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  • 04/01/2019 10:51 | 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

  • 04/01/2019 10:49 | 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

  • 03/17/2019 11:35 | 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

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

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

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


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


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

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

    Gila River Indian Community Employment Opportunity

    Archaeological Crew Chief

    (Job Number: 19188-1)

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

    Salary: $47,252 Salary  (DOE)

    Posting Closes: 02/20/2019

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

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

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

     

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

     

    Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

    Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

     

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

     

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

     

     

     

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

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

     

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

     

    Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

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

    AZ DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ADOT) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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

    (Job ID: 44158)

    Location:  1611 W. Jackson St, Phoenix AZ 85007

    Salary: $46,932.00-84,157.00 Yearly

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

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