Swift River Environmental Services is seeking an Archaeology Crew Chief for archaeological survey, excavation, and monitoring projects based out of our Albuquerque, New Mexico office. This position is responsible for oversight and direction of all archaeological field investigations conducted by Crew Members. The Crew Chief will implement field procedures, survey methods, and ensure all findings are documented to meet Federal and State standard guidelines. This is a temporary, on-call position. Typical schedule is Monday-Friday; however, some projects require flexible scheduling. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conducting archeological research online and in-person as appropriate.
• Leads archaeological survey, shovel testing and excavation projects as assigned.
• Manage crews comprised of various personalities and skill levels.
• Observe and instruct others in good and efficient field methodology.
• Oversees crew and determines appropriate survey coverage within the project area.
• Conducts and oversees technical site mapping, photography and feature and artifact documentation.
• Instruct and supervise field crew in proficient data collection as applicable to the type of fieldwork (i.e. Survey, testing, excavation) including use of digital recording platforms for site mapping and site form preparation.
• Maintains all field records and paperwork.
• Ensures compliance with all agency and company standards.
• Provides Health and Safety oversight, ensuring all field crew adhere to the project specific HASP.
• Works with GIS staff to ensure accurate digital recordation of survey coverage type.
• Communicates with Field Directors, Project Managers, and GIS staff through regular, scheduled field status reports.
• Contributes to CRM report preparation.
• May conduct monitoring of ground disturbing construction/activity, often for long hours and several weeks.
• Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field.
• Meet the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for archaeology and those able to be listed on federal and state cultural resource permits as a crew lead.
• Minimum of two years’ experience with a wide range of field methodologies, including archaeological survey, prehistoric and historic site identification, documentation and assessment, testing, and monitoring.
• At least six months of demonstrated supervisory experience in archaeological crew chief level.
• Experience with collection of field data, site recording, digital photography, artifact identification, GPS data collection, and mapping.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, and well with others as part of a team.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Detail oriented, organized, and able to meet deadlines on fast-paced projects.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word and Excel, and ability to use related computer systems and software.
• Able to travel to a location, walk (5-9 miles/day) and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds
• GIS experience using ArcMap and other ESRI software is a plus.
• Experience driving a four-wheeled drive vehicle off-road or in rough terrain
• Familiarity with typical electrical utility operations and maintenance activities
• Experience working around heavy machinery and communicating with maintenance crews
• Clean driving record and current driver’s license
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