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AZTEC - Project Director

03/11/2022 14:40 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

AZTEC Engineering Group is currently seeking resumes from qualified Project Director to join our Cultural Resources team. Remote work is available for this role and we encourage applicants from AZ, NV, UT, CO or NM to apply.

The purpose of this role is to develop, direct, and complete archaeological projects (survey, monitoring, testing, data recovery). Projects may be located in the Southwest and/or Great Basin. Below is a list of duties for this position:


  • Perform archaeological research and conduct site file searches at federal, state, tribal, and private repositories
  • Develop, direct and participate in all types of archaeological investigations
  • Adhere to project schedules
  • Supervise junior staff
  • Prepare technical reports documenting the results of fieldwork and archival research
  • Perform technical and copy editing for cultural resource submittals
  • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding ARHP/NRHP eligibility and treatment of, as well as project effects to, cultural resources
  • Assess significance and identify appropriate National Register criteria of eligibility by applying aspects of integrity
  • Prepare graphics for reports using ArcGIS or coordinate graphic preparation with GIS staff
  • Develop research designs and work plans
  • Develop project scopes and budgets
  • Manage/track budgets, schedules
  • Understand and assist clients with state, federal, and tribal cultural resources compliance
  • Coordinate with sub-consultants and vendors
  • Work independently and resolve project challenges with minimal supervision
  • Communicate effectively and work closely with fellow employees
  • Perform travel that may include overnight stays for an extended period 

Required Skills

  • MA or MS in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field (PhD preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and a minimum 2 years experience supervising and managing projects, junior staff and preparing technical reports
  • Understanding of Southwest and/or Great Basin prehistory and/or history, archaeological method and theory, and applicable federal and state CRM/HP laws
  • Experience successfully directing all phases of cultural resource investigation
  • Ability to qualify at supervisory level for state (AZ, NV, UT) and federal archaeological permits in
  • Successful management and completion of projects on time, within budget
  • Experience using GPS, GIS (Tablet, ArcGIS 10)
  • Ability to generate, organize, and maintain accurate field records that meet state and federal standards and guidelines
  • 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
  • Overnight and/or out of state travel required
  • Reliable transportation and good driving record 

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.

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