1 Crew Chief, Washington State, Tierra Right of Way Services

Julie Mullings

Tierra Right of Way Services is seeking a temporary part or full- time Crew Chief in Washington State.  This opportunity has the potential to develop into a permanent Field Director position. 


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Tierra Right of Way's western Washington cultural resources team is seeking a highly motivated professional to join our growing team as a Crew Chief. Tierra has been providing cultural resources services throughout the western United States since 1993 and in Washington since 2010. The ideal candidate for this position will have a willingness to expand their skill set and eventually grow into a role with greater responsibility, including research and technical report writing; monitoring; and leading field crews on survey, testing, and data recovery projects. The Crew Chief assists the Field Director in field operations and reporting of cultural resource management projects, including overseeing crew in conducting archaeological surveys and excavations.  The Crew Chief directly supervises crew members.


Essential Functions and General Responsibilities:

  • Supervises field crew on larger block surveys and excavations; conducts small-scale field projects without crew assistance
  • Completes field forms and operates a Trimble and computer tablet
  • Assists the Field Director with reviewing forms and data for quality assurance
  • Assists the Field Director in writing reports and preparing forms to pertinent agency standards
  • Delegates tasks to crew
  • Informs the Field Director of problems in the field and the office
  • Adheres to all COVID related policies and procedures
  • Performs other related responsibilities as needed


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact and collaborate with the Field Director and crew
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • 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
  • Expert field skills including ability to use Garmin and Trimble GPS units for mapping and navigation.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines


Mental and Physical Requirements:


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.   The Crew Chief must be able to express and exchange ideas with others, adapt well in the face of workplace stressors, understand direction and adhere to established procedures, understand, remember and apply instructions and information, understand, remember and communicate routine information and complete routine to complex forms.  The Crew Chief must be able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds on a frequent basis, carry a day pack weighing 20 pounds, climb in and out of trenches or excavation units using ramps and ladders on a frequent basis, hike in rough terrain and move self  in different positions to accomplish tasks. Must be able to operate computer equipment and a motor vehicle.



Requires frequent overnight travel and extended stays. Some projects require camping in remote environments.


Work Environment:

Requires work in remote areas and frequent exposure to outdoor elements, wildlife, rough terrain, and extreme temperatures.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Heritage Management, or related field.
  • Three (3) years' related experience, including block surveys.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience on monitoring, testing, and/or data recovery projects.
  • Training in a particular analytic specialty of material culture or an aspect of environmental archaeology.







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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