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  • 08/04/2015 07:29 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    FIELD SUPERVISOR

    Posting Date: 6/30/2015

    Job Description:

    We are currently seeking resumes from a qualified Field Supervisor for our Arizona office. Primarily supervise field staff doing archaeological survey, monitoring, and excavation.

    Duties:

    • Prepare technical reports documenting the results of fieldwork and archival research
    • Perform evaluations and make recommendations for significance, effect, and treatment of cultural properties
    • Draft consultation letters
    • Prepare graphics for reports
    • Assists in the development of work plans, research design, and mitigation proposals  Assist in the creation of project scopes and budget
    • Conduct site file searches at federal, state and private repositories
    • Upload project and site data to AZSITE
    • Assist clients with state, federal, and tribal cultural resources compliance

    Working Conditions and Environment:

    This position will require general supervision and will have to use independent judgment within established guidelines. Generally uses advanced knowledge to analyze, interpret, or make deductions from varying facts or circumstances. Will need the ability to establish rapport quickly with others working on the same project, and be able to promote a positive team environment. A working knowledge of dealing with a diverse population while using tact, diplomacy, and respect.

    Company Overview: AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC) is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients in the Unites States. AZTEC has offices in California, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, and Texas. AZTEC is part of the TYPSA Group, a global consulting firm with offices in over 30 countries and a staff of over 2,000 professionals world-wide. AZTEC has a diverse culture that focuses on providing rich opportunities for its employees. AZTEC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, and a 401(k)/Profit Sharing program. AZTEC is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to affirmative action planning.

    Required Skills:

    • Minimum BA or BS degree in archaeology or a related field
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Southwest prehistory and/or history, archaeological method and theory, Section 106 compliance, and state regulations on the management of cultural resources
    • Demonstrates experience directing testing and data recovery excavations
    • Capable of being listed on AZTEC’s state and federal permits
    • Perform fieldwork in adverse conditions (rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures, arid environments, dense vegetation) and carry 25 pounds of equipment
    • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Have a good driving record

    Please respond by emailing your resume to jobs@aztec.us.

    Please include “Field Supervisor” in the subject line.

    Job Type: Employee Job Status : Full-time/Exempt

    Contact Information: Contact Person: April Romero – Human Resources Manager

    Email: jobs@aztec.us

  • 08/04/2015 07:27 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    ARCHAEOLOGIST

    Posting Date: 7/28/2015

    Job Description:

    We are currently seeking resumes from qualified Archaeologists for our Arizona office. This position will perform archaeological testing and data recovery under supervision of a Field Supervisor.

    Duties:

    • Have strong communication skills and the ability to work closely with clients, contractors, and fellow employees

    • Be able to work on one’s own initiative as well as a member of a diverse team

    • Perform cultural resource surveys, testing, monitoring, and data recovery investigations

    • Complete standard forms and maps (sites, features, etc.)

    • Participate in artifact processing and data analysis

    • Prepare or assist with preparation of technical reports

    • Conduct site file searches at federal, state, and private repositories

    Working Conditions and Environment:

    Will need the ability to establish rapport quickly with others working on the same project, and be able to promote a positive team environment. A working knowledge of dealing with a diverse population while using tact, diplomacy, and respect. Company Overview: AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC) is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients in the Unites States. AZTEC has offices in California, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, and Texas. AZTEC is part of the TYPSA Group, a global consulting firm with offices in over 30 countries and a staff of over 2,000 professionals world-wide. AZTEC has a diverse culture that focuses on providing rich opportunities for its employees. AZTEC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, and a 401(k)/Profit Sharing program. AZTEC is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to affirmative action planning.

    Required Skills:

    • BA or BS in anthropology or related filed with archaeological training

    • Minimum of two (2) years of experience

    • Ability to lift 25 pounds and carry 25-pound backpack for at least 1 hour

    • Ability to travel with overnight stays for extended periods

    Please respond by emailing your resume to jobs@aztec.us.

    Please include “Archaeologist” in the subject line.

    Job Type: Employee Job Status : Temporary/Non-Exempt

    Contact Information: Contact Person: April Romero – Human Resources Manager

    Email: jobs@aztec.us

  • 07/17/2015 14:22 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Journal of Arizona Archaeology, Volume 3 (Nos. 1 and 2)

     

    Volume 3 of the Journal of Arizona Archaeology addresses recent research conducted in the Middle and Lower Verde Valley. The papers were initially delivered as part of the Verde Valley Archaeological Conference, and the conference organizers, Todd W. Bostwick and Stewart Deats, are the guest editors for the issue. To facilitate the review process the editorial panel has been increased to eight people, and now includes Su Benaron, Todd Bostwick, Chris Garraty, Billy Graves, Chris Loendorf, Doug Mitchell, Alanna Ossa and Josh Watts. The volume is scheduled to be published in the late fall of this year. My thanks to the guest editors, the editorial panel and the authors of the papers for the contribution of their time and professional expertise in bringing the next issue of the Journal to press.

    Glen E. Rice, General Editor

    Journal of Arizona Archaeology

  • 06/18/2015 12:43 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    I am pleased to announce that Dr. Glen Rice has graciously agreed to become the new Editor of the Journal of Arizona Archaeology. Dr. Rice brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the task.  His first priority is the completion of the proceedings of the 2012 Verde Valley Conference, which will Volume 3, Parts 1 and 2 bound together in a single issue. The issue is on track to be distributed by the end of 2015. Assisting Glen will be an expanded editorial panel including Alanna Ossa, Billy Graves, Chris Garraty, Chris Loendorf, Doug Mitchell, Joshua Watts, Su Benaron, and Todd Bostwick. The editorial board members will each serve a two-year term, and will assist Glen in the solicitation and review of articles submitted to the journal. Direct inquiries to Glen regarding the Journal can be submitted via e-mail to Editor.jaza@gmail.com.


    Eric Klucas

    President

  • 04/28/2015 10:09 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

     
    Harris Environmental Group, Inc. is seeking an archaeological Principal Investigator (PI) to direct compliance projects for state, federal, and commercial clients. Archaeological experience in the Southwestern United States is required. The position will assist with project development, direction, coordination and quality control for cultural resource management projects while expanding our archaeological and historical consulting team. Responsibilities will include project direction (including fieldwork and travel), training of staff, oversight of field directors, and producing quality reports, managing multiple projects, and budgets. Responsibilities also include marketing and proposal writing. Candidates must have an M.A. in Anthropology or Archaeology and a minimum of five years of work experience and two to three years experience as a PI. Candidates must meet the Arizona State Museum’s qualifications for PI. Compensation package will be commensurate with experience.

     

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted to professional and SHPO/ASM standards and guidelines
    • Remain current with agency requirements for conducting cultural resources work
    • Manage budgets, prepare proposals, reports, and other technical documents, monitor field procedures, and author research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents
    • Oversee field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production
    • Establish project procedures and budgetary restraints and assure that projects are concluded within budget and on time
    • Conduct content edits of technical reports
    • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner

     

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or related field
    • At least two years supervisory and fieldwork experience in CRM or equivalent position, and experience working NHPA compliance
    • Ability to be listed on our various federal and state cultural resource permits
    • Experience with content edits of reports and a strong background in scheduling and budgeting
    • Ability to train, coordinate, and oversee personnel
    • Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical reports on deadlines
    • Experience with Section 106 compliance, NEPA, and other relevant compliance processes
    • Ability to work independently as well as oversee small or large projects

     

    To apply, please email resume and letter of interest to Lisa Harris, Ph.D. President, at lharris@heg-inc.com

  • 03/26/2015 13:27 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN

    “Archaeological Field Technician”

    FIELD OPERATIONS DIVISION / WILDLIFE CONTRACTS BRANCH / PHOENIX BASED 

    REGULAR APPOINTMENT / PART TIME / FLSA-Non-Exempt

    GRADE 16 (Hiring hourly range $14.14-$18.00)

    REQUISITION#15622 / CLOSING DATE: 04/15/2015  

    Description of Duties: Under general supervision, duties will include performing a variety of technical and professional cultural resource management work in support of the Department’s Cultural Resource Compliance Program (CRCP) archaeologist/ project director.  Duties may also include assistance to project managers in one or more wildlife management and/or research programs in the wildlife contracts branch.  Primary duties will include, but are not limited to: assisting with the necessary planning, research, and preparation for Class I and III cultural resource surveys; assisting with various Class III intensive pedestrian surveys or monitoring projects in a variety of natural environments around the state; recording prehistoric and historic resources utilizing a Trimble Geo XH 6000 series handheld GPS unit and other field recording devices; aiding the AGFD CRCP project director with the preparation of Class I and III cultural resource reports; and filling out proper state and federal cultural resource forms, photo logs, site forms; As well as, preparing documents for determinations of eligibility to the State and National Register of Historic Places.  The successful applicant must have flexible availability to accommodate dynamic project schedules.  Frequent travel to different areas of the state will be typical.  Depending on the area of the state, camping may be required for the duration of a project.  Assignments may require extended periods working and residing in primitive field conditions and operating a variety of water and land vehicles.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The candidate will have knowledge of/in: federal, state, and agency laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures appropriate to assignment. Candidate must possess cultural resource management and archaeological knowledge sufficient to perform the duties assigned, including; proper operation, maintenance and basic repair of field equipment and vehicles.  Candidate must possess critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for duties assigned by the CRCP project director. The ideal candidate will have the skills to learn and apply more specific and/or advanced policies, procedures, and techniques, basic professional standard data collection, analysis, mathematics, basic report preparation methods, and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.   The candidate must have the ability to: interact with the public and apply public relations; work alone and as part as a team; able to work outdoors in primitive field conditions that may sometimes be in extreme climates; as well as hike, backpack and/or camp overnight for extended periods of time.  Candidate must have the physical ability to bend, kneel, stand, lift, hike over 10 miles a day, and carry at least 50 pounds while performing fieldwork.

    The preferred candidate will have:

    • A Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, and at least three years of cultural resource management experience.  Candidates with a bachelor’s degrees and at least 4 years of field experience as an archaeological technician will be considered.  Candidates must demonstrate experience in excavation, pedestrian survey, and monitoring.
    • Demonstrated working experience in the southwestern United States.
    • Experience collecting data in the field, processing that data in the office/lab, and assisting with the preparation of cultural resource compliance reports or research publications.
    • Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination, a background check and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.  Position requires possession of or ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).   

    All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program.  Our work environment offers training opportunities and encourages career development.

    The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including:

    * Annual Leave

    * Sick Leave with accumulation benefits

    * 10 paid holidays

    * Participation in the nationally recognized Arizona State Retirement System

    * Superior health care options

    * Vision care, dental care, pharmacy benefits, and flexible spending account (options available)

    * Life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurance options are available

    * Many more benefit programs are available

    Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

    TO APPLY CLICK AZSTATEJOBS.GOV

    CLICK SEARCH FOR JOBS, SELECT GAME AND FISH DEPT FROM AGENCY DROPDOWN

    Direct link: https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=TJL

  • 03/06/2015 09:50 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Harris Environmental Group, Inc. is seeking an archaeological Principal Investigator (PI) to direct compliance projects for state, federal, and commercial clients. Archaeological experience in the Southwestern United States is required. The position will assist with project development, direction, coordination and quality control for cultural resource management projects while expanding our archaeological and historical consulting team. Responsibilities will include project direction (including fieldwork and travel), training of staff, oversight of field directors, and producing quality reports, managing multiple projects, and budgets. Responsibilities also include marketing and proposal writing. Candidates must have an M.A. in Anthropology or Archaeology and a minimum of five years of work experience and two to three years experience as a PI. Candidates must meet the Arizona State Museum’s qualifications for PI. Compensation package will be commensurate with experience.

     

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted to professional and SHPO/ASM standards and guidelines

    • Remain current with agency requirements for conducting cultural resources work

    • Manage budgets, prepare proposals, reports, and other technical documents, monitor field procedures, and author research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents

    • Oversee field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production

    • Establish project procedures and budgetary restraints and assure that projects are concluded within budget and on time

    • Conduct content edits of technical reports

    • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner

     

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or related field

    • At least two years supervisory and fieldwork experience in CRM or equivalent position, and experience working NHPA compliance

    • Ability to be listed on our various federal and state cultural resource permits

    • Experience with content edits of reports and a strong background in scheduling and budgeting

    • Ability to train, coordinate, and oversee personnel

    • Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical reports on deadlines

    • Experience with Section 106 compliance, NEPA, and other relevant compliance processes

    • Ability to work independently as well as oversee small or large projects

    To apply, please email resume and letter of interest to Lisa Harris, Ph.D. President, at lharris@heg-inc.com

     

  • 03/04/2015 16:27 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    SENIOR ARCHAEOLOGIST
    Posting Date: 3/4/2015
    Job Description
    We are currently seeking resumes from qualified Senior Archaeologists for our Arizona office. Role will be to successfully develop and manage archaeological projects to completion.
    Duties:
    • Perform all aspects (permitting, scheduling, coordination, hiring, research, fieldwork, etc.) of survey, excavation, and monitoring
    • Develop and adhere to scopes and budgets
    • Prepare work plans, research designs, and mitigation proposals
    • Make evaluations and recommendations for significance, effect, and treatment of cultural resources
    • Supervise field staff and ensure crew conducts field research properly and safely
    • Prepare technical reports documenting results of fieldwork and research
    • Assist clients with state, federal, and tribal cultural resource compliance
    • Draft consultation letters
    • Perform ceramic or lithic analysis (preferred)
    Working Conditions and Environment:
    This position will require general supervision and will have to use independent judgment within established guidelines. Generally uses advanced knowledge to analyze, interpret, or make deductions from varying facts or circumstances. Will need the ability to establish rapport quickly with others working on the same project, and be able to promote a positive team environment. A working knowledge of dealing with a diverse population while using tact, diplomacy, and respect.

    Company Overview:
    AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC) is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients in the Unites States. AZTEC has offices in California, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, and Texas. AZTEC is part of the TYPSA Group, a global consulting firm with offices in over 30 countries and a staff of over 2,000 professionals world-wide. AZTEC has a diverse culture that focuses on providing rich opportunities for its employees. AZTEC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, and a 401(k)/Profit Sharing program. AZTEC is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to affirmative action planning.

    Required Skills:
    • M.A. or M.S. degree in anthropology or archaeology
    • Minimum of 15 years of experience
    • Knowledge of cultural resources in the Southwest
    • Management experience
    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Willingness to travel
    • Good driving record
    • Perform fieldwork in adverse conditions and carry up to 25 pounds of equipment

    Please respond by emailing your resume to jobs@aztec.us. Please include “Senior Archaeologist” in the subject line.

    Job Type: Employee
    Job Status : Full-time/Exempt
    Contact Information:

    Contact Person: April Romero – Human Resources Manager
    Email: jobs@aztec.us

  • 02/19/2015 16:53 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Harris Environmental Group, Inc. is seeking an archaeological Project Director (PD) to direct compliance projects for state, federal, and commercial clients. Archaeological experience in the Southwestern United States is required. The position will assist with project development, direction, coordination and quality control for cultural resource management projects while expanding our archaeological and historical consulting team. Responsibilities will include project direction (including fieldwork and travel), training of staff, oversight of field directors, and producing quality reports, managing multiple projects, and budgets. Candidates must have an M.A. in Anthropology or Archaeology and a minimum of five years of work experience and two to three years experience as a PD. Compensation package will be commensurate with experience.

     

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted to professional and SHPO/ASM standards and guidelines

    • Remain current with agency requirements for conducting cultural resources work

    • Manage budgets, prepare proposals, reports, and other technical documents, monitor field procedures, and author research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents

    • Oversee field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production

    • Establish project procedures and budgetary restraints and assure that projects are concluded within budget and on time

    • Conduct content edits of technical reports

    • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner

     

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or related field

    • At least two years supervisory and fieldwork experience in CRM or equivalent position, and experience working NHPA compliance

    • Ability to be listed on our various federal and state cultural resource permits

    • Experience with content edits of reports and a strong background in scheduling and budgeting

    • Ability to train, coordinate, and oversee personnel

    • Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical reports on deadlines

    • Experience with Section 106 compliance, NEPA, and other relevant compliance processes

    • Ability to work independently as well as oversee small or large projects

    To apply, please email resume and letter of interest to Lisa Harris, Ph.D. President, at lharris@heg-inc.com 

  • 02/03/2015 08:58 | AAC 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 www.acstempe.com.

     

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