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  • 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.


  • 07/08/2014 09:34 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    FIRST REVIEW OF RESUMES WILL BE JULY 18, 2014, THIS POSTING WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

    Arizona State Parks Mission Statement: Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people both in our parks and through our partners. To learn more about Arizona State Parks, visit our web site at azstateparks.com

    Planner III, Cultural Resources Manager

    LOCATION: Arizona State Parks Phoenix Office

    1300 W. Washington

    Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Arizona State Parks (ASP) oversees and manages thirty parks in Arizona. Fourteen of these parks contain forty-five historic buildings and additional structures listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places. There is one archaeological park and 1000+ archaeological sites within all thirty parks. The management, protection, and preservation of all of these historic and archaeological resources is mandatory by law and important to ASP and the State of Arizona. Half of this position will be responsible for the Agency's cultural resources compliance activities relating to Federal and State laws. Arizona State Parks coordinates a statewide network of 900+ volunteers trained and certified to monitor more than 82,000 recorded archaeological sites throughout the State of Arizona on public lands. The Arizona Site Steward program is managed by utilizing 27 leadership volunteers who coordinate other volunteers by region to monitor sites on Federal, State and local municipality lands for signs of vandalism. ASP has inter-government agreements that specify the extent of these volunteer activities. Half of this position will be responsible for the management of the Arizona Site Steward program.

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Cultural Resources Manager is the Agency subject matter expert in archaeology and history. They advise and facilitate the protection, preservation, and management of historic and archaeological resources at ASP. They identify and make recommendations regarding paleontological resources at ASP. They coordinate the training, supervision and data collection of the 900+ Arizona Site Stewards. Responsibilities include following all applicable State and Federal Historic Preservation and Antiquities laws and guidelines; acts as a liaison between ASP, State Historic Preservation Office and Arizona State Museum regarding projects impacting cultural resources at the parks; acts as a liaison between leadership volunteers and other partner agency archaeologists for support of the Arizona Site Steward program; works in a team environment involving ASP staff (Park Managers, State Historic Preservation Office staff, Chief of Development, Architect, Park Research and Science Manager, Chief of Operations, ASP Curator), other State Agencies (examples: Arizona State Museum, Arizona Dept. of Transportation, State Lands Dept.) Federal Agencies (examples: BLM, US Forest Service, National Park Service), and outside contractors; works as a team member to support public outreach, interpretation and exhibition related to cultural resources. The Cultural Resources Manager is responsible for the management and interpretation of cultural resources of ASP. This includes working with the Site Stewards, conducting surveys of project areas that may impact cultural resources, writing technical/professional reports, writing contracts for survey work to be completed by outside firms, recording archaeological and historical sites and evaluating them for eligibility to the Arizona Register of Historic Places, recommending mitigation or preservation measures for cultural resources on ASP land, reviewing reports for accuracy written by outside firms, writing interpretive plans and exhibit text, training ASP staff, volunteers and Site Stewards in cultural resource issues and interpretation.

    BY FEDERAL REGULATION THIS POSITION REQUIRES:

    Master of Arts or Sciences degree with a major in Cultural Resource Management, Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field plus (1) at least one year of professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration, or management; (2) At least four months of supervised field and analytical experience in general North American archaeology; and (3) Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.

    Must be AAA (Arizona Antiquities Act) permitted or permitable at the Principal Investigator and Project Director Level on ASP's Blanket Permit with ASM. Must have written at least two historic properties treatment plans (HPTP) and the reports resulting from the archeological research described in the plans. At least one of the required projects must be an excavation. Must have administered and supervised two archeological research projects including supervision of all the project directors in the laboratory or in the field, consultations with state and federal agencies and tribes, and supervision of all projects' phases until final delivery of all project materials and reports, so that the research and work is conducted and concludes according to the two HPTP's or two research designs with work plans as required above.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of Cultural Resource Management, Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field, including field school. Knowledge of field archaeology, historic preservation, historic sites/parks, cultural resource management, historic preservation, and preservation law. Knowledge of Archaeological field methods, particularly Southwest Native American prehistory. Knowledge of Arizona history and prehistory. Knowledge of State and federal laws pertaining to historic preservation, archaeology, and cultural resources management, Knowledge of National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106, Arizona Register of Historic Places eligibility criteria. Knowledge of Historic building preservation, Secretary of Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings. Knowledge of Fundamental principles, concepts, and practices of cultural resource management. Knowledge of Use and development of cultural resources, AZSITE, and Global Information Systems (GIS) databases. Knowledge of Best practices in volunteer resource management. Knowledge of Effective management of volunteer programs, including recruitment, placement, supervision and recognition of volunteers. Knowledge of Event, project and program coordination. Skill in effective individual and team interaction. Skill in effective written, oral and interpersonal communication. Skill in use of computer software programs in MAC and/or IBM operating systems, Microsoft and electronic communication. Skill in use of AZSITE for work on ASP lands Skill in use of ArcView, Global Information Systems (GIS). Skill in effective time and priority management. Skill in effective organization and event coordination. Skill in problem solving. Skill in data and trend analysis. Skill in technical/electronic database management. Skill in public presentation development and staging. Skill in reading and interpreting architectural and engineering plans or drawings. Ability to develop effective and positive interpersonal working relationships with diverse staff and volunteers at Arizona State Parks Phoenix office and field locations, professional colleagues at SHPO, ASM and other Federal and State agencies, contracting firms, and Native American Tribes, avocational archaeologists and historians in the Site Steward program, Arizona Historical Society and chapters, Arizona Archaeological Society and chapters, and others. Ability to write professional technical reports; photograph, document, record and evaluate archaeological sites, historic buildings and structures as to their eligibility to the Arizona Register of Historic Places. Ability to recommend appropriate mitigation measures. Ability to implement archaeological data recovery measures, as appropriate. Ability to research and write interpretive text for programs, exhibits, and community presentations. Ability to analyze complex situations and make sound recommendations. Ability to manage sensitive and delicate situations with a high degree of cordiality. Ability to perform fieldwork in extreme temperatures and to hike over rough terrain for 8 - 10 miles. Ability to travel frequently, drive alone for long distances, stay overnight when necessary. Ability to meet project deadlines Ability to evaluate and establish priorities. Ability to work evenings and weekends. Ability to speak articulately in public/private settings. Ability to react to changing program needs. Ability to posses and maintain a Class D Arizona Driver's license.

    Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)

    SELECTIVE PREFERENCES: Ability to communicate archaeological concepts, preservation practices and legal requirements to diverse audiences (age, ethnicity, and knowledge level) in a clear, positive and interesting manner - both oral and written. 3-5 years experience in field archaeology, historic preservation, historic sites/parks, cultural resource management, historic preservation, and preservation law.

    All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

    Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

  • 03/26/2014 11:12 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    See the full posting here:

    Job Title: Cultural Resources Project Manager
    Closing Date: 04/03/2014
    Job Number: 14-1934
    Job Type: Regular Full Time
    Department: Cultural Resources Mgmt Prog
    City: Sacaton
    Location: Land & Water Complex
    Area of Interest: Anthropology
    Salary Type: Base Pay for Career Center
    Salary/ Hourly Rate: $60,144 Salary
    Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

    DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
    The Cultural Resources Project Manager functions as a manager for archaeological field research projects and coordinates and supervises all activities of field personnel for the Cultural Resources Management Program of the Gila River Indian Community. General supervision is provided by the Director.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    Assist the Director in all aspects of developing, directing, and administering the activities of the Cultural Resource Management Program.
    Assign, supervise, and evaluate the activities of all field personnel.
    Assist the Director in developing and preparing proposals and research designs; write/prepare reports and artifacts for publication to summarize results of research.
    Assist Director in hiring program staff.
    Ensure training in archeological field techniques is provided to field staff.
    Attend trainings and meetings and represent the Cultural Resource Management Program and cultural interest of the Gila River Indian Community.
    Perform other related duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
    Demonstrated extensive knowledge of the archaeology of the southwestern United States.
    Knowledge of Native American culture.
    Extensive knowledge of equipment and techniques used in archaeological fieldwork.
    Ability to prepare reports that summarize the results of archaeologist surveys and excavation projects.
    Ability to design, implement and manage large scale archaeological projects.
    Ability to supervise field staff effectively.
    Demonstrate exceptional technical writing skills and ability to complete technical reports timely.
    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community
    Officials and the general public.
    Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
    Masters degree from an accredited college or university in Archaeology, or Anthropology or a closely related field and a minimum of five (5) years of progressive responsible experience in Archaeology and/or Cultural Resources Management; and which includes two (2) years of supervisory fieldwork, report completion and scheduling of projects related to cultural resources. Ph.D preferred.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Required to qualify for a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver's license with a current proof of driving record for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be submitted with application.

    Supervisory, Salaried Position
    Reports to Director or designee
  • 03/06/2014 12:14 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    At Tierra Right of Way Services, the Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for the implementation of the research aspects of CRM, while Project Managers (PM) handle the business aspects of CRM projects. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced person who can successfully handle the duties of both positions. The primary job responsibility is to design and oversee research aspects of cultural resource projects in Arizona. Additional job responsibilities include marketing to existing and new clients, responding to RFPs and RFQs, preparing scopes of work, cost proposals, and research designs, implementing all aspects of fieldwork and overseeing the work of employees assigned to projects, producing technical reports, and providing effective coordination with clients, agencies, SHPO, and tribes. The PI/PM works closely with the other PIs and PMs, Field Directors, GIS specialists, and the Environmental Planning and Cultural Resources Division Director; therefore, the successful candidate must work well in a team environment. The successful candidate must also have the ability to multi-task, including managing multiple small Class I, Class III, and monitoring projects simultaneously. The successful candidate must be currently permitted, or can be, with Arizona State Museum (ASM), Arizona Bureau of Land Management, and the Forest Service; holding permits in surrounding states is also desirable. A small to moderate amount of travel may be required as needed; a current valid Driver’s license is required. The successful candidate must be a United States citizen or hold a federally approved work visa; Arizona law requires verification.

    Duties Include:
    • Managing projects for the Tucson and Phoenix offices, and possibly the New Mexico offices.
    • Working closely with existing and new clients.
    • Preparing cultural resource components of proposals.
    • Writing research designs and overseeing research aspects of excavations and large-
    scale survey projects.
    • Directing large excavation projects.
    • Preparing scopes of work and budgets.
    • Working with the PIs and PMs in developing research goals for the Division.
    • Coordinating with the Field Directors to ensure that research goals are met.
    • Writing synthetic and interpretive chapters of reports.
    • Working with government agencies, ASM, et al. to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and protocols.
    • Training personnel in field methods, analytical techniques, database management,
    report writing, research techniques, and archaeological theory and methods.
    • Content editing of all drafts and final reports.
    • Attending conferences and professional meetings; encouraging personnel to present papers at these conferences.
    • Analytic skills are a plus, including historic, shell, and ceramic.

    This is a full-time permanent position with benefits, including medical, 401k, and holidays.

    Salary is competitive, and is based on education and experience. The successful candidate can be based out of our corporate headquarters in Tucson or our Phoenix branch office, although occasional travel between the two offices and to meet clients is required.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • A minimum of 10 years experience in the cultural, heritage, and/or environmental compliance industry, at least 5 years of which has been in Arizona, is required. Experience should include directing large-scale data recovery excavations.
    • Knowledge of NEPA, NAGPRA, Section 106, Section 110, and associated federal and Arizona state laws and regulations is essential.
    • Experience working with the various municipal, county, state, and federal agencies, tribes, and SHPO in Arizona, or similar experience in the greater Southwest.
    • Candidates should also have established relationships in the archaeological and environmental communities in Arizona and surrounding states.
    • Graduate degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Heritage Management, or related field required.

    Tierra has been conducting cultural resource projects since 1993 and environmental compliance since 2000. We are committed to meeting our customer’s land service needs in the highest quality manner, delivered with the highest ethical and professional standards. 

    TO APPLY:
    Please email vitae/resume with cover letter to careers@tierra-row.com.
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