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AZTEC Engineering - Archaeological Technician

07/06/2024 22:03 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

AZTEC is currently seeking resumes from qualified Archaeological Technicians for an excavation up near Payson, AZ. 

The role will be to assist with an excavation project approximately 2 hours north of metropolitan Phoenix for AZTEC's Cultural Resource Group.  Potential opportunity to transition to full-time once project has been completed. 

Minimum Pay is $23/hour.

Primary Duties:

  • Perform archaeological research and conduct site file searches at federal, state, tribal, and private repositories
  • Assist with phased data recovery
  • Apply standardized field methods and complete field forms thoroughly and accurately
  • Assist with lab work

Job Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Skills):

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field; OR equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Completion of academic-sponsored field school or a minimum of 6 months of experience in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) 
  • Previous experience performing archaeological excavation 
  • Ability to perform fieldwork in adverse conditions (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 
  • Ability to work both independently or as part of a team; strong initiative 
  • Ability and willingness to travel – project is outside Phoenix metropolitan area. 
  • Reliable transportation  
  • Valid Driver's License, with the ability to maintain insurability under the company's insurance carrier 
  • Experience collecting field data using ESRI software is preferred 
  • Experience with the respectful treatment and housing of ancestral remains. 

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.

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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