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  • 09/23/2023 19:59 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Principal Archaeologist

    Department: Cultural Resources - Project Delivery
    Position Type: On-Call/Part-Time/Full-Time
    Location: Colorado preferred, but candidates within Pinyon’s Western US service area may be considered.
    Pay: $70,000 to $90,000 

    Who do we want to join our team?

    Pinyon Environmental, Inc. (Pinyon), eagerly invites motivated people to join our growing team. Pinyon prides itself on its culture—our team is dedicated to each other and the communities in which we live, work, and serve. We are actively hiring people who are excited about developing themselves and creating a long-lasting and fulfilling career, At Pinyon, successful team members are creative problem solvers and life-long learners. Pinyon eagerly tackles challenging problems for our clients (our motto is, “we run towards the problem) and we strive to keep staff engaged by bringing in meaningful and interesting projects for our staff to work on for great clients.

    You will work in a flexible work environment that if focused on providing you with opportunities to achieve your career and life objectives, while helping our clients design and build environmentally sustainable projects. Our firm is extremely proud of a culture founded in the principal values of character, efficiency, personal responsibility, quality, responsiveness, team, and timeliness. We have a passion for the environment and our communities, and we are proud to work on some of the most visible, unique, challenging, and rewarding projects in Colorado and beyond. You will join a team of highly respected professionals and a firm with one of the best reputations of producing excellent services. We continuously strive to create a fun and collaborative work environment that makes us all excited to come to work every day.  

    Position Summary

    Pinyon is seeking a Principal Investigator/Senior Archeologist with extensive experience in Colorado and other Rocky Mountain states.  A successful candidate will be collaborative, organized, and professional.  This candidate will be responsible for execution of Class I, II and III cultural resource surveys and associated reporting and permitting for a growing base of clients ranging from private sector to federal agency. Task and team management experience of field crews are required; project management experience preferred. This position reports to the Archaeological Resources Technical Group Manager.  

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • MS or MA degree in Anthropology or Archaeology
    • Meets the Secretary of Interior’s Professional Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology (36 CFR 61)
    • Permitted or immediately permittable within Arizona and/or Colorado
    • Experience applying Cultural Resource Management (CRM) requirements of federal historic preservation laws and policies
    • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of Section 106/ARPA compliance, NEPA, and understanding of relevant federal, state, local, and/or tribal laws and regulations
    • Previous experience with federal agencies (e.g., BLM, USFS)
    • Tribal consultation experience preferred
    • Experience designing and managing (CRM) field surveys
    • Field crew supervisory or field director experience
    • Technical writing and document review experience
    • Experience with Microsoft Word, Collector, Survey123 and other software programs as required
    • Ability to travel
    • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, agencies, and other project stakeholders, of all levels and diverse backgrounds.

    Application: Please include a cover letter and resume, to In your cover letter, please describe your experience as it applies to this job posting.

    EEO Statement

    Pinyon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    Summary of Benefits

    Pinyon offers a comprehensive range of benefits including accrued vacation, sick, and paid holidays; 100% employer paid premium health insurance through United Health; life insurance; long term disability; ESOP and employer matching 401k.  Pinyon also offers several bonus programs including an overtime bonus program, profit share program, and a spot bonus program.

    About Pinyon

    Pinyon was established in 1993 by Lauren Evans, PE, and she has grown Pinyon from a one-woman outfit based out of her garage, to a thriving and growing environmental consulting firm. The firm now employs over 80 environmental professionals and support personnel and has expanded from its headquarters in Lakewood, Colorado (near Denver) to include branch offices in Loveland and Colorado Springs, Colorado, as well as a satellite office in Phoenix, Arizona. Pinyon is a client-centric environmental consulting firm that works towards collaborative solutions to advance our clients’ needs while protecting environmental health and safety. Pinyon supports private and public sector projects for commercial and industrial, energy, public works, federal, and transportation clients. Our team is energized by working in a flexible, fast-paced, and collaborative environment – solving complex problems for our clients. Given the depth and breadth of our technical team, we are the go-to firm for permitting and compliance on the local level and looking to expand our NEPA qualifications across multiple market sectors. Pinyon is committed to continue to expand our portfolio of projects both in our current geographies and elsewhere in the United States.

  • 09/21/2023 21:31 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Tonto National Monument Cultural Resource Database Specialist

    Title: Cultural Resource Database Specialist for Tonto National Monument
    Location: Arizona preferred, negotiable, can work remotely
    Duration: 1-2 years (full and halftime options)
    Annual Salary: $53,000 (fulltime 1-year), $26,500 (halftime 2-years)
    Classification: Exempt, reporting to the Southern Arizona Office of the National Park Service and Archaeology Southwest
    Application Deadline: November 1, 2023
    Position Start Date: January, 2024
    Fulltime option: Paid Time Off (200 hours), health insurance, vision plan, optional dental plan (50% subsidized), 401k plan with 20% employer match, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
    Part time option: Paid Time Off (1 hour per 30 hours worked), 401k plan with 20% employer match (after 1,000 hours of work within first 12 months).

    Performance goals

    • Using the Tonto National Monument site assessment and monitoring plan as model, crosswalk cultural resource monitoring and assessment data, National Register status, and other pertinent management information between Cultural Resources and Facilities Management databases in the Inter-Mountain Region (IMR; Regions 6, 7, and 8) of the National Park Service. This will allow for more effective and efficient documentation and management of cultural resources
    • Work with National Park Service (NPS) and Archaeology Southwest (ASW) staff to standardize cultural resource monitoring and assessment plans for a select group of parks and monuments in the IMR, especially related to fire impact, flooding and stabilization of properties
    • Assess quality and recommend integration procedures for management data within this group of parks and monuments as a proof of concept that can be potentially expanded to other units in the NPS

    Project Description

    This project builds upon management strategies for archeological sites impacted by the Woodbury Fire at Tonto National Monument. The success of these strategies suggests that they can be implemented in other parks and monuments in the IMR, especially those managed by the Southern Arizona Office, to help document, treat, and protect fragile cultural resources threatened by adverse impacts caused by fire, flooding, and stabilization. However, mechanisms for implementing data management strategies in other parks and monuments are currently untested. One of the major issues encountered is that the various cultural resource databases among these units, if they exist, are not standardized, leading to inconsistencies in how information on site condition, location and treatment histories are documented. This position will use the site assessment and monitoring plan developed for Tonto National Monument to assess data quality and recommend procedures for database integration for a select group of parks and monuments in the IMR as a proof of concept. The ultimate goal will be to expand this database to include other units in the IMR.

    Work will focus on Tonto National Monument datasets, but the individual will also work with IMR regional staff to investigate workable strategies more broadly. This fulfills the original public purpose of the project to improve post fire treatments across the profession as well as increase public awareness, knowledge, and support for historic preservation and the stewardship of archaeological resources at Tonto National Monument and across the Southwest.

    Because the vast majority of the work is related to database management the position is flexible in terms of physical location and much of the work can be accomplished remotely in areas with reliable internet access. However, travel to relevant units (e.g., Tonto National Monument) in the National Park Service may be required, especially within Arizona.

    The selected individual will be an employee of Archaeology Southwest and report regularly to Dr. Jeffery Clark. This individual will work closely with personnel from the National Park Service at Tonto National Monument, the Southern Arizona Office, and the IMR in general.

    About Archaeology Southwest

    Archaeology Southwest practices a holistic, conservation-based approach to exploring and protecting heritage places and landscapes. Archaeology Southwest is committed to respectfully engaging with Native American Tribal governments and communities. In our workplace and activities, we strive for inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, and identity. For more information, please visit


    • MA degree or MA candidate in Archaeology
    • Proven database creation and management skills, especially Access
    • Communication, research, and task-management skills.
    • Basic technical skills and general proficiency in the use of computers
    • Ability to work independently with limited supervision

    Applicants can contact Jeffery Clark ( with any questions about this position. Applications are due by November 1, 2023 with a projected start date of January 2024.

    To apply: Applicants should provide the following:

    1) Résumé

    2) Contact information for three personal or professional references, and

    3) Cover letter that highlights relevant archaeological and database experience, and briefly discusses why the candidate would be a good fit for this position.

    Applications are to be submitted by email to Linda Pierce ( by November 1, 2023.

  • 09/16/2023 18:08 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Company Profile

    Chronicle Heritage (formerly PaleoWest/Commonwealth Heritage Group) is a solution-driven heritage consulting firm that prides itself on employing the best cultural resource management (CRM) professionals in the industry. We place an emphasis on supporting our clients’ needs, fostering new technologies that advance our industry, and leveraging those advancements toward the management of non-renewable cultural resources. Chronicle Heritage prioritizes professional development within the framework of innovation and forward thinking to encourage career advancement and research development.

    On-Call Archaeological Field Technicians | Arizona

    Job Description

    Chronicle Heritage is seeking Archaeological Field Technicians to support our projects in Arizona. The role will assist the Field Director and Project Team in completing archaeological pedestrian surveys, field testing, site delineation and recording, and other field or office tasks. Preference will be given to local candidates. For camping projects, per diem will be provided; for hotel-based projects, per diem and lodging will be provided.

    Hire Type: Hourly, as needed

    Schedule: Availability to work full-time, as needed

    Location: Field-based, Arizona

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field
    • Successful completion of an archaeology field school or have demonstrated equivalent experience
    • Ability to complete physically demanding tasks in remote areas and/or austere environments, including walking/hiking up to 10-miles per day, carrying loads up to 30 pounds, digging, and standing for long hours
    • Frequent out-of-town travel, potentially for extended periods of time
    • Valid driver’s license

    Preferred Skills

    • Experience performing pedestrian surveys, excavating/recording shovel test units, and recording archaeological sites
    • Knowledge of Arizona material culture - Indigenous and Euro-American history and prehistory
    • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail, a positive work ethic, reliability, and commitment to working both independently and in a team environment
    • Previous experience with mapping equipment and other special application equipment (GPS, tablets, etc.)
    • Strong communication and organization skills

    Additional Information 

    Chronicle Heritage participates in E-Verify to ensure all staff are authorized to work in the United States. Chronicle Heritage is also an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

    We encourage women, minorities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply. 

    Pay Range: $18 - $22 per hour

    Senior Archaeologist/Project Manager | Arizona

    Job Description

    Chronicle Heritage is currently seeking a Senior Archaeologist to serve as a Principal Investigator or Project Manager based out of our Phoenix, Arizona office, with an option for partial remote work. The successful applicant will work alongside our existing Office Principals and other senior staff to successfully navigate a variety of federal, state, and municipal ordinances for our clients. The Senior Archaeologist will:

    • Lead technical studies and ensure clients receive high-quality, on-time deliverables
    • Oversee and coordinate with teams conducting both field and desktop research and impact analysis
    • Provide technical oversight and interdisciplinary team oversight
    • Provide quality control for all deliverables and ensure compliance with applicable regulations
    • Train and mentor staff and actively engage in professional development
    • Interface with clients and external stakeholders
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regulations affecting CRM and general industry trends
    • Demonstrate technical excellence in area of expertise and maintain knowledge of best management practices
    • Oversee field investigations of proposed project sites to assess or evaluate resources or the potential for resources
    • Direct collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; formulate recommendations and solutions to highly complex problems or those involving risk
    • Develop and maintain existing and new business relationships in collaboration with other senior staff and Office Principals
    • Strategically identify and pursue new leads, oversee the preparation of proposals, and procure project contracts

    Hire Type: Full-time (Salaried)

    Schedule: Monday–Friday, normal business hours

    Location: Phoenix, Arizona, with the option for remote work

    Required Qualifications

    Advanced degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field 7+ years of experience preparing a variety of technical reports, including treatment plans and comprehensive data recovery reports

    • 5+ years of experience managing survey, testing, and data recovery projects of various sizes and complexity, including technical, project, or program management roles within an environmental, engineering, or cultural consulting firm
    • 2+ years of experience serving as a Project Manager or Principal Investigator on survey, testing, and data recovery projects
    • Expert knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of CRM and relevant federal, state, and local laws and regulations
    • Knowledge of and experience in applying research methods and forming and maintaining effective client and interagency internal-team relationships
    • Ability to be permitted immediately as PI or PD on an Arizona Antiquities Act permit
    • Valid driver’s license
    Preferred Skills
    • Professional accreditation
    • Ability to manage projects and teams as a leader and/or supervisor and to handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent verbal and written skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a large, multi-disciplinary team and promote and sustain effective working relationships with clients, the public, and other agencies
    • Proficient organizational, schedule, and budget management skills
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

    Additional Information

    Chronicle Heritage participates in E-Verify to ensure all staff are authorized to work in the United States. Chronicle Heritage is also an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

    We encourage minorities, females, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.

    Regional Archaeological Field Director | Ambassador Program - Nationwide (USA) 

    Remote Status: Remote

    Job Description

    PaleoWest is actively searching for motivated Archaeological Field Directors nationwide to serve in our Ambassador Program. Ambassadors at PaleoWest ae regional field leaders in archaeology who provide oversight and mentorship in field and office settings while promoting our cutting-edge digital workflow systems. Join our leadership development program where Ambassadors set the bar wherever they are working, provide leadership while building that capacity in others, and are ready to deploy for projects in a variety of settings and geographic locations. The Ambassador will act within their designated region/territory. 

    Openings: 20

    Hire Type: Full-time (Salaried) 

    Schedule: Monday–Friday, normal business hours (Flexible)

    Location: National (Remote in designated territory) 

    • Northeast: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware 
    • Southeast: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina 
    • Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma
    • Pacific Northwest: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Alaska
    • Pacific: California and Hawaii
    • Midwest: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee 
    • Mid-Atlantic: Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina 

    Job duties: 


    • Act as leader to field staff for best practices in inventory, evaluation, and mitigation/data recovery  
    • Increase technical skills in digitally drafting applications, various databases, and Field Maps and teach others technical skills
    • Produce documents that aid field staff, by creating SOPs, reference guides, and learning modules/series
    • Grow professional skillset in a variety of leadership skills: goal setting, delegation, decision making, communication, time management, problem solving, relationship building, team development
    • Field Director
    • Oversee and lead archaeological crews in all manner of fieldwork, including pedestrian surveys, testing/data recovery projects, and construction monitoring
    • Provide training to new staff, including field and laboratory staff
    • Complete office work, including technical writing related to pre- and post-field activities
    • Direct collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; formulate recommendations and solutions to highly complex problems or those involving risk
    • Work with PaleoWest Team Leads, Principal Investigators, Project Managers, and other staff to implement project-specific instructions and methods
    • Observe and uphold PaleoWest’s Fieldwork Procedures and Health and Safety requirements
    • Be willing to travel and stay overnight on short- and long-term projects

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field 
    • One year of supervisory field experience
    • Two years of cultural resource experience within the region of potential employment
    • Valid Driver's License and reliable transportation 
    • Previous field leadership experience (Crew Chief or Field Director) and a desire for advancement within the CRM industry
    • Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field
    • Demonstrable knowledge of the cultural resources and field methods within that region
    • Ability to take ownership of projects and overcome challenges with problem solving and critical thinking
    • Desire to provide mentorship to colleagues and improve field methods and systems
    • Willingness to travel
    • Willingness to relocate, if applicable

    Additional Information

    PaleoWest is one of the most respected firms in the industry, with offices across the United States. If you are interested in joining our rapidly growing team of professionals, please send a resume and cover letter, including professional references and pay requirements. Pay and benefits are commensurate with experience.   

    PaleoWest participates in E-Verify to ensure all staff are authorized to work in the United States. PaleoWest is also an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.   

    We encourage minorities, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.

    Pay Range: $48,000 - $65,000 per year

  • 08/27/2023 16:27 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Position Title: Archaeology Centre Supervisor
    Department: West Campus
    Starting RateBand 5 - $25.24 - $28.70
    Closed Date: September 1, 2023, 5:00 PM Arizona Time

    Position Summary:

    The Archaeology Centre Supervisor supervises, coordinates and monitors operational activities in the Archaeology Centre, the campus based outdoor archaeology field classrooms and in remote and environmentally hostile field settings. Collaborates directly with faculty and the Archaeology Centre Director to coordinate and implement student field and laboratory activities in a variety of settings. Purchases and disburses College resources; approves and reconciles purchases. Interprets policies and oversees the development and implementation of procedures and protocols, coordinates with archaeology lab specialists to ensure consistency.

    The work schedule for this position is flexible and may include working evenings and weekends and local travel.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Oversees daily Archaeology Centre activities in controlled indoor and extreme outdoor settings and manages workflow. Creates project schedules and monitors employee productivity. Develops, implements and evaluates goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Evaluates operations and activities for effectiveness
    • Supervises Archaeology Centre staff and prepares outdoor areas, indoor laboratories and classrooms to ensure proper safety measures are met and maintained. Coordinates with Instructional faculty to create field training exercises and develop research designs for investigating archaeological sites. Resolves conflict between lab staff, instructors and students concerning fieldwork schedules, field work preparation and necessary tools and equipment
    • Supports archaeology field, laboratory and technical classes by: designing and helping to implement classroom and field activities; providing educational assistance, preparing indoor and outdoor class activity areas, monitoring and evaluating student progress; and ensuring staff and student safety
    • Knows, understands, and ensures compliance with State, County, Tribal and municipal regulations governing the conduct of archaeological fieldwork and reporting on that fieldwork conducted during both archaeology field classes and externally contracted archaeology projects
    • Creates and maintains databases for all data gathered from field projects and laboratory analyses. Supervises the population of the database with information collected from artifact analysis. Analyzes the stored data for reporting and prepares the artifacts for curation in PCC's state regulated repository
    • Prepares agency-reviewed technical reports using data collected during field work. This includes conducting permission-restricted background research for sensitive cultural resource data available only to persons who meet the Federal qualifications as archaeologists. Ensures the reports meet municipal, tribal, state and federal regulations and standards
    • Maintains state-regulated storage conditions for artifacts and project-related materials housed in the Archaeology Centre's repository. Includes overseeing students, staff, faculty and outside professionals conducting research with collections to ensure the safety of the collections
    • Researches, develops, implements and manages all aspects of safety training for staff and students. Ensures safety of equipment and college policy and local, state, and federal laws are followed. Develops policies and advises faculty and staff on safe usage and handling materials
    • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology and
    • Three to five years of related experience and
    • Meet minimum requirements to be classified as an Archaeologist by the US Office of Personnel Management (GS-0193, pp. 9-10)


    • An equivalent combination of certification, education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above


    • One to three years of work training students in archaeological field and laboratory techniques

    The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities 

    • Knowledge and application of organizational and time management principles
    • Knowledge of project management principles
    • Knowledge of archaeological field techniques in excavation and survey
    • Knowledge of archaeological laboratory techniques including typological categorization of historic and prehistoric ceramic, stone, bone, shell, glass and metal artifacts
    • Knowledge of managerial and supervisory skills
    • Ability to apply effective and accurate data analysis and interpretation skills
    • Ability to apply effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to apply analytical and critical thinking skills to draw conclusions and prepare accurate reports of results
    • Ability to operate relevant equipment required to complete assigned responsibilities for the position

    Physical Requirements:

    Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with staff contact and frequent interruptions. Work is also frequently performed in an outdoor environment with Extreme Heat.

    Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an standard office setting and in an outdoor environment with rough terrain, hostile vegetation, and no paved surfaces; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to heavy (up to 50 pounds) amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; may be required to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

    Vision: Ability to see in the normal visual range with or without correction.

    Hearing: Ability to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

  • 08/25/2023 21:31 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Job Number: 23-913
    Job Type: Full-Time Regular
    Department: Cultural Resources
    City: Sacaton, AZ
    Location: 192 S. Skill Center Rd. Bldg. 200
    Area of Interest: Cultural Resources
    Salary/ Hourly Rate: Range $42,123.20 - $52,654.00 Salary
    Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes


    The Archeologist assists with archaeological field research projects conducted by the Cultural Resources Management Program for the Gila River Indian Community. This position participates in aspects of archaeological monitoring, survey and excavation projects.


    • Assist in surveying and excavating prehistoric and historic archaeological sites.
    • Assist in training new archaeological crew members.
    • Assist archaeological crew members in filling and completing survey and excavation forms.
    • Check specimen bags from survey and excavation collections to ensure information has been accurately filled out and assign specimen numbers. 
    • Assist in keeping track of field equipment, filling out vehicle maintenance forms, and reporting to supervisor when equipment and vehicle needs repair.
    • Assist in preparing site maps, site forms and excavation forms.
    • Participate in classroom, laboratory and field training to increase knowledge about archaeology and improve basic job skills.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.


    • Knowledge of HuHuKam and/or southwest archaeology.

    • Knowledge of prehistoric and historic artifacts.
    • Ability to complete relevant field forms, track specimen numbers/forms/artifact bags, undertake trench profiling and feature excavations and documentation.
    • Ability to carry out basic surveying and excavation methods e.g., use compass, protractor, line level, tape measure and maps. 
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials and the general public.
    • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Anthropology, Archaeology, Southwestern Archaeology or a closely related field and one (1) year experience in archaeological field work which included surveys and excavations, or any combination of education, training, and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the functions of the position. 

    • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Anthropology, Archaeology, Southwestern Archaeology or a closely related field and two (2) years experience in archaeological field work which included surveys and excavations, or any combination of education, training, and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the functions of the position.

    • High School diploma or GED and four (4) years experience in archaeological field work which included surveys and excavations.


    Required to obtain a Tribal Operator’s permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the application.

  • 08/21/2023 21:49 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

    We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

    Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

    Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

    We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

    You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

    We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

    We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

    When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future.  Join us and let’s get started.

    Job Description

    AECOM is seeking a mid-level Archaeologist to join our Cultural Resource Team in our Phoenix, AZ office. Candidates could work on a variety of cultural resource survey and archaeological monitoring and excavation projects in the Southwest. This is a full-time position. Candidates must be able to work effectively in field, office, and laboratory settings as part of a team and under the supervision of senior cultural resource specialists.

    The salary range for this position is: $50,000 – 72,0000 per year.

    Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

    • Conducting archaeological survey, monitoring, and excavations.
    • Documenting archaeological and historical resources; must be able to take accurate field notes, complete forms, and draw accurate profiles and plan view sketches.
    • Using digital devices to record field data.
    • Using a digital camera to photo-document artifacts, features, and sites and keeping an accurate photo log.
    • Proficiency with standard word processing (Word) and workbook (Excel) software.
    • Writing site descriptions and contributions to reports.
    • Processing artifacts (washing, labeling, and cataloging) and performing basic analysis of artifacts.
    • Consulting with a supervisor about unusual problems.

    About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

    Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it.  We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

    AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

    AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • BA in Anthropology/Archaeology or closely related field plus 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education conducting archaeological survey, monitoring, and excavations.
    • Must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record.
    • Must be open to occasional in-state travel for 8 to 10-day field sessions.
    • Ability to perform manual work in outdoor environments with uneven terrain and variable conditions including heat, cold, moisture, and dryness; working alone in isolated/remote areas; performing repetitive bending and stooping, standing/walking, power gripping (hand tools, levers, etc.), and fine hand movements; lifting 25 to 75 pounds; wearing personal protective equipment, including safety glasses/goggles, gloves, safety shoes/boots, hard hat, long-sleeve shirts, and snake guards; working with arms above shoulder level; climbing ladders or stairs and working at heights or in confined spaces; working safely around heavy, moving, dangerous equipment; operating of vehicles; and performing keyboard/mouse operations

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Completed archaeology field school.
    • Prior experience with implementing archaeological fieldwork logistics, protocols, and data collection.
    • 4+ years of experience in archaeological survey and excavation fieldwork and analysis in the Southwest 
    • Knowledge and understanding of equipment and technology used to collect and record archaeological data, including GPS applications and Microsoft applications.
    • Experience with geographical information systems software.
    • Strong attention to detail, with proven ability to follow specific instructions.
    • Ability to write well, including artifact, feature, site, and landscape descriptions.
    • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with other project staff.
    • General familiarity with cultural resource management protocols and processes, including compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and National Environmental Policy Act.
    • Some experience with conducting laboratory analysis of both prehistoric and historic material.
    • CPR/First Aid and OSHA 10 Training.

    Additional Information

    • U.S. Citizenship is required for this role.

    With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

    AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

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  • 08/19/2023 21:25 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Classification Code: EN016

    Approved: 07/01/2011

    Grade: 13

    Salary Range: $50,319.20 - $75,478.80

    Non-Supervisory, Salaried Position

    Reports to Director or designee


    The Environmental Specialist is responsible for environmental planning, review and related environmental compliance and natural resource management as it relates to the Gila River Indian Community. In particular, the position focuses on ensuring compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related environmental laws for projects on Community lands, especially realty actions (e.g. leasing, rights of way).


    • Prepare, review, analyze, and modify National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents and related natural resource management documents for Community lands.
    • Provide expertise on matters relating to environmental planning, environmental compliance, and natural resource management for community lands.
    • Conduct field surveys and assessments of plant and animal species within project areas on Community lands, and write reports on the survey findings.
    • Prepare comments and coordinate with federal agencies, tribal departments and consultants for the preparation of environmental impact statements, natural resource management plans and related documents.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of environmental planning and natural resource management.
    • Ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.
    • Ability to plan and organize work.
    • Intermediate computer skills including using MS Word, MS Excel and preferably MS Access and Adobe Photoshop.
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials and the general public.
    • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.


    Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management or closely related field, and a minimum of two (2) years progressively responsible experience in environmental planning or natural resource management, or any combination of education, training, and/or experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the functions of this position.


    Tribal Driving Permit can be required.

  • 08/03/2023 19:35 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    Archaeological Technician (DCA #4671)

    Santa Fe, NM


    $17.80 - $28.48 Hourly / $37,029 - $59,246 Annually

    This position is a Pay Band 55


    The Archaeological Technician position performs technical work and support for archaeological surveys, test excavations, monitoring, and data recovery of cultural material recovered from archaeological sites.

    The Archaeological Technician will assist with archaeological surveys, test excavations, monitoring, and data recovery activities as assigned. This position requires an ability to conduct a full day of work in remote settings carrying necessary equipment and an understanding of the types of artifacts and features that may be encountered. The employee will document archaeological sites and artifacts in the field using established standards under the supervision of others. This includes completion of field forms and photographs. All cultural materials collected as part of investigations need to be cleaned, sorted, counted, and entered into a database for analysis. Cleaning includes washing of ceramic, lithic, faunal, and historic materials as needed as well as flotation of bulk soil samples. Sorting and counting includes the general identification of cultural materials into ceramic, lithic, faunal, historic, and macro botanical categories as needed and a count of each individual object. Most analysis of cultural materials occurs in the laboratory and will be based on the expertise of the individual and needs of the Project Director. Analysis will be undertaken under the supervision, and in support of, reporting field investigation results.

    Ideal Candidate

    The ideal candidate has a Bachelor's degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with one (1) year of Archaeology or Anthropology survey and excavation experience; at least six (6) months' experience in New Mexico archaeology; and specialty in lithics, ceramics, or historic artifact analysis.

    Project Director (DCA #00023804)

    Santa Fe, NM


    $25.56 - $40.90 Hourly / $53,165 - $85,064 Annually

    This position is a Pay Band 70


    The project director at the Office of Archaeological Studies carries out archaeological field investigations (survey, monitoring, testing and excavation), completes artifact analysis and report writing, and supervises at least two (2) other archaeologists on staff.

    The project director designs, conducts, manages, and completes all types of archaeological field investigations, including survey, monitoring, testing, and data recovery. The position completes historic artifacts analysis for archaeological investigations they oversee and collaborates with other division staff to complete historic artifact analysis on other projects. The project director produces technical reports on the results of archaeological fieldwork and laboratory analysis; ensures final curation and disposition of archaeological collections; participates in office administration and activities, including public outreach and education opportunities; and directly supervises at least two (2) employees.

    Ideal Candidate

    The ideal candidate has a master's degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with 12 months of experience in the cultural resources of New Mexico as a crew member or supervisory archaeologist and at least one year's experience conducting artifact analysis.

    Minimum Qualification

    Bachelor's degree in Archaeology or Anthropology and two (2) years of experience in archaeology survey, excavation, analysis and/or reporting.

    Osteologist Lab Supervisor (DCA #24367)

    Santa Fe, NM


    $25.56 - $40.90 Hourly / $53,165 - $85,064 Annually

    This position is a Pay Band 70


    This position is for a skilled archaeologist and physical anthropologist who will be required to participate in field excavations of burials, train field excavators in burial excavation techniques, analyze human skeletal remains in both field and laboratory settings and prepare required descriptive and interpretive reports. This position may also analyze animal bone assemblages from archaeological sites and prepare reports on those analyses.

    Archaeological Field Investigations: The employee will be required to conduct unmarked human burial excavations and to train field excavators in human burial excavation procedures. Field procedures will adapted as necessary to the condition of the burial, the complexity of the burial, any associated funerary objects, and the stratigraphic context of the burial. The employee must be familiar with state or federal regulatory requirements and any agreements with Native American tribes that govern burial treatments. The employee must be qualified to conduct in-field burial analyses under conditions where regulations or agreements require immediate reinterment of burials.

    Analysis: Most analyses will be conducted in the laboratory, but some human bone analyses may have to be conducted under field conditions, depending on state or federal laws and agreements with Native American Tribes. Human burials and isolated bones will be analyzed in accordance with the minimum requirements of state statute and regulation and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Animal bone analyses begin with rough sorts into potentially identifiable and unidentifiable fragments. Potentially identifiable fragments are organized by probable species and body part, and the individual bones are then compared with type specimens in the laboratory to establish identifications. In addition to species and body part identifications, animal bones are observed for evidence of age and any cultural modifications (butchering, burning, shaping into tools, etc.).

    Reporting: All human bone analyses carry a responsibility to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations. Animal bone reporting begins with the creation of descriptive inventories and tabular summaries of bones found in the archaeological collections. These summaries become the basis for environmental reconstructions and interpretations of past human behavior. The interpretations are guided the research goals of the overall project, and by a vast literature on the interpretation of archaeological faunal collections.

    Ideal Candidate

    The ideal candidate has a Master's degree in Archaeology or Anthropology and four (4) years of Archaeology or Anthropology survey, excavation, analysis, and/or reporting experience. Must be listed or able to be listed on the unmarked human burial excavation permit.

    Minimum Qualification

    Bachelor's degree in Archaeology or Anthropology and two (2) years of experience in archaeology survey, excavation, analysis and/or reporting. 

  • 08/02/2023 21:50 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The President and CEO is responsible for providing strategic leadership for Archaeology Southwest by working with the Board of Directors and the Archaeology Southwest staff to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. He/She oversees all organizational activities and ensures that these are carried out in a manner consistent with the organization’s mission, policies, and programs, as adopted by the Board of Directors. The President and CEO is the organization’s lead spokesperson and most visible representative. He/She directs Archaeology Southwest’s research, advocacy, and outreach agendas and secures financial support for the organization.

    The President and CEO reports to the Board of Directors and oversees a professional staff of 18 full-time employees. This position is based in the Historic Bates Mansion complex in downtown Tucson, Arizona.

    Archaeology Southwest_CEO_Position Announcement.pdf

  • 07/31/2023 21:18 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

    The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking an Executive Director for the Office of Archaeological Studies

    This position is open until filled.

    Please send the following for consideration in PDF format to

    • A one- or two-page letter of intent.
    • A resumé including five (5) references with contact information.

    The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) seeks an exceptional individual to fill the position of Executive Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS). The office conducts archaeological research throughout New Mexico with a mission to identify, interpret, and educate about, archaeological and historic sites across the state. A division of DCA, OAS provides public and private clients with archaeological, ethnographic, and historical research services. The office conducts research projects funded by grants and private donations. Finally, OAS presents educational outreach programs for the public on archaeology, history, and the culture of New Mexico.

    The Executive Director is an appointee of the Governor of New Mexico, upon the recommendation of the DCA Cabinet Secretary. The position requires a multifaceted administrator and scholar to provide strategic and ethical leadership, direction, fiscal management, and overall supervision. The Executive Director must have the ability to proactively cultivate and maintain positive, productive relationships with Pueblo, Tribal, and traditional descendant communities across the state and throughout the region. Candidates should have the ability to successfully manage staff and volunteers, while collaborating with other DCA divisions, Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents, and Museum of New Mexico Foundation, including the Friends of Archaeology.

    The Executive Director is responsible for the sound financial management and stewardship of OAS by obtaining contracts and grants for OAS. The Executive Director must excel at directing staff in completing the work, including designing and directing research, supervising analyses, producing and editing reports and other deliverables, arranging for permanent curation of any associated collections, and directing financial accounts. Within OAS, the Executive Director is the primary contact for Pueblo, Tribal, and traditional descendant communities, the public, clients, donors, personnel, and researchers. The position supervises personnel including recommendations for hiring, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.

    The OAS Executive Director must have a demonstrated knowledge of the laws related to Culture Resource Management work (National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 [NHPA]), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act [NAGPRA], the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 [ARPA]) as well as related state statutes.

    Strong communication skills are required, including oral communication with multiple audiences (public, professional, and academic) and written communication, including the ability to produce technical reports and edit others’ work. Excellent interpersonal skills, and supervisory and administrative experience is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Physical labor, including pedestrian survey and excavating archaeological sites, may be required. The scope of the position requires occasional evening and weekend work as well as out-of-town travel. Salary is approximately $100,000, with an attractive benefits package.

    OAS Executive Director Recommended Qualifications:

    1. Bachelor's or higher degree in a discipline related to the function of the division (M.A. or Ph.D. in Anthropology/Archaeology preferred).
    2. 10+ years of experience in Southwest archaeology, preferably in New Mexico.
    3. 10+ years of supervisory experience.
    4. 5+ years of experience working with a variety of cultural stakeholders, including Pueblo, Tribal, and traditional descendant communities.
    5. Experience managing a cultural resource management (CRM) facility or office, or a similar operation is required.
    6. Experience in building collaborative relationships with descendant communities, including incorporation of traditional knowledge as part of analysis.
    7. Within one year of appointment, become permittable as a Principal Investigator on State Land and able to be listed on the Annual Unmarked Burial Permit.
    8. Within one year of appointment, become permittable to conduct archaeological investigations in the Downtown, Rivers and Trails, and Suburban Archaeological Districts of the City of Santa Fe.
    9. A record of successfully identifying relevant Requests for Proposals (RFPs), developing proposals in response to those RFPs (including writing scopes of work, creating schedules, and preparing budgets), obtaining contracts, and completing the associated fieldwork and reporting is required.

    Please contact Jane Egan at 505.469.2417 with questions. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2023.

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