevant experience and a list of references (with contact information, including email addresses and telephone numbers). Please include the phrase “Laboratory Technician, Tucson, Arizona” in the subject line of your e-mail. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. SRI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • 09/18/2012 20:59 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    JULIAN D. HAYDEN STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION

    Sponsored by:

    ARIZONA ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND

     HISTORICAL SOCIETY

    and

    ARIZONA ARCHAEOLOGICAL COUNCIL

    The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society and Arizona Archaeological Council are pleased to announce the fourteenth annual Julian D. Hayden Student Paper Competition, named in honor of long-time southwestern scholar, Julian Dodge Hayden. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $750, a two-year membership in AAC  and publication of the paper in Kiva, The Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History. The competition is open to any bona fide undergraduate and graduate student at any recognized college or university. Co-authored papers will be accepted if all authors are students. Subject matter may include the anthropology, archaeology, history, linguistics, and ethnology of the American Southwest and northern Mexico, or any other topic appropriate for publication in Kiva.

     

    Papers should be no more than 8,000 words (approximately 25 double-spaced, typewritten pages), including figures, tables, and references, and should conform to Kiva format.

     

    If the paper involves living human subjects, authors should verify, in the paper or cover letter, that all necessary permissions to publish have been obtained. Previous entries will not be considered, and all decisions of the judges are final. If no publishable papers are received, no award will be given. Judging criteria include, but are not limited to, quality of writing, degree of original research and use of original data, appropriateness of subject matter, and length.

     

    Deadline for receipt of submissions is January 14, 2013; late entries will not be accepted. Send four copies of the paper and proof of student status to: Julian D. Hayden Student Paper Competition, AAHS, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0026. Papers may also be sent as .pdf files to: Ronald H. Towner at rht@email.arizona.edu or see

    http://www.az-arch-and-hist.org/grants/annual-julian-d-hayden-student-paper-competion/

  • 08/29/2012 09:35 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    The AAC is looking for volunteers and nominations to stand for election to the Board of Directors of the organization. Positions that need to be filled for 2013 include two at-large seats on the Board, and the officer position of President Elect. 

    Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to consider volunteering... it was not a planned thing, but the current 2012 board suffers from a lack of diversity. We want to fix this.  

    Please contact the current President (M Scott Thompson @ mason.thompson@asu.edu) or Secretary (Dr Peter Pagoulatos @ peter.pagoulatos@fmo.azdema.gov) for more information about these positions.
  • 08/23/2012 15:46 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    The National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage. The 2012-2013 National Preservation Institute seminar schedule is now available online at www.npi.org. The 2012-2013 NPI News Release includes the calendar and seminar descriptions - www.npi.org/NewsRelease2012-13.pdf.
     
    Advance registration rate available through September 6, 2012
    Scholarship applications accepted (see details below)
    in cooperation with the Public History Program,
    School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies,
    Arizona State University, and
    the State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona State Parks
     
    Section 106: An Introduction
    Phoenix, AZ undefined October 15-17, 2012
     
    Learn the basics of project review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This seminar emphasizes practicalities-how to avoid pitfalls and victimization by myths. Discuss recent changes in regulations and procedures, with an emphasis on coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws. An agenda is available online at www.npi.org.
     
    Consultation and Protection of Native American Sacred Lands
    Phoenix, AZ undefined October 18-19, 2012
     
    Explore the consultation process mandated by federal laws as it pertains to Native American sacred lands. Review the guidelines from both tribal and federal land-managing agencies’ perspectives. Consider the legal, historical, and cultural factors that influence consulting parties. Discuss ways to use the consultation process in conjunction with other tools, such as land trusts, restrictive covenants, and property purchases by tribes or nonprofit conservancies, to achieve a protected status for culturally significant places. An agenda is available online at www.npi.org.
     
    Instructor. Claudia Nissley, president, Nissley Environmental Consultants; former director, Western Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer; specialist in preservation issues relating to NHPA, NEPA, CERCLA, ARPA, and NAGPRA
     
    LA/CES. These seminars meet the criteria for programs in the American Society of Landscape Architects Continuing Education System and ASLA members will receive 6 learning units each day.
     
    Registration. A registration form is available online atwww.npi.org/register.html. Advanced registration is available until September 6 for $600 (3 days – 106 Intro) / $450 (2 days – Consultation) / $900 (5 days – both seminars). After that date, the regular registration rate is $650 (3 days – 106 Intro) / $500 (2 days – Consultation) / $950 (5 days – both seminars).
     
    Scholarships. A National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant for scholarships covers the cost of tuition for qualified applicants to attend NPI seminars in targeted cultural resource management areas.
 For more information and the application form, go to www.npi.org/scholarships.
     
    Questions? Please contact us. Thank you.
     
    Jere Gibber
    Executive Director
    National Preservation Institute
    P.O. Box 1702, Alexandria, VA 22313
  • 07/13/2012 07:57 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
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  • 05/08/2012 12:33 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) of  Tempe ,  Arizona , is seeking to hire a ceramic analyst. The ideal candidate will have experience in Southwestern ceramic types and current archaeological ceramic analysis methods and theory; familiarity with the petrofacies model of ceramic temper distribution in southern  Arizona  is desirable. This individual must have at a minimum a Master’s degree in anthropology (with an emphasis in archaeology) or a related field. Complementary skills (e.g., lab management, GIS, geoarchaeology, or archaeological field direction) are a strong plus. In addition to conducting laboratory analyses, this individual will work closely with other specialists to produce integrated technical reports; therefore, excellent writing skills are essential to this position.

     

    This is a full-time position, eligible for benefits after a three-month introductory period.The position requires working from the ACS office in  Tempe ,  Arizona , and is not open to telecommuting or subconsulting. Salary is negotiable based on experience. ACS benefits include vacation, holiday leave, sick leave, a percentage of the employee’s health insurance premium under the company plan, and a percentage of the employee’s dental insurance premium under the company plan; participation in a 401(k) program can begin once certain additional criteria have been met.

     

    Please send a current resume with a cover letter identifying the salary level at which you wish to be considered and the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references who can comment on your qualifications to: acs_jobs_AT_acstempe_DOT_com. We will be accepting applications from April 25-May 15, 2012, although a suitable candidate may be hired before the closing date. 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.

  • 04/16/2012 22:01 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) of Tempe, Arizona, is seeking to hire an archaeobotanist/palynologist. The ideal candidate will have experience in both pollen and macrobotanical analyses. This individual must have a Master’s degree in anthropology (with an emphasis in archaeology), biology, or a related field. Complementary skills (e.g., lab management, phytolith analysis, GIS, geoarchaeology, or archaeological field supervision) are a strong plus. Southwest experience is preferred. In addition to conducting laboratory analyses, this individual will work closely with other specialists to produce integrated technical reports. Therefore, excellent writing skills are essential to this position.

    This is a full-time position, eligible for benefits after a three-month introductory period. The position requires working from the ACS office in Tempe, Arizona, and is not open to telecommuting or subconsulting. Salary is negotiable based on experience. ACS benefits include vacation, holiday leave, sick leave, a percentage of the employee’s health insurance premium under the company plan, and a percentage of the employee’s dental insurance premium under the company plan; participation in a 401(k) program can begin once certain additional criteria have been met.

    Please send a current resume with a cover letter identifying the salary level at which you wish to be considered and the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references who can comment on your qualifications to: jobs@acstempe.com. We will be accepting applications from April 13-May 15, 2012, although a suitable candidate may be hired before the closing date. 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.

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