SOI Qualified Crew Chief for Southwest Arizona

Kent Mead

Crew Chief (SOI Qualified) – Arizona

 Harris Environmental Group

Tucson, AZ 8570

Harris Environmental Group (HEG) is looking for a Secretary of the Interior (SOI) qualified Archaeological Crew Chief for an upcoming cultural resources survey project in southwest Arizona.

Please find a description of SOI professional qualifications here:

The Crew Chief will be directly responsible for supervising a crew of three archaeological technicians while conducting survey and site recording efforts at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground. This includes identifying and documenting all types of regional artifacts and features, thoroughly filling out appropriate site forms, site/artifact photography, navigating survey transects with Garmin GPS, and mapping sites using Trimble GPS. Additionally, the Crew Chief will be responsible for ensuring thorough and detailed completion of all field forms and coordinating with the Project Director to plan a weekly survey schedule.

 Minimum Qualifications:

·         Master’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology, or related field plus;

-          At least 12 months of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration or management (southwest Arizona experience preferred);

-          At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archaeology (southwest Arizona experience preferred);

-          Demonstrate ability to carry research to completion.

·         Ability to work in hot conditions, inclement weather, rugged terrain, and remote locations (the Yuma area frequently reaches temperatures in excess of 110°F during Summer months)

·         Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day in rugged terrain while carrying  sufficient gear and water, typically in excess of 20 lbs (required)

·         Proficiency with basic Garmin GPS devices  and familiarity with Trimble GPS (using Terrasync) is preferred

·         Skill using digital tablets for site recordation (preferred)

·         Experience identifying and documenting regional site and artifact types specific to the Lower Colorado River region of the Sonoran Desert.

The project is not anticipated to begin until February 4th or later. The successful candidate will be required to complete 50+ hours of training including; 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER); Anti-terrorist; Unexploded Ordinance, and First-Responder. The cost for the training and the time to complete it will be paid for by HEG.

Current projects fall under SCA wage rates for Yuma County, AZ. Per Diem (Meals and Incidental Expenses) is $51.00 per work day. Tentative work schedule is 4-on/3-off, Monday to Thursday. Lodging is provided. The project is anticipate to last 21 weeks. 

Please indicate in your application if you have previously been listed as a Crew Chief or Field Director on any federal or state permits in AZ, CA, NM, UT, or CO.

HEG is an award-winning, woman-owned cultural and natural resources consulting firm specializing in the American Southwest. Our team includes archaeologists, architectural historians, wildlife biologists, environmental scientists, plant ecologists, and administrative personnel. We have a long history of working with federal, state, and local agencies throughout the Southwest, and our clients benefit from the collective experience of our diverse group of specialists. HEG is an Equal Opportunity Employer - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Please send cover letter (including date of availability) and CV/resume to Kent Mead at kmead@....

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