SWCA - Field Director and Field Techs

08/04/2022 08:46 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a cultural resources field director and temporary-status archaeological field technicians to join us in our Flagstaff office. The field director is a full-time hourly position, and 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. 

The Field Directors 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.

Pay starts at $26.00 per hour and will depend on experience. When applicable, per diem is $59.00 per day and a single-occupancy hotel room will be provided. Accommodations and per diem will be provided for workdays only. 

FD - 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.

Field Technicians will be temporary/on-call positions to assist with upcoming cultural resources management work across Arizona, including pedestrian surveys for a wind project in northern Arizona. Successful candidates will assist with conducting archaeological fieldwork (including pedestrian survey, site identification, site recording / data collection, monitoring and data recovery excavations) to support our Flagstaff office. There may also be opportunities to support our other AZ offices as the need arises. We offer a unique work environment specializing in delivering natural and cultural resources services across Arizona and beyond. Consideration for full-time employment will be extended to successful candidates, contingent upon performance and office needs. Local candidates preferred, but all qualified candidates will be considered.

Pay starts at $19.00 per hour and will depend on experience. When applicable, per diem is $59.00 per day and a single-occupancy hotel room will be provided. Accommodations and per diem will be provided for workdays only. 

FT - Experience and Qualifications for Success

  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field.
    • Prior experience in CRM can substitute.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, the ability to pass a Motor Vehicle background screening, and have access to reliable transportation.
  • The schedule is anticipated to consist of 8-day sessions (10 hours per day) from Wednesday to Wednesday.
    • This could change to 5-day sessions, 8-hours per day.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter along with contact information for professional references.

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) is to 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 are always learning.  Our employees have the ability to develop and guide  their careers to make them leaders in the industry. Our Career Landscape is a unique and interactive program that  allows you to 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!  

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