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AZTEC is currently seeking qualified Project Directors to join our Phoenix, Arizona Cultural Resources Group. Remote work is available for this role and we encourage applicants from AZ, NV, and UT to apply.

Job Description...

The purpose of this role is to develop, direct, and complete all types of archaeological projects (survey, monitoring, testing, and data recovery). Projects may be located in the Southwest and/or Great Basin regions. Below is a list of duties for this position.

Primary Duties
• Perform archaeological research and conduct site file searches at federal, state, tribal, and private repositories
• Develop, direct, and participate in all types of archaeological investigations
• Adhere to project budgets and schedules
• Supervise junior staff
• Prepare, review, and edit technical reports documenting and synthesizing the results of research and field and lab work
• Assess and make recommendations regarding NRHP eligibility
• Consider, document, and make recommendations regarding findings of project effect and appropriate means of avoidance, minimization, and/or mitigation
• Successfully apply for, receive, implement, and adhere to required permits and licenses from public agencies and tribal governments
• Prepare graphics for reports using ArcGIS Pro or coordinate graphic preparation with GIS staff
• Develop, implement, and oversee research designs and work plans
• Develop and adhere to project scopes and budgets
• Manage/track budgets and schedules
• Understand and assist clients with state, federal, and tribal cultural resources compliance
• Coordinate with sub-consultants, vendors, and permitting agencies
• Work independently and resolve project challenges with minimal supervision
• Communicate effectively and work closely with fellow employees, clients, vendors, and the public
• Perform travel that may include overnight and/or out-of-state stays for extended periods of time

Job Qualifications (Education, Experience, And Skills)
• Minimum of MA or MS in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field (Ph.D. preferred)
• Minimum of 7 years of experience in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and a minimum of 2 years of experience supervising and managing projects, junior staff, and preparing technical reports
• Thorough understanding of Southwest and/or Great Basin prehistory and/or history, archaeological method and theory, and applicable federal and state cultural resource management/historic preservation laws
• Experience preparing research designs, work plans, and technical reports that meet state and federal standards and guidelines
• Experience successfully directing all types and phases of cultural resource investigation
• Ability to qualify at supervisory level for state and federal archaeological permits in AZ, NV, and/or UT
• Successful management and completion of projects on time and within budget
• Experience using GPS and GIS applications (Tablet, ArcGIS Pro)
• Experience in and ability to generate, organize, and maintain accurate field records that meet state and federal standards and guidelines
• Ability to perform fieldwork in adverse conditions (e.g., rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures, arid environments, dense vegetation) and carry up to 25 pounds of equipment
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Valid Driver's License, with the ability to maintain insurability under the company's insurance carrier

Competencies (To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies):
• Communicative – interacts openly with others; can maintain relationships, works well independently or with a team.
• Consultative - Consults with other disciplines as needed; tolerates different perspectives or opinions.
• Decisive & Action Oriented - Has a high level of energy and stamina; gets things done; makes sound educated but rapid decisions even when short of information; enjoys managing challenging projects and works well in fast-paced and pressure environments. Self-motivated and proactive
• Flexible - Adapts to new challenges and circumstances; able to multi-task; thrives on variety and frequently changing environments; creative problem solver. Resourcefulness, with minimal direction.
• Analytical – Uses sound data, and procedures, and follows all laws, rules, and regulations but is a solutionist or problem-solver.
• Conscientious and Organized – Believes professional integrity is paramount; understands the importance of project records; responsive to clients and deadline oriented; quality oriented.

Working Conditions And Environment

This position will require general supervision and will have to use independent judgment within established guidelines. Generally, uses advanced knowledge to analyze, interpret, or make deductions from varying facts or circumstances. Will need the ability to establish rapport quickly with others working on the same project, and be able to promote a positive team environment. Working knowledge of dealing with a diverse population while using tact, diplomacy, and respect.

AZTEC Culture
• Action oriented and flexible
• Zealous supporter of clients and teammates
• Thinking toward future and personal growth
• Equitable, inclusive, and diverse
• Collaborative comradery

AZTEC Benefits

AZTEC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, Paid-time-Off, and a 401(k) plan.

AZTEC Overview

AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC) is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides diversified technical and consulting services to clients in the United States. AZTEC is part of the TYPSA Group, an international consulting engineering firm with over 3,700 employees and more than 50 offices worldwide providing multidisciplinary consulting services in the fields of civil engineering, architecture, and environment. AZTEC has a diverse culture that focuses on providing rich opportunities for its employees.

AZTEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to affirmative action planning and encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, housing status, or any other non-job-related characteristic under applicable law.

Please apply online at www.aztec.us/career
Phoenix AZ USA


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