Senior Archaeologist/Project Manager – Arizona – Aspen Environmental Group

Lauren DeOliveira

Aspen Environmental Group (Aspen) is seeking a Senior Archaeologist to fill an on-call position as a Project Manager for upcoming projects in Arizona. 


 Required Education and Experience  

  • Must be permittable at the Principal Investigator or Field Director level on BLM, National Forest, and State lands in Arizona. 
  • Must be knowledgeable of federal, state, and local historic preservation and cultural resources regulations. 
  • An M.A. or a Ph.D. in archaeology.   
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory or management experience in CRM; RPA certification preferred.   
  • Expertise in Arizona archaeology; familiarity with U.S. Forest Service Programmatic Agreements, BLM Management Manuals.   
  • Experience assisting agencies with tribal consultation/coordination is a plus.  
  • Experience in conducting pedestrian field survey using Trimble GPS and/or Fulcrum Smartphone technology in addition to illustrating site sketch maps and features accurately.   
  • Experience identifying southwest prehistoric and historic artifact classes and materials and faunal remains,  
  • Have a sound knowledge of soils, geomorphology and how to describe them.  
  • Experience in conducting test excavations and data recovery projects, and completing site forms accurately, succinctly; and quickly in the field using Aspen apps.  
  • Successful candidates must have the ability to maintain high quality field notes, keep good organization of field records, and maintain a professional demeanor in a variety of often strenuous outdoor and remote environmental work conditions.  
  • Experience with ESRI or Adobe Creative Cloud and/or Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) a big plus.  
  • Excellent writing skills and demonstrable experience in contributing to or preparing resource evaluation documents and technical reports.  
  • Successful candidates must have a valid AZ Driver’s License with a clean driving record and be comfortable working in strenuous hiking and harsh weather conditions.  

About Aspen. Aspen is a dynamic, interdisciplinary environmental services firm that provides impacts analysis, permitting, and compliance services for a wide variety of federal and state agencies, as well as private clients. Aspen specializes in providing expert compliance services for complex, multi-faceted infrastructure and public works projects. Aspen’s growing cultural resources group is innovative in the approach and use of new technologies yet remains well-grounded in the professional understanding of federal and state laws and regulations, in addition to local ordinances and general plans applicable to cultural and tribal cultural resources. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes multi-disciplinary cooperation and teamwork and rigorous applied science. We pride ourselves on shaping careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Aspen will include a blend of motivated initiative, business acumen, technical expertise, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork.  


Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience. The preferred candidate will be an Arizona resident. 


To apply.   

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, references, and a writing sample of a previously published technical report or report section for which the candidate was the sole or majority author to:  


Lauren DeOliveira at ldeoliveira@... 


 The subject line must state, “Senior Archaeologist/Project Manager – Arizona.” 


Aspen is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


Lauren DeOliveira, M.S., RPA

Senior Cultural Resources Specialist 

Aspen Environmental Group

Office: 818-338-6625

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