Topic ID #35644 - posted 4/27/2015 4:19 AM

Archaeologist - Tempe, AZ

Jennifer Palmer

Terracon Tempe, AZ 4/24/2015
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in: Environmental, Facilities, Geotechnical, and Engineering Services.
Over its history, Terracon has achieved significant expansion through both internal growth and acquisitions. Terracon currently has more than 3,600 employees in 140 offices and 39 states nationwide. Terracon’s growth is due to dedicated employee owners who are responsive to clients, provide quality services, and take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace. By combining our national resources with specific local area expertise, we consistently overcome obstacles and deliver the results our clients expect.
General Responsibilities:

In this position, you will be responsible for conducting archaeological field evaluations; consultation with state agencies, national agencies, tribal groups, and other stakeholders, creating National Register nomination evaluations as needed for archaeological sites, completing site forms, report writing, performing report reviews for compliance, and numerous other archaeological preservation consultation opportunities. This position will also require cross-training in other environmental services and may include evaluating respective data, preparing proposals and reports, and other environmental consulting projects as assigned.

Essential Functions and Duties: 

Assists in establishing and updating current policies/procedures for all technical projects in field of expertise for the company, to ensure proper interpretation and implementation by subordinate staff.

Provides technical direction/training to all less experienced professional staff to enhance individual capabilities for advancement and promotion along career paths.

Performs other office, laboratory, and/or field consulting assignments as necessary to accomplish work for client.

Assists in technical training and makes informed decisions based upon state of the art technology issues.

Participates in the development of marketing strategies and presentations of qualifications to clients on projects.

In accordance with company procedures, approves or prepares reports for relatively complex projects, making appropriate recommendations as necessary on relatively small or large projects.

Acts as senior consultant on projects requiring complex and innovative investigation techniques and supervises the analyses and formulation of recommendations in written report format to clients; provides technical review of reports.


Minimum 8 years of experience in all phases of Archaeology including Class I/Class III surveys, testing and delineation, monitoring, data recovery, and publication with Master's Degree

Principal Investigator that meets the Secretary of Interior Standards and approval by Arizona State Museum strongly preferred.

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