Archaeology Crew Chief for Phoenix, AZ - Job Posting for AZTEC Engineering

AZTEC Engineering




Archaeology Crew Chief- Job Description

We are currently seeking resumes from qualified Archaeology Crew Chiefs for our Phoenix, Arizona office. The role will be to assist with 3+ month data recovery project within Hohokam village site in south Phoenix; opportunity to transition to permanent, full-time employment with AZTEC's rapidly growing Cultural Resource Group.



       Perform archaeological research and conduct site file searches at federal, state, tribal, and private repositories

       Assist with archaeological investigations

       Maintain field logs

       Photograph features

       Assist crew members with use of proper field methods and completing field forms based on information provided in work plan and/or field manual

       Assist in preparation of technical reports

       Field documentation of archaeological material

       Assess significance and identify appropriate National Register criteria of eligibility by applying aspects of integrity

       Assist with lab work

       Communicate effectively and work closely with fellow employees

       Perform travel that may include overnight stays for an extended period


Archaeology Crew Chief- Required Skills:

       BA or BS in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field

       Minimum of 3 years of experience in data recovery excavation; minimum of 1 year of experience as crew chief

       Understanding of Hohokam archaeology and archaeological method and theory

       Ability to generate, organize, and log adequate field records

       Ability to perform fieldwork in adverse conditions (rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures, arid environments, dense vegetation) and carry up to 25 pounds of equipment

       Excellent oral and written communication skills

       Ability and willingness to travel outside Metro Phoenix

       Good driving record, reliable transportation

       Advanced degree (MA/MS/Phd) preferred

       Experience performing survey/testing/data recovery/monitoring preferred

       Experience using GPS and tablet preferred

       Understanding of applicable federal and state Cultural Resource Management/Historic Preservation laws (Section 106 of NHPA, AAA, and SHPA) preferred

       Experience drafting maps and figures in ArcMap/ArcGIS Desktop 10 preferred

       Artifact analysis preferred

       Understanding of Southwestern prehistory and history preferred

       Professional experience in the Southwest preferred


Working Conditions and Environment:

Will need the ability to establish rapport quickly with others working on the same project, and be able to promote a positive team environment.  A working knowledge of dealing with a diverse population while using tact, diplomacy, and respect.


Company Benefits:

AZTEC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, Paid-time-Off, and a 401(k)/Profit Sharing program.


Company Overview:

AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC) is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients in the United States. AZTEC has offices in California, Colorado, Indiana, and Nevada. AZTEC is part of the TYPSA Group, an international consulting engineering firm with over 2,600 employees and more than 50 offices worldwide providing multidisciplinary consulting services in the fields of civil engineering, architecture and environment. AZTEC has a diverse culture that focuses on providing rich opportunities for its employees.


AZTEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to affirmative action planning and encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual oritnetation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other non-job-related characteristic.


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