Archaeological Field Director – White Sands, New Mexico (Full-time-Project Specific)
Established in 1986, Quaternary Resource Investigations, LLC (QRI) is a Woman Owned Small Business headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Over the past 35+ years, QRI has grown through acquisition and through the hard work of a staff that believes in Core Values. Since 2007, QRI has managed 120 federal government contracts with a total of 621 individual task order projects for a total contract value of over $110 million dollars for clients such as the General Services Administration, the US Army Corps of Engineers in 10 Districts, the US Coast Guard, the US Air Force, the US Army National Guard, the US Geological Survey, the US Navy, the National Park Service, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. QRI is growing and our federal and commercial contract portfolio reflects that growth.
Job Description – Project Specific - Full-Time Project Director
QRI is actively seeking an experienced field director to oversee archaeological survey, and testing, at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The successful candidate can work out of Alamogordo or Las Cruces, NM for the current project. QRI's cultural resources consulting practice entails archaeological surveys, archaeological testing, and data recovery projects in the Southwest and the Southeast. The current need is to staff an archaeological survey on White Sands Missile Range, with additional projects anticipated elsewhere in the country. The successful candidate will be required to be permitted by the New Mexico SHPO as a Project Director or Supervisory Archaeologist.
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Full-time Archaeologist - WSP - Glastonbury, CT
WSP is currently initiating a search for a full-time Archaeologist for our Glastonbury, CT office. We are looking for dedicated and self‑motivated professionals wishing to pursue a career with a future-ready heritage resource management practice of a global environmental team. Please submit your application through Glastonbury, CT - Archaeologist.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Directing field teams on surveys and excavations
• Data analysis and interpretation
• Prehistoric and historic artifact identification
• Technical report preparation
• Leading a team
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.
• M.A./M.S in an appropriate field, PhD preferred
• 2-3+ years of related experience including experience in the context of Section 106/110 and other legal authority compliance
• Preference will be given to a specialist with clearly defined knowledge, skills and abilities as evidenced through publications/presentations and work experience in the Northeastern United States
• Experience directing field teams on surveys and excavations including geoarchaeology
• Excellent technical writing skills
• Ability to communicate effectively and work in a collaborative team environment
• Ability to travel for projects
• Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started? Please submit your application through Glastonbury, CT - Archaeologist.
WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
Maureen O’Neill, PHR, SHRM-CP
Manager, Talent Acquisition
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CRA Seeking Staff Archaeologist in Knoxville - Full-Time, salaried position with a full benefit package.
Charles "Chuck" Niquette
CRA’s Knoxville, Tennessee, office seeks a Staff Archaeologist with regional (i.e. Southeast)
experience. Experience in Tennessee is desirable. The qualified candidate must have a graduate
degree in Anthropology and a minimum of 2-3 years of experience conducting archaeological
survey. Candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior Standards (36 CFR 61) in archaeology,
and should have demonstrated skills in CRM, including supervisory experience on Phase I
projects. The candidate will be expected to direct and manage phase I surveys for clients in both
the public and private sectors, including multiple projects at a time. Expect frequent stays away
from the office. Specific duties include managing field crews, conduct analyses, interpret
analytical data, and write reports. The ability to write clearly and professionally is very
important. Familiarity with the use of GPS units is expected. The candidate needs to be detail
oriented and have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills,
and must be technologically proficient including experience with databases. It is imperative that
the candidate be able to work 8 to 10 hour days (or longer if necessary) in a variety of conditions.
Stooping, bending and lifting are essential functions of this position.
The position is a full-time, salaried position with a full benefit package. Salary is commensurate
with experience. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, three professional references, and a
writing sample to Bridgette Robinson via email at barobinson@.... Cultural Resource
Analysts, Inc. employees are required to undergo a background check that includes driving
history. CRA reserves the right to perform drug/alcohol testing as a condition of continued
employment. Please contact Tennessee Operations Director, Travis Hurdle, via email at
twhurdle@... or by phone (865) 304-9141 with questions about the position.
Celebrating 38 Years in Business!
Field Technicians - New Jersey (Seasonal Part-Time/On-Call)
Richard Grubb & Associates (RGA) is currently seeking qualified field technicians for various Phase I, II, and III projects throughout New Jersey. Applicants should have a BA/BS degree in anthropology/archaeology or equivalent work experience. Experience in the Mid-Atlantic and particularly New Jersey is helpful, as is current OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification. Applicants from the local NJ area are preferred, and must be within reasonable commuting distance. Please email resumes to:
Paul George, Field Logistics Coordinator
RGA is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish. RGA is an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RGA is a Drug-Free Workplace.
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As-Needed Field Archaeologist - Sacramento/San Francisco/Sierra Foothills - HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc.
As-Needed Field Archaeologist
HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc. (HELIX), a growing, employee-owned California-based environmental consulting and planning firm, is currently seeking as-needed Field Archaeologists to supplement our high-quality consultant team in Northern California in our Sacramento County office located in Folsom. HELIX offers environmental, cultural resources, biological, acoustical, air quality, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors. Our Northern California Cultural Resources Group performs all types of cultural resources studies for a wide range of project types throughout Northern California. Preference will be given to candidates in the San Francisco Bay area, the Sacramento area, and the Sierra foothills.
The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting senior cultural resource staff on a project-by-project basis. Duties primarily involve fieldwork (surveys, excavation, and construction monitoring), but may also include coordinating fieldwork and crew; conducting archival research and record searches; preparing DPR forms; assisting with report preparation; coordinating with other cultural resource and environmental planning staff and subconsultants; and interacting with construction crews/foremen and clients.
Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of archaeological experience. Candidates must be familiar with the completion of field forms and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with a variety of infrastructure and development project types, document types, and private sector/public agency clients is desirable. Experience working on telecom projects a plus. Applicants must have a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and experience working in a team-oriented environment.
Please submit a cover letter with resume.
HELIX is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, family status, or veteran status.
· Bachelor's Degree in archaeology, anthropology, history, or closely related field or equivalent experience.
· Minimum of 3 years of experience in archaeology, with increasing levels of responsibility.
· Demonstrated experience conducting archaeological fieldwork that entails survey, in-field analysis, and documentation.
· Experience with field data collection and management of field data and forms.
· Experience with prehistoric and historic archaeology in Northern and Central California.
· Strong interpersonal, writing, organizational, and verbal communication skills.
· Ability to work in diverse terrain and remote locations; comfortable with strenuous hiking and varying climate conditions.
· Ability to conduct fieldwork out of town for multiple consecutive days.
Please apply through our website at the following link.
Assistant Director, Center for Archaeological Research - Missouri State University - Full-Time Permanent
Wilson, Laurie L <LWilson@...>
The College of Humanities and Public Affairs at Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri) invites applications for the Assistant Director of the Center for Archaeological Research to begin August 1, 2020. Duties of the position include assisting the Director in providing leadership and direction, fiscal management, and supervision of the activities of the Center for Archaeological Research. The successful candidate must have established leadership skills, work well with others in a team environment, and be able to negotiate multiple concurrent archaeological projects involving all phases of fieldwork. The Assistant Director will assist the Director in obtaining contracts and grants for the Center and in directing staff to complete the work associated with those contracts and grants, including designing and directing research, supervising analyses, producing reports and other deliverables, and arranging for permanent curation of any associated collections. The Assistant Director will contribute to efforts in advancing the research and public education missions of the Center for Archaeological Research in concert with the College of Humanities and Public Affairs. A willingness and ability to offer opportunities for students to engage in research projects and fieldwork is important. The applicant must meet the minimum qualifications specified in Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation (36 CFR Part 61), including a minimum MA/MS degree in anthropology, history, or related field, with at least 3 years of full-time experience managing and directing cultural resources investigations. Preference will be given to those with a background in prehistoric archaeology, particularly in midcontinental North America. The university is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; the ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Apply at https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/, attaching a letter of application identifying experiences and qualifications pertinent to the position and a curriculum vitae. Applicants may later be asked for transcripts, letters of reference, and other materials. Review of applications will begin on June 11, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Employment will require a criminal background check at university expense.
Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability Employer and Institution.
For more information, contact: Dr. Neal Lopinot, neallopinot@...
Executive Assistant to Dean Matthews
College of Humanities and Public Affairs
Missouri State University
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Re-post - Project Archaeologist - Arizona - MCA Consulting
Project Archaeologist - Arizona
MCA Consulting is a small cultural resources management firm based in southern Arizona. Projects will include pedestrian field survey, site recording, and associated research and writing of technical reports. This is a work-from-home position requiring periodic out-of-town fieldwork within various regions of Arizona. Applicants must have strong field survey and report writing capabilities. Employee benefits include competitive wages, paid leave, paid holidays, and bonuses. The position may begin on a project-by-project basis with the possibility of permanent employment. Compensation will be based on experience.
Bookkeeper/Human Resources Manager
12190 N Tall Grass Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
(520) 363-4464 (direct phone line & text)
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Seasonal Construction Monitoring Archeologist
Construction monitoring job for buried cable project, $18-25 pr/hr. + overtime, per diem, lodging, and mileage. Pay is bi-weekly. Positions open for 1 to 4 months, until October 2021, with work likely continuing 2022. Looking to immediately fill 2-3 spots for archeologists with the following qualifications:
All experience levels will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should submit the following via email to ehouk@...
Vita showing detailed work experiences with starting and end dates, including hours worked, for each position.
Quality Services, Inc.
Archeology, Architectural History, Geophysics, History & Paleontology
1621 Sheridan Lake Road, Suite A
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702-3432
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Archaeological Field Tech's Needed in Washington State (TRC)
TRC has immediate openings for temporary Archaeological Field Technicians out of our Issaquah, Washington office. Successful candidates will work on a large-scale survey project in Yakima County area.
Work will begin tentatively in mid-late May 2021 and extend for approximately 2 weeks. We are looking for individuals enthusiastic about their work with a strong commitment to client service and technical excellence. Successful candidates will enjoy the challenges of working alongside others in a fast-paced environment and developing effective solutions to project challenges. Employment with TRC is subject to the successful completion of a background check and drug screen.
TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401k plan with a company match. For more information please visit our website at https://www.trccompanies.com.
TRC Archaeological Field Technicians Needed in Southern, CA
TRC have immediate openings for an Archaeologist/Cultural Resource Monitors in the Riverside/Salton Sea, CA area. Successful candidates will work on large-scale project in the Salton Sea, Riverside County area. Work will begin January 2021 and extend for approximately 2 years.
Field Technicians will work closely with other TRC archaeologists, environmental staff, permitting specialists, and managers in TRC's PPL practice. Candidate must have BLM experience. We are looking for individuals enthusiastic about their work with a strong commitment to client service and technical excellence. Successful candidates will enjoy the challenges of working alongside others in a fast-paced environment and developing effective solutions to project challenges. This position will require regular travel away from the home office. Employment with TRC is subject to the successful completion of a background check and drug screen.
TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401k plan with a company match. For more information please visit our website at www.trccompanies.com.
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Cultural Resources Project Manager, FT/Perm, Tierra Right of Way, Tucson
Cultural Resources Project Manager
For more information and to apply, visit our career website at
Tierra Right of Way Services has been conducting cultural resource projects since 1993 and environmental compliance since 2000. We are committed to meeting our customer’s land service needs in the highest quality manner, delivered with the highest ethical and professional standards.
We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, 9 paid holidays annually, paid sick leave, PTO, 100% company-paid life insurance and disability insurance, pet insurance and much more. In addition, all employees are eligible to participate in our 401(k) plan with a generous company match after only 30 days of employment and full vesting after 2 years!
Tierra is currently seeking a motivated Cultural Resources Project Manager for our Tucson, Arizona location. The Project Manager is a core member of the Cultural Resources Program, responsible for directing the business aspects of cultural resource management projects, managing client relationships, supervising staff, successfully winning and executing projects, and leading all aspects of project implementation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
· Knowledge of National Environmental Policy Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Section 106, Section 110, and associated federal and state laws and regulations.
· Experience working with various municipal, county, state, and federal agencies, tribes, and State and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
· Strong communication skills
· Ability to maintain confidentiality.
· Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact and collaborate with all levels of management and staff.
· Ability to work as a team player.
· Attention to organization, detail and accuracy.
· Knowledge of utilizing MS Word, Excel, and Outlook applications.
· Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work.
· Ability to work independently and apply decision-making skills.
· Ability to work within defined schedules and meet deadlines.
This position may require frequent local and occasional overnight travel.
· Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Heritage Management, or related field
· Five (5) years’ experience in cultural, heritage, and/or environmental compliance industry
· Permitted/permittable in Arizona (Arizona Antiquities Act Permit), Arizona Bureau of Land Management, and the Forest Service
· Valid Driver’s License
· Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Heritage Management, or related field.
· Established relationships in the archaeological and environmental communities.
· Qualified to be listed in Tierra’s cultural resource investigation permits for the State, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and other regulatory agencies.
Tierra Right of Way is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran or disability status. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
Tierra is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, contact our Human Resources Department at jmullings@... or (520) 319-2106.
Julie Mullings, SPHR
Human Resources Manager
Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd.
1575 E. River Road, Suite 201
Tucson, AZ 85718
520.904.7400 mobile | 800. 887.0847 | 520.323.3326 fax | www.tierra-row.com
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On-Call Archaeological Field Technician-Colorado (adjoining states as needed)
PaleoWest is a solution-driven heritage management consulting firm serving clients throughout the United States and internationally. We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals in the industry. PaleoWest places an emphasis on supporting our clients’ needs, fostering new technologies that advance our industry while better protecting its fragile resources, and promoting professional development within the framework of innovation and forward thinking.
PaleoWest is seeking Archaeological Field Technicians for upcoming projects in Colorado and neighboring states, as needed. The role will assist the Field Director and Project Team in completing archaeological surveys. You should be available to work full-time on an as-needed basis. Applicants with local experience and who reside in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming will be given preference. Surveys may involve camping in remote areas, and per diem is provided. We will compensate successful applicants for their travel to the project.
• B.A. or B.S. degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field is required
• Must have certification from an accredited Archaeological Field School or have demonstrated equivalent experience
• Ability to endure adverse environmental conditions, including heat, cold, rain, wintery precipitation, and challenging terrain for sustained durations
• Must demonstrate excellent attention to detail, a positive work ethic, reliability, and commitment to working both independently and in a team environment
• Current valid driver’s license
PaleoWest is one of the most respected firms in the industry, with offices across the United States. If you are interested in joining our rapidly growing team of professionals, please send a resume and cover letter, including professional references and hourly pay requirements. Pay and benefits commensurate with experience.
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, or sexual orientation.
1 Temporary Archaeological Field Director -UT-Horrocks Engineers
Chase Wengreen <chasew@...>
Horrocks Engineers is seeking an Archaeological Field Director to work out of our Pleasant Grove, Utah office beginning as soon as possible. Responsibilities will include assisting with survey, monitoring, and excavation of cultural resources in Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho. Additional responsibilities will include site form and report preparation. This position is full-time and expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week. Additional hours may be available depending on project availability including both field and office work. This position is temporary, based on project availability. We expect the position to last a minimum of 5 months, with the potential to be extended beyond that time.
· BA or BS in anthropology with an archaeological emphasis is required.
· A Master’s degree is preferred.
· One year of supervisory experience in the Intermountain West is preferred.
· Basic archaeological field skills for survey, excavation, and monitoring of construction work are required.
· Familiarity with the Utah Archaeology Site Form (UASF) format is also required.
· Applicants must be able to hike at least 8 miles per day in a variety of weather conditions in remote locations over difficult and uneven terrain while carrying up to 25 lbs. of gear.
· Some fieldwork will require overnight stays.
The successful applicant will have experience compiling archaeological site forms from various states in the Intermountain West and demonstrate proficiency in drafting archaeological reports in compliance with state and agency standards.
Hourly wage rates start at $25 and are based on education and experience. Per diem and single-occupancy lodging are provided when applicable.
Please apply on our website at horrocks.com or send your resume to us jobs@...
Human Resources Generalist
2162 W. Grove Parkway, Suite 400
Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062
Office 801-763-5100 Ext. 315
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On-call Seasonal Field Technicians - Northern Arizona
Archaeological Field Technicians – Northern Arizona
Harris Environmental Group
Tucson, AZ 85705
Harris Environmental Group (HEG) is looking for Archaeological Field Technicians for cultural resources survey projects in northern Arizona near Vermillion Cliffs National Monument.
The project will begin May 20th. Crews will be working 8-day sessions, Thursday to Thursday. Camping is required. Camping per diem is $100.00/day. Pay is based on SCA wage rates for Coconino County, AZ. Two months of fieldwork are anticipated (four or five sessions).
Field Technicians are responsible for assisting the Crew Chief in identifying and recording cultural resources in the field. 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 site using Trimble GPS.
· Bachelor’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology, or related field
- Accredited field school (preferred)
· At least 12 months of supervised experience in CRM pedestrian survey (preferred)
· Ability to work in hot conditions, inclement weather, rugged terrain, and remote locations
· Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day in rugged terrain while carrying up to 40 lbs. of gear and water (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 ceramic typologies of the northern Arizona / southern Utah (preferred)
· Ability and equipment to camp in remote locations for 8 consecutive days (required)
Please indicate in your cover letter if you have previously been listed as a Crew Chief or Field Director for the BLM in AZ or NM or are listed on any other federal or state permits in AZ, 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 Laura Tenen at AND Kent Mead at .
Principal Investigator in the Four Corners Region - $60k+ -Permanent/Full-time (SEAS)
R. Joe Brandon
Note from R. Joe:
It is not often I get to post a position for someone who had such a profound impact on my knowledge of archaeology. So please indulge me as I give a little backstory here to make an observation before you get to SEAS posting for a PI.
I got to know Doug Loebig, the co-founder of SEAS, when he had the misfortune of taking over a crew I was on. The crew comprising Navajo, occasionally Zuni, Alley-Cat the backhoe operator, and some bilagáana like me were on a pipeline running through the Tohatchi flats in the shadow of the Chuska mountains. The Field Director warned Doug that we were the “Next to Worthless Crew”. Maybe we were to him, but Doug didn’t give a frick. And because Doug was the new crew chief on the project, he (and we) were not in the queue for any of what everyone knew were going to be some impressive sites to mitigate. They gave him a nondescript surface scatter, LA 80410, and we resigned ourselves to dig another mediocre site. Doug took a walk across the scatter, went back to the truck to grab the hand auger with a couple of extensions, and dropped in a probe at what looked to be a random spot. Doug watched the soil come out of the auger, he felt it as it sifted through his fingers, hell he might have smelled and tasted it. When he was done he stated “There’s a pit structure here” as if it was clearly obvious (it was not). Then Doug looked around, walked a few meters north and dropped in another probe, and casually said “Here is another one”. A few probes later, Doug had determined there was an associated room block too. We all looked at one another. “Yeah, sure right, dude”. Then Doug broke out the transit and had us lay in the grid.
Over the following seasons, Doug guided us in excavating what turned out to be a very nice BMIII/PI site with some extremely unique and interesting architectural features (I could be wrong on the time period off the top of my head but I don’t want to dig the report out of the attic ;-). The period the site was from didn’t matter. What mattered is what Doug did. Which was pretty much everything. It was amazing to watch this totally humble dude just “know” so much about so many things: paleobotany, soils, mapping, survey, material culture, features, prehistoric and modern culture (and how they interleave), and be so willing to share it. What should have been a crappy long winter digging a non-site turned into one of the most memorable and educational experiences I ever have had the opportunity to be a part of.
It is a fine line between extolling the qualities of someone and coming across too strong. So all I can really say is that I would dig with Doug again.
In this boom period of CRM, people with the qualifications of what Doug and Cynthia’s company, SEAS, are looking for are in high demand and short supply. But if you are someone who might be a good fit, give their posting here a second glance and reflect for a minute about what it is you first got into archaeology for and what you want to do with your education, and yourself. You might find that immersing yourself in the four-corners with some great people might be the perfect complement to what it was you always meant to do, but might have lost sight of along the way.
Oh. And please don’t turn out to be an a-hole. ;-) Though that applies for every posting on ShovelBums.
For nostalgic value, here is some of the Next to Worthless Crew at LA 80410 Red Willow Hamlet. Though I am not in the pic, I was taking the crew shot with a 4”x5” large format camera, no self-timer :-) Doug is kneeling on the left.
RIP to our brothers, great friends, and archaeologists, David Silcock (standing solo, he was a Brit, go figure ;-) and Stan Brown (black cowboy hat).
Principal Investigator in the Four Corners Region - $60k+ -Permanent/Full-time (SEAS)
SEAS seeks to hire a qualified senior staff member to manage archaeological projects for a growing cultural resources program. Ideal applicant is an experienced archaeologist who lives in or seeks to relocate permanently to the Four Corners’ area. SEAS office is located in Ignacio, Colorado, which is about 20 miles southeast of Durango. We employ 6-15 archaeologists, depending on work load, and conduct work throughout the Southwest, mainly in the Four Corners states (Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah).
Four Corners’ area offers great quality of life for active families and individuals. Recreational opportunities abound, including hiking, mountain biking, rafting, paddling, fishing, and skiing. The area is brimming with craft breweries and distilleries, as well as music festivals, farmer’s markets, and excellent restaurants. Cultural resources are the soul of this area, hosting Mesa Verde National Park, Chaco Culture National Park, Chimney Rock National Monument, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, to name just a few of the area’s cultural gems. This is an excellent opportunity for energetic, communicative, and self-motivated professional who wants to live and work in a beautiful place with many personal and professional attractions.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Schedules and directs crews of archaeologists to complete cultural resource inventory, monitoring, and/or excavation projects
Communicates with a diverse array of tribal, state, and federal agencies and private sector clients regarding project scheduling and requirements
Coordinates with SEAS’ managers for staffing and budget management
Ensures data quality from field collection to report production
Researches and writes comprehensive cultural overviews
Compiles and edits staff’s written report drafts using MS Office programs to produce high-quality cultural resource management reports
Ensures Section 106 compliance for survey, testing, and data recovery projects
Maintains a positive, cheerful attitude; communicates and works well with others
Masters of Arts in Anthropology, Archaeology, or specifically related field
Minimum 5 years of archaeological field work in the Four Corners region; exception may be made for a particularly motivated and gifted writer
Must hold permits or qualify to be listed as PI on permits for multiple agencies and jurisdictions throughout the Southwest
Section 106 training with strong applied experience
Other desired skills and abilities:
Project management experience
Extensive knowledge of Southwest cultural resources
Excellent writing and editing skills
Knowledge and experience with GPS/GIS
Excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office products (specific knowledge of styles, formatting, pagination, tables of contents, footers, figures, and other details related to document production)
Strong background in both prehistoric and historic artifact analysis
Familiarity with the NEPA process, particularly as it applies to writing cultural resource sections for environmental assessments (EA) and environmental impact statements (EIS)
Salary: Starting at 60K annually with benefits. Salary negotiable depending on qualifications. Future partnership potential for the right individual.
Interested applicants should email Vita with references and a sample of professional
Equal Opportunity Employer
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD DIRECTOR - Regular/Full-time - Reno
LSD Human Resources Department
Logan Simpson currently seeks a full-time Archaeological Field Director to work in our Reno office. Salary rate ranges from $52,000–$62,400 per year (equivalent to $25–$30 per hour), dependent upon experience. Benefits of working with Logan Simpson include:
Duties and responsibilities include managing and leading one or more archaeological field crews on surveys throughout Nevada and adjacent states, and preparing the associated technical reports. Candidates should know how to accurately yet efficiently record cultural resources in the field, manage multiple crews with the assistance of crew leads, operate Trimble GPS units, use digital data collection methods, prepare site records, evaluate sites for eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places, and conduct quality control/quality assurance reviews of field data. The candidate also must be able to proficiently and independently prepare complex technical survey reports and associated forms.
Preferred qualifications include knowledge of federal, state, and local historic preservation and cultural resources regulations and demonstrate an established area of analytical expertise and/or archaeological research interest. A Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) and/or meeting the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology is preferred but not required. Residence in Reno is preferred.
Logan Simpson offers a comprehensive benefit package and a competitive salary. If interested, please apply online at http://logansimpson.com/about/careers/ and attach a resume and a cover letter that includes salary requirements.
Logan Simpson is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer
TEMPORARY ARCHAEOLOGICAL CREW LEAD – Potential for Regular Employment - Reno
LSD Human Resources Department
Logan Simpson currently seeks a full-time Temporary Archaeological Crew Lead for survey projects in Nevada, reporting to the Salt Lake City office. Pay rate ranges from $20–$25 per hour dependent upon experience. Logan Simpson offers a retention bonus program for eligible temporary staff. Successful candidates may be considered for regular full-time employment.
Duties and responsibilities include leading an archaeological field crew, under the supervision of a field director, on survey projects throughout Nevada, and possibly Utah. Candidate must accurately yet efficiently record cultural resources in the field, manage a field crew, operate Trimble GPS units, use digital data collection methods, prepare site records, and conduct quality control/quality assurance reviews of field data.
Preferred qualifications include residence in Nevada, preferably Reno.
If interested, please apply online at http://logansimpson.com/about/careers/ and attach a resume and a cover letter that includes salary requirements.
Logan Simpson is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer
Curation Technician Research Associate at Death Valley National Park - Great Basin Institute
Curation Technician Research Associate at Death Valley National Park
In cooperation with the National Park Service’s Death Valley National Park, the Great Basin Institute (GBI) is recruiting a Curation Technician to join the Research Associate (RA) Program. The Curation Technician Research Associate will assist DEVA Museum Curators staff with curation projects, specifically focused on working with metals and composite metal/wood objects. Historic firearms and historic wrought iron objects in the museum collections at Death Valley National Park require preservation maintenance and treatment. These collections are exhibited and stored in two locations within this very large National Park. Some components are particularly exposed to impacts ranging from abrasive dust and the outdoor environment to impacts from long term exhibit in a house museum context. Preservation maintenance is necessary to minimize impacts, improve and monitor condition, and target appropriate stabilization or upgrades.
Museum collections and archives work may include accessioning and cataloging of museum objects and archives, processing incoming and outgoing loans, scanning documents and historic photos, maintaining museum records, and other miscellaneous tasks associated with the museum collections.
Specific duties associated with museum, lab analysis, and data processing, include but are not limited to:
• Perform cyclic maintenance for historic firearms in storage based on condition survey and curator recommendations for these historic objects.
• Write condition and treatment reports.
• Perform cyclic maintenance/ upgrades for iron, copper, and metal/wood composite objects collections including cyclic cleaning and waxing (of some objects) on exhibit and in storage.
• Perform routine Integrated Pest Management (IPM) inspections, primarily for insects in collections storage spaces. Enter results into the DEVA IPM reporting software.
• Perform environmental monitoring of approximately 25 spaces using dataloggers and associated software. Analyze data and produce a short monthly report.
• Assist the Scotty’s Castle curator with research requests, volunteer staff and other duties as assigned.
The work is partially sedentary, with prolonged standing, walking on uneven surfaces, occasional work at heights of up to 15 feet, and bending often required, and lifting and moving of heavy items weighing 50 pounds or more.
Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada and boasts some of the hottest and driest climates, and lowest elevation in North America. The park includes a superlative desert of streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock layers, water-fluted canyons and three million acres of wilderness. Death Valley is home to the Timbisha Shoshone people and to plants and animals unique to the harshest desert environment. The closest cities are Pahrump and Beatty, Nevada (both approximately 1 hour away). Las Vegas is a little over 2 hours away.
Resources of the region include threatened and/or endangered species habitat, big game habitats, abandoned mine lands, and historic and prehistoric cultural sites.
• Wage: $21.00 per hour
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost
• Shared housing in the National Park may be available.
• Paid vacation and sick time
• Paid federal holidays
• Option to enroll in 401K plan with matching (following 90 day probation period)
• Training opportunities
• One year appointment beginning in August 2021, or upon availability and completion of a Department of the Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI)
• Full time (40 hours/week)
• Educational experience with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree focused on museum studies, materials conservation or a closely related field (history, museum studies, anthropology, historic preservation, etc.);
• Interest in working with metals and composite metal/wood objects,;
• Experience in collections management to include registration, cataloging, research, preservation, restoration, housing, and conservation of collections of diverse types of historic period museum material;
• Experience with ICMS or similar museum collections management software;
• Organizational skills to effectively plan and complete assigned workload within defined timelines;
• Ability to effectively communicate to a diverse audience including co-workers, members of the public, and agency personnel;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision;
• Intermediate or higher skill using Microsoft Word and Excel, with ability to manually enter, manage, manipulate and graphically display data;
• Self-motivated and detail-oriented, possessing strong organizational skills;
• Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities with a positive attitude;
• Excellent manual dexterity and strong writing skills;
• Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license;
• Ability to complete activities including prolonged periods of deskwork, lifting and moving of heavy items weighing 50 pounds or more, work on scaffolding at heights of up to 15 ft, regularly walk and drive between curation and other facilities; and
• Other duties as assigned; occasional archeological or historic architectural fieldwork, basic vehicle maintenance, monitoring of contractors and other tasks may be assigned to qualified applicants.
Successful applicant must complete a Department of the Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position. If you already have a fully adjudicated BI, please let us know in your application.
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The Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.
The Great Basin Institute advances environmental research, education, and service throughout the west. The institute promotes applied research and ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships to support national parks, forests, open spaces and public lands.
Permanent-Full Time Geophysical Archaeologist Position at New South Associates
Natalie Adams Pope
New South Associates, Inc. is seeking a geophysical archaeologist in its Greensboro, North Carolina office. This position is intended for a qualified individual with experience with geophysical archaeology, and the individual will be part of an archaeological geophysics team. Candidates must show familiarity and experience with near-surface geophysical field and processing methods (particularly magnetometer and ground-penetrating radar), proficiency with ArcGIS, capability of operating mapping equipment (GPS and total station). Preference will be shown for individuals with experience in the Lower South, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic regions. Ideally the individual would also be capable of directing archaeological field work at the Phase I and Phase II level, as needed although the primary responsibility/role would be geophysical survey. Qualifications must include, at a minimum, a Masters degree in anthropology or closely related field, with experience to demonstrate abilities listed above. Other requirements include leadership ability, ability to work well in a team setting, good communication skills, good writing skills, and ability to meet schedule and deadlines on budget. Project assignments will involve directing field projects, processing and interpreting data, and preparing project reports. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. New South Associates provides company paid health, dental, and vision insurance; paid time off; company holidays; a qualified bonus plan; and a 401k plan with 10% corporate match after one year’s employment. New South Associates supports and encourages professional conference participation and publication by its employees.
New South Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This position will be based in our Greensboro, NC office. The geophysical archaeology program at New South conducts a variety of projects throughout the Southeastern United States including cemetery surveys, large-scale prehistoric sites, historic sites, and everything in between. To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your qualifications, resume, list of at least three references, and a writing sample to Sarah Lowry at slowry@....
Archaeological Field Technician-New Mexico and west Texas - Full-Time on an as-needed basis
PaleoWest, LLC is a solution-driven cultural resource consulting firm that prides itself on employing the best CRM professionals in the industry. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, PaleoWest places an emphasis on supporting our clients’ needs by fostering new technologies that advance our industry and promoting professional development within an innovative and forward-thinking environment.
PaleoWest is seeking Archaeological Field Technicians for upcoming projects in New Mexico and west Texas (El Paso). The role will assist the Crew Chief and Project Team in completing archaeological pedestrian surveys, testing and data recovery excavations, construction monitoring, and other field or office tasks. You should be available to work full-time on an as-needed basis.
· B.A. or B.S. degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field is required
· Must have certification from an accredited Archaeological Field School or have demonstrated equivalent experience
· 1+ years field experience in the southwest preferred
· Current valid driver’s license
· Ability to endure adverse environmental conditions, including hot and cold temperatures, precipitation, and challenging terrain for sustained duration
· Must demonstrate excellent attention to detail, a positive work ethic, reliability, and commitment to working both independently and in a team environment
PaleoWest is one of the most respected firms in the industry and has offices across the United States. Salary will be commensurate with experience and bonuses will be offered for exceptional performance. Our benefits package includes health insurance, paid holiday and vacation, and a 401(k) plan with employer matching.
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, or sexual orientation.