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  • 02/26/2014 11:12 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. of  Tempe ,  AZ  (ACS) is seeking to hire a cultural resource Project Manager or Senior Project Manager. The ideal candidate will:


    • have a Masters degree in Anthropology (Archaeology);
    • qualify as a Project Director on an  Arizona  state permit;
    • have experience managing multiple small projects simultaneously and providing support for larger projects
    • have an understanding of cultural resource compliance within the framework of NEPA; and
    • have a close familiarity with the performance of such tasks under ADOT contracts.


    In short, we are looking for a detail-oriented multi-tasker who is able to get started in the very near future and can contribute to project management right away.


    The duties of this position involve completing cultural resource clearance projects from project initiation through project implementation and close-out, including preparing scopes and budgets for proposals of all types, permit applications, conducting some fieldwork, and preparing technical reports and agency consultation letters.


    The duties of this position regularly require sitting at a desk and using hands to manipulate a computer keyboard and mouse as well as paper work products. They will sometimes include in-town or out-of-town fieldwork, which would require standing, walking or climbing into and out of trenches and excavation units, using hands to manipulate items and to lift or carry them, talking, and hearing. They occasionally require crossing uneven terrain, climbing over fences, and stooping, kneeling, or crouching. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All employees must be able to follow instructions, ask questions when needed, be able to work independently once parameters have been set, and work cooperatively as part of a team, at both the project and company-wide levels.


    The pay level is competitive and commensurate with experience. This is a salaried position, exempt from federal labor laws, eligible for the full ACS benefits package (after a three-month introductory period), including vacation, 10 paid holidays, sick leave, and a significant portion of the employee’s health and dental insurance paid under the company plan, and participation in a 401(k) program after six months.


    For additional information, interested parties should check the “Job Opportunities” section of the ACS website (http://www.acstempe.com). Please send your current resume with a cover letter identifying the level at which you wish to be considered and the names and phone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references who can comment on your project management, and specifically ADOT, experience 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. 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. No phone calls please. The position is open until March 28, 2014, or until filled, whichever is sooner.

  • 02/25/2014 15:29 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    Each year, the Governor's Archaeology Advisory Commission recognizes individuals and/or programs that have contributed time and energy to promoting the protection and preservation of, and education about, Arizona's non-renewable archaeological resources. These awards can include the following categories of individuals or organizations that are worthy of recognition for their public service/educational endeavors: 1) professional archaeologists, 2) avocational archaeologists, 3) Site Stewards, 4) Tribes, 5) Private, non-profit entities, 6) government agencies, 7) Tribe, 8) Private or Industrial Development, and 9) Special or Lifetime Achievement.

    If you know of someone that deserves special recognition for their efforts in Arizona archaeology, please complete the nomination form found at https://azpreservation.com/awards.html. Deadline for Nominations is April 15, 2014. Any questions or to submit forms, please feel free to contact Kris Dobschuetz at kd2@azstateparks.gov or 602-542-7141.

    The awards will be presented at the 2014 Historic Preservation Conference in Rio Rico on Friday, June 13, 2014.
  • 02/03/2014 14:30 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    Please see the following link for the full letter sent to the National Geographic Society. 

  • 11/20/2013 12:44 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    See the pdf linked below for details. (deadline for submissions is Jan 13, 2014)

  • 07/08/2013 14:10 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    Please see the linked pdf for the AAC letter to Rep. Kirkpatrick in support of House Bill 2497. 

  • 06/11/2013 10:04 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), is seeking to fill the position of full-time, salaried, project director (PD) and ceramic analyst (CA) in its Tucson Office. The successful candidate would be primarily responsible for preparing and implementing survey, testing, monitoring, and data recovery plans in coordination with project principal investigators and project managers. Responsibilities include all field and analytic tasks associated with fieldwork, analysis, and report preparation. Traveling, fieldwork, and a solid understanding of the basics of cultural resource management (CRM) are position requirements. For all projects in which he or she participates, the PD is responsible for meeting his or her deadlines, remaining on budget, and for meeting SRI’s standard of care. A PD will typically work on 2–3 projects simultaneously and will need to effectively multitask. He or she will often be responsible for training crew members and crew chiefs in archaeological field methods. An M.A. degree in anthropology or other pertinent field is required, and at least two years of fieldwork and analytical experience is preferred. 

    Preference will be given to applicants with experience successfully completing CRM projects in Arizona. The ideal candidate will also have formal training and demonstrable professional experience in the analysis and interpretation of the prehistoric ceramics of southern and central Arizona. The ability to work harmoniously and productively with SRI staff and clients is essential, and it is expected that the PD is a professionally active member of the discipline.

    Salary will be commensurate with experience. SRI offers a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan; and paid personal time off and pay for all federally recognized holidays. PDs are also eligible for professional development time.

    How to Apply

    Applications can be submitted via e-mail to srijobs@sricrm.com and should include a letter of interest, a resume of relevant experience, and a list of a references (with contact information, including email addresses and telephone numbers). Please include the phrase “Project Director and Ceramic Analyst, Tucson, Arizona” in the subject line of your e-mail. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. SRI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, or sexual orientation.


  • 05/23/2013 11:12 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    Administrative Services Officer II
    “Cultural Compliance Manager”
    FLSA –Exempt
    SALARY GRADE 21 ($39,983 - $68,156)
    ANNOUNCEMENT#2674/ CLOSING DATE: 06/07/2013 

    Description of Duties: This position will be responsible for advising and facilitating the protection, preservation, and management of historic and archaeological resources for Arizona Game and Fish Department properties or activities. Responsibilities will include the following: ensuring Department projects are in compliance with all applicable State and Federal Historic Preservation and Antiquity laws and guidelines; acts as the cultural resource liaison with other state and federal agencies; forms partnerships related to ensuring the protection and preservation of cultural resources; Develops programmatic agreements or other agreements to partner on compliance issues on private, state and federal lands; provides information on sites that may be eligible for listing to State Museum for inclusion in statewide database; develop cultural awareness training and an archaeological program for the Department; Conducts cultural resource surveys necessary for implementing Department projects; prepares documentation, report writing, GIS and database creation of cultural resources; project management, planning and review; work in a team environment involving AGFD staff, other State and Federal agencies, and outside contractors. The position will be responsible for coordinating cultural compliance on any project that may impact cultural resources to assist the Department in carrying out its trust responsibilities to manage, conserve, and protect wildlife and fisheries resources, and safe and regulated watercraft and off-highway vehicle operations for the benefit of Arizona’s citizens. Performs other duties as needed, attends meetings, conferences and training sessions.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The candidate must have knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to historic preservation, archeology and cultural resource management; methods and techniques of sources of information for archaeology resources; principles and fundamental concepts and practices of cultural resources management; criteria that qualifies properties for the National Register; review and implementation of compliance regulations.  The preferred candidate will have skills in: current scientific archaeological theory, methods and techniques in the identification, evaluation and preservation treatment of cultural resources, working with complex project proposals, technical reports, Federal and State regulations, legislation, and guidelines. Must be skilled to interpret criteria for the National Register, handle negotiations, make decisions, and evaluate impacts, and archaeological preservation planning.  The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and as part of a team and be able to manage multiple project tasks simultaneously, analyze and prepare detailed cultural resource compliance reports and documentation including maps, images, and diagrams that will assist with agency planning and compliance. The candidate must be able to travel frequently statewide including overnight stays. The preferred candidate will have a Master’s degree in archaeology, anthropology or closely related field and two years of professional experience in archaeology or cultural resources management and compliance or any combination of training and experience that meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted. Preference will be given to individuals with experience coordinating and ensuring compliance for a natural resource or land management agency. 

    Licenses and Certifications: Candidate must be able to obtain Arizona Antiquities Act permits and accompanying Repository Agreements, as issued through the Arizona State Museum (ASM), in addition to archaeological/cultural resource-use permits issued by various federal agencies throughout Arizona (e.g., Bureau of Land Management, USDA National Forests, Department of Defense Military Installations, etc.). This position requires possession of and the 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.)

  • 03/12/2013 09:46 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    The Governor's Archaeology Advisory Commission (GAAC) is sponsoring its 27th annual Awards in Public Archaeology. The Commission is a statutory board that advises the State Historic Preservation Officer on issues of relevance to Arizona archaeology. The Awards are presented to individuals, organizations, and/or programs that have significantly contributed to the protection and preservation of, and education about, Arizona's non-renewable archaeological resources. Download the nomination form at http://azstateparks.com/SHPO/downloads/2013_Nomination_GAAC.pdf. For more information or questions, contact Kris Dobschuetz at kdobschuetz@azstateparks.gov or 602-542-4171.
  • 01/17/2013 12:33 | AAC Admin (Administrator)


    Posting Date: 1/16/13


    Job Description

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

    ·          Be able to work independently 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 data analysis

    ·          Prepare or assist with preparation of technical reports

    ·          Make initial site evaluations and recommendations for significance, effect, and treatment

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

    ·          Ability to travel with overnight stays for extended periods

    ·          Ability to climb stairs without assistance

    ·          Ability to lift 30 pounds and carry a 30-pound backpack for at least 1 hour

    ·          Ability to sit and use a computer for extended periods on a daily basis

    ·          Basic knowledge of GIS software and GPS equipment is a plus

    ·          Ability to use computer hardware, software, and other related information technologies


    Company OverviewAZTEC Engineering is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients around the globe. AZTEC also has offices in California, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, and Florida. 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 401K program. AZTEC is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to affirmative action planning.


    Required Skills:

    Minimum Requirements:

    ·          B.A. or B.S. degree in anthropology or related field and archaeological training

    ·          Minimum of 1 year relevant experience

    ·          Knowledge of Arizona prehistory, Section 106 compliance, NEPA, and state regulations regarding the management of cultural resources


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


    Job Type:         Employee

    Job Status:       Part Time


    Contact Information:

    Contact Person: April Romero – Human Resources Administrator

    Phone: 602-659-9318

    Email: jobs@aztec.us


  • 11/12/2012 12:16 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    The 11th annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference, which brings together archaeologists, tribal members, architects, planners, and preservations of all varieties will be held at the Mesa Hilton Inn on June 12th -14th. We invite archaeologists to submit ideas for topics, speakers, or workshops they would like to see at this year’s conference.  The theme is: Making Preservation Relevant: The Past in Future Tense. Please contact Sarah Herr at sherr@desert.com or Ann Howard at avh2@azstateparks.gov by December 14, 2012. 

    For more information about the conference, visit www.azpreservation.com or “Like” Arizona Historic Preservation Conference on Facebook.

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