Arizona Archaeological Council

Transcon is seeking a Principal Investigator

11/02/2017 09:20 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

Cultural Resource Principal Investigator  

Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the western United States with offices in Arizona, California, and Utah. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance as well as infrastructure siting, Class I and Class III studies, Historic Property Treatment Plans, and environmental construction management and monitoring.

We are seeking a full-time, senior-level archaeologist for assignments located in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, and New Mexico. Primary duties include senior review of archaeological reports and other products, writing technical reports, leading and coordinating field projects, overseeing staff assignments, analyzing permitting strategies, interacting with clients, and marketing. Strong writing and review skills are required. Occasional field work may be required, such as assessing specified location(s) for cultural resources and monitoring cultural resources during utility operation and maintenance activities. Candidates applying for this position will be based out of the Mesa, Arizona office.


  • Graduate degree in archaeology, or closely related field
  • Proficiency in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada prehistoric or historic archaeology
  • At least ten years of full-time professional experience in archaeological research or cultural resource management
  • Eligible or previously permitted as a Principal Investigator in Arizona for state and federal agencies (Bureau of Land Management, State offices, US Forests, and Bureau of Reclamation)
  • Ability to perform work duties independently with short deadlines
  • Ability to manage both small and large projects and work with other disciplines
  • Highly organized, motivated, thorough, accurate, dependable and trustworthy
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Interaction with State Historic Preservation Offices and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices
  • Participation in marketing activities including conferences and proposal development


  • Experience hiring and managing archaeological staff (office and field)
  • Experience scheduling projects and adhering to project budgets
  • Eligible to be permitted as Principal Investigator in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah for state and federal agencies
  • Familiarity with typical electrical utility operations and maintenance activities
  • Proficiency with sub-meter GPS
  • Proficiency in New Mexico archaeology and meets qualifications for listing as Field Director on state and federal permits

This position is exempt (salary), and eligible for full benefits. On multiple day assignments, employee will be reimbursed for meals and lodging. We anticipate that employment will begin in November 2017. Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug and alcohol testing.


Send the following documents to Human Resources at

  • one-page cover letter (mention any archaeological permits you may hold)
  • resume (3-page limit)
  • three references (include a supervisor and a co-worker)
  • writing sample 

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