Transcon Environmental, Inc. is seeking an Archaeologist/GIS Technician

07/02/2019 12:58 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

Position: Archaeologist/GIS Technician


Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the western United States with offices in Arizona, California, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. 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.


Job Description:

We are seeking a full-time or part time Archeologist/GIS technician for assignments located in Arizona. Both field and office work will be required. Fieldwork will involve one-day and multiple-day assignments. Archaeologist duties will include conducting or overseeing Class I literature review and background research, Class III pedestrian survey, Archaeological (cultural) monitoring, resource evaluation for the National Register and Arizona Register, and writing and/or reviewing cultural resources reports field surveys and projects. GIS technician duties include processing field-collected GIS data, generating project areas, conducting background research, and producing results maps (i.e., site sketch maps) for cultural resource projects. This individual may also georeference and digitize cultural resource maps for legacy data management projects throughout the West. Candidates applying for this position will be based out of Transcon’s Mesa, AZ office.



  • Undergraduate degree in archaeology, or closely related field
  • Proficiency in Arizona prehistoric and/or historic archaeology
  • At least four years of full-time professional experience in archaeological research or cultural resource management
  • Ability to perform work duties independently with short deadlines and work with other disciplines
  • Highly organized, motivated, thorough, accurate, dependable, and trustworthy
  • Experience with ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro
  • Familiarity with ArcToolbox
  • ·        Experience with data collection and processing workflows
  • Experience generating project area, background research, and results maps for cultural resource projects
  • Experience generating archaeological sketch maps
  • Experience in building and managing geodatabases
  • Experience using digitization and georeferencing tools
  • ·        Experience with ArcGIS Online, Collector, and Survey 123 Connect



  • Graduate degree in archaeology, or closely related field
  • Graduate level or professional level certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Previous experience interacting with State Historic Preservation Offices and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices
  • Experience driving a four-wheeled vehicle off-road or in rough terrain
  • Familiarity with NHPA, Sections 106 and 110, and NEPA
  • Proficient in Arizona archaeology and meets qualifications for listing as Crew Chief or Field Director on state and federal permits


The full-time position is exempt (salary) and eligible for full benefits. Part time positions are hourly and are not eligible for full benefits. On multiple day assignments, employee will be reimbursed for meals and lodging. We anticipate that employment will begin in July 2019. 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 (including marijuana/THC) and alcohol testing.



Send the following documents to

  • 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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