Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc.
Founded in 1979, Far Western Anthropological Research Group is one of the largest and most respected cultural resource management (CRM) firms in the United States. We take pride in guiding private and government clients through the cultural resources compliance process with high-quality archaeological research, creative and innovative problem-solving, and open communication with native peoples, regulatory agencies, and the interested public. This commitment is expressed through the dissemination of our findings and activities in outreach, media, and peer-reviewed literature. We believe this highlights the core purpose of historic preservation laws to work in the public interest.
Far Western is looking to immediately hire a Senior Archaeologist/Field Director for a full-time position in our Great Basin Branch in Carson City, Nevada.
Compensation and Benefits:
· Hourly rate starting $32-$35/hr
· Competitive per diem for field projects
· Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance benefits
· Profit Sharing
· Flexible in-office and remote work schedule
· Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s (SOI) Professional Qualification Standards (PQS) in Archaeology.
· At least one year of supervisory experience (i.e., crew chief, field director) in the Great Basin with demonstrable crew leadership experience in Nevada.
· Ability to be permitted in Nevada and/or California on BLM Cultural Resources Use Permits (CRUPs).
· Demonstrable CRM field experience (e.g., survey, pre-contact and historic-era site documentation/data collection, excavation, evaluation, and familiarity with common data collecting devices and hand-held tools).
o Demonstrated academic experience may be a substitute for CRM field experience.
· Clean driving record.
· Detail-oriented, ability to adapt to varying data collection needs, attention to field methods/pace, and effectiveness in verbal and written communication.
· Interest in and ability to interact with Native American representatives, clients, and co-workers positively and collaboratively.
· Ability to work both collaboratively independently within Far Western’s Safety Program and other Far Western protocols, Covid-19 and otherwise.
· Ability to hike eight to ten miles a day for five-plus consecutive days in variable terrain and variable weather.
· Have been previously permitted in Nevada.
· Have experience working collaboratively with Native American monitors and cultural resource specialists in the field.
· Have knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations relevant to cultural resources.
· Having knowledge/experience with historic-era and precontact resources in the Great Basin
· Have demonstrable technical report writing skills and the ability to provide examples.
· Actively participate in regional archaeological or historic preservation research.
Interested applicants, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
· A Word/pdf file of a comprehensive CV/resume.
· A brief cover letter in the email body
· Three (3) references from agency/CRM/academic contacts in the last five years.