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Cultural Resources Field Director

Diné Development Corporation
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Closing date
Jul 10, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
DDC4C. is seeking a Cultural Resources Field Director to join our team of professionals working in a variety of service lines including Federal, Forestry, Utilities, Water, Renewable Energy, Transportation, and Community and Urban Planning. This position is full-time, regular status, and salaried exempt, based out of our Albuquerque, New Mexico office. You will be responsible for managing fieldwork and assisting the Principal Investigator project management.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Field Director is responsible for all aspects of fieldwork, report content, and preparation of National Register of Historic Places evaluations, preliminary evaluations of project effects, and cultural resource management recommendations. The successful candidate will assist the Principal Investigator in the development of new projects and client relationships, servicing existing clients, and driving the success of business in New Mexico and surrounding states.

Key Duties:
  • Timely and cost-effective implementation and completion of field work and report production.
  • Develop resource specific recommendations for the management of cultural resources using the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and other applicable criteria.
  • Maintain quality assurance/quality control of fieldwork.
  • Work on multidisciplinary teams for successful project execution.
  • Coordinate with clients, agencies, stakeholder communities including local Native American groups, BRIC peers, subcontractors, and vendors.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A degree in anthropology or archaeology with three (3) years of professional experience researching and evaluating aboveground cultural resources within the CRM environment.
  • Meets or exceeds the qualifications detailed in 36 CFR part 61, for Archaeology.
  • Holds or can hold permits in the southwest region with the state of NM, Forest Service, BLM and Navajo Nation.
  • Expertise in historical and prehistoric archaeology and the application of NHRP criteria.
  • Understanding of U.S. historic preservation and cultural resource management laws and requirements, especially Section 106 of the NHPA.
  • Basic understanding of GIS applications as they relate to CRM.
  • Strong technical writing skills.
  • Ability to plan and execute work within budget and schedule.
  • Must be able to pass a standard background check.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Effective communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:
  • An M.A. or M.S. in anthropology or archaeology.
  • Five (5) years or more of professional experience researching and evaluating aboveground cultural resources within the CRM environment.
  • Three (3) years of supervisory and/or project management experience in the CRM environment.
  • Experience working with local Native American groups.
  • Experience with historical built environment resources.
  • Experience working with U.S. federal agencies.
  • Experience with Tribal Consultations and MOAs.
  • Proficiency using ESRI GIS software and data management as applied to CRM projects.
  • Ability to hold Burial Permit with State of New Mexico.

Diné Development Corporation (DDC) is a Navajo Nation owned family of companies that delivers IT, professional, and environmental solutions to advance the missions of federal, state, and tribal government agencies. As thought leaders and innovators, our team of specialists build client-centric solutions that solve critical challenges faced by defense, civilian, and healthcare organizations. Employing a mission-focused approach, we deliver value that not only enhances current operations, but also drives future change. Closely aligned with this approach is our commitment to advancing the Navajo Nation and its People. Through economic development and community empowerment, we elevate the Navajo Nation to provide lasting impact and sustainable growth for future generations. DDC's ability to unite legacy-inspired technologies, industry best practices, and proven methodologies has contributed to our success for twenty years.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or for inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing information about compensation, or any other basis prohibited by law. We participate in E-Verify.


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