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WSP - Senior Archaeologist

06/20/2024 21:37 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting career where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you learning and growth opportunities?  We encourage you to apply for this opportunity.  We provide the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow professionally.  We’d love you to join our team of friendly, hard-working, dedicated and collaborative professionals.  Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality.

We work with top-tier public and private clients supporting medium to large scale environmental projects. Work includes all aspects of cultural resource management including cultural records reviews, surveys, testing, data recovery, monitoring as well as authoring and implementing mitigation and management plans. 

Role Overview

We have a career opportunity for a Senior Archaeologist join our team in Phoenix, AZ.

Your Impact

  • Conducting field and desktop archeology investigations and preparing reports.
  • Scheduling, managing, and conducting fieldwork and documentation associated with archaeological projects for a variety of clients throughout the southwestern United States.
  • Responsible for contributing to the development of various levels of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)-compliant documentation.
  • Working collaboratively with a variety of project teams and clients in the public and private sectors and handling concurrent assignments.
  • Working with federal and state agencies to develop and implement Programmatic Agreements
  • Will travel throughout the southwestern United States. Approximately 30% overnight travel.
  • Prepare proposals for internal and external clients.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree (MS/MA preferred) in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field.
  • 5 - 7 + years of professional level experience researching, analyzing, developing and managing archaeological and historic preservation plans, staff, and resources.
  • Meet Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology to perform duties for NHPA Section 106 and NEPA compliance.
  • Ability to be added to archaeological permits on state, federal, and tribal lands in the U.S. Southwest.
  • 5 + years of experience working with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
  • Working knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 106 compliance, and general archeological practices is required.
  • Knowledge of the State Historic Preservation Act (A.R.S.  § 41-861 et seq), and the Arizona Antiquities Act (A.R.S.  § 41-841 et seq), Title 37, Public Land statutes, and ASLD Administrative Rules and Regulations.
  • Experience working on local, state, and federal projects. 
  • Knowledge of Southwestern archaeology, anthropology, history and historic preservation.
  • Ability to analyze technical reports for accurate information regarding cultural resources, legal descriptions, and land ownership.  
  • Ability to apply methods, techniques and practices used to direct archaeological and historic site assessment and mitigation programs.
  • Ability to research, analyze, develop, and manage archaeological and historic preservation plans, staff, and resources.
  • Ability to coordinate archaeological mitigation measures for the preservation of cultural resources through avoidance or recovery of significant archaeological materials.
  • Must be detail oriented and have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and must be technologically proficient including experience with databases. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with various project teams and a variety of clients in the public and private sectors and handle concurrent assignments.
  • Ability to growmentor, and manage small teams of archaeologists and project staff. 
  • Must have the capability to prepare proposals for internal and external clients.
  • Ability to communicate with Federal and State agencies and the private sector. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the southwestern United States.  Approximately 30% overnight travel.
  • Must pass drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy.

Compensation range $85,000 - $105,000

About Us

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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