Your role will be to assist with project management, fieldwork, and report preparation as part of a larger project team, as well as managing your own projects and tasks as assigned. You will be a core member of the Flagstaff Cultural Resources Program, with the responsibility for successful on-time and on-budget completion of projects as well as promoting effective communication, encouraging teamwork and collaboration across SWCA offices, mentoring junior staff, and driving overall scientific and business excellence. You will report to the Flagstaff Cultural Resources Program Lead.
Please submit a letter of introduction with your resume or CV explaining if and to what extent you meet the experience and qualifications outlined in this posting.
What you will accomplish
You will oversee all aspects of research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production to ensure compliance with SWCA’s high-quality standards for technical work to meet agency requirements and guidelines while maintaining scientific quality. You will also assist with project and task management, including preparing and managing budgets, collaborating on proposal efforts, and providing the highest level of care and service to clients. You will also assist in authoring large technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and other documents. You will be expected to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency contacts, and have the ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs, agency requests, and more.
Experience and qualifications for success
- Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, or a closely related field is required; Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, or a closely related field is preferred
- Minimum of three (3) years’ experience with a range of fieldwork environments, including survey, testing, excavation, and/or monitoring in the Southwest is required (experience in Arizona is preferred)
- Minimum of one (1) year of supervisory fieldwork experience, including leading large field crews and field directing, is preferred
- Experience in managing cultural resources projects, including budgets, scheduling, and scopes of services is preferred
- Experience in primary report authorship in a cultural resources context and experience providing quality control review of field documents, site forms, and reports is preferred
- Familiarity with the full range of cultural resources services, including archaeology and architectural resources including buildings, structures, districts, and landscapes is preferred
- Meeting or exceeding the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Archaeology is preferred; meeting other qualifications standards (such as Architectural History or History) is desired
- A working knowledge of Federal and State cultural resources laws and requirements, including Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Arizona Antiquities Act, and the Arizona State Historic Preservation Act is required
- Experience with tribal consultation and/or Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act is a plus
- Familiarity with the National Environmental Policy Act environmental review process is a plus
- Ability to be listed at the field director level on statewide agency permits for Arizona, including Arizona Antiquities Act blanket permits, BLM, and the USDA Forest Service is preferred; ability to be listed on various federal and state cultural resources permits in other states, particularly New Mexico, Nevada, and/or California is desirable
- Ability to walk and conduct fieldwork with a crew or remotely; including extended hiking at elevations above 7,000 feet above sea level, potentially in inclement weather and/or extreme temperatures, across rugged and/or steep terrain while carrying personal gear/equipment weighing up to 45 pounds is required
- Experience in orienteering, operating handheld Trimble GPS or tablets, field survey, and archaeological site recording (including artifact and feature identification, and site mapping) following agency standards and guidelines is required
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.