Arizona Archaeological Council

Tierra Right of Way is seeking Field Directors

01/26/2018 16:20 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

Field Director - Archaeology/Cultural Resources Tucson/Phoenix, Arizona

Tierra Right of Way Services is seeking motivated and experienced archaeologists/cultural resources managers who can fulfill the duties of Field Director in either our Tucson or Phoenix office. The successful candidate must be a team player. He/she must have the ability to multi-task, including supervising multiple small surveys and/or monitoring projects concurrently. Experience directing large block surveys as well as testing and data recovery investigations is also desired. The successful candidate must meet qualifications required for supervisory archaeologists by the State of Arizona, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Forest Service, including the U.S. Secretary of Interior’s standards for archaeologists. The candidates must have knowledge of the literature and practice of prehistoric and historic archaeology in the American Southwest. A moderate amount of travel may be required; a current valid driver’s license is required. The successful candidates must be a United States citizen or hold a federally approved work visa.


• Seven years’ experience in CRM at increasing levels of responsibility, such as technician, crew chief, assistant field director, field director, at least three years of which has been in southern Arizona, is required.

• Thorough knowledge of the NHPA Section 106 process and associated federal and state laws and regulations is essential.

• Graduate degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field is required.

• Focus in a particular analytic specialty in material culture or an aspect of environmental archaeology.

Duties include:

• Directing fieldwork

• Staffing and scheduling input

• Writing reports and preparing forms to pertinent agency standards

• Delegating tasks to junior staff

• Problem resolutions in field and office settings

• Training archaeological technicians in field methods, preparation of forms, and report writing

• Maintaining current knowledge of literature and professional reports

• Assisting in the preparation of scopes of work and budgets for proposals

• Analyzing collections of cultural materials that fall within your particular analytic specialty

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive, and is based on experience and education. This is a full-time permanent position with benefits, including medical, 401k, and holidays.

Tierra has been conducting cultural resource projects in the American Southwest for nearly twenty-five (25) years. We are committed to meeting our clients’ land services 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.

How to Apply:

Please submit letter of interest and CV/resume to, or mail to:

Tierra Right of Way Services

Human Resources Department

RE: Field Director Tucson/Phoenix - Archaeology/Cultural Resources

1575 East River Road, Suite 201

Tucson, AZ 85718

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