Arizona Archaeological Council

Terracon - Senior Staff Scientist

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.
  • 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
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