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Pima Community College - Archaeology Centre Supervisor

08/27/2023 16:27 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

Position Title: Archaeology Centre Supervisor
Department: West Campus
Starting RateBand 5 - $25.24 - $28.70
Closed Date: September 1, 2023, 5:00 PM Arizona Time

Position Summary:

The Archaeology Centre Supervisor supervises, coordinates and monitors operational activities in the Archaeology Centre, the campus based outdoor archaeology field classrooms and in remote and environmentally hostile field settings. Collaborates directly with faculty and the Archaeology Centre Director to coordinate and implement student field and laboratory activities in a variety of settings. Purchases and disburses College resources; approves and reconciles purchases. Interprets policies and oversees the development and implementation of procedures and protocols, coordinates with archaeology lab specialists to ensure consistency.

The work schedule for this position is flexible and may include working evenings and weekends and local travel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees daily Archaeology Centre activities in controlled indoor and extreme outdoor settings and manages workflow. Creates project schedules and monitors employee productivity. Develops, implements and evaluates goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Evaluates operations and activities for effectiveness
  • Supervises Archaeology Centre staff and prepares outdoor areas, indoor laboratories and classrooms to ensure proper safety measures are met and maintained. Coordinates with Instructional faculty to create field training exercises and develop research designs for investigating archaeological sites. Resolves conflict between lab staff, instructors and students concerning fieldwork schedules, field work preparation and necessary tools and equipment
  • Supports archaeology field, laboratory and technical classes by: designing and helping to implement classroom and field activities; providing educational assistance, preparing indoor and outdoor class activity areas, monitoring and evaluating student progress; and ensuring staff and student safety
  • Knows, understands, and ensures compliance with State, County, Tribal and municipal regulations governing the conduct of archaeological fieldwork and reporting on that fieldwork conducted during both archaeology field classes and externally contracted archaeology projects
  • Creates and maintains databases for all data gathered from field projects and laboratory analyses. Supervises the population of the database with information collected from artifact analysis. Analyzes the stored data for reporting and prepares the artifacts for curation in PCC's state regulated repository
  • Prepares agency-reviewed technical reports using data collected during field work. This includes conducting permission-restricted background research for sensitive cultural resource data available only to persons who meet the Federal qualifications as archaeologists. Ensures the reports meet municipal, tribal, state and federal regulations and standards
  • Maintains state-regulated storage conditions for artifacts and project-related materials housed in the Archaeology Centre's repository. Includes overseeing students, staff, faculty and outside professionals conducting research with collections to ensure the safety of the collections
  • Researches, develops, implements and manages all aspects of safety training for staff and students. Ensures safety of equipment and college policy and local, state, and federal laws are followed. Develops policies and advises faculty and staff on safe usage and handling materials
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology and
  • Three to five years of related experience and
  • Meet minimum requirements to be classified as an Archaeologist by the US Office of Personnel Management (GS-0193, pp. 9-10)


  • An equivalent combination of certification, education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above


  • One to three years of work training students in archaeological field and laboratory techniques

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities 

  • Knowledge and application of organizational and time management principles
  • Knowledge of project management principles
  • Knowledge of archaeological field techniques in excavation and survey
  • Knowledge of archaeological laboratory techniques including typological categorization of historic and prehistoric ceramic, stone, bone, shell, glass and metal artifacts
  • Knowledge of managerial and supervisory skills
  • Ability to apply effective and accurate data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Ability to apply effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to apply analytical and critical thinking skills to draw conclusions and prepare accurate reports of results
  • Ability to operate relevant equipment required to complete assigned responsibilities for the position

Physical Requirements:

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with staff contact and frequent interruptions. Work is also frequently performed in an outdoor environment with Extreme Heat.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an standard office setting and in an outdoor environment with rough terrain, hostile vegetation, and no paved surfaces; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to heavy (up to 50 pounds) amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; may be required to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: Ability to see in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Ability to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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