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  • 10/18/2020 20:25 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico seeks a Director for the Office of Contract Archeology (OCA) to lead a dedicated staff conducting innovative cultural resources management research in a University setting. Since its founding in 1973, the OCA has taken a leading role in innovative interdisciplinary cultural resource studies throughout the state of New Mexico and adjacent regions. Working with a diversity of clients, including Federal, State, Municipal and Tribal agencies, the OCA has a distinguished record of developing scientifically based management solutions for projects of all sizes and contributes to the training of undergraduate and graduate students in cultural resource management and archaeological practice.

    Position Summary

    Under indirect supervision from the Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, the OCA Director (formal University administrative title Associate Director, Maxwell Museum) provides integrated management and professional leadership to the Office of Contract Archeology. Establishes and implements organizational goals and operating procedures for the OCA. Directs, coordinates and oversees multiple contract/grant funded research projects and programs, working with diverse clients, governmental agencies, community members and University programs, offices, and faculty and staff. Plans and manages annual budgets for the organization. Develops strategies for generating revenues and resources for the OCA. Provides professional and technical leadership and mentoring to a team of 8-12 full-time and 10+ part-time staff and student employees. Oversees and directs participation in professional conferences and publications, above and beyond the production of contract and grant deliverables. For more information on the UNM OCA visit https://oca.unm.edu/

    See the Position Description for additional information.

    Minimum Qualification

    Doctorate degree in a related Archeological field; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

    Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Record of conducting substantive archaeological research in the context of cultural resource management programs.
    • Demonstrated ability to consistently obtain and manage cultural resource management contracts and grants as Principal Investigator and/or program director.
    • Experience supervising staff (>15 persons) and large projects.
    • Knowledge of the archaeology of the greater Southwest, particularly of New Mexico.
    • Knowledge of federal, state, and tribal cultural resource laws and regulations.
    • Demonstrated experience of successful interactions with diverse clients, government agencies, and communities, and University students, programs and administrative units.
    • Record of publications including professional journals and technical publications, and record of presentations at professional conferences and meetings.

    Campus: Main - Albuquerque, NM

    Department: Maxwell Museum, Office of Contract Archeology (937C)

    Employment Type: Staff

    Staff Type: Regular - Full-Time

    Status: Exempt

    Pay: $4,738.93 - $7,108.40 (Depending Upon Education and Experience)

    Benefits Eligible: This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.

    Best Consideration Date: 11/18/2020

    Application Instructions: Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

    Please include a letter of interest, a current resume/CV, three writing samples (one professional publication, one technical report, and one of your choosing), and names and contact information for at least 3 references.

    Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program.

    See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

    The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


  • 10/07/2020 14:15 | AAC Admin (Administrator)


    Logan Simpson, an environmental planning, cultural resources, and landscape architectural design firm, is currently hiring for two full-time Senior Archaeologist/Project Manager positions in our Tempe, Arizona and Flagstaff, Arizona offices.

    Duties and responsibilities include planning and managing all phases of cultural resources projects including survey; archaeological monitoring, testing and data recovery; technical report production; preparing scopes of work and cost estimates; and meeting project scope, schedule, and budget obligations. This position requires the individual to be self-motivated and work well in a team-oriented setting.

    Individuals must have a proven background supervising and mentoring staff as well as frequently interacting and coordinating with clients and agency representatives in a decision-making role. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of federal, state, and local historic preservation and cultural resources regulations and demonstrate an established area of analytical expertise and/or archaeological research interest. Demonstrated experience in assisting with preparing cultural resources sections for the National Environmental Policy Act and other environmental planning documents is a plus.

    Please click the links below for more information.

    https://logansimpson.com/senior-archaeologist-project-manager-tempe/

    https://logansimpson.com/senior-archaeologist-pm-flagstaff/


  • 10/01/2020 21:40 | AAC Admin (Administrator)


    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS), a 43-year-old environmental planning firm in Tempe, Arizona, is seeking to hire a cultural resource Principal Investigator (PI). The successful candidate will:

    • have a 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);
    • have 10 or more years of experience in archaeology (Southwest preferred), with two as a PI; 
    • have three or more years of experience managing multiple small and mid-size projects and providing support for larger (>$1M) projects;
    • have an understanding of cultural resource compliance within the framework of state and federal regulations;
    • have a track record for conducting and reporting on relevant research; and
    • ideally, have a close familiarity with the performance of such tasks in Arizona and under ADOTcontracts.

    The graduate degree and qualifications for the Principal Investigator on an Arizona state permit will be shown preference; we may be able to work with you on achieving the specific combination of experience ASM requires for the PI if you qualify as a Project Director. Although the other requirements listed are more flexible, keep in mind we are looking for a highly experienced person with local experience preferred. 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.

    This position is salaried with benefits, eligible for the full ACS benefits package, including vacation, 10 paid holidays, sick leave, a significant portion of the employee1s health and dental insurance paid under the company plan, and participation in a 401(k) program after six months. The pay level is competitive commensurate with experience.

    For additional information about ACS and this position, please check out our website (http://www.acstempe.com). To apply please send a cover letter identifying the position for which you are applying, your salary requirements, and how soon you could start if offered a position as well as your resume, including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can comment on the skills required for this position to: acs_jobs’@acstempe.com. Please include Principal Investigator in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please. This position is open until December 31, 2020 (although it may be filled sooner). ACS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, or disability, or any other characteristic protected under the law.

  • 10/01/2020 21:38 | AAC Admin (Administrator)


    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS), an environmental planning firm in Tempe, Arizona, is  seeking to hire a Crew Chief with Arizona experience for a staff position with benefits. To be considered  the candidate will: 

    have a Master’s degree in Anthropology (Archaeology); 

    have a valid driver’s license; 

    have a minimum of two years’ experience leading construction monitoring, survey, and excavation  projects in the field and writing the reports; and 

    meet the Secretary of the Interior’s guidelines for an archaeologist  

    The ideal candidate will have experience supervising field crews, performing site file checks in Arizona, writing cultural resource reports, and with compliance requirements for local agencies. Significant  experience in Bioarchaeology would be an advantage in hiring.  

    For additional information, interested parties should check the “Job Opportunities” section of the ACS  website (http://www.acstempe.com). The position is open until December 31, 2020, or until filled,  whichever is sooner. 



  • 10/01/2020 21:28 | AAC Admin (Administrator)


    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS), an environmental planning firm in Tempe, Arizona, is  seeking to hire a Bioarchaeologist with Arizona experience for a staff position with benefits. To be  considered the candidate will: 

    have a Master’s degree in Anthropology (Bioarchaeology or Archaeology); 

    have a valid driver’s license; 

    have a minimum of two years’ field, analysis, and write-up experience in Bioarchaeology,  preferably also with experience leading construction monitoring, survey, and excavation projects  in the field and writing the reports; and 

    meet the Secretary of the Interior’s guidelines for an archaeologist  

    The ideal candidate will have experience in following the protocols outlined in burial agreements,  identifying and recovering human remains, conducting documentation in the laboratory, and writing reports  on the both the osteology and the mortuary practices, as well as supervising field crews, performing site  file checks in Arizona, writing cultural resource reports, and with compliance requirements for local  agencies. 

    For additional information, interested parties should check the “Job Opportunities” section of the ACS  website (http://www.acstempe.com). The position is open until December 31, 2020, or until filled,  whichever is sooner. 



  • 09/12/2020 12:52 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    North Wind Resource Consulting is looking for experience Archaeological Field Technicians for the Flagstaff and Phoenix areas.

    Duties will include:
    •Ensures that data collected is accurate, organized and of high quality.
    •Demonstrates the ability to accurately identify historic and prehistoric artifacts and features
    •Takes photographs of field work and maintains a daily log of activities.
    •Records sites to the particular agencies’ stipulations and guidelines.
    •Works well with project members and maintains a high level of communication regarding status of work product.
    •Crew members may be required to operate a Garmin or Trimble GPS unit.
    •Performs survey duties professionally and with safely.

    Qualifications
    Physical Demands:

    Position will require extensive physical exertion, such as walking up to 10 hours a day over steep, uneven, heavily wooded, rough terrain in outdoor heat /cold stress conditions and weather elements such as wind, snow or rain.   Ability to carry up to 30 lbs. of equipment; ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.; potential contact with poisonous plants, insects and animals.  Individual must be able to conduct these tasks while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment. 
     
    Projects may include camping for 8-day sessions in forest settings. Interested applicants should be safety minded and be able to take direction from Field Directors. 

    Ideal applicants should be pursuing a bachelors degree or have received a degree in Anthropology/Archaeology or a closely related field. Previous experience in archaeological survey is preferred.

    CPR and First Aid certification desired. 

    Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
    Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check.

    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.

    https://careers.northwindgrp.com/careers/Careers.aspx?req=NWR-01%3ADS0720&type=JOBDESCR


  • 08/24/2020 11:22 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

    AECOM has an immediate opening for a Senior Archaeologist in our Phoenix, AZ office. The senior archaeologist will support all types of cultural resource studies primarily in Arizona and surrounding states. The studies could include records reviews, intensive cultural resource field surveys, archaeological excavations, and lab studies. Responsibilities include but aren't limited to the following:

    • Manage or assist in the management of cultural resource studies to facilitate their successful completion

    • Conduct archaeological fieldwork and compile field documentation. The work could require prolonged walking or standing on various types of terrain; extensive manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving buckets and wheelbarrows filled with dirt; bending, kneeling, and standing activities, and lifting and carry objects weighing as much as 50 lbs., all in outdoor environments, under a wide range of weather conditions.

    • Lead crews as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or field director including instruction of crewmembers in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods, and making logistical arrangements

    • Manage artifact collections, guide laboratory analyses, and mentor new or inexperienced staff in proper field or lab methods and ensure lab protocols are followed

    • Write archaeological reports and/or prepare archaeological site forms in coordination with other team members and support staff

    • Travel as needed for project work and have a valid driver’s license

    • Work with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure projects meet AECOM quality and safety standards

    • Follows AECOM corporate policies and procedures

    • Assume personal responsibility for furthering capabilities to ensure career growth

    • Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to complex problems.

    • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and national regulations to ensure compliance. Work is performed with minimal direction.

    • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Responsible for advanced duties and activities in their specialized functional area.

    • Conducts research and does investigation work as required.

    • Plans and organizes project studies.

    • Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.

    • Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.

    • Oversee the work of less experienced scientists.

    Minimum Requirements
    • BA/BS in anthropology or a related field + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • MA or PhD degree in anthropology or a related field.

    • Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible employment in cultural resource management including demonstrated supervision or management experience

    • Regional archaeological expertise in the Southwestern United States

    • Ability to design and supervise complex archaeological fieldwork, lab processing, and/or or technical analysis and report preparation

    • Manage budgets, supervise personnel, schedule staff and tasks related to specific projects

    • Manage or contribute to preparation of proposals

    • Strong technical writing skills

    • Writing and reviewing technical reports and research designs/treatment plans

    • Thorough understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106

    • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs

    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, agency and tribal representatives, construction contractors, and other project stakeholders

    • Strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent communication skills

    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

    • Certification as principal investigator or field director for Arizona Antiquities Act permits and cultural resource study permits for other agencies

    • Experience with standard Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel).

    • Register of Professional Archaeologists certification

    • Experience working with tribal communities

    • Proficiency with geographic information system and database software

    https://aecom.jobs/phoenix-az/senior-archaeologist/504E6ED4917540A5AE44C08B37D26E93/job/


  • 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


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