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Senior Archaeologist/Project Director

When Saturday Comes
West Valley City, Utah
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
FLSA Status: Exempt, Salary

Reports To: Regional Manager

Job Type: Full-Time, Regular

Compensation: $75,000 - $95,000 per year based on experience

Benefits: Full-Time benefits eligible

Travel costs to and from field projects will be provided or reimbursed when fieldwork is necessary. Field project opportunities generally range from single-day projects to multiple 5-, 7-, or 10-day field sessions, depending on the size and needs of the project.


Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the United States with our Corporate Office based in Mesa, AZ and offices in Ferndale, and Santa Rosa, California; Cedar City and Draper, Utah; and Rawlins, Wyoming.

We are a steadily growing company with telecommuting opportunities employing over 200 employees throughout the United States. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance as well as infrastructure siting, Class I and Class III studies, Historic Property Treatment Plans, and environmental construction management and monitoring. We offer our employees development opportunities, competitive wages, and benefits.

JOB SUMMARY: As a Senior Archaeologist/Project Director, this employee will coordinate and manage a variety of archaeology projects within the Great Basin Region, as well as manage the cultural resources program within the Great Basin.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions:
  • Serve as a Principal Investigator/Project Director for the project
  • Conduct Class III (intensive pedestrian) cultural resources inventory
  • Independently document archaeological sites and IOs/IFs
  • Evaluate resources for NRHP-eligibility
  • Survey an average of 50 acres/8 miles per day and carry personal health and safety equipment (i.e., personal water, sunscreen, etc.) when surveying
  • Ability to work in moderate weather conditions (fluctuating temperatures and inclement weather, including rain and snow)
  • Ability to perform work duties independently and efficiently, while working in a team setting
  • Ability to follow instruction and to make adjustments when provided feedback
  • Proficient in prehistoric and/or historic archaeology in the Great Basin
  • Proficient in documenting archaeological sites and IOs/IFs in the Great Basin
  • Support, actively participate, and act in accordance with Wright's and Transcon Environmental' s culture of safety and employee ownership.
  • Comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations; maintains knowledge of and follows all company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance at work and meetings.
OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • Position may require some outside travel.
  • Completed coursework leading to a degree in archaeology, anthropology, or related field:
    • Crew Member - minimum 2 years of college-level coursework and completion of a field school.
    • Crew Chief - bachelor's degree, completion of a field school, and 1 year of professional experience.
    • Field Director / Project Archaeologist - bachelor's degree, completion of a field school, 2 years of professional experience, and is permitted or qualified for agency permitting based on the SOI Professional Qualification Standards.
    • Principal Investigator - graduate degree, completion of a field school, 2 years professional experience as a Field Director, and is permitted or qualified for agency permitting based on the SOI Professional Qualification Standards.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English sufficient to perform job duties and to interact and communicate with employees and vendors
  • Proficiency in using tablets (Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy) to document cultural resources.
  • Proficiency with sub-meter GPS receiver.
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS Field Maps and Survey123 applications (for phone or tablet).
  • Permitted or permittable on BLM lands in the Great Basin (Principal Investigator).
  • Previous NHPA, NEPA, FERC, and/or other cultural or environmental trainings.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Authored a master's degree thesis.

Transcon Environmental Inc employment opportunities to all employees and 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.

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