On-Call Cultural Resources Technician- Phoenix, AZ

Kelsey Byers



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On-Call Cultural Resources Technician
Location: Phoenix, AZ


SWCA's Phoenix, Arizona office has immediate need for several ON-CALL Cultural Resource Technicians for upcoming field projects in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. 

What you will accomplish

The successful candidates would assist SWCA's project manager with: archaeological field projects, including monitoring, surveying, and excavation projects; documentation of cultural resources, including data collection, completion of field forms, digital photography, GPS data capture, and in-field mapping; assistance with report preparation commensurate with writing skills; assistance with archaeological lab processing and curation if work is available. 

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Only local metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona candidates will be considered. No lodging will be provided for local Phoenix area work. Please clearly indicate on your resume and/or cover letter if you consider yourself to be a local candidate.
  • Applicant must be able to provide own reliable transportation to and from SWCA's Phoenix office; company vehicles will be provided for fieldwork. 
  • Ability to accommodate flexible work schedules desired (long days or weekend work may be needed).
  • A Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or closely related field OR successful completion of a qualified Tribal Cultural Resource Monitoring Program, preferred. Substantial work experience may be substituted for academic credentials. 
  • Previous Cultural Resource Management field experience preferred, especially experience monitoring construction activity for archaeological materials.
  • Ability to recognize and roughly categorize typical Phoenix area ancient and recent archaeological artifacts, archaeological contexts, and human remains is required.
  • Applicant must be comfortable working in a construction work environment equipped with full PPE.
  • Familiarity with Occupational Safety and Health Administration Trench Safety guidance is preferred. 
  • Ability to work alone or as a team member required. 
  • Familiarity with data collection using mobile tablet technology and Trimble GPS preferred.
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds is required.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


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