HDR, Phoenix, Arizona - Fulltime, Permanent Position (CRS-1)

Mark Brodbeck


Cultural Resources Specialist 1

Phoenix, Arizona

Apply at www.hdrinc.com



About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR, Inc. is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Cultural Resource Specialist 1 in our office in Phoenix, Arizona. The selected candidate will support HDR’s Section 106 compliance activities in support of a variety of development projects across Arizona and the greater Southwest. This is a fulltime, permanent position.


The ideal candidate will have a broad base of cultural resource management experience, including a demonstrated understanding a prehistoric and historic archaeology in Arizona and familiarity with the general Southwest region; the ability to perform archaeological fieldwork independently; and, have accomplished writing skills. A Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field is desired but experienced professionals with a Bachelor’s degree in these fields will also be considered.

Primary Responsibilities

  • perform archaeological survey, testing, data recovery excavation, and monitoring
  • demonstrated experience writing reports 
  • make initial site evaluations and recommendations for significance, effect, and treatment
  • assist in the preparation of technical reports
  • conduct site file searches at federal, state, and private repositories
  • demonstrate commitment to data confidentiality agreements and professional ethics standards
  • demonstrate interest and willingness to learn and accept increasing responsibility for tasks
  • travel with overnight stays for extended periods out of town
  • draft sketch maps of sites and complete field forms accurately and concisely
  • operate hand-held GPS units
  • work independently and as part of a team
  • sit and use a computer for extended periods on a daily basis

Candidates must be able to perform physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions (e.g., rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures).  Candidates should also have good organizational skills, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn and execute new tasks. 

 Preferred Qualifications

  • GIS software experience
  • Experience with transportation projects