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Senior Archaeologist

Tempe, Arizona
Closing date
Apr 12, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
General Responsibilities:

Conduct cultural records reviews, archaeological surveys, Phase I testing, Phase II data recovery, archaeological monitoring, archaeological mitigation, preparation of archaeological plans and reports, and contribute cultural information for environmental documents. Identify, evaluate and recommend risk and mitigation strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Prepare applicable risk assessments and technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Senior-level, experienced, scientific professional able to manage small- and medium-sized cultural resources projects across the U.S. Southwest.
  • Ability to complete projects on-time and within budget.
  • Field director for survey, excavation and monitoring fieldwork.
  • Work with senior staff to prepare cost estimates and proposals from small and medium-size projects.
  • Evaluate field and laboratory data, synthesizing into written reports.
  • Maintain quality standards, following safety rules and guidelines.

  • Graduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field (MA, MS, PhD) and a minimum of 15 years of experience.
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA)
  • Possess or demonstrate ability to obtain State and Federal archaeological permits within the U.S. Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, California, Nevada, or Utah).
  • Demonstrated experience authoring cultural resources management reports.
  • Ability to perform all aspects of archaeological fieldwork in outdoor settings year-round within the U.S. Southwest.
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable violation history.

Desired qualifications:
  • Possess Principal Investigator status on an Arizona Antiquities Act permit or a General Archaeological Investigation Permit for archaeological investigations in New Mexico.
  • Be listed or demonstrate ability to be listed on a BLM cultural resources use permit in the US Southwest.
  • Meet US Secretary of Interior standards for archaeologist (prehistoric and/or historic).
  • Completion of an archaeological field school in the US Southwest.

About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon's growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon's vision of "Together, we are best at people" is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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