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AZTEC Engineering - Field Supervisor

04/13/2024 17:02 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

AZTEC is currently seeking qualified Archaeological Field Supervisors to join our Phoenix, Arizona Cultural Resources Group.

Job Description 

The purpose of this role is to direct and complete archaeological projects (i.e., survey, monitoring, testing, and/or data recovery) for AZTEC's Cultural Resource Group. Projects may be located in the Southwest or Great Basin regions. Below is a list of duties for this position.

Primary Duties:

  • Perform archaeological research and conduct site file searches at federal, state, tribal, and private repositories
  • Direct and participate in all types of archaeological investigations
  • Adhere to project budgets and schedules
  • Prepare technical reports documenting the results of research and fieldwork
  • Assist in the development of research designs and work plans
  • Assist in the development of project scopes and budgets
  • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding NRHP eligibility, findings of project effects upon cultural resources, and appropriate means of avoidance, minimization, and/or mitigation
  • Assess significance, identify applicable NRHP criteria of eligibility, and evaluate aspects of integrity
  • Manage/track budgets and schedules
  • Coordinate with sub-consultants, vendors, and permitting agencies
  • Work independently to resolve project challenges with minimal supervision
  • Communicate effectively and work closely with fellow employees, clients, vendors, and the public
  • Perform travel that may include overnight and/or out-of-state stays for extended periods of time


Job Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Skills): 

  • Minimum of MA or MS in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Cultural Resource Management and a minimum of 6 months of experience at or above the level of crew chief
  • Prior experience preparing technical reports
  • Understanding of Southwest and/or Great Basin prehistory and/or history, archaeological method, and theory
  • Understanding of applicable federal and state Cultural Resource Management/Historic Preservation laws
  • Experience successfully directing different types of cultural resource investigations
  • Successful management and completion of projects on time and within budget
  • Experience using GPS and GIS applications (Tablet, ArcGIS Pro)
  • Experience and ability to generate, organize, and maintain accurate field records that meet state and federal standards and guidelines. Experience authoring or co-authoring technical reports is preferred
  • Ability to perform fieldwork in adverse conditions (e.g., rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures, arid environments, dense vegetation) and carry up to 25 pounds of equipment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Valid Driver's License, with the ability to maintain insurability under the company's insurance carrier

Competencies (To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies):

  • Communicative – interacts openly with others; can maintain relationships, works well independently or with a team.
  • Consultative - Consults with other disciplines as needed; tolerates different perspectives or opinions.
  • Decisive & Action Oriented - Has a high level of energy and stamina; gets things done; makes sound educated but rapid decisions even when short of information; enjoys managing challenging projects and works well in fast-paced and pressure environments. Self-motivated and proactive
  • Flexible - Adapts to new challenges and circumstances; able to multi-task; thrives on variety and frequently changing environments; creative problem solver. Resourcefulness, with minimal direction.
  • Analytical – Uses sound data, and procedures, and follows all laws, rules, and regulations but is a solutionist or problem-solver. 
  • Conscientious and Organized – Believes professional integrity is paramount; understands the importance of project records; responsive to clients and deadline oriented; quality oriented.

Working Conditions and Environment:

Will need the ability to establish rapport quickly with others working on the same project, and be able to promote a positive team environment.  Working knowledge of dealing with a diverse population while using tact, diplomacy, and respect.

AZTEC Culture:

  • Action oriented and flexible
  • Zealous supporter of clients and teammates
  • Thinking toward future and personal growth
  • Equitable, inclusive, and diverse
  • Collaborative comradery

AZTEC Benefits:

AZTEC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, Paid-time-Off, and a 401(k) plan. Minimum pay for this position is $25/hr.

AZTEC Overview:

AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC) is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients in the United States. AZTEC is part of the TYPSA Group, an international consulting engineering firm with over 3,700 employees and more than 50 offices worldwide providing multidisciplinary consulting services in the fields of civil engineering, architecture, and environment. AZTEC has a diverse culture that focuses on providing rich opportunities for its employees.

AZTEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to affirmative action planning and encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, housing status, or any other non-job-related characteristic under applicable law.

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