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Senior Archaeologist

Phoenix, Arizona, US
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Jan 16, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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United States of America - Arizona, Phoenix

**Job Summary**

AECOM is seeking a seasoned senior archaeologist to be based in our Phoenix, AZ office.

Job duties and responsibilities include but aren't limited to the following:

+ Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to complex problems.

+ Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and national regulations to ensure compliance. Work is performed with minimal direction.

+ Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Responsible for advanced duties and activities in their specialized functional area.

+ Conducts research and does investigation work as required.

+ Plans and organizes project studies.

+ Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.

+ Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.

+ Oversee the work of less experienced scientists.

+ The senior archaeologist will support all types of cultural resource studies primarily in Arizona and surrounding states. The studies could include records reviews, intensive cultural resource field surveys, archaeological excavations, and lab studies.

+ The senior archaeologist will manage or assist in the management of cultural resource studies to facilitate their successful completion.

+ Conduct archaeological fieldwork and compile field documentation. The work could require prolonged walking or standing on various types of terrain; extensive manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving buckets and wheelbarrows filled with dirt; bending, kneeling, and standing activities, and lifting and carry objects weighing as much as 50 lbs., all in outdoor environments, under a wide range of weather conditions.

+ Lead crews as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or field director including instruction of crew members in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods, and making logistical arrangements.

+ Manage artifact collections, guide laboratory analyses, and mentor new or inexperienced staff in proper field or lab methods and ensure lab protocols are followed.

+ Write archaeological reports and/or prepare archaeological site forms in coordination with other team members and support staff.

+ Travel as needed for project work and have a valid driver's license

+ Work with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure projects meet AECOM quality and safety standards.

+ Follows AECOM corporate policies and procedures.

+ Assume personal responsibility for furthering capabilities to ensure career growth.

**About AECOM**

At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what's possible - the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

+ _Fortune_ 's World's Most Admired Companies - 2014-2020

+ #1 in Transportation and General Building in _Engineering-News Record_ 's 2019 "Top 500 Design Firms" and #1 2019 "Top 200 Environmental Firms"

+ VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly Gold Employer

+ Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM's global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals - to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

**Minimum Requirements**

+ BA/BS in anthropology or a related field. + six years of progressively responsible employment in cultural resource management including demonstrated supervision or management experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ MA or PhD degree in anthropology or a related field.

+ Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible employment in cultural resource management including demonstrated supervision or management experience.

+ Regional archaeological expertise in the Southwestern United States, particularly southern Arizona

+ Ability to design and supervise complex archaeological fieldwork, lab processing, and/or or technical analysis and report preparation.

+ Manage budgets, supervise personnel, schedule staff and tasks related to specific projects.

+ Manage or contribute to preparation of proposals.

+ Strong technical writing skills.

+ Writing and reviewing technical reports and research designs/treatment plans

+ Thorough understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106.

+ Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs.

+ Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, agency and tribal representatives, construction contractors, and other project stakeholders.

+ Strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent communication skills.

+ Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

+ Certification as principal investigator or field director for Arizona Antiquities Act permits and cultural resource study permits for other agencies.

+ Experience with standard Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel).

+ Register of Professional Archaeologists certification.

+ Experience working with tribal communities

+ Proficiency with geographic information system, digital data collection, and database software.

**What We Offer**

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

**Job Category** Sciences

**Business Line** Environment

**Business Group** Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

**Country** United States of America

**Position Status** Full-Time

**Requisition/Vacancy No.** 245981BR

**Virtual:** No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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