Assistant Project Archaeologist-Field Director
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About the opportunity
SWCA is looking for an Assistant Project Archaeologist who will act as a Field Director, based out of our Denver, Colorado, office to assist with a variety of projects in Colorado, and Wyoming. Project work will likely include pedestrian and shovel-test surveys and may include construction monitoring, data recovery, or other field tasks. You will lead crews in identifying cultural materials, collecting data with tablets, recording sites using state-specific protocols, and making National Register of Historic Places evaluations. You will coordinate with the Project Manager daily, planning and coordinating fieldwork. This is an on-call, hourly position. We are currently looking for assistance for summer and fall fieldwork with the potential for winter office work.
This is a temporary position with the potential for regular status based on workload.
What you will accomplish
- Direct cultural resource field crews to complete fieldwork safely and efficiently.
- Perform fieldwork (survey, testing, archaeological monitoring, or data recovery) and assist Project Managers and Principal Investigators with cultural resources tasks.
- Coordinate land access, field crew progress, and daily data transfer and management.
- Prepare and review site forms.
- Effectively communicate and support teamwork across multiple disciplines, both internally and externally.
- Collect, perform QA/QC, organize, and track field data.
- Implement, enforce, and document SWCA’s safety standards for yourself and your crew. Conduct morning tailgate safety and coordination meetings.
- Maintain a high level of professionalism at all times.
- Demonstrate and maintain SWCA’s high standard of scientific ethics and quality assurance, and have the awareness to identify and resolve challenges in creative ways
- Manage and maintain field equipment.
- Ensure that field crews are prepared for field activities.
- Possibly conduct technical reporting, including Phase I, II and III archaeological reports and all associated documentation and data forms, depending on workload.
Experience and qualifications for success
- A bachelor’s degree in anthropology or a closely related field is required; a master’s degree is preferred.
- Qualified to be on Wyoming and Colorado BLM permits strongly preferred
- A minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience is preferred.
- Secretary of the Interior qualified is preferred.
- Strong leadership and supervision abilities, including problem solving, constructive conflict resolution, and decision making.
- Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and analytical skills.
- Team player with strong ability take initiative and solve problems using sound judgment.
- Must have strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrate ability to coordinate effectively with SWCA senior staff and other project personnel.
- Knowledge of Esri software is preferred.
- Availability to work extended field rotations (10-12 days at a time) and travel accordingly.
- Current valid driver’s license and the ability to safely operate a 4WD vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads is required.
- Ability to travel and conduct fieldwork for long hours and extended periods, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and at high altitudes, and the ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds.
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. 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.
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In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), we are disclosing a good faith estimate of the compensation range for roles that will be, or could be, performed in Colorado.
In Colorado, an employee in this position can expect a rate between $24.00 and $30.00 per hour, depending on experience, geographic locations, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. Employees in this position are eligible for consideration for SWCA’s annual bonus program, which provides awards based on individual and organizational performance.
EOE – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.