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  • 12/19/2021 19:49 | AAC Board 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)

  • 12/18/2021 13:47 | AAC Board 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


    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

    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 and see “Workplace accommodations”.

    ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

    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 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

    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.

  • 12/15/2021 21:02 | AAC Board 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


    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.


    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.


    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

  • 12/14/2021 21:11 | AAC Board 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

  • 12/06/2021 21:13 | AAC Board 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; 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 Information about tDAR can be found at

    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.


    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  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 (

  • 11/14/2021 16:04 | AAC Board 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

    For more information to apply:

  • 11/08/2021 21:09 | AAC Board 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: 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 Board 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!

  • 11/01/2021 22:02 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    This position provides assistance to the Sustainability and Conservation Director, Cultural Resources Manager, Cultural Resource Program Manager, other County departments as appropriate, and the private sector and involves program-related community relations activities. This position requires professional and highly specialized historic preservation knowledge and experience to ensure compliance with County, state, and federal historic preservation laws and policies. Most work is in an office setting, but some fieldwork is required.

    Under general supervision of the Cultural Resources Manager, performs various professional planning, review, and management tasks related to cultural resources management and historic preservation, with an emphasis on compliance reviews and the identification, evaluation and documentation of historic resources. Coordinates, monitors, and participates in administrative and operational activities associated with the Cultural Resources Compliance Program within Pima County working within the Office of Sustainability and Conservation, with Cultural Resources & Historic Preservation Division staff.

    This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.
    Please note: For new hires (and promoted employees) hired the applicant must have a full set of COVID-19 vaccines, by the effective date of hire. If you are unable to become fully vaccinated due to a medical disability or religious observance/practice, you must request an accommodation – accommodation forms are located on-line. 


    (Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
    Assists in planning, organizing, coordinating, and administering activities of the Cultural Resources and Historic Preservation Division within the Pima County Office of Sustainability and Conservation. Typical job duties are likely to include, but are not limited to:

    1) review of County public improvement project plans for potential impacts to cultural resources with an emphasis on historic districts, buildings, and structures;

    2) review of private sector land-use and development plans, rezonings, specific plans, and grading applications for potential impacts to cultural resources with an emphasis on historic districts, buildings, and structures;

    3) review of County historic landmark designation applications, assist with historic zone overlay updates, and assist in coordinating reviews with the Pima County Historical Commission;

    4) review and comment on consultant reports concerning historic resources inventory, assessment, determination of effect, and treatments;

    5) federal and state tax incentive programs, HUD historic preservation compliance for federal grant programs;

    6) conduct independent research and prepare reports on historic sites, buildings, and structures as appropriate;

    7) updating project records to division databases and preparation of reports and necessary correspondence;

    8) consultation with the State Historic Preservation Office and other agencies as appropriate;

    9) cultural resources project and contract oversight, preparation of scopes of work, schedules, and budget estimates;

    10) liaison with other County departments, the public, other local governments, regulatory agencies, and tribal governments, as necessary; and;

    11) write and submit grant applications and prepare/review proposals;

    12) other duties as assigned.

    • Coordinates, supervises and participates in the activities of a specialized program;
    • Provides support and participates in the daily activities essential to the completion of program objectives;
    • Coordinates program activities with other departments, governmental agencies and the public;
    • Meets with representatives of other departments, governmental agencies and the public to resolve program-related problems, address issues and discuss program goals and objectives;
    • Provides internal services support for the program by coordinating activities with such departments as Human Resources, Management Information Systems, Budget, Finance, Purchasing, etc.;
    • Develops or participates in the development of program goals and objectives and program budgets;
    • Researches, analyzes and reports on program activities;
    • May coordinate and/or supervise daily staff activities including those of other Program Coordinators;
    • May perform required managerial functions in the absence of management;
    • May perform public relations activities by speaking, giving demonstrations and coordinating publicity campaigns with the media.

    Knowledge of:

    • practices of program coordination and administration;
    • principles and practices of budgeting, accounting and financial management;
    • principles and practices of effective supervision;
    • practices and procedures for providing internal services.

    Skill in:

    • developing program goals and objectives;
    • expressing, explaining and interpreting program policies and practices to the public;
    • communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
    • supervising, training and evaluating support personnel.

    Minimum Qualifications

    A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in historic preservation planning, architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, public history, public archaeology, cultural resources management, or related field and two years of experience coordinating, monitoring and/or managing historic preservation planning, documentation, and construction projects, and two years of experience in the coordination of historic preservation programs and historic rehabilitation projects.

    Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.
    Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

    1. At least two (2) years experience coordinating, implementing, and/or managing historic preservation planning, documentation, restoration and adaptive reuse projects, and other cultural resource management projects.
    2. At least two (2) years experience in the coordination and implementation of historic preservation programs.
    3. At least two (2) years of experience creating written and oral communications, such as technical reports, publications, and presentations related to historic preservation.
    4. At least two (2) years of experience with historic resource documentation, evaluation, and mitigation.
    5. At least two (2) years of experience storing, manipulating, and analyzing geospatial data in ArcGIS platform and analytical data derived from databases.
    6. A graduate degree (MA, MS, PhD) in preservation planning, architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, public history, public archaeology, cultural resources management, or closely related field. 

    Applicants must submit a letter of interest including why they want to work for local government and a CV/Resume that highlights relevant experience (i.e., reports, papers).,AZ?jid=7d82da6fc66f88cb

  • 10/25/2021 19:53 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Job Summary:

    This new position incorporates work that is being completed by a supplemental employee who is the HPT Portal Administrator and also fulfills a gap in our environmental compliance fo State funded projects. Under the direction of the Cultural Resources Program Manager, this position is responsible for coordinating with new and existing HPT Portal users, acting as a liaison between various ADOT departments, and consulting with state, federal, and Native American communities. Additionally, this position will manage the State Act PA and complete all consultation associated with these state funded projects.

    Job Duties:

    Manage Portal accounts of highly sensitive agency data, update contacts in the Portal including attaining security clearances, partners with FHWA on agency contact list, differentiates data sets to determine appropriate information for Portal Database, coordinates with the Arizona State Museum's AZSITE on data information transfer of ADOT highway system, and collaborates with ITG to improve the Portal mapping application

    Interprets and applies applicable federal and state laws, regulations, policies and procedures in consultation and liaison with other state and federal agencies, local governments, and Tribes on cultural resources and historic preservation issues related to maintenance work orders, disposals, material sources, and encroachment permits.

    Evaluates legacy cultural resources reports to ensure they still meet current archaeological standards, reviews and approves new cultural resources survey, monitoring, testing/data recovery reports to ensure that the work meets ASM and SHPO requirements. Drafts clear, concise consultation documents for project requirements and State Historic Preservation Act specifications. Determines whether consultation letters or memos are the appropriate form of documentation for the particular project.

    Identifies and flags Archaeological sites for avoidance as needed for maintenance projects, assess archaeological sites using professional discretion and independent judgement for National Register of Historic Places eligibility, if previously unclear, Organize field visits with Tribes for Material Source projects

    Responsible for independent decision-making implementing the PA between Arizona SHPO and ADOT, prepares quarterly batch reports and yearly reporting, interprets and evaluates conditions of PA stipulations and makes recommendations to management on whether current stipulations may need to be modified

    Schedule and conduct travel, possible overnight Travel and lodging along with Driving a state vehicle in the course and scope of duties

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

    Knowledge of:
    State, Federal, Tribal, local agency environmental policies, procedures, statutes and regulations to effectively manage and facilitate cultural resources clearances/projects

    Arizona State Historic Preservation Act, knowledge of the principles of historic preservation, archaeological methods, tribal consultation, and Arizona history and prehistory

    Implements State Act consultation

    Organizes project data with background information to determine whether additional cultural work is needed

    Resolves problems with consulting parties and districts with minimal supervision

    Skills In:
    Verbal and written communication and collaboration to interact daily with ADOT personnel, outside agency personnel tribes, consultants, and the public; acts as a trusted source of guidance on environmental statutes regarding cultural resources

    Project management to facilitate completion of projects on tight and often changing schedules, skills in phone and email usage

    Address archaeological data recovery situations. Demonstrated analysis ability, basic computer skills, multi-tasking, use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positions System (GPS), are desired, but not required

    Ability to:
    Resolve conflicts when divergent points of view are involved

    Resolves problems with consulting parties and districts with minimal supervision Organize project data to determine whether additional cultural work is needed

    Partner with SHPO on complex issues and ability to insure proper contact lists are in order

    Act as a liaison with AZSITE and ITG regarding critical data, mapping, resources including collaborate with ITG to insure the EPG Portal is reliable and sustainable

    Demonstrated analysis ability and multi-tasking experience along with experienced use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positions Systems

    Selective Preference(s):

    Project Director for archaeological investigations (per AAA), experience in the assessment of historic buildings and structures, understanding of GIS databases and mapping application

    Pre-Employment Requirements:

    Valid Motor Vehicle drivers license

    Master's degree or above in archaeology/anthropology/history or related field.

    Meets the Professional Qualification Standards established by the Secretary of Interior (SOI) {48 FR 44716, Sept 1983, as updated} Meets qualifications to be listed as a Project Director on the Arizona Antiquities Act Permit as outlined in the Arizona Antiquities Act Policy Number 68-202(c)(1) (e)(l-4); ARS 41-841 et seq.


    The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
    • Sick leave
    • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
    • Health and dental insurance
    • Retirement plan
    • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
    • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

    For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


    Mandatory participation in the Arizona Retirement System (ASRS) is required

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