Tierra ROW Services is seeking a Field Director in New Mexico

08/08/2019 07:40 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

Field Director - Archaeology/Cultural Resources

Tierra ROW Services, New Mexico Operations


Tierra Right of Way Services is seeking a motivated and experienced archaeologist/cultural resources manager who can fulfill the duties of Field Director/Archaeologist in either our Albuquerque or Santa Fe, New Mexico offices. The successful candidate must be a team player. They 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 archaeological testing and data recovery investigations is also desired. The successful candidate must meet qualifications to be listed in Tierra’s cultural resource investigation permits for the State of New Mexico, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and other regulatory agencies. The candidates must have knowledge of the literature and practice of prehistoric and historic archaeology in the American Southwest. The position may involve some travel and a current valid driver’s license is required. The successful candidate must be a United States citizen or hold a federally approved work visa.


Duties include:

Ÿ  Directing fieldwork

Ÿ  Staffing and scheduling input

Ÿ  Writing reports and preparing forms to pertinent agency standards

Ÿ  Delegating tasks to junior staff

Ÿ  Problem resolution in field and office settings

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

Ÿ  Maintaining current knowledge of literature and professional reports

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

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


Full-time or part-time employment will be considered.


Compensation is competitive, and is based on experience and education. The successful candidate must be based out of either our Albuquerque or Santa Fe, New Mexico office, though occasional travel is required.  Partial telecommuting options are also available.


Minimum qualifications include:

Ÿ  Seven years of 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 New Mexico.

Ÿ  Thorough knowledge of the NHPA Section 106 process and associated federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Ÿ  Graduate degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field preferred.

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


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.


Please submit letter of interest and CV/resume to careers@tierra-row.com.

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