Your role will be to lead the technical component of archaeological projects to ensure scientific rigor and regulatory sufficiency as part of a larger project management team, or in managing your own projects, as assigned. You will also be expected to play a leadership role in the program including mentoring junior staff, encouraging teamwork and cooperation, and driving overall scientific and business excellence.
Oversee all aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production to ensure compliance with SWCA's high quality standards for technical work, agency requirements and guidelines, and general standards of scientific quality. Additional project management duties as needed: manage budgets, prepare proposals, interact with clients, and manage staff. As needed, author large technical reports, research designs, treatment plans and other technical documents. Maintain good working relationships with state and federal agency contacts and clients following relevant work protocols.
Experience and qualifications for success
- Minimum of a Master's degree in Archaeology or Anthropology required; PhD preferred
- Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory and fieldwork experience required
- Must demonstrate completion, at a PI level, of a minimum of three or more substantial projects involving primarily archaeological investigations and preparation of final reports consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation. Projects shall have been performed under the jurisdiction of the National Historic Preservation Act. Previous experience at the PI-level on at least one, substantial linear survey is preferred. "Substantial" projects include:
- Intensive-level survey of at least 1,000 acres resulting in recording and eligibility and management recommendations for up to 10 sites, and/or;
- Archaeological data recovery or other sufficiently complex field effort to minimize or mitigate adverse effects to archaeological resources
- Emphasis in Great Basin archaeology required; a current technical specialization (i.e. lithic analysis, historical archaeology, architectural history, etc.) is preferred
- Experience with NEPA and NHPA Section 106 required
- Listing as a Registered Professional Archaeologist or ability ot be listed is required
- Past peer-reviewed publication record and conference presentation experience preferred
- Must be able to obtain or have already obtained a PI permit inNevada and be able to be listed on statewide agency (especially BLM) permits for Nevada; ability to be listed on various federal and state cultural resource permits in other states, especially California, is preferred