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Associate Archaeologist

Employer
WSP USA
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
Are you looking for an exciting career where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you learning and growth opportunities? We encourage you to apply for this opportunity. We provide the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow professionally. We'd love you to join our team of friendly, hard-working, dedicated and collaborative professionals. Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality.
We work with top-tier public and private clients supporting medium to large scale environmental projects. Work includes all aspects of cultural resource management including cultural records reviews, surveys, testing, data recovery, monitoring as well as authoring and implementing mitigation and management plans.
Role Overview: We have a career opportunity for an Associate Archaeologist join our team in Phoenix, AZ.
Your Impact
- Conducting field and desktop archeology investigations and preparing reports.
- Scheduling, managing, and conducting fieldwork and documentation associated with archaeological projects for a variety of clients throughout the southwestern United States.
- Responsible for contributing to the development of various levels of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)-compliant documentation.
- Working collaboratively with a variety of project teams and clients in the public and private sectors and handling concurrent assignments.
- Working with federal and state agencies to develop and implement Programmatic Agreements
- Will travel throughout the southwestern United States. Approximately 30% overnight travel.
- Prepare proposals for internal and external clients.
Who You Are
Required Qualifications
- BA/BS degree (MS/MA preferred) in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field.
- 1 - 3 + years of professional level experience working on archaeological and historic preservation plans projects.
- Meet Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology to perform duties for NHPA Section 106 and NEPA compliance.
- Ability to be added to archaeological permits on state, federal, and tribal lands in the U.S. Southwest.
- 1 - 3 + years of experience working on archaeological projects supporting National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) projects.
- Working knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 106 compliance, and general archeological practices is required.
- Knowledge of the State Historic Preservation Act (A.R.S. § 41-861 et seq), and the Arizona Antiquities Act (A.R.S. § 41-841 et seq), Title 37, Public Land statutes, and ASLD Administrative Rules and Regulations.
- Experience working on local, state, and federal projects.
- Knowledge of Southwestern archaeology, anthropology, history, and historic preservation.
- Ability to contribute to technical reports with accurate information regarding cultural resources, legal descriptions, and land ownership.
- Ability to apply methods, techniques and practices used to perform archaeological and historic site assessment and mitigation programs.
- Ability to carry out tasks involved with archaeological and historic preservation plans and resources.
- Must be detail oriented and have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and must be technologically proficient including experience with databases and field data collection programs (Excel, AZSITE, NMCRIS, Access, ArcGIS Field maps preferred).
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with various project teams and a variety of clients in the public and private sectors and handle concurrent assignments.
- Ability and willingness to travel throughout the southwestern United States. Approximately 30% overnight travel.
- Must pass background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy.
About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.
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WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:
WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation - no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.

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