Project Director, Tucson, AZ
Title: Project Director
Date: March 23, 2021
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), a cultural resources consulting firm, has one full-time position available for a Project Director based out of its Tucson, Arizona office. SRI provides comprehensive CRM services to private and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels throughout the western United States from offices in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington.
Minimum qualifications and Experience:
The ideal candidate will have an MA or MS degree in anthropology with a focus in prehistoric archaeology, be Register of Professional Archaeologist certified, and possess a minimum of five years of field experience with at least two years experience as a field supervisor on survey, testing, and data recovery projects. Prior Mojave Desert, coastal California, Nevada, and Sonoran Desert experience will be viewed favorably, and a working command of federal and state cultural resource statutes and regulations is desirable. Demonstrated prior experience serving as lead author for Section 106 compliance reports will be viewed favorably.
SRI offers a compensation package that includes competitive pay, professional development, a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and paid vacation/sick, and holiday leave. The salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials, experience and industry standards.
The position of Project Director (PD) is responsible for preparing and implementing survey, testing, monitoring, and data recovery plans and coordinating through the appropriate channels all field and analytic tasks associated with fieldwork, analysis, and report preparation. This work typically involves traveling and/or fieldwork. The PD is responsible for report writing and for having a solid understanding of the basics of cultural resource management.
For small- and medium-sized projects, the PD may also assume many of the tasks typically assigned to a principal investigator (PI) or senior project director (SPD), though he or she is still ultimately responsible to the PI for that project. For larger projects, the PD will work with an SPD and/or the PI and the project manager to ensure that all tasks associated with project implementation are accomplished professionally in a timely and fiscally responsible manner. For all projects in which he or she participates, the PD is responsible for meeting her or his deadlines, remaining on budget, and for meeting SRI’s standard of care.
A PD will typically work on 2–3 projects simultaneously, and is expected to be able to multitask. A PD has an MA or MA degree in anthropology or other pertinent field and at least five years of fieldwork with at least two years of experience as a field supervisor on survey, testing, and data recovery projects. He or she will often be responsible for training crew members and crew chiefs in archaeological field methods. The ability to work harmoniously and productively with other SRI staff and clients is essential. The PD is expected to be a professionally active member of the discipline. Finally, the PD is expected to conduct herself/himself in a manner appropriate to an SRI staff member at all times.
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