About the opportunity
Do you thrive in providing excellent scientific expertise and consulting services to your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants' Salt Lake City-based cultural resources program is expanding our team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.
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.
What you will accomplish
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. "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
- Archaeological data recovery or another sufficiently complex field effort to minimize or mitigate adverse effects to archaeological resources
- Emphasis in Great Basin or Colorado Plateau archaeology required; a current technical specialization (e.g., lithic analysis, historical archaeology, GIS, architectural history, etc.) is preferred
- Experience with NEPA and NHPA Section 106 required; experience with Utah State Code 9-8-404 preferred
- Listing as a Registered Professional Archaeologist or ability to be listed is required
- Past peer-reviewed publication record and conference presentation experience preferred
- A PI permit (or the ability to obtain one) in Utah and/or Nevada and listing on statewide agency (especially BLM) permits for Utah and/or Nevada is required; ability to be listed on various federal and state cultural resource permits in other states, especially Nevada, is preferred