Topic ID #38359 - posted 5/15/2017 11:45 AM

Field Director -- Archaeology/Cultural Resources


Field Director - Archaeology/Cultural Resources     Arizona and New Mexico

Tierra Right of Way Services is seeking motivated and experienced archaeologists/cultural resources managers who can fulfill the duties of Field Director in our Arizona and/or New Mexico offices. The successful candidates must be team players. They must have the ability to multi-task, including supervising multiple small surveys and/or monitoring projects concurrently. Experience directing large block surveys as well as testing and data recovery investigations is also desired. The successful candidates must meet qualifications to be listed in Tierra’s cultural resource investigation permits for the State of Arizona or the State of New Mexico, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and other Federal agencies. The candidates must have knowledge of the literature and practice of prehistoric and historic archaeology in the American Southwest. A moderate amount of travel may be required; a current valid driver’s license is required. The successful candidates must be a United States citizen or hold a federally approved work visa.


·         Seven years’ experience in CRM at increasing levels of responsibility, such as technician, crew chief, assistant field director, field director, at least three years of which has been in Arizona or New Mexico, is required.

·         Thorough knowledge of the NHPA Section 106 process and associated federal and state laws and regulations is essential.

·         Graduate degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field is required.

·         Focus in a particular analytic specialty in material culture or an aspect of environmental archaeology.

Duties include:

·         Directing fieldwork

·         Staffing and scheduling input

·         Writing reports and preparing forms to pertinent agency standards

·         Delegating tasks to junior staff

·         Problem resolutions in field and office settings

·         Training archaeological technicians in field methods, preparation of forms, and report writing

·         Maintaining current knowledge of literature and professional reports

·         Assisting in the preparation of scopes of work and budgets for proposals

·         Analyzing collections of cultural materials that fall within your particular analytic specialty

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive, and is based on experience and education.  This is a full-time, permanent position.  The successful candidates must be based in one of our established Arizona or New Mexico offices.  Tierra Right of Way Services offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and disability insurance; retirement plan; and vacation and holidays.  Tierra is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Tierra has been conducting cultural resource projects in the American Southwest for nearly twenty-five (25) years. We are committed to meeting our clients’ land services needs in the highest quality manner, delivered with the highest ethical and professional standards.

How to Apply:

Please submit letter of interest and CV/resume to, or mail to:

Tierra Right of Way Services

Human Resources Department

RE: Field Director - Archaeology/Cultural Resources

1575 East River Road, Suite 201

Tucson, AZ  85718


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