One Permanent Full-time Archaeology Project/Field Director, EnviroSystems Management, Inc., Flagstaff, Arizona

Stewart Deats

EnviroSystems Management, Inc. (EnviroSystems) is a woman-owned small business specializing in environmental and cultural resources consulting services. EnviroSystems is based in Flagstaff, Arizona, but we provide consulting services and regulatory compliance throughout the Southwest, Great Basin, and Intermountain West. EnviroSystems is seeking to fill one permanent full-time position in our cultural resources department to conduct cultural resource compliance projects for federal, state, and commercial clients. Most of our full-time permanent positions are in our Flagstaff, Arizona office, but there is potential for remote work depending on the candidate’s background. Ideally, EnviroSystems is looking for a person to work at the Project/Field Director/Manager level with little need for extensive on-the-job CRM training. However, depending on the person’s experience and ability to be listed on the desired permits, we are willing to hire at either the Principal Investigator or Crew Chief level for the exceptional candidate.


The successful candidate either will be currently permitted or meet the qualifications to be permitted as a Project Director/Field Director, Crew Chief, or Principal Investigator with a variety of public land managing agencies at the federal level (e.g., Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service) and state permitting entities (e.g., Utah’s Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, Nevada State Museum, Arizona State Museum, New Mexico State Historic Preservation Department, etc.), with particular emphasis in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico). Experience in California, Idaho, west Texas, and western Colorado is also beneficial. The position requires the ability to supervise cultural resources surveys and other archaeological projects in remote locations and over steep terrain, and often requires camping for a week or more at a time. Therefore, a clean driving record and the ability to work out-of-town for multiple sequential field sessions are also essential.


The successful candidate(s) will provide demonstrable expertise supervising all aspects of cultural resources survey, site recording and site significance evaluations, as well technical report writing. Experience with archaeological testing and data recovery is a plus but is not required. Candidates should be well-versed with the completion of survey forms (from a variety of states and federal agencies, but particularly those noted above), operating GPS units with a data recorder, and conducting quality control/quality assurance reviews of data. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of federal cultural resources regulations (particularly National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 compliance), the ability to coordinate and communicate with agencies and clients and manage budgets and schedules. The candidates also should be motivated, resourceful, dedicated, and organized.


Applicants for an upper-level position (Project/Field Director or Principal Investigator) must have at least a master’s degree in Anthropology or Archaeology and a minimum of five years of work experience as a supervisory archaeologist (e.g., Crew Chief, Project Manager, or Field Director). A master’s degree is also preferable for a Crew Chief-level position, but a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with substantial appropriate experience is required. The compensation package will be commensurate with experience with $47,000 per year being the lowest and rising from there based on qualifications.



  • Managing cultural resource projects of various scopes and sizes
  • Supervising archaeological field crews
  • Directing cultural resources inventories with in-field analyses and documentation of prehistoric and/or historic artifacts and archaeological features
  • Authoring and editing site documentation forms and writing technical reports
  • Completing projects within schedule and on budget
  • Effectively and accurately communicating with agency compliance personnel, clients, and coworkers



  • Graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology
  • At least 5 years supervisory archaeology and fieldwork experience
  • Ability to be listed on EnviroSystems’ various federal and state cultural resource permits
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Good technical writing skills with a record of completing, editing, and producing cultural resource compliance reports, and meeting deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a face-paced environment requiring multitasking, task prioritization, and responsibility/task delegation without strict supervision


Desirable Traits (Not required but viewed favorably)

  • Research interest in Southwest and/or Great Basin archaeology beyond meeting minimal compliance requirements
  • Expertise in prehistoric and/or historic artifact analysis
  • GIS application skills


Employment Status / Benefits

  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Long-term Disability, Health Savings Account, 401(k)


If interested, please submit a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae with references to: dhart@...