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Project Archaeologist

Swca Inc
Phoenix, Arizona
Closing date
Apr 28, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants are seeking a Project Archaeologist to join our Phoenix, AZ office. The Project Archaeologist is a core member of the Cultural Resources Program, responsible for managing small to medium cultural resources projects, proposals, fieldwork, research, report writing, quality assurance/ quality control review, and managing client, agency, and tribal relationships.

This is a regular, full-time, salaried position. The position is based out of the Arizona region supporting our three Arizona offices (Tucson, Flagstaff & Phoenix). Candidates local to the greater Phoenix metropolitan area are strongly preferred.

Application deadline: Our team will begin reviewing applications immediately, and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates on a rolling basis. The application process will remain open until we have received a robust pool of qualified candidates. Once we have identified suitable individuals, we may close the application process without prior notice. We appreciate the time and effort invested by all applicants and will carefully consider each submission.

What you will accomplish
  • Manage and participate in all aspects of cultural resources projects successfully, including budgeting, scheduling, research, fieldwork, report writing, curation.
  • Collaborate with project managers across offices and disciplines to successfully meet client and agency needs.
  • Work with clients and agency representatives for successful project implementation.
  • Assist with technical, high-quality proposals, work plans, reports, and literature reviews, with oversight from subject matter experts.
  • Nurtures and develops client relationships.
  • Oversee and conduct fieldwork and deliverables, adhering to SWCA's Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) program.
  • Supervises personnel in the field, office, and laboratory.
  • Collaborates with SWCA's personnel across role levels and disciplines.
  • Maintains SWCA's high standard of scientific ethics and quality assurance.
  • Motivated to identify and resolve problems in creative ways.
  • Collaborates as part of an interdisciplinary environmental team.
  • Work independently in a responsible manner, resolving project challenges.

Experience and qualifications for success
  • Bachelor's Degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or a closely related field.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in cultural resources management (CRM) on a variety of project types, sizes, regions, and agencies, with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in CRM in a supervisory capacity, whether in the field or in the office.
  • Experience managing CRM tasks, including budgets, scheduling, and scopes of work.
  • Extensive experience with Arizona or Southwest archaeology.
  • Demonstrated experience in federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to the management of cultural resources (NEPA, Section 106 of the NHPA).
  • Ability to travel and conduct fieldwork for long hours will be required on certain projects.
  • Qualified for listing on cultural resources permits in Arizona.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or a closely related field.
  • Project Director-permitted on the Arizona Antiquities Act Permit.
  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology.
  • Experience in renewable energy and/or transmission business lines is highly preferred.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs, agency requests, and more.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency representatives.
  • Experience leading archaeology crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
  • Excellent technical writing skills, including primary report authorship, with a record of completing technical reports and projects in a timely fashion.
  • Experience in cultural resources projects in Arizona.
  • CPR and First Aid certified.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. Our Vision (the North Star) is to make SWCA the best workplace and industry leader in sustainability, bringing sound science and creative solutions to global environmental challenges while maintaining a dedication to employee-ownership. We live our core values: we collaborate as #OneSWCA; we are #AlwaysLearning, we #NeverSettle, and we #GiveBack.

We are 100% employee-owned, and we build our success together. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer a supportive, team-oriented work environment and competitive wages and benefits, including an 100% employee stock ownership plan (retirement).

At SWCA, we support our team members in developing their careers to make them leaders in their industry. Our Career Landscape initiative is a process and guide designed to help develop chart rewarding career paths for employees at SWCA. We encourage professional conference attendance, internal and external professional development and training programs, education reimbursement, a Science and Leadership Program, and bonuses for publications meeting certain criteria. All regular status employees are eligible to participate in SWCA medical, dental, vision, employee assistance, wellness, life and disability plans, and are eligible to participate in the SWCA 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan and Trust.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email or call 1-480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. At SWCA Environmental Consultants, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds, including those with diverse experiences and veterans, to apply. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce enhances creativity, innovation, and overall organizational success.

SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees. In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges in all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.

An employee in this Arizona-based position can expect an annual salary of $67,080.00 - $85,800.00. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. Regular-status employees are also eligible for performance bonuses. Candidates are also encouraged to consider SWCA's Total Rewards package, which includes a competitive Benefits package, forward-thinking workplace flexibility, outstanding corporate culture, award-winning career development, and more.

SWCA continues to invest deeply in career development programs, delivering our award-winning Career Landscape support resources to accelerate the growth of our staff. We recognize the valuable skills and experiences our internal team members bring to SWCA's continued success. Qualified internal candidates are encouraged to apply and will be seriously considered for this position. We believe in promoting from within, where possible, providing our existing employees with compelling opportunities to advance their careers.

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