Arizona Archaeological Council
  • 07/11/2020 11:32 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The AECOM Central Region’s Cultural Resource Department is seeking creative, highly talented archaeological technicians for temporary, as-needed employment with our Phoenix, AZ office. Candidates could work on various cultural resource survey and archaeological excavation projects in the Southwest, and depending on the Department’s staffing needs, throughout the central U.S. This is a part-time variable position, meaning work days and times will be determined on an as-needed basis. In most cases, this position reports to a field director or archaeological supervisor and must be able to work effectively in both field and laboratory settings, either independently or as part of a team. Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

    • Conducting archaeological survey 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 a digital camera to photo-document artifacts, features, and sites and keeping an accurate photo log.

    • The position may require writing site descriptions and contributions to reports

    • Processing artifacts (wash, mark and catalog) and performing basic analysis of artifacts

    • Consulting with a supervisor about unusual problems and

    • Performs routine fieldwork working under close supervision.

    • Performs routine tasks in support of project staff and handles less complex duties.

    Minimum Requirements

    • GED

    • 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 basic field survey and excavation techniques, ability to process (wash, catalog and mark) 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

    What We Offer

    When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

    https://aecom.jobs/phoenix-az/archaeology-technician/6C5AC353A9D8420590AB563FEB1DAE63/job/

  • 06/22/2020 21:02 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

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    This position is located on the State Resource Technology Staff. This position provides leadership for archeology and cultural resources activities of NRCS Arizona.

    There is one vacancy to be filled in one of the following locations: Flagstaff, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, Tucson, OR Willcox, AZ. The duty station location will be determined upon selection.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/571539700

  • 02/06/2020 16:47 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The AAC Journal of Arizona Archaeology is looking for someone to fill the Managing Editor position. If you are interested, please contact me for more information.


    Douglas R. Mitchell, Editor

    Journal of Arizona Archaeology

    Arizona Archaeological Council

    editor.jaza@gmail.com


  • 01/31/2020 08:48 | AAC Admin (Administrator)


    Archaeological Consulting Services (ACS) is hiring for several Archaeologist positions for various monitoring and data recovery projects in Arizona. Requirements include at least a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology (Archaeology) and preferably two years of field experience in Arizona. For more information and instructions on how to apply, please see our website www.acstempe.com.


  • 01/29/2020 16:20 | AAC Admin (Administrator)


    Cornerstone Environmental is a small, locally owned environmental consulting company located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Cornerstone has been a part of the southwestern archaeological community for over a decade, and has successfully completed a variety of archaeological projects throughout the Four Corners region. Cornerstone offers industry-competitive wages and decades of leadership experience to help you achieve your career goals.

     

    Cornerstone is currently seeking a range of applicants across the Crew Member and Crew Chief (supervisory) experience levels for upcoming archaeological projects (primarily Class III archaeological surveys) for a variety of land jurisdictions in the region. Applicants are expected to have experience with:

     

    • Conducting fieldwork in a cultural resource management setting (ideally in the Southwest)
    • Orienteering and operating handheld Garmin and Trimble GPS receivers and iPads
    • Identifying archaeological artifacts and features
    • Archaeological site recording, including artifact identification and site mapping
    • Following agency standards and guidelines around archaeological survey and health and safety
    • A range of reporting objectives following fieldwork

     

    These positions are generally offered on a temporary basis, paid hourly, and offered per diem and/or accommodation if work is conducted outside of the Flagstaff area. Hourly wage is determined based on experience, with federal projects being subject to the Service Contract Act (SCA) wage scale. Further, Cornerstone understands that people work with others whom they trust, so there are longer-term and/or regular status opportunities for individuals who prove their worth!

     

    While Cornerstone is interested in seeing a variety of experience levels, all applicants must:

     

    • Hold a B.A. or M.A. in anthropology, archaeology or a related field
    • Be able to work in remote locations, often at an elevation exceeding 7,000 feet
    • Be able to hike over steep and challenging terrain for extended periods of time
    • Be able to carry a pack weighing up to 45 pounds in the above conditions
    • Be able to effectively and professionally communicate with both crew members and supervisors

     

    If you have the above skills and experience, please submit a letter of interest and a detailed CV to info@cornerstone-environmental.com in order to be considered. No phone calls please.


  • 01/29/2020 16:17 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    Location Phoenix, AZ
    Job Type Temporary
    Date 12/20/2019
       
    Job Description
    North Wind Resource Consulting is looking for a Full-time/Temporary Archaeological Field Technician in Phoenix, AZ.

    Work includes archaeological monitoring from January 2020 through January 2021. We are looking for qualified applicants who reside in the Phoenix metropolitan area.   

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    •Possesses the ability to work around heavy machinery and makes safety a priority.
    •Ensures that data collected is accurate, organized and of high quality.
    •Demonstrates the ability to accurately identify historic and prehistoric artifacts and features in trench profiles and in plan view.
    •Takes photographs of field work and maintains a daily log of activities.
    •Records archaeological features to specific guidelines.
    •Works well with project members and maintain a high level of communication regarding status of work product.
    •Operate a Garmin or Trimble GPS unit.
    Qualifications
    • Position will require extensive physical exertion, such as standing and walking up to 10 hours a day on uneven terrain in outdoor heat /cold stress conditions and weather elements such as wind or rain. 
    • Ability to carry up to 30 lbs. of equipment; ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. Individual must be able to conduct these tasks while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment.  This work will be performed in an urban environment around heavy machinery.
    • M.A./B.A degree in Anthropology or a closely related field. 

    Desirable Skills:

    • Phoenix basin and Hohokam monitoring and excavation experience is desired. Applicants should have a knowledge of Hohokam archaeology. 


    North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

    North Wind Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    Please apply online at the Career Job Post

  • 01/29/2020 16:10 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
    Location Phoenix, AZ
    Job Type Full Time
    Date 9/17/2019

    The Architectural Historian will be part of North Wind’s Historic Preservation Team (HPT), which provides a wide variety services associated with the identification, evaluation, and treatment of historic properties. They will also work with North Wind archaeologists on projects conducted under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and various state historic preservation laws. Other services that the HPT provides include, but are not limited to, historic property research and documentation, historic property planning surveys and historic preservation plans for local communities, National Register of Historic Places nominations and Determinations of Eligibility (DOEs), historic building and streetscape assessments, cultural landscape inventories (CLIs) and reports (CLRs), and supplemental historic preservation services to local governments. The Architectural Historian is responsible for gathering the information through historical research, field survey, and analysis needed to complete these and other types of projects, and works with other members of the HPT to produce technical reports and other deliverables that inform the decisions of clients and review agencies about the treatment of historic properties.

    Qualifications
    Qualified candidates must have a graduate degree in architectural history, history, public history, or historic preservation and the following: 

    •At least 3 years’ experience in conducting historic architectural property identification surveys and project effects assessments in
    compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA and state historic preservation laws;
    •Outstanding historical research, synthesis, and technical writing skills;
    •Strong knowledge of American historic architectural styles and property types and American history;
    •Ability to lead projects and contribute effectively as a team member;
    •Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision; and,
    •Schedule flexibility, including overnight travel with trips of varying lengths.

    Please apply online at the Career Job Post

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