Principal Investigator / Senior Archaeologist (Cultural Resource Specialist) – Projects located in Utah and throughout the Great Basin Region (Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana), and opportunities elsewhere in Southwest, West Mountain, and Pacific Regions
We are a steadily growing company that offers its employees development opportunities, competitive wages, and benefits.
Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the United States with offices in Arizona, California, Utah, Wyoming, and Virginia. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists, and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance as well as infrastructure siting, telecommunication studies, Class I and Class III studies, Historic Property Treatment Plans, and environmental construction management and monitoring. We currently employ over 45 archaeologists.
We are seeking a full-time senior archaeologist to act as the Principal Investigator, perform Project Management on small and large projects in the Great Basin Region (primarily in Utah) and occasional work opportunities in the Pacific and Southwest regions. The employee must be permitted or permittable as a Principal Investigator/Project Director within the state of Utah and for work on agency land (i.e., BLM, USFS, etc.) and should be available to conduct fieldwork throughout the western U.S., with a focus on the Great Basin. This role will allow for opportunities to assist the Cultural Program Manager with recruitment and retention of cultural resource specialists, mentoring of junior staff, coordinating and managing projects, document reviewing, agency coordination, and inter-disciplinary coordination. The role also requires comfortability and experience working with Native American groups.
Compensation and Benefits
This position is exempt (salary) and eligible for full benefits. Travel will be required for some projects. When working multi-day assignments, employee will be reimbursed for meals, lodging, and mileage, if applicable. We anticipate employment to begin in mid-April 2021.
Compensation is based on qualifications and relevant experience.
This position will be telecommuting from within Utah, and based out of our Salt Lake office in Draper, Utah, though consideration will also be given to applicants interested in being based out of our southern Utah office in Cedar City, Utah.
Planning and budgeting for projects
Managing multiple projects simultaneously
Acting as Principal Investigator for multiple projects simultaneously
Assigning staff to conduct literature reviews/records searches
Planning and collaborating with Field Directors for field survey, monitoring, and testing projects
Planning and overseeing the execution of deliverables/reports of findings (Class I, Class III, monitoring report, Historic Properties Treatment Plan, etc.)
Senior review of final documents (reports, site forms, etc.)
Drafting proposals, scopes of work, and budgets
Knowledgeable in compiling field data into site forms and reports
Coordinating with local state, federal, and tribal agencies and State or Tribal Historic Preservation Offices
Marketing with existing, new, and prospective clients
Construction compliance inspecting and monitoring construction activities to ensure resource protection measures are being implemented
Work will include both office and field work
Successful applicants should be capable of working long days in the field throughout the year, including single- and multi-day assignments
Skills and Requirements:
Graduate degree (MA/MS or PhD) in archaeology or closely related field
Proficiency in Utah prehistoric and historic archaeology
Proficiency in Great Basin archaeology
Proficiency in Utah report writing and site form preparation
Secretary of the Interior-qualified
At least three years of experience in the role of a PI/PM
Permitted or immediately permittable within the state of Utah as a Principal Investigator/Project Director and Field Director/Crew Chief (PLPCO, BLM, USFS, etc.)
Ability to manage employees and field crews
Ability to mentor junior staff
Ability to delegate work assignments to capable staff
Ability to perform work duties independently and efficiently with short deadlines
Highly organized, motivated, thorough, accurate, dependable, and trustworthy
Ability to interact and coordinate with state, federal, and tribal agencies
Proficiency with standard field equipment and technology
Experience in the following is preferred:
Strong writing and editing skills
Previous cultural or other environmental project management experience
Proficiency in archaeology throughout the western United States
Familiarity with typical utility operations and maintenance activities
Familiarity with compliance inspection contracting for large projects
Familiarity with ESRI ArcGIS applications (including Collector and Survey123)
Previous NHPA, NEPA, FERC and/or other cultural or environmental trainings
Excellent navigation skills and good driving record
Experience driving a four-wheel drive vehicle off-road or in rough terrain
Experience working around heavy machinery and communicating with construction crews
***Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work.
***Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing a background check, drug (including marijuana/THC) and alcohol testing.