Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), a cultural resources management (CRM) consulting firm, has a full-time position available for a Project Director/Crew Chief based out of our Albuquerque, NM office. SRI provides comprehensive CRM services to private and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels throughout the western United States from offices in New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Washington. SRI has several projects in New Mexico that are being directed out of our Albuquerque, New Mexico, office, and we are looking for a new colleague.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
The ideal candidate should possess a Master’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with a focus in prehistoric archaeology; have completed an accredited archaeological field school; and be eligible for the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Project Director candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of field experience working on and/or supervising monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery projects and be physically fit and able to perform physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions; Crew Chief candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of field experience. The ideal candidate should also be eligible to be permitted by the state of New Mexico and by the Bureau of Land Management in New Mexico for the Northwest and Southeast Permit Areas. Candidates should also have good organizational skills, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn and execute new tasks. Prior New Mexico experience will be viewed favorably.
SRI offers a compensation package that includes competitive pay; professional development; a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, and a retirement plan; and paid vacation/sick and holiday leave. The hourly rate or salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials and experience and industry standards. Food allowance, travel time, and lodging provisions will be contract/project specific.
The Project Director (PD) is responsible for preparing and implementing survey, testing, monitoring, and the data recovery plans and for coordinating through the appropriate channels all field and analytical tasks associated with fieldwork, analysis, and report preparation, including report writing. For small- and medium-sized projects, the PD may also take on many of the tasks typically assigned to a Principal Investigator (PI), though he or she is still ultimately responsible to the PI for the given project. For larger projects, the PD works with the PI and the Project Manager to ensure that all tasks associated with the project implementation are accomplished professionally and in a timely and fiscally responsible manner. For all projects in which he or she participates, the PD is responsible for meeting his or her deadlines, remaining on budget, and for meeting SRI’s standard of care.
A PD has an MA or MA degree in anthropology or other pertinent field and at least five years of fieldwork with at least two years of experience as a field supervisor on survey, testing, and data recovery projects. He or she will often be responsible for training crew members and crew chiefs in archaeological field methods. The ability to work harmoniously and productively with other SRI staff and clients is essential. The PD is expected to be a professionally active member of the discipline. Finally, the PD is expected to conduct herself/himself in a manner appropriate to an SRI staff member at all times.
The position of Crew Chief is responsible for assisting PDs in implementing survey, testing, monitoring, and data recovery plans and for coordinating through the appropriate channels all field and analytic tasks associated with fieldwork, analysis, and report preparation. Additionally, crew chiefs are often responsible for descriptive report writing.
For small-sized projects, the crew chief may also assume many of the tasks typically assigned to a project director, though he or she still works under the supervision of a project director. For larger projects, the crew chief works with a project director and/or principal investigator and the project manager to ensure that all tasks associated with project implementation are accomplished professionally and in a timely and fiscally responsible manner.
How To Apply:
Applications can be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com with “Albuquerque, Project Director/Crew Chief” referenced in the subject line, and should include a resume of relevant experience and references (with contact information, including email addresses and telephone numbers). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and only applications submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org will be considered.