AZTEC - Project Director

11/08/2020 14:39 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

We are currently seeking resumes from qualified Project Directors for our Phoenix, Arizona office. The role will be to successfully complete archaeological projects in support of AZTEC’s growing Cultural Resources Group.


  • Work independently or as part of a team with minimal supervision
  • Perform archaeological research and conduct site file searches online and at federal, state, and tribal repositories
  • Direct and participate in all types of archaeological investigations
  • Develop and adhere to budgets and schedules
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff
  • Complete technical reports, consultation letters, work plans, scopes of work, and cost proposals
  • Perform National/Arizona Register eligibility evaluations and make significance/project effect/treatment recommendations
  • Review technical reports and consultation letters
  • Prepare graphics using Esri GIS mapping software
  • Assist clients with federal/state/tribal/local cultural resource compliance
  • Coordinate with subconsultants and vendors
  • Communicate effectively and work closely with fellow employees
  • Perform travel that may include overnight stays for an extended period

Project Director- Required Skills:

  • MA/MS in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field
  • Minimum of 10 years Southwestern experience; 2 years PD & report preparation experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Southwest prehistory and/or history, current archaeological field methods, SHPA and AAA, Section 106/ARPA compliance, and understanding of other federal/state/tribal/local cultural resource laws/regulations
  • Demonstrated experience directing survey, monitoring, and testing and data recovery excavations
  • Meet ASM, RPA and SOI requirements
  • Reliable personal transportation, good driving record
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Ability/willingness to travel for overnight/out of town fieldwork

Other Requirements:

  • Experience with ESRI GIS mapping software
  • Experience collecting field data using ESRI Collector software is preferred
  • Experience performing artifact analysis (ceramic, flaked stone, or faunal) or analysis of human remains

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