Arizona Archaeological Council

Terracon - Senior Staff Scientist

06/17/2021 12:10 | 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:
  • Mid-level, experienced, scientific professional able to manage small- and medium-sized cultural resources projects across the US Southwest.
  • Ability to complete projects on-time and within budget.
  • Field director for survey, excavation and monitoring fieldwork.
  • Work with senior staff to prepare cost estimates and proposals from small and medium-size projects.
  • Evaluate field and laboratory data, synthesizing into written reports.
  • Maintain quality standards, following safety rules and guidelines.
  • Master’s degree in Anthropology and a minimum of 3 years’ related experience. 
  • Possess or demonstrate ability to obtain State and Federal archaeological permits within the U.S. Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, California, Nevada, or Utah).
  • Demonstrated experience authoring cultural resources management reports.
  • Ability to perform all aspects of archaeological fieldwork in outdoor settings year-round within the U.S. Southwest.
  • 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.
  • Be listed or demonstrate ability to be listed on a BLM cultural resources use permits in the US Southwest.
  • Meet US Secretary of Interior standards for archaeologist (prehistoric and/or historic).
  • Completion of an archaeological field school in the US Southwest.

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