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Archaeology Principal Investigator

Westland Resources
Little Tucson, Arizona
Closing date
Feb 13, 2022

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WestLand Engineering & Environmental Services (WestLand) is seeking to add an Archaeology Principal Investigator with a specialty as an Architectural Historian to join our growing Cultural Resources Management Department. If you are a degreed architectural historian with a background in historic archaeology, archival research, and project management, then this position is a perfect fit! This position is based out of WestLand's Tucson office. When you join WestLand, you join a growing, employee-owned company with a reputation for providing high-quality results and excellent service.

WestLand's cultural resources consulting practice specializes in archaeological surveys, Tribal and construction monitoring, archaeological testing, data recovery, oral history, and archival research projects for a variety of clients throughout the Southwest and Pacific Northwest. WestLand's staff members are well versed in city, state, and federal procedures and policies. The successful candidate should have the ability to be permitted for work in Arizona.

Essential Duties
  • Develop and manage project scope, schedule, and budget in alignment with client and firms needs
  • Manage project progress using Enterprise Resource Planning Software
  • Develop Historic Properties Treatment Plans
  • Direct project specific research of analysts and field directors
  • Conduct and/or oversee HABS/HAER documentation projects
  • Write synthesis chapters for data recovery reports
  • Review survey, testing, and data recovery reports for accuracy and adherence to agency guidelines
  • Schedule personnel
  • Mentor junior staff in developing research and compliance documents
  • Interact with agency archaeologists
  • Regular communication with clients
  • Design and creating public education material
  • Participate in marketing and proposal efforts

  • Prefer Ph.D., in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field. May consider M.A. with appropriate experience and permits. Educational focus relating to Architectural History would be a bonus.
  • Five years or more of cultural resources management field experience in the American Southwest.
  • Hold an ASM Principal Investigator permit or be able to qualify for one
  • Expertise in local, state, and federal cultural resources laws and regulations
  • Experience in managing large cultural resources survey and data recovery projects
  • Experience writing and reviewing technical archaeological reports
  • Demonstrated success in managing projects and personnel
  • Demonstrated aptitude for business development
  • Ability to travel in support of projects throughout the Southwest

WestLand prides itself on providing a work environment that is relaxed and collaborative, while supporting the highest standards for project delivery and work product quality. Our team approach to both project and staff development naturally fosters a tight-knit environment of uniquely skilled and experienced professionals, learning from and helping one another.

Westland is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

To learn more about WestLand Engineering & Environmental Services, please visit our website at To apply, visit our careers section at Westland Resources Job Listings

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Cultural Resources, Archaeology

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