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Principal Investigator Opening - ACS

02/03/2015 08:58 | AAC Board 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


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