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  • 05/07/2021 11:08 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    WestLand Resources Inc. is seeking an archaeology technician to perform Class III surveys and data recovery excavation work in the field. Work will be on-call/project-specific for our Arizona locations, and may also include work in New Mexico. Per diem and single-occupancy hotel rooms will be provided for out-of-town work. This position can be based in our Tucson or Phoenix office.

    Qualifications:

    • Associates Degree or higher in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field. Prior on-the-job archeology experience may substitute for educational requirements.
    • Previous experience in archaeology.
    • Ability to conduct fieldwork for long hours in a desert environment featuring extreme temperatures, rough terrain and potential high altitudes. 
    • Ability to carry up to 60 pounds of equipment and supplies.
    • Ability to bend and kneel for long periods of time.
    • Ability to travel out of town for work throughout the Southwest, often on short notice and for extended periods (paid drive time, per diem and hotel provided). 
    • Reliable personal transportation to WestLand offices or local field sites.
    • Ability to work as a member of a cohesive team.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced and creative environment.

    Key Functions:

    • Under direction of a field supervisor, conduct archaeological field work (field survey, testing, monitoring and data recovery excavations). 
    • Under direction of field supervisor, record artifacts, features and other manifestations using Trimble GIS, map archaeological features and sites, draw scaled profiles and plans, and maintain paperwork, notes and records. 
    • Process and catalog artifacts and other materials under lab staff supervision.
    • Perform preliminary analysis and lab tasks under lab staff supervision.
    • File and scan records and paperwork.
    • Complete record searches and report tables under supervision of senior staff.

    At WestLand, our purpose is to sustain a friendly, inspired company, where dedicated people work together to create exceptional outcomes. We pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is relaxed and collaborative, while supporting the highest standards for project delivery and work product quality. Our team approach to both project and staff development naturally fosters a tight-knit environment of uniquely skilled and experienced professionals, learning from and helping one another.

    Westland is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite applications from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

    Visit the link https://westlandresources.applicantpro.com/jobs/1765351.html to apply directly or, to learn more about WestLand Resources, please visit our website at www.WestLandresources.com

  • 05/07/2021 10:51 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    WestLand Resources Inc., is actively seeking an experienced field director to oversee archaeological survey, testing and data recovery projects throughout Arizona and New Mexico. The successful candidate can work out of WestLand's Phoenix or Tucson office. 

    WestLand's cultural resources consulting practice specializes in archaeological surveys, monitoring, archaeological testing, and data recovery projects for a variety of clients throughout the Southwest. WestLand's staff members are well versed in city, state, and federal procedures and policies. The successful candidate will have to be able to be permitted by the Arizona State Museum as a Project Director and should hold additional Forest Service and BLM permits.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Master's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field. Bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field AND additional years of experience may substitute Master's degree.
    • A Minimum of two years supervisory experience in the American Southwest
    • Previous experience writing technical archaeological reports.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced and creative environment.
    • Ability to travel for assignments

    Essential Duties

    • Project Management
    • Supervise field crews
    • Conduct and Oversee Class III Cultural Resource Surveys
    • Conduct eligibility testing projects
    • Conduct archaeological Data Recovery Projects
    • Other related duties as assigned

    At WestLand, our purpose is to sustain a friendly, inspired company, where dedicated people work together to create exceptional outcomes. We pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is relaxed and collaborative, while supporting the highest standards for project delivery and work product quality. Our team approach to both project and staff development naturally fosters a tight-knit environment of uniquely skilled and experienced professionals, learning from and helping one another. 

    Westland is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite applications from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

    Visit the link https://westlandresources.applicantpro.com/jobs/1767115.html to apply directly or, to learn more about WestLand Resources, please visit our website at www.WestLandresources.com

  • 04/30/2021 11:32 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Tierra is currently seeking a motivated Cultural Resources Project Manager for our Tucson, Arizona location. The Project Manager is a core member of the Cultural Resources Program, responsible for directing the business aspects of cultural resource management projects, managing client relationships, supervising staff, successfully winning and executing projects, and leading all aspects of project implementation.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of National Environmental Policy Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Section 106, Section 110, and associated federal and state laws and regulations.
    • Experience working with various municipal, county, state, and federal agencies, tribes, and State and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact and collaborate with all levels of management and staff.
    • Ability to work as a team player.
    • Attention to organization, detail and accuracy.
    • Knowledge of utilizing MS Word, Excel, and Outlook applications.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work.
    • Ability to work independently and apply decision-making skills.
    • Ability to work within defined schedules and meet deadlines.

    Travel:

    This position may require frequent local and occasional overnight travel.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Heritage Management, or related field.
    • Five (5) years’ experience in cultural, heritage, and/or environmental compliance industry.
    • Permitted/permittable in Arizona (Arizona Antiquities Act Permit), Arizona Bureau of Land Management, and the Forest Service.
    • Valid Driver’s License.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Heritage Management, or related field.
    • Established relationships in the archaeological and environmental communities.
    • Qualified to be listed in Tierra’s cultural resource investigation permits for the State, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and other regulatory agencies.

    We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, nine paid holidays annually, paid sick leave, PTO, 100% company-paid life insurance and disability insurance, pet insurance and much more. In addition, all employees are eligible to participate in our 401(k) plan with a generous company match after only 30 days of employment!

    https://www.tierra-row.com/index.php/careers

    Tierra Right of Way is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran or disability status. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

    Tierra is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, contact our Human Resources Department at jmullings@tierra-row.com or (520) 319-2106.

  • 04/12/2021 08:55 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Historic Preservation Specialists perform professional cultural resource management activities in the form of statewide historic preservation efforts to ensure compliance with State and/or federal programs, laws, rules and regulations. This includes cooperating with other agencies and the public in conducting a comprehensive statewide survey of cultural resources and maintaining a paper, electronic, and/or GIS inventory of such properties; identifying and nominating eligible resources to the National and State Registers of Historic Places or recognizing resources by erecting State Historic Markers; preparing and implementing a comprehensive statewide historic preservation plan; assisting in the administration of the federal historic preservation assistance program within the State; advising and assisting as appropriate, federal and State agencies and local governments in carrying out their historic preservation responsibilities; cooperating with federal agencies, local governments and the public to ensure that cultural resources are taken into consideration at all levels of planning and development; providing public information, education, training and technical assistance relating to Federal and State Historic Preservation Programs; cooperating with local governments in the development of local historic preservation programs, and assisting local governments in becoming Certified Local Governments (CLGs); providing technical advice to the State of Nevada's Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation (CCCHP); managing the statutorily-mandated Nevada Site Stewardship Program; administration of the Comstock Historic District for the State as per the requirements of NRS 384; management of the Comstock History Center in Virginia City; administration of Nevada's Native American burial protection legislation. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.

    This position will serve as an archaeological reviewer in the Review and Compliance Program for the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. The incumbent will recommend to State and federal agencies the kind and intensity of archaeological surveys and historic contexts and background studies to be conducted; review and provide comments on archaeological survey reports prepared in the State to ensure they meet federal and State standards; determine the adequacy of documentation for evaluation of cultural resources discovered; recommend whether or not to concur with federal agency determinations of significance and project related effects; conduct site inspections; provide advice and technical assistance to State and federal agencies regarding the treatment and stewardship of cultural resources; review and prepare technical papers at professional conferences and educate the public on preservation issues; and coordinate with other State and federal agencies to set standards for report writing, evaluation, stewardship, and mitigation of cultural resources. The incumbent will manage the Office's administration of the state's Native American Burial Protection statutes on behalf of the Administrator and will coordinate burial activities with Native Americans and other State agencies.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Master’s degree from an accredited university in archeology, anthropology, architectural history, art history, history, historic preservation, cultural geography or related field and one year of professional experience in research, writing, or teaching American architectural history, restoration architecture, history, art history, or historic preservation with an academic institution; working for a professional historic preservation consulting firm or a Federal, state, or local entity performing historic preservation work in archaeological research, architectural history, history, or historic preservation; or managing and/or maintaining cultural resource databases to include the digitization of GIS data, data validation and normalization, and resolution of duplicates; OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in architectural history, history, art history, anthropology, historic preservation or closely related field and two years of professional experience as described above; OR one year of experience as a Historic Preservation Specialist I level in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

    https://careers.nv.gov/job/CARSON-CITY-HISTORIC-PRESERVATION-SPECIALIST-2-Review-and-Compliance-Archaeologist-NEVA-89701/731164800/

  • 04/09/2021 09:24 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Aspen Environmental Group (Aspen) is seeking a Senior Archaeologist to fill an on-call position as a Project Manager for upcoming projects in Arizona.

     Required Education and Experience 

    • Must be permittable at the Principal Investigator or Field Director level on BLM, National Forest, and State lands in Arizona.

    • Must be knowledgeable of federal, state, and local historic preservation and cultural resources regulations.

    • An M.A. or a Ph.D. in archaeology.  

    • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory or management experience in CRM; RPA certification preferred.  

    • Expertise in Arizona archaeology; familiarity with U.S. Forest Service Programmatic Agreements, BLM Management Manuals.  

    • Experience assisting agencies with tribal consultation/coordination is a plus. 

    • Experience in conducting pedestrian field survey using Trimble GPS and/or Fulcrum Smartphone technology in addition to illustrating site sketch maps and features accurately.  

    • Experience identifying southwest prehistoric and historic artifact classes and materials and faunal remains, 

    • Have a sound knowledge of soils, geomorphology and how to describe them. 

    • Experience in conducting test excavations and data recovery projects, and completing site forms accurately, succinctly; and quickly in the field using Aspen apps. 

    • Successful candidates must have the ability to maintain high quality field notes, keep good organization of field records, and maintain a professional demeanor in a variety of often strenuous outdoor and remote environmental work conditions. 

    • Experience with ESRI or Adobe Creative Cloud and/or Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) a big plus. 

    • Excellent writing skills and demonstrable experience in contributing to or preparing resource evaluation documents and technical reports. 

    • Successful candidates must have a valid AZ Driver’s License with a clean driving record and be comfortable working in strenuous hiking and harsh weather conditions. 

    About Aspen. Aspen is a dynamic, interdisciplinary environmental services firm that provides impacts analysis, permitting, and compliance services for a wide variety of federal and state agencies, as well as private clients. Aspen specializes in providing expert compliance services for complex, multi-faceted infrastructure and public works projects. Aspen’s growing cultural resources group is innovative in the approach and use of new technologies yet remains well-grounded in the professional understanding of federal and state laws and regulations, in addition to local ordinances and general plans applicable to cultural and tribal cultural resources. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes multi-disciplinary cooperation and teamwork and rigorous applied science. We pride ourselves on shaping careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Aspen will include a blend of motivated initiative, business acumen, technical expertise, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork. 

     Compensation.  

    Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience. The preferred candidate will be an Arizona resident.

    To apply.  

    Please submit a letter of interest, resume, references, and a writing sample of a previously published technical report or report section for which the candidate was the sole or majority author to: 

    Lauren DeOliveira at ldeoliveira@aspeneg.com

    The subject line must state, “Senior Archaeologist/Project Manager – Arizona.”

  • 04/08/2021 10:42 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Terracon is hiring a Senior Staff Scientist to support our cultural projects in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. 

    General Responsibilities:
    Conduct cultural records reviews, archaeological surveys, Phase I testing, Phase II data recovery, archaeological monitoring, archaeological mitigation, preparation of archaeological plans and reports, and contribute cultural information for environmental documents Identify, evaluate and recommend risk and mitigation strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Prepare applicable risk assessments and technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence.

    Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
    • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
    • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
    • Mid-level, experienced scientific professional responsible for conducting site testing and making recommendations for systems design on medium sized projects with a variety of complexity.
    • Participates with more senior scientists on large, more complex projects.
    • Performs survey, monitoring, and excavation fieldwork assignments, often serving as field lead and/or project manager for given assignment.
    • Implements technical requirements to complete client projects by directing and supervising field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.
    • Responsible for developing written proposals to clients for both small and large projects including quality control review of proposals written by others.
    • Evaluates complex laboratory and field data and assembles in written reports.
    • May serve as team member or lead in meetings and communications with client pertaining to specific projects/tasks.
    Requirements:
    • Master’s degree in Anthropology and a minimum of 5 years’ related experience. Or, in lieu of a Master’s degree, possess a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and have a minimum of 9 years’ related experience.
    • Ability to perform all aspects of archaeological fieldwork outdoors year-round within the U.S. Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, California, Nevada, and Utah).
    • Meets Secretary of Interior Standards for conducting archaeological fieldwork.
    • Ability to obtain State and Federal permits to conduct archaeological fieldwork within U.S. Southwest.
    • Ability to obtain Principal Investigator status in the US Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, California, Nevada, or Utah).
    • Ability to author records review, monitoring, survey, testing and data recovery reports.
    • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
    Desired qualifications:
    • Possess Principal Investigator status on an Arizona Antiquities Act permit.
    • Possess General Archaeological Investigation Permit for archaeological investigations on New Mexico state lands.
    • Completion of an archaeological field school in the US Southwest.
    Terracon’s health plans make it easy for employees to build their own packages based on their needs.
    The following plans are offered to you to protect you and your family:
    • Medical Plans
    • Consumer Driven Health Care Plan or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plan
    • Pharmacy Benefit
    • Dental Plan
    • Vision Plans
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Retirement Plan: 401(k) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
    • Individual Employee Ownership of Common Stock
    Terracon also offers plans that help employees make the most of their work and personal lives, including:
    • Short Term Disability
    • Supplemental Disability and Injury Benefit Long Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Long Term Care Insurance
    • Paid Time Off
    https://careers.terracon.com/search/jobdetails/senior-staff-scientist-archaeologist/a4177ac0-6569-4dbb-9a0d-67298e781d88
  • 04/08/2021 10:39 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Terracon is hiring Assistant Scientists to support our cultural projects in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. As an Assistant Scientist at Terracon, you will join an experienced, collegial team conducting cultural records reviews, archaeological surveys, Phase I testing, Phase II data recovery, and archaeological monitoring. If you have the skills and interest, you will also help prepare technical documents (site forms, survey and excavation reports, etc.) and assist in artifact processing and analysis in our lab facilities.

    General Responsibilities:
    Position description: We have a variety of survey, excavation, and monitoring projects. This position will be primarily field-based, with the possibility of survey rotations that usually range for 8-10 days on 4-6 days off for the duration of the projects. For remote projects we stay in hotels if available; occasionally a project may require tent or RV camping if other accommodations are not possible.

    Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
    • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
    • Gather data and information for evaluation by other team members.
    • Performs tasks related to field survey, monitoring, and excavation.
    • Tabulate and prepare data for written reports.
    • Operate field data collection equipment
    • Transport material samples or documents to the lab for further testing and analysis.
    • Other duties, where skills and interest coincide
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology or related science field, or passing grade in an archaeological field school, or 1 years supervised experience as an archaeological field technician
    • Ability to complete field-related survey and excavation tasks in a desert environment year-round
    • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

    Desired qualifications:
    • Passing grade in an archaeological field school in the US Southwest or Northern Mexico
    • Prior experience conducting contract archaeology in the US Southwest or Northern Mexico

    https://careers.terracon.com/search/jobdetails/assistant-scientist-natural-cultural-resources/aadfcf7f-18b0-4163-81da-fd176f35a132

  • 04/07/2021 08:47 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The City of Mesa, Arizona, is seeking a new director after the retirement of long-time director Tom Wilson. The Director (City title: Museum Administrator) is a senior manager within the City’s Arts and Culture Department and reports to the Director of Arts and Culture. This position leads the museum staff, setting programmatic, research and operational priorities, articulating and leading the implementation of vision and long-term strategies, and acting as the liaison to the AZMNH Foundation, a 501(c)3 support organization. AZMNH’s next director should be an experienced, visionary, creative and skilled leader, able to work with staff and volunteers to enhance the museum’s programs and facilities. Significant knowledge of anthropology/archeology, paleontology, natural history and museum practices are strongly desired, with an advanced degree in one of those fields at the master’s level required. 

    The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in senior museum management, as well as fundraising and audience development. Experience in municipal government is a plus. The City of Mesa seeks an innovative thought leader, an outgoing and articulate spokesperson, and a community-engaged advocate.

    Please see the full job description for additional information.  Apply at the City of Mesa, here; please include a cover letter and resume with your application.



  • 04/06/2021 08:56 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    We are currently seeking resumes from qualified Archaeological Technicians for our Phoenix, Arizona office. The role will be to assist in completion of archaeological field projects (survey, monitoring, excavation) for AZTEC’s Cultural Resource Group.

    Duties:

    • Perform archaeological research and conduct site file searches at federal, state, tribal, and private repositories
    • Assist with all types of archaeological investigations (survey, monitoring, testing, data recovery)
    • Apply standardize field methods and complete field forms thoroughly and accurately
    • Assist with lab work
    • Communicate effectively and work closely with fellow employees

    Archaeological Technician- Required Skills:

    • BA or BS in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field
    • Completion of academic-sponsored field school or minimum of 6 months experience in CRM
    • Previous experience performing archaeological excavation
    • Ability to perform fieldwork in adverse conditions (rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures, arid environments, dense vegetation) and carry up to 25 pounds of equipment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability and willingness to travel
    • Reliable transportation, good driving record
    • Experience collecting field data using ESRI Collector software is preferred

    https://www.aztec.us/careers/#1603479975709-b5f882aa-dbee


  • 04/06/2021 08:53 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeology Crew Chief- Job Description

    We are currently seeking resumes from qualified Archaeology Crew Chiefs for our Phoenix, Arizona office. The role will be to assist with 3+ month data recovery project within Hohokam village site in south Phoenix; opportunity to transition to permanent, full-time employment with AZTEC's rapidly growing Cultural Resource Group.

    Duties:

    • Perform archaeological research and conduct site file searches at federal, state, tribal, and private repositories
    • Assist with archaeological investigations
    • Maintain field logs
    • Photograph features
    • Assist crew members with use of proper field methods and completing field forms based on information provided in work plan and/or field manual
    • Assist in preparation of technical reports
    • Field documentation of archaeological material
    • Assess significance and identify appropriate National Register criteria of eligibility by applying aspects of integrity
    • Assist with lab work
    • Communicate effectively and work closely with fellow employees
    • Perform travel that may include overnight stays for an extended period

    Archaeology Crew Chief- Required Skills:

    • BA or BS in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in data recovery excavation; minimum of 1 year of experience as crew chief
    • Understanding of Hohokam archaeology and archaeological method and theory
    • Ability to generate, organize, and log adequate field records
    • Ability to perform fieldwork in adverse conditions (rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures, arid environments, dense vegetation) and carry up to 25 pounds of equipment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability and willingness to travel outside Metro Phoenix
    • Good driving record, reliable transportation
    • Advanced degree (MA/MS/Phd) preferred
    • Experience performing survey/testing/data recovery/monitoring preferred
    • Experience using GPS and tablet preferred
    • Understanding of applicable federal and state Cultural Resource Management/Historic Preservation laws (Section 106 of NHPA, AAA, and SHPA) preferred
    • Experience drafting maps and figures in ArcMap/ArcGIS Desktop 10 preferred
    • Artifact analysis preferred
    • Understanding of Southwestern prehistory and history preferred
    • Professional experience in the Southwest preferred

    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 Benefits:

    AZTEC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, Paid-time-Off, and a 401(k)/Profit Sharing program.

    Company Overview:

    AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC) is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients in the United States. AZTEC has offices in California, Colorado, Indiana, and Nevada. AZTEC is part of the TYPSA Group, an international consulting engineering firm with over 2,600 employees and more than 50 offices worldwide providing multidisciplinary consulting services in the fields of civil engineering, architecture and environment. AZTEC has a diverse culture that focuses on providing rich opportunities for its employees.

    AZTEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to affirmative action planning and encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other non-job-related characteristic.

    Please apply online at www.aztec.us/career.


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