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  • 01/13/2022 18:55 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    AECOM is seeking a creative, highly talented assistant archaeologist to join the Cultural Resource Team in our Phoenix, AZ office. Candidates could work on a variety of cultural resource survey and archaeological excavation and monitoring projects in the Southwest. This is a full-time position. Candidates must be able to work effectively in field, office, and laboratory settings as part of a team and under the supervision of senior cultural resource specialists.

    At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

    We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. 

    Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.  

    Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

    • Conducting archaeological survey, monitoring, and excavations.
    • Documenting archaeological and historical resources; must be able to take accurate field notes, complete forms, and draw accurate profiles and plan view sketches.
    • Using digital devices to record field data.
    • Using a digital camera to photo-document artifacts, features, and sites and keeping an accurate photo log. 
    • Proficiency with standard word processing (Word) and workbook (Excel) software.
    • Writing site descriptions and contributions to reports
    • Processing artifacts (washing, labeling, and cataloging) and performing basic analysis of artifacts.  

    • Consulting with a supervisor about unusual problems

    About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

    Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it.  We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

    AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

    AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG). We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • BA in anthropology/archaeology or closely related field plus 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience. 
    • Must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Prior experience with implementing archaeological fieldwork logistics, protocols, and data collection
    • Knowledge of field survey and excavation techniques, ability to process (wash, catalog, and label) recovered archaeological artifacts, properly fill out field and laboratory forms. 
    • Ability to perform manual work in outdoor environments with uneven terrain and variable conditions including heat, cold, moisture, and dryness; working alone in isolated/remote areas; performing repetitive bending and stooping, standing/walking, power gripping (hand tools, levers, etc.), and fine hand movements; lifting 25 to 75 pounds; wearing personal protective equipment, including safety glasses/goggles, gloves, safety shoes/boots, hard hat, long-sleeve shirts, and snake guards; working with arms above shoulder level; climbing ladders or stairs and working at heights or in confined spaces; working safely around heavy, moving, dangerous equipment; operating of vehicles; and performing keyboard/mouse operations. 
    • Knowledge and understanding of equipment and technology used to collect and record archaeological data, including GPS applications and Microsoft applications. 
    • Strong attention to detail, with proven ability to follow specific instructions.
    • Ability to write well, including artifact, feature, site, and landscape descriptions. 
    • Excellent work ethic and team-player attitude. 
    • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with other project staff. 
    • Flexibility to travel overnight and out of state for up to a month or more at a time. 
    • Undergraduate degree in anthropology, history, museum studies, or related field and have attended an archaeological field school.
    • 2+ years of experience in archaeological survey and excavation fieldwork and analysis in the Southwest. 
    • General familiarity with cultural resource management protocols and processes, including compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and National Environmental Policy Act. 
    • Some experience with conducting laboratory analysis of both prehistoric and historic material. 
    • CPR/First Aid Training

    Additional Information:

    • Due to the nature of this role, US citizenship is required.

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  • 01/06/2022 21:09 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Job Description

    Archaeological Consulting Services (ACS), now a Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc. Company, has been providing cultural resource services in Arizona for 44 years and environmental planning services for 20+ years. ACS, now the Tempe, Arizona office of Commonwealth, is seeking to hire an experienced cultural resource Principal Investigator (PI) in a full-time role.

    Qualifications

    • Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Anthropology (Archaeology);
    • qualify as a Project Director and Principal Investigator for our Arizona state permit (requirements can be found here: https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/crm/documents);
    • 10+ years of experience in archaeology (Southwest preferred), with two as a PI;
    • Three+ years of experience managing multiple small and mid-size projects and providing support for larger (>$1M) projects;
    • effected cultural resource compliance within the framework of state and federal regulations;
    • track record for conducting and reporting on relevant research;
    • registration with the Register of Professional Archaeologists (preferred); and
    • ideally, have a close familiarity with the performance of such tasks in Arizona and under ADOT contracts.

    The successful candidate’s experience must include project management; working with clients and regulators; assessing National Register of Historic Places eligibility; preparing research designs, treatment plans, and budgets for proposals of all types; monitoring field progress; coordinating with the lab and with report authors; writing and compiling reports; and drafting consultation documents. Experience managing projects with budgets over $200,000 is desired. Strong supervisory, writing, and verbal communication skills are essential, as is attention to detail. Experience with budgeting and tracking, as well as the ability to bring projects to successful completion on time and within budget, are essential.

    Commonwealth offers an excellent range of benefits (health, dental, life, and disability insurance, paid leave, 401(k) plan with company match, etc.). Commonwealth is an M/F/D/V Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Apply today! Or find more information about this position and other available positions at www.commonwealthheritagegroup.com/careers/. To apply please send a cover letter identifying the position for which you are applying, your salary requirements, and how soon you could start as well as your resume, including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. This position is open until March 31, 2022 (although it may be filled sooner).

  • 12/19/2021 19:49 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Job Opportunities at AZ Bureau of Land Management.

    These positions are located in Yuma, Tucson, Kingman, and Phoenix, AZ. Information about these locations and the surrounding area can be found at City of Yuma , City of Tucson, City of Kingman, and City of Phoenix.

    We expect to fill 4 vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

    See announcement in link for requirements and who can qualify (not open to general public)

    https://www.usajobs.gov/job/627527100

  • 12/18/2021 13:47 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University seeks to hire a qualified NAGPRA Collections Specialist to be responsible for locating, documenting, and assessing funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony in compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Duties include the review of records, documentation of artifacts, updating of collections information and inventories, and the supervision of student interns and employees. Relevant archaeological collections at Arizona State University’s Center for Archaeology and Society Repository include materials collected by faculty of the former Department of Anthropology and materials donated to the Repository by private individuals.

    To prepare these collections in accordance with our repatriation process, relevant collections must be located, documented, assigned to recognized artifact types for cultural affiliation, cataloged according to contemporary archaeological and museum collection management standards and best practices, assessed for removal provenience and context, and the collection information entered into a database.

    Essential Duties

    • Assist with the documentation of NAGPRA objects. In coordination with the NAGPRA Coordinator and Curator of Collections, develop a work plan to identify and match individual collection objects with information in field notes, collections databases, and other archival records.
    • Organize site materials (including archaeological collections and associated documents).
    • Prepare reports (both preliminary and final) to confirm/update existing Notices of Inventory Completion/Notices of Intent to Repatriate and document transfer.
    • Supervise funerary object documentation activities of student interns and workers.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three (3) years of related experience; OR, Seven (7) years of related 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 anthropological collections (3 years)
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the archaeology and material culture, history, and ethnography of the American Southwest
    • Evidence of a Master’s degree in Southwestern archaeology, anthropology, or focused museum studies
    • Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate handling of curated archaeological collections
    • Experience with archival research
    • Supervisory experience with students
    • Experience in using organizational and project management skills
    • Evidence of effective communication skills
    • Experience working independently and collaboratively in a team

    Working Environment

    • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting.
    • Candidate must have visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of a desktop computer. 
    • Lift up to 20 pounds.
    • Work from general instructions on standard job duties and specific directions/instructions on new assignments.

    Salary Range

    $50,000 per year

    Close Date

    14-January-2022

    Department Statement

    Known for its leadership in innovative education and research, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change includes one of the nation's top-ranked anthropology programs and the largest and most research-productive transdisciplinary anthropology faculty in the nation. Staying true to our four-field anthropological origins means we remain committed to leveraging a long-term, comparative, and holistic perspective on human origins and diversity as a way to understand and address complex problems, now and for the future, and a deep concern for community engagement and social justice. In addition to anthropology, our students can earn degrees in global health, applied mathematics for the life and social sciences and museum studies. We are also known for our high quality study abroad, field school programs and research apprenticeship opportunities for our ~1,000 undergraduate majors and ~200 graduate students.
     
    We offer a dynamic, collegial, and challenging work environment due to the pace of innovation, complex array of research and academic programs, and high profile initiatives. SHESC is the largest social science unit in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU's largest and most diverse college. For complete information, see http://shesc.asu.edu/

    ASU Statement

    Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements - Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required by January 4, 2022. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s https://cfo.asu.edu/DEI and see “Workplace accommodations”.

    ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

    Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

    Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
    In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

    Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

    Employment Verification Statement

    ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

    Background Check Statement

    ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

    Instructions to Apply

    Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

    Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

    Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

    ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

    Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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  • 12/15/2021 21:02 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeology Southwest practices a holistic approach to protecting heritage places and landscapes. Archaeology Southwest is committed to close and respectful collaboration with American Indian Tribal governments and communities. In our workplace and activities, we strive for inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, and identity. For more information, please visit www.archaeologysouthwest.org.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The Director of Outreach is responsible for developing and implementing educational programs and volunteer opportunities for Archaeology Southwest. Other key duties include maintaining the organization’s social media presence, marketing Archaeology Southwest programs, and assisting in maintaining the organization’s websites. The Director of Outreach is a key member of a small but hardworking and effective Outreach Team that includes the Content & Communications Director, Director of Development, Development Coordinator, and the Hands-On archaeologist.

    Location:

    As of December 1, 2021, this position will be Tucson-based and in person. It is Archaeology Southwest’s expectation that all personnel—employees, contractors, and volunteers—will follow CDC guidelines on the COVID-19 vaccination, mask requirements, and preventative hygiene.

    Salary Rate: 60,000 per year

    Classification: Exempt

    Start Date: Immediately. Position open until filled

    Benefits: Paid Time Off (200 hours), health insurance, vision plan, optional dental plan (50% subsidized), 401k plan with 20% employer match, life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance.

    Responsibilities:

    Educational Programs

    • Plan and coordinate the Archaeology Café series and other adult educational programming, including the Undergraduate Class Packets service
    • Represent Archaeology Southwest at events such as the Arizona Archaeology Expo and Festival of Books
    • Coordinates the Hands-On program

    Volunteer Programs

    • Manage volunteer programs and activities
    • Create and implement a community scientist volunteer program to meet the needs of the cyberSW project, in coordination with the cyberSW Manager
    • Identify and implement other volunteer opportunities that further Archaeology Southwest’s mission and programs
    • Recruit, vet, train, schedule, and supervise volunteers
    • Maintain volunteer policies and protocols 

    Social Media & Marketing

    • Maintain an active social media presence for the organization (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) in coordination with Archaeology Southwest’s Content & Communications Director
    • Use the organization’s internal communication channels (website, social media, mailings) to publicize Archaeology Southwest events, classes, and programs
    • Implement the effective use of images, including short videos, to share Archaeology Southwest’s mission and programs through various channels
    • Manage photo archive
    • Oversee maintenance and functionality of the website (shared/cross-trained with Development Coordinator)

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in public archaeology or outdoor education programs
    • M.A. or M.S. in archaeology preferred
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to convey Archaeology Southwest messages across a range of audiences
    • Familiarity and fluency in major social media programs, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
    • Must be able to work independently and as part of the team
    • Strong leadership skills with an ability to connect and communicate with a wide range of communities and individuals – a “people person”
    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and assignments and meet deadlines

    Archaeology Southwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all applicants for employment and all employees for placement, job assignments, transfers, promotions, and any other status change without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, economic circumstances, criminal convictions, or military status.

    To apply, submit cover letter and resume to:

    Linda Pierce, Deputy Director Archaeology Southwest

    300 N. Ash Alley Tucson, AZ 85701

    lpierce@archaeologysouthwest.org

  • 12/14/2021 21:11 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    PaleoWest has several positions open in the Phoenix office. They are looking to fill:

    • Principal Investigator
    • Project Manager
    • Field Director
    • Field Technician

    Apply online at https://www.paleowest.com/careers/

  • 12/06/2021 21:13 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Center for Digital Antiquity (CDA) at Arizona State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for an anticipated 18-month appointment. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, fiscal-year appointment with an anticipated start date in January 2022. In collaboration with CDA researchers, the successful applicant will work on the Comparative Digital Archaeological Studies sponsored by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).  The postdoctoral researcher will work with DPAA materials to explore how the management and organization of archaeological data can enhance the recovery of missing service personnel.  The position will develop and execute a collaborative research project that will increase the applied and scholarly impact of the DPAAs datasets, by leveraging the unique capabilities of tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record; www.tdar.org). The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to work with the DPAA to create project deliverables and publish the results of this research in appropriate venues. The postdoctoral position is scheduled to be in effect for a total of 18 months given that the candidate has satisfactory performance, there are funds available and based on University needs.  The annual salary for this position is $50,500 per year. The associate does not need to be in residence in Tempe, Arizona during the appointment, but is preferred.

    As currently conceived, the project will develop computation models to assess landscapes in regions of interest by aggregating existing hard-copy data from DPAA reports, along with freely available spatial gridded environmental data.  Using known recovery locations of missing service personnel contained in existing reports, archaeological data, and a suite of environmental data, the project seeks to understand where other missing service personnel are likely, or not, to be recovered in the future. 

    The Center for Digital Antiquity (CDA) at Arizona State University is a multi-institutional organization dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of irreplaceable archaeological data and to broadening access to these data. Our mission is to extend our knowledge of the human past and improve the management of our cultural heritage by permanently preserving digital archaeological data and supporting their discovery, access, and reuse. As part of fulfilling these goals, CDA oversees the use, development, and maintenance of the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR), an international repository for the digital records of archaeological investigations, organizations, projects, and research. One of CDA’s key objectives is to foster the use of tDAR and ensure its financial, technical, and professional sustainability. Use of tDAR has the potential to transform archaeological research by providing direct access to digital data from current and historic investigations along with powerful tools to analyze and reuse it.

    Job duties will include:

    • Organizing hard-copy reports for scanning at DPAA facilities
    • Processing digital documents and metadata in tDAR
    • Data mining using conventional or Natural Language Processing techniques
    • Building datasets for use in GIS
    • Preparation of reports and manuscripts
    • Other duties as assigned

    Initial deadline for complete applications is December 31, 2021; if not filled, review of complete applications will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

    Information about SHESC can be found at http://shesc.asu.edu. Information about tDAR can be found at  www.tdar.org.

    The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

    Qualifications

    Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology or a related field in hand by the time of appointment. Additional desired qualifications include knowledge of and experience with archaeological data and materials, GIS, Natural Language Processing, and a strong record of collaborative research and outreach activities.

    Application Instructions

    To apply, please submit application materials electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/99889.  Required materials include: 1) a cover letter outlining qualifications; 2) a 2-3 page statement outlining proposed research, as specified above 3) a current curriculum vitae, 4) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellent, and 5) contact information for three references.  General questions about this initiative should be directed to Dr. Christopher Nicholson (Christopher.M.Nicholson@asu.edu).

  • 11/14/2021 16:04 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Anthropology Collections Archivist

    Rec No. 73600BR; Campus: Tempe; Full Time - $41,600 per year

    Job Description

    The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University seeks to hire a qualified Anthropological Collections Archivist to manage archival materials housed in the Center for Archaeology and Society Repository. Duties include the development of standards, policies, and procedures for the arrangement, tracking, description, and preservation of archival materials to ensure their proper care, access, and use in perpetuity. Anthropological collections housed at the Repository include materials collected by faculty of the former Department of Anthropology, materials donated to the Repository by private individuals, and materials collected during Federally sponsored cultural resource management projects. Associated archival materials are therefore an important resource for collection management, research, and ongoing Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) processes.

    Essential Duties

    • Works with the Curator of Collections to develop and implement archival standards, policies, and practices
    • Participates in the processing, arrangement, inventorying, preservation, and rehousing of archival materials
    • Creates preliminary inventory of archival material and descriptive text for the collections database and other finding aides
    • Works with other collections staff to develop data management procedures for archival materials
    • Accessions newly acquired and existing archival materials
    • Creates and enters accession records to ensure timely and accurate recording of items
    • Evaluates physical condition of archival materials during processing and works with the Curator of Collections and Collections Manager to create plans for appropriate handling, housing, and/or conservation treatments
    • Acts as a liaison to file, retrieve, and fulfill requests for items within the archive
    • Facilitate access to archives for students, researchers, descendant communities, and other stakeholders
    • Participate in the NAGPRA process as needed
    • Provide monthly updates of archival activities
    • Supervise archival activities of student workers and other staff

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years related library experience, one (1) of which includes archives experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skill, and abilities have been achieved.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Evidence of a Master’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, history, or related library studies
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the appropriate handling and organization of archival collections including paper documents and photographic materials
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the archaeology, history, and ethnography of the American Southwest
    • Experience working with archaeological archives
    • Supervisory experience with student workers
    • Experience in project organization and management
    • Evidence of effective communication skills
    • Experience working independently and collaboratively

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  • 11/08/2021 21:09 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeological Consulting Services (ACS), now a Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc. Company, has been providing cultural resource services in Arizona for 44 years and environmental planning services for 20+ years. ACS, now the Tempe, Arizona office of Commonwealth, is seeking to hire a Field Archaeologist for a one-to-two-week data recovery project beginning December 6 in Florence, AZ. A Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a couple of months of previous field experience, preferably in Arizona, are required.

    The duties of this position may regularly require standing, walking or climbing into and out of trenches and excavation units, using hands to manipulate items and to lift or carry them, talking, and hearing. They occasionally require crossing uneven terrain, climbing over fences, and stooping, kneeling, or crouching. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Pay levels are competitive and commensurate with experience. The benefits that come with this position are one hour of sick leave earned for every 30 hours worked, up to a total of 40 hours per year under the new Arizona state law. Lodging and per diem are provided for the working days. There is the potential for follow-on work.

    Apply today! Please follow the directions to apply at: https://www.commonwealthheritagegroup.com/careers/. ACS/Commonwealth does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, veteran status, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is open until filled or December 3, 2021, whichever comes first.

  • 11/06/2021 10:04 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an Assistant Staff Archaeologist to join us in our Phoenix office. This is an hourly, full-time position. The Assistant Staff Archaeologist will assist with cultural resources management work within the greater Phoenix area and across Arizona. Successful candidates will assist with conducting archaeological fieldwork (including pedestrian survey, site identification, site recording / data collection, monitoring and data recovery excavations) and office-based tasks (preparation of site forms, writing technical reports, occasional lab analysis) to support our Phoenix office. There may also be opportunities to support our other AZ offices as the need arises. 

    What you will accomplish

    • Conduct fieldwork for long hours in various environments including, but not limited to, extreme temperatures, inclement weather, and rugged terrain.
    • Carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.
    • Available for local projects and fieldwork requiring extended travel (staying in a hotel or camping for up to 8 days at a time).
    • Accurately identify historic and prehistoric artifacts and features.
    • Assist with cultural resource records searches, laboratory analysis tasks, and other office work, as needed.
    • Review collected data for QA/QC, and ensure all work is conducted and submitted in accordance with company standards and guidelines.
    • Work independently in a responsible manner.
    • Work as a productive member of a team and follow the direction of the field supervisor.
    • Follow all health and safety procedures, including COVID-19 safety protocols

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field.
    • Completed an archaeology Field School focusing on North American archaeological methods and cultural resources management.
    • 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:

    • Prior experience working in cultural resource management (CRM).
    • 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) 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!  

    https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/11606/assistant-staff-archaeologist/job

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