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  • 11/16/2022 06:33 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an Associate Project Archaeologist (Field Director) to join us in our Flagstaff office. This is an hourly, full-time position. Candidates can be located anywhere in Arizona, but will need to be willing to travel to northern Arizona to direct fieldwork.

    The Associate Project Archaeologist will assist with cultural resources management work within the greater Flagstaff area and across Arizona. Under the supervision of the Flagstaff office Cultural Resources Team Lead and Project Managers, the Associate Project Archaeologist performs field and office tasks while working with and supervising crew members. 

    In this role, you will manage all aspects of fieldwork, supervising one or more crews of archaeological technicians during survey, site recording, monitoring, or excavation projects. You may also assist with office-based tasks, including the preparation of site forms and technical reports. SWCA offers a unique work environment specializing in delivering natural and cultural resources services across Arizona and beyond.  

    What you will accomplish

    • Supervise fieldwork, including archaeological survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring and ensure quality and completeness of data collected.  
    • Ensure that appropriate preliminary research is conducted and organized prior to fieldwork, and that necessary equipment, staff, and other resources are ready for fieldwork. 
    • Review the data for QA/QC, and ensure all work is conducted and submitted in accordance with company standards and guidelines. 
    • Accurately identify historic and prehistoric artifacts and features, and train less experienced field crew in their identification. 
    • Assist with office-based tasks, including performing Class I literature reviews, research, site form, technical report preparation, developing and tracking scopes of work, schedules, and budgets. 
    • Communicate effectively when reporting to Team Leads, Principal Investigators, and Project Managers. 
    • Work independently in a responsible manner. 
    • Work within defined schedules and meet deadlines. 
    • Follow all health and safety procedures, including COVID-19 safety protocols

    Experience and qualifications for success

    Required Qualifications:  

    • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field.  
    • Minimum of three years working as a field archaeologist in the Southwest. 
    • Ability to travel and conduct fieldwork for long hours (sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and at high altitudes) and to carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. 
    • Extremely organized and meticulous with ensuring survey, documentation, and paperwork are complete. 
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and technical writing. 
    • Currently reside in Arizona or plans to relocate to Arizona in the immediate future. 
    • Must have a valid driver's license, the ability to pass a Motor Vehicle background screening, and have access to reliable transportation. 

    Preferred Experience:  

    • Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field.  
    • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology. 
    • Able to be listed on federal and state permits in Arizona. 
    • Experience leading crews of field technicians on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies. 
    • Experience collecting field data utilizing modern mobile technology (tablets, Bluetooth GPS receivers, mobile software) and Trimble GPS units (Terrasync and/or ArcPad).  
    • Experience with computer-based programs such as Pathfinder Office, ArcGIS Desktop, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and others. 
    • Experience writing technical archaeology reports. 
    • Knowledge of federal and state preservation laws and regulations including, but not limited to the National Environmental Policy Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and Section 106 and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act. 
    • CPR and First Aid certified. 

    Why Work at SWCA? 

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services.  Our Vision (the North Star) isto make SWCA the best workplace and industry leader in sustainability, bringing sound science and creative solutions to global environmental challenges while maintaining a dedication to employee-ownership. We live our core values: we collaborate as #OneSWCA; we are #AlwaysLearning, we #NeverSettle, and we #GiveBack. 

    We are 100% employee-owned, and we build our success together. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer a supportive, team-oriented work environment and competitive wages and benefits, including an 100% employee stock ownership plan (retirement). 

    At SWCA, we support our team members in developing their careers to make them leaders in their industry. Our new Career Landscape initiative is a career development process and guide designed to help you develop professionally and chart your career path for a rewarding career at SWCA. We encourage professional conference attendance, internal and external professional development and training programs, education reimbursement, a Science and Leadership Program, and bonuses for publications meeting certain criteria. 

    If you are seeking an opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions, then SWCA will be a great fit for you!   

     If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please email or call 480-581-5378. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. 

    SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. 

  • 11/02/2022 21:29 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Tonto National Monument is partnering with Tucson Audubon Society to hire a Tribal Relations Resource Intern, and we are now accepting applications! This is a 6-month position, stationed in Roosevelt, AZ, with no-cost housing provided and an hourly rate of $17.31. This position is eligible to receive a Public Land Corps (PLC) Hiring Authority certificate at the completion of the internship. To apply, visit

    The Tribal Relations Resource Intern will serve as a valuable member of the Resource Management Team. Major duties for the position include:

    • Working with park staff and tribal partners, the intern will assist with tribal consultation related to park projects; assist with logistics, planning, and consultation related to an ethnographic study; and contribute to a new rotating museum exhibit.
    • Assist with resource management operations, including collecting backcountry game camera data, monitoring archaeological sites, and participating in post-fire restoration work involving revegetation and invasive species removal.
    • Staffing the Lower Cliff Dwelling to provide information to visitors about the site.
  • 11/01/2022 21:50 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Collections Museum Assistant performs a variety of Museum and Cultural Park functions within the archaeological repository. The Collections Museum Assistant is responsible for:

    • Coordinating the daily operations of the archaeological repositor including managing repository agreements.
    • Receiving collections, and accessioning collections.
    • Completing fiscal duties such as processing and budgeting.
    • Supervision of part-time staff, volunteers, and interns.
    • Environmental monitoring.
    • Integrated pest management.
    • Facilitating researcher access.
    • Conducting facility maintenance in specialized storage areas. 

    The Collections Assistant is expected to exercise independent judgment in the completion of assigned tasks and performance is evaluated based on results achieved. Supervision is received from the Museum Curator.


    $20.67 (minimum) - $31.47 (maximum) hourly / $42,993.60 - $65,457.60 annually.  Candidates may be hired up to $65,457.60 depending upon qualifications.  


    A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 12.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days. Additionally, effective 10/1/2022, Paid Parental Leave is now offered to eligible employees up to 480 hours (12 weeks) of paid leave for the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child during a 12-month period.

    For more details, visit: Unit 007 Benefits

    Pension Information


    • Three years of professional museum or public art collection experience.
    • One year in an area of specialization such as Collections Management, Educational Programming, Registrar, or exhibit design and implementation.
    • Bachelor's degree in archaeology, anthropology, education, fine arts, or fields related to specific assignments.
    • Other combinations of education and experience which meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted.
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    • Some positions require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage.


    The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

    • Ability to move objects up to 50 pounds.
    • Experience developing collections management procedures.
    • Experience running a museum's environmental monitoring program.
    • Graduate degree or certificate in museum studies or related field.
    • Experience using a museum's collections management database.
    • Three years of professional (paid) experience working with artifact collections in an archaeological repository or archaeological museum.
    • Three years of professional (paid) experience in museum collections management.
    • Experience working with Tribal communities on repatriation.
    • Experience running a museum's integrated pest management program.


    Recruitment closes November 7, 2022. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.

    This is a position-based recruitment and generates a one time use only list. Once interviews are conducted and candidates are selected, this job posting will be considered closed and candidates will no longer be in consideration for the position applied for. This posting will not result in any ongoing eligibility list.


    Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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    Museum Assistant, JC:42060, ID# 47506, 10/24/2022, USM, MR, Benefits:007

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    City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

  • 09/28/2022 21:45 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Harris Environmental Group (HEG) is looking to hire Archaeological Field Technicians for multiple cultural resources survey projects in Arizona.

    Crews will primarily be working 8-day sessions, Thursday to Thursday, at 10-hours per day.

    Field Technicians are responsible for assisting the Crew Lead in identifying and recording cultural resources in the field. This includes identifying and documenting all types of regional artifacts and features, thoroughly filling out appropriate site forms, site/artifact photography, navigating survey transects with Garmin GPS, and mapping sites using Trimble GPS.

    HEG offers competitive pay and per diem.

    Field Technician Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology, or related field (required)
    • Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day in rugged terrain while carrying up to 30 lbs. of gear/water (required)
    • Ability to work in hot or cold conditions, inclement weather, and remote locations (required)
    • Accredited field school (preferred)
    • At least 6 months of experience in CRM pedestrian survey (preferred)
    • Proficiency with basic Garmin GPS devices and familiarity with Trimble GPS (Terrasync) (preferred)
    • Skill using digital tablets for site recordation (preferred)
    • Experience identifying and documenting prehistoric and historic artifacts and features (preferred)

    HEG is an award-winning, woman-owned cultural and natural resources consulting firm specializing in the American Southwest. Our team includes archaeologists, architectural historians, wildlife biologists, environmental scientists, plant ecologists, and administrative personnel. We have a long history of working with federal, state, and local agencies throughout the Southwest, and our clients benefit from the collective experience of our diverse group of specialists. HEG is an Equal Opportunity Employer – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Please send cover letter (including date of availability) and CV/resume to Lirain Urreiztieta at

  • 09/28/2022 21:33 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Harris Environmental Group (HEG) is hiring 1–2 full-time Project Director(s) for cultural resources projects throughout the Southwest U.S. This position will be based out of Arizona. The PD will direct compliance projects for state, federal, and commercial clients. The position will assist with project development, direction, coordination and quality control for cultural resource management projects while expanding our archaeological and historical consulting team. Responsibilities will include project direction (including fieldwork and travel), training of staff, data management, oversight of Field Directors and Crew Leads, and producing quality reports, managing multiple projects, and budgets.

    The successful candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Archaeology; thus, a graduate degree is required for this position.


    • Graduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or related field (required)
    • At least 5 years of supervisory experience in CRM, including at least 2 years’ experience as Field Director or Project Director (required)
    • At least 4 years of experience in CRM in the Southwest (required)
    • Experience with Section 106 compliance, NEPA, and other compliance processes (required)
    • Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical reports (required)
    • Ability to be listed on our various federal and state cultural resource permits in AZ, NM, UT, NV, and/or CO (preferred)
    • At least 1 year of experience documenting and assessing historical buildings (preferred)
    • Experience with scheduling and budgeting projects (preferred)
    • Ability to work independently as well as oversee small or large projects (preferred)

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Manage budgets, prepare proposals, reports, and other technical documents, monitor field procedures, and author research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents
    • Oversee field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production
    • Establish project procedures and budgetary restraints and assure that projects are concluded within budget and on time
    • Ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted to professional standards and guidelines
    • Remain current with agency requirements for conducting cultural resources work
    • Conduct content edits of technical reports
    • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner
    • The position may require up to 25 percent travel and field time.

    This is a full-time, salaried position, eligible for full benefits. The starting salary range for this position is $63,000 - $65,000. HEG’s benefit package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, flexible work schedules, telework options, paid time off, and a retirement plan with employer contributions.

    HEG ( is a woman-owned cultural and natural resources consulting firm, specializing in the western U.S. Our team includes archaeologists, wildlife biologists, environmental scientists, plant ecologists, and administrative personnel. We have a long history of working with federal, state, and local agencies throughout the West. Our business is growing, and we are looking forward to welcoming new members to our team.

    HEG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, or military service.

    Please send a letter of interest (including date of availability) and CV or resume to Lisa Harris (

  • 09/27/2022 21:10 | AAC Admin (Administrator)


    205 S 17th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    This position is available for remote work on a full-time basis within Arizona (including virtual office arrangement).

    Salary: $56,591-$73,200Grade: 21; Anticipated Salary:$68,200


    The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

    This position completes the cultural resources reviews for all the federal-aid projects. This position also assists with maintenance work orders, disposals, material source pits, and other state funded projects. This position is responsible for ensuring the technical completeness of documentation, is part of the Historic Preservation Team and will be supervised by the Historic Preservation Team Lead.


    Manage and oversee consultant activities relating to archaeological surveys, site flagging, monitoring, testing, and data recovery; and assessment of historic buildings and structures. Review technical reports, including overviews, surveys, testing and data recovery work plans, and final data recovery reports for adequacy and compliance. Work with consultants to ensure delivery of product by project deadlines.

    Coordinate, consult with other state and federal agencies, local governments, & tribes on cultural resources & historic preservation issues, including site eligibility 7 project effects. Prepare & review Section 106 documents, including Memoranda of Agreement, Programmatic Agreements,& letters. Develop requests for proposals as necessary, review consultant proposals/ budgets. Provide cultural resource input to environmental documents.

    Telephone and email consultation, project facilitation, and answering questions to facilitate project management process.

    Communicate with Historic Preservation Team Lead/Cultural Resources Program Manager on a weekly basis to ensure adequate review of work project, inform HPT Lead of potential problems in the completion of the work that may affect project schedules/budget, discuss with HPT Lead difficult or complex projects. Fill in for Planner III on an as-needed basis during flex days, vacation, sick days to ensure continuity and flow in project clearance process and serve customers.

    Work on emergency, non-standard or accidental discovery projects to ensure agency compliance with appropriate cultural resource laws.

    Review projects and update project reports and database for tracking. Participate in team, group, and miscellaneous meetings and trainings as required by supervisor. Must be able to drive a state vehicle during the course and scope of work.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

    State, Federal, Tribal, local agency policies, procedures, and regulations to effectively manage and facilitate cultural resources clearances/projects.

    Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

    Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, knowledge of the principles of historic preservation, archaeological methods, and Arizona history and prehistory.

    Verbal and written communication and facilitation to interact daily with ADOT personnel, outside agency personnel, tribes, consultants, and the public.

    Project management to facilitate completion of large projects on tight and often changing schedules.

    Phone and email usage.

    Addressing archaeological data recovery situations.

    Basic computer skills, use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positions System (GPS), are desired, but not required.


    Bachelor’s degree or above in archaeology/anthropology/history or related field. Additional training in Section 106 of NHPA, Arizona Historic Preservation Act, and other State and Federal cultural resource law.

    Experience collecting class I data (AZSITE, HPT Portal, City of Phoenix database, GLOs, etc.). Field experience in prehistory and historic archaeology.

    Experience in drafting small survey and monitoring reports.

    Experience in the assessment of historic buildings and structures. Training/experience in project management, public speaking, facilitation, negotiation, & problem solving.


    This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). If considered, PART 2 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment allows a record review and reference check. The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR and record review/ reference check.


    The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

    • Sick leave
    • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
    • Health and dental insurance
    • Retirement plan
    • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
    • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
    • Mandatory participation in the Arizona Retirement System (ASRS) is required

    For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit the benefits page


  • 09/21/2022 21:35 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region-R3 is outreaching for EIGHT Tribal Relations permanent positions in Arizona and New Mexico.

    • GS-0301-13 Regional Tribal Relations Specialist, Regional Office, Albuquerque, NM
    • GS-0301-12 Assistant Regional Tribal Relations Specialist, Regional Office, Albuquerque, NM, or Phoenix, AZ, or Tuscon, AZ
    • GS-0301-12 Forest Tribal Relations Specialist, Coconino NF, Flagstaff, AZ
    • GS-0301-11 Forest Tribal Relations Specialist, Coconino NF, Flagstaff, AZ
    • GS-0301-11 Forest Tribal Relations Specialist, Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Springerville, AZ
    • GS-0301-11 Forest Tribal Relations Specialist, Cibola NF, Albuquerque, NM
    • GS-0301-11 Forest Tribal Relations Specialist, Prescott NF, Camp Verde, Chino, or Prescott, AZ
    • GS-0301-11 Forest Tribal Relations Specialist, Tonto NF, Phoenix, AZ

    We are seeking interested candidates in preparation for advertisement for these positions.

    Please respond with your interest by October 28, 2022.


    The Tribal Relations Program for the Southwestern Region is robust with relationships with 55 federally recognized pueblos and tribes across Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Eastern Texas and Oklahoma. The Southwestern Region’s vision: The peoples of the iconic American Southwest care for its treasured landscapes as an essential and continuous legacy captures the fundamental importance of the many cultures that make up and interact in the southwest. These positions play a vital role in meeting the vision and objectives of the Region including the understanding and trust responsibility of tribal sovereignty and how to fulfill it in the context of the Tribes and Pueblos located here.

    The Southwestern Region is committed to the USDA national direction of expanding Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships for the Agency to meet the federal trust responsibility, honor treaty obligations, and support tribal self-determination as exemplified in various policies and administrative direction. The Region is focused on advancing the national tribal relations program by strengthening relationships with tribes to increase capacity within the USDA Forest Service and tribes, develop joint training in consultation and USDA directives, increase our partnerships with tribes through co-stewardship, and protect tribal sacred sites and incorporating indigenous traditional ecological knowledge.

    Major Duties

    The GS-0301-13 Regional Tribal Relations Specialist serves as the Tribal Relations Specialist and point of contact for the American Indian Tribes having an interest in the activities of the Region and its Forests relative to the government-to-government trust responsibility.  The incumbent serves as a contact for the Washington Office (WO), other regions, and Indian groups, including Tribal Councils, Tribal Leaders, and officials of other agencies.  The incumbent will address challenges relating to implementation of Forest Service programs and services and identify partnership opportunities at the regional level. 

    The Tribal Relations Specialist represents the Regional Forester in the government-to-government relations between the Forest Service and the various tribes within the region, including those who have an interest in the activities of the region and its forests.  As such, serves as point-of-contact for the WO, other regions, American Indian Groups including Tribal Councils, Tribal Leaders, Native Corporations and officials of other federal agencies.  Facilitates communication between the Regional Forester and Forest Supervisors, and American Indian Tribes/Nations, and inter-Tribal organizations in matters of natural resource management, program delivery, trust responsibility, employment opportunities, protection of sacred and cultural sites important to American Indians, access to sacred sites, and plant collection issues.

    The incumbent serves as principal advisor to the Regional Forester and Forest Supervisors, in the concerns, interest, and involvement of American Indian issues.  Provides expert advice using the framework of legal, policy, and manual and handbook guidance.  Facilitates communications for the implementation of legal requirements between American Indian Tribal Governments, the Forest Service and external tribal organizations and traditional practitioners. 

    Coordinates and provides training with Forest Supervisors and externals on traditional uses of forests, American Indian customs and practices, working with Tribal Governments, and farm bill applications and sacred sites issues.  Coordinates and participates in inter-agency and regional planning projects and planning activities to ensure protection of American Indian rights, tribal rights and concerns. 

    Facilitates conformance with Civil Rights Act Title VI obligations in delivery of Forest Service programs and activities.  Advises Forest Supervisors,  Regional Forester, Station Director or Station Program Managers of barriers that may exclude American Indian groups or committees from Forest Service programs.

    Serves as Region Liaison and technical authority for developing interests, recommendations, action plans, and establishing and/or interpreting policy in matters of American Indian affairs and interests.  These areas include but are not limited to Tribal Forest Protection Act (TFPA); Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA); American Indian Religious Freedom Act; American Indian Self-determination and Educational Assistance Act; Cooperative Forestry Act; current Farm Bill; Executive Orders on government-to-government relationships; Archeological Resource Protection Act (ARPA); National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and sacred sites access, and how these affect NFS programs, cooperative efforts with State & Private Organizations and other university research efforts.

    Participates with counterparts in reviewing and drafting national policy, program processes, and design/development of programs to complement cultural differences between the American Indian Tribal Governments and the Forest Service.  Analyzes and evaluates information and prepares recommendations for program enhancements, direction and procedures to tribal requirements with those of the Forest Service.  Provides oversight to ensure and maintain effective government-to-government relationships among the Region’s forests and grasslands, and tribes or groups of American Indian people located within the region. 

    Administers and interprets policy regarding the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, American Indian Self-determination and Educational Assistance Act, Executive Orders on government-to-government relationships, and sacred sites access.  Responsible for monitoring the Forest Service trust responsibilities to federally recognized tribes and facilitating the development of action plans to meet those responsibilities.

    The GS-0301-12 Tribal Relations Specialists represents the agency in dealing with the tribe(s), ensuring that the rights of Sovereign Indian Nations are fully respected and carried out in a government-to-government relationship.  Provides leadership to ensure that the rights of Sovereign Indian Nations are fully respected.

    Coordinates activities and programs regarding program delivery needs for the tribes.  Coordinates the outreach of Forest Service (FS) programs and services to the American Indian Tribes in the region, and provides guidance to the consultative process associated with the government-to-government relationship between the tribes and region.

    Provides consultation to tribal governments and region in assessing the impact of Federal Government plans, projects, programs, and activities on tribal trust resources and assures that tribal government’s rights and concerns are considered during the development of such plans, projects, programs, and activities.

    Advises the Regional Forester team, Staff Directors, Forest Supervisors, and other officials of any procedural impediments that negatively impact the ability of the agency and its employees to effectively work with tribal governments.  Makes recommendations for new initiatives and programs to specifically address the trust responsibility and/or governmental rights of the tribes.   Provides periodic reports concerning activities and progress in improving agency and tribal relationships and activities.

    Provides support in developing policies, procedures, and directives to strengthen relationships with tribes service-wide and within the region.  Provides advice and guidance to other staff who deal directly with tribe(s), on appropriate interaction with Tribal Representatives, to ensure the government-to-government relationship is respected and adhered to.  Provides group and one-on-one training on the Tribal Relations Program.

    The GS-0301-11 Tribal Relations Specialists represent the agency in dealing with the tribe(s), ensuring that the rights of Sovereign Indian Nations are fully respected and carried out in a government-to-government relationship.  Provides leadership to ensure the rights of Sovereign Indian Nations are fully respected.

    Coordinates activities and programs regarding program delivery needs for the tribes.  Coordinates the outreach of Forest Service programs and services to the American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes in the region, and provides guidance to the consultative process associated with the government-to-government relationship between the tribes and region.

    Provides consultation to tribal governments and the Forest in assessing the impact of Federal Government plans, projects, programs, and activities on tribal trust resources and assures that tribal government’s rights and concerns are considered during the development of such plans, projects, programs, and activities.

    Advises the Forest Supervisors, and other officials of any procedural impediments that negatively impact the ability of the agency and its employees to effectively work with tribal governments.  Makes recommendations for new initiatives and programs to specifically address the trust responsibility and/or governmental rights of the tribes.   Provides periodic reports concerning activities and progress in improving agency and tribal relationships and activities.

    Provides support in developing policies, procedures, and directives to strengthen relationships with tribes service-wide and within the region.  Provides advice and guidance to other staff who deal directly with tribe(s), on appropriate interaction with Tribal Representatives, to ensure the government-to-government relationship is respected and adhered to.  Provides group and one-on-one training on the Tribal Relations Program.

    Qualifications for all positions: Specifically, the positions require comprehensive knowledge of federal laws, regulations, policies, executive orders, court decisions, treaties, and agreements affecting relevant urban and rural communities, and tribal governments which govern the Forest Service relationship with American Indian tribes is required. The positions require skills to prepare recommendations for legislation to change the way programs are implemented. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of American Indian issues and concerns is required to advise agency officials. The ability to qualify for the positions described above will be based on experience reflected in your resume and application.

    Additional Information for all positions: The positions are located at specific geographic locations to facilitate effective work in the Region with tribal government offices. The positions are not remote but may be eligible for telework up to two days per pay period. Travel is required entailing typically a week at a time 7 or 8 times per year, but not more than 25% of the time. In all cases, the selectee must be located within the local commuting area of the Forest Service office listed below (the local commuting area for the agency is 50 miles and the agency worksite is 48 miles from the employee’s home). For positions with more than one location, the final determination will be made by the selecting official at the time of the job offer.

    Points of contacts

    Regional Office

    • GS-301-13 Regional Tribal Relations Specialist
    • GS-301-12 Assistant Regional Tribal Relations Specialist

    Point of Contact: Wendy Jo Haskins-Director,, 505-331-2564

    Coconino National Forest

    • GS-301-12 Tribal Relations Specialist
    • GS-301-11 Tribal Relations Specialist

    Point of Contact: Deputy Forest Supervisor Michelle Paduani,, 812-276-8587

    Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

    • GS-301-11 Tribal Relations Specialist

    Point of Contact: Forest Supervisor Judy Palmer,, 928-245-8577

    Cibola National Forest and Grasslands

    • GS-301-11 Tribal Relations Specialist

    Point of Contact: Forest Supervisor Steve Hattenbach,, 505-506-7170

    Prescott National Forest

    §  GS-301-11 Tribal Relations Specialist

    Point of Contact: Forest Supervisor Dale Deiter,, 928-379-3050

    Tonto National Forest - 2324 E McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006

    • GS-301-11 Tribal Relations Specialist

    Point of Contact: Neil Bosworth,, 602-469-4981   

  • 08/31/2022 21:44 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces an open hiring call for Historic Preservation Specialists within the Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. Come join a talented team of environmental and historic preservation specialists dedicated to helping people before, during, and after disasters. This is a temporary position not to exceed two years, with the option to extend if funding and workload permits.

    Extended travel to disaster sites is required and CORE employees should expect to be deployed for approximately 320+ days of the year to locations throughout the United States and US Territories. When not deployed, work will be performed from the residence of record.

    The Historic Preservation Specialist (HSSP) will apply their expertise of historic preservation policy and cultural resources management to ensure FEMA’s funding activities comply with federal historic preservation laws and regulations such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Section 106 regulations (36 CFR 800). The HSSP will conduct independent and coordinated research and review activities to identify and efficiently communicate historic preservation considerations to FEMA staff and funding recipients. The HSSP will participate in calls, meetings, and site visits with FEMA staff and funding recipients to proactively assess, document, and discuss historic preservation requirements and provide recommendations and guidance for compliance. Typical responsibilities will include reviewing proposed scopes of work for historic preservation compliance issues and drafting technical comments, identifying historic resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, assessing adverse effects to historic properties, and developing and maintaining liaisons with FEMA staff and other stakeholders, such as State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

    The ideal candidate should have a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, Archaeology, History, Architectural History or a related subject or field, and hold or be eligible to obtain a Secretary of Interior (SOI) Qualification. This position requires a Public Trust background investigation and applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or National to be considered. All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, parental status, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

    Salary: $56,983 - $74,074 per year (GS-11 equivalent); higher locality rates may apply.

    To apply: Submit your resume to and put “HSSP CORE Position” in the subject line.

    Additionally: The Historic Preservation Specialist can also be brought on as an Intermittent employee as a member of FEMA’s Reservist (On-Call) program. Reservists (On-Call) |

  • 08/21/2022 12:08 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks to hire a qualified NAGPRA Inventory Specialist to be responsible for overseeing the inventory of archaeological collections for meeting compliance obligations specified by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The NAGPRA Inventory Specialist position is a vital component in the effective management of Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) compliance. The Center for Archaeology and Society Repository houses over 350,000 catalog entries, plus an unknown number of objects to be inventoried, hindering effective NAGPRA compliance efforts. The NAGPRA Inventory Specialist will therefore play a crucial role in documented and caring for both cataloged and uncataloged objects potentially related to NAGPRA, as specified by federal regulations and industry best practices.

    Duties include the supervision of inventory tasks, leading informal instruction and discussions of archaeological and museum/repository topics, the identification of archaeological objects, the transformation and validation of recorded inventory data, and assisting with the transportation and curatorial up keep of inventoried collections. Relevant archaeological collections managed by ASU’s Center for Archaeology and Society Repository include materials collected by faculty and students of the former Department of Anthropology, objects donated by the public, and materials assembled during cultural resource management projects on federal and state lands.

    Essential Duties

    • Assist with the inventory of archaeological collections.
    • Assist with the transformation and validation of recorded inventory data.
    • Assist with the identification of potential NAGPRA items among inventoried collections.
    • Assist with the locating and transport of archaeological objects for inventory.
    • Supervise inventory activities of student interns, workers, and volunteers.
    • Stimulate and guide discussions of archaeological and museum/repository topics among inventory participants.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Two years of general museum activities experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Experience working with archaeological objects (2 years).
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the archaeology and material culture, history, and ethnography of the American Southwest.
    • Evidence of a Master’s degree in anthropology (archaeology emphasis), or focused museum studies.
    • Familiarity with appropriate handling of curated archaeological collections.
    • Supervisory experience with students.
    • Experience providing effective informal instruction to individuals with varying levels of background knowledge and experience.
    • Experience in using organizational and project management skills.
    • Evidence of effective communication skills.
    • Experience working independently and collaboratively in a team.

    Work Environment

    This is fully in-person at the Tempe campus in the Alameda building and may involve occasional travel to other buildings on the Tempe Campus.

    Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-Time 

    Salary Range: $17-20 per hour

     Close Date: September 2, 2022

    This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

  • 08/15/2022 21:06 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Staff Scientist:

    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 U.S. 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.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology or related science field and a minimum of 3 years’ related experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 7 years’ related experience.
    • Master’s degree preferred.
    • 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.

    Desired qualifications:

    • Possess Principal Investigator status on an Arizona Antiquities Act permit or a General Archaeological Investigation Permit for archaeological investigations in New Mexico.
    • Be listed or demonstrate ability to be listed on a BLM cultural resources use permit 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.

    Assistant Scientist:

    Environmental Planning Group, LLC (EPG), a Terracon Company, is seeking several full-time, temporary archaeological field technicians at our Phoenix, Arizona office. Some projects will be in the local area, based out of our Phoenix office. Other projects or portions of projects may require overnight hotel stays (where available) or “rustic” camping conditions (where hotels are not convenient); non-local jobs typically provide Federal per diem.

    Duties include but may not be limited to hiking, climbing, standing, bending, stooping, carrying loads up to 30 pounds, completing paperwork, filling electronic forms, mapping, orienteering, and photography. These duties are often performed in conditions of extreme heat. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Experience with Trimble data collection a plus, but not required.

    Pay rates are commensurate with experience. Ideal candidates possess a BA or BS in Anthropology, have completed an archaeological field school, and are able to identify prehistoric and historic artifacts and features commonly encountered in the southwest.


    · Perform archaeological monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery fieldwork, including mapping and GPS data collection
    · Assist in artifact processing and data analysis
    · Travel as needed to support projects and company-related tasks

    Typical Schedule

    · Office- 8 hour work day/40 hour work week
    · Field- 10 hour work days

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