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  • 03/19/2021 21:31 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Supervises members of the Historic Preservation Team (HPT), and manages the cultural resources review of development projects in accordance with applicable regulations under the general direction of the Cultural Resources Program Manager. Reviews and approves documentation required under 36 CFR 800.11 in support of environmental review under ADOT's assumption of Federal responsibility for Categorical Exclusions and ADOT's assumption of responsibility for NEPA Program Assignment.

    Manages and oversees schedules, consultant contracts, budgets, the preparation of required documentation that is legally sufficient and defensible in the court of law, and coordinates timely completion of project deliverables for cultural resource analyses, consultation, permitting, and NEPA/Environmental authorizations in accordance with federal and state law. Tracks environmental deliverables and ensures that the HPT projects are delivered on-schedule. Advises management and project teams of potential environmental risk relating to the protection of cultural resources, and suggests resolution. Supervises the work of professional consultants.

  • 03/06/2021 09:33 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Center for Digital Antiquity, in the School for Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC), is devoted to enhancing preservation of and access to irreplaceable archaeological records and data.  Digital Antiquity supports archaeological research, resource management, education, and public outreach by providing new and innovative ways of finding, managing, preserving, and using archaeological information.  Archaeologists, computer scientists, and information management experts have created Digital Antiquity with two basic goals.  One is to improve substantially the ease of accessing and using archaeological information.  The other, equally important, is to provide for the long-term preservation of the irreplaceable records of archaeological investigations.

    Reporting to the Director of the Center for Digital Antiquity, the Program Manager is responsible for assisting with budgeting, marketing/sales, and strategic planning. The Program Manager assists with planning and implementing Digital Antiquity’s activities and operations, which includes helping to establish a long-term vision for the Center.

    The Program Manager oversees the preparation of proposals for continued funding; acts as the primary liaison with current funding source; supervises the preparation of budget proposals; recommends the allocation of resources within the limitations of the budget. Directs the recruitment of local participants within the region utilizing the most appropriate promotional and marketing methods. Establishes and maintains liaison with regional, state, and national organizations involved in the implementation of technology.

  • 03/04/2021 09:28 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    AECOM is seeking a seasoned senior archaeologist to be based in our Phoenix, AZ office.

    Job duties and responsibilities include but aren't limited to the following:

    • Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to complex problems.

    • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and national regulations to ensure compliance. Work is performed with minimal direction.

    • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Responsible for advanced duties and activities in their specialized functional area.

    • Conducts research and does investigation work as required.

    • Plans and organizes project studies.

    • Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.

    • Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.

    • Oversee the work of less experienced scientists.

    • The senior archaeologist will support all types of cultural resource studies primarily in Arizona and surrounding states. The studies could include records reviews, intensive cultural resource field surveys, archaeological excavations, and lab studies.

    • The senior archaeologist will manage or assist in the management of cultural resource studies to facilitate their successful completion.

    • Conduct archaeological fieldwork and compile field documentation. The work could require prolonged walking or standing on various types of terrain; extensive manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving buckets and wheelbarrows filled with dirt; bending, kneeling, and standing activities, and lifting and carry objects weighing as much as 50 lbs., all in outdoor environments, under a wide range of weather conditions.

    • Lead crews as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or field director including instruction of crew members in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods, and making logistical arrangements.

    • Manage artifact collections, guide laboratory analyses, and mentor new or inexperienced staff in proper field or lab methods and ensure lab protocols are followed.

    • Write archaeological reports and/or prepare archaeological site forms in coordination with other team members and support staff.

    • Travel as needed for project work and have a valid driver’s license

    • Work with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure projects meet AECOM quality and safety standards.

    • Follows AECOM corporate policies and procedures.

    • Assume personal responsibility for furthering capabilities to ensure career growth.

    Minimum Requirements

    • BA/BS in anthropology or a related field. + six years of progressively responsible employment in cultural resource management including demonstrated supervision or management experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • MA or PhD degree in anthropology or a related field.

    • Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible employment in cultural resource management including demonstrated supervision or management experience.

    • Regional archaeological expertise in the Southwestern United States, particularly southern Arizona

    • Ability to design and supervise complex archaeological fieldwork, lab processing, and/or or technical analysis and report preparation.

    • Manage budgets, supervise personnel, schedule staff and tasks related to specific projects.

    • Manage or contribute to preparation of proposals.

    • Strong technical writing skills.

    • Writing and reviewing technical reports and research designs/treatment plans

    • Thorough understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106.

    • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs.

    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, agency and tribal representatives, construction contractors, and other project stakeholders.

    • Strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent communication skills.

    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

    • Certification as principal investigator or field director for Arizona Antiquities Act permits and cultural resource study permits for other agencies.

    • Experience with standard Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel).

    • Register of Professional Archaeologists certification.

    • Experience working with tribal communities

    • Proficiency with geographic information system, digital data collection, and database software. 

  • 03/01/2021 11:26 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

    We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

    Primary Responsibilities

    In the role of Cultural Resource Specialist 2, a mid-level cultural resources position, we’ll count on you to:

    • Provide support to and work with senior-level cultural resources staff on all aspects of cultural resources projects
    • Supervise field crews in archaeological monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery
    • Write and review technical reports at a professional level
    • Assist with preparation of research designs, agreement documents, Historic Property Treatment Plans, and Section 106 consultations.
    • Perform archaeological fieldwork independently
    • Conduct background and archival research
    • Make National Register of Historic Places site evaluations and recommendations for treatment
    • Demonstrate a commitment to data confidentiality agreements and professional ethics standards
    • Demonstrate an interest and willingness to learn and accept increasing responsibility for tasks
    • Perform other duties as needed

    Required Qualifications

    • Master's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology  or closely related field
    • 5+ years experience in cultural resource management in Arizona or adjacent states
    • Meet Secretary of Interior qualifications;
    • demonstrated knowledge of Arizona prehistory and history and material culture;
    • Demonstrated experience writing technical reports, and, ability to write at a professional level.
    • Candidates should have demonstrated understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA),
    • Experience conducting and supervising fieldwork, research, interpretation of field data, QC reviews, and the regulatory framework for cultural resource management in Arizona. 
    • The candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to work closely with clients, contractors, and fellow employees.
    • Candidates must be able to perform physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions (e.g., rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures). 
    • Candidates should also have good organizational skills, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn and execute new tasks.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with project compliance-related activities including consultation, quality assurance and reviews
    • Willingness to work under varied weather conditions
    • Successful candidates must be familiar with field study design and documentation, regulatory framework for cultural resource management, and GIS utilities
    • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

    Preferred Qualifications

    • GIS Software experience
    • Experience with transportation projects
  • 02/26/2021 09:38 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Traffic Engineering Business Class Manager - (160252)

    About Us

    At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

    We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

    Primary Responsibilities

    The Arizona/New Mexico Traffic Engineering Business Class Manager is a professional that is well versed in all aspects of traffic engineering related services for transportation, water, power and oil and gas projects within our Transportation Business Group and manages a group of up to 10 business group professionals spread over our AZNM Area offices.  The primary duties of the Traffic Engineering Business Class Manager include: responsibility for area coordination, monitoring and improvement of technical competencies of business class staff and products to meet client needs and market drivers all within the direction and goals of business class plans;  participation in delivery of project services to meet client expectations;  collaboration on business class efforts with area operations, marketing and project management;  participation in business class practice and professional discipline groups, project teams and activities to continually improve standards and best practices; implementation of effective quality assurance and quality control reviews;  participation in regional business class strategic planning, budgeting and plan implementation; tracking staff workloads and utilizations; establishing internal and external training programs and training schedules; assist with business development efforts and provide support on proposal preparation; plan for project needs and recruit/hire staff accordingly, and drive the business class to meet project goals for growth, client satisfaction, and service diversification.

    The responsibilities are as follows:

    • Provide area leadership of technical capabilities within the Traffic Engineering Business Class (BC).

    • Build and retain strong relationships with Staff, Project Managers, Client Development Managers throughout Arizona and the Southwest region

    • Monitor area performance within the BC to achieve defined goals and support operational managers in monitoring project performance and implementation of corrective actions.

    • Provide strategic and tactical input on business trends to BC and local office planning.

    • Facilitate BC teamwork, communication and work sharing between area offices, business classes, management, marketing and staff.

    • Serve as client manager, project principal and/or project manager.

    • Maintain appropriate QA/QC procedures and best practices

    • Actively participate in projects or manage projects to meet assigned utilization rate

    • Prioritize BC activities across Arizona and New Mexico to best implement and meet Market Sector and Transportation Business Group objectives

    • Manage staff workloads and make recommendations for adjustments and recruiting as needed

    • Manage training and licensing requirements and identify opportunities for continuing education

    • Develop an technical mentoring and employee advancement process to advance staff

    • Champion opportunities to grow the technical Traffic Engineering practice

    • Support Area pursuits and actively participate in proposal development

    • Identify project needs and recruit professionals to join HDR team

    • Demonstrate “can-do” problem solver approach to colleagues and clients

    • Ability to build positive client relationships, strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills, and the ability to manage and motivate direct reports. *LI-JF1

    • Keywords: Traffic, PTOE, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Travel demand modeling, Traffic impact analyses, Traffic safety analysis, Traffic signals, traffic forecasting, interchanges traffic studies, Intelligent Traffic Sub-system.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree

    • PE Registration

    • PTOE Certification

    • Minimum of 10 years project management experience including oversight of production tasks including: Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Travel demand modeling, Traffic impact analyses, Traffic safety analysis, Traffic signals and traffic management system design plans, intersection and roadway design, capacity and signal warrant analyses, lighttight, signing, pavement marking, traffic forecasting, interchanges traffic studies and all aspects of an Intelligent Traffic Sub-system.

    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and task assignments effectively which can vary in size and complexity

    • Demonstrated ability to manage a large XX program and staff working statewide in multiple offices

    • Experience managing budgets, preparing scopes and developing cost estimates

    • Must have experience effectively managing and motivating direct reports.

    • Proficient with MS Office Suite, specifically, Outlook, Word and Excel, and SharePoint or equivalent database.

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    • Strong attention to detail.

    • Demonstrated organizational, planning, and prioritization skills.

    • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines, as well as balance multiple projects by prioritizing effectively.

    • Ability to understand applicable laws, policies and procedures that each project is governed by. 

    • Ability to build, effective implement and manage training programs; workload and staffing plans; marketing plans and proposal preparation and business group budgets

    • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills

    • Prior experience managing budgets and preparing reports on project financials.

    • Proven ability of contract development and implementation of capital improvements.

    • Prior experience overseeing projects totaling a minimum of $400k.

    • Strong project management skills

  • 02/17/2021 08:36 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    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.
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    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

  • 01/20/2021 10:25 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Bureau of Reclamation has the following vacancy announcements. Full text versions of all vacancy announcements are available on the internet at 

    Please utilize the internet to view ALL vacancy announcements, as needed.  Please read the description of "Who May Apply" to determine if the position is open to status candidates or all US Citizens and Nationals.  


    Location: Glendale, AZ
    O: 01/20/2021  C: 02/05/2021

    Location: Glendale, AZ
    O: 01/20/2021  C: 02/05/2021

  • 01/11/2021 09:24 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is looking to direct hire an archaeologist based out of Tucson at the GS-5/7/9 position. The job has not been posted yet, but will be open to the public and will be available at (Search “Arizona” and “NRCS”). Applicants will need to create a user profile within USAjobs and prepare their resume according to the USAjobs specified format (the QR code on the flyer takes you to online instructional video). A detailed job description will be available when the job is advertised. Applicants are encouraged to check USAjobs frequently because the exact date of the posting is not known.


  • 01/09/2021 12:17 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Regional Archaeologist position for the Southwest Region BIA is on now. There is Indian Preference but it is also open to present and former Federal employees, Veterens, Military Spouses, Peace Corps and Vista volunteers. It is open until Feb. 2. It is GS-12 with a pay range ~$77-100K. It is based in Albuquerque. Moving expenses are included.

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    The southwest region covers all the Pueblos in New Mexico, Jicarilla and Mescalero Apache, Ramah Navajo, and Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute in SW Colorado. It is in some of the most spectacular country to work in, with an incredible and wide ranging resource base, and a diverse range of cultures to work with. It would be an excellent and challenging position for those that are interested.

  • 01/06/2021 11:42 | 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.


    • 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

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