Topic ID #39239 - posted 2/27/2018 2:04 PM



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 The Archeological Principal Investigator is responsible for meeting regulatory and client requirements, creating and executing research designs, supervising and mentoring archaeological staff, meeting performance standards of regulatory and review agencies and fostering relationships with clients to develop future business. The Archaeological Principal Investigator will work with Project Managers to supervise archaeological and other cultural resources investigations in the southwest and neighboring regions. Represent Atwell in communications with clients, tribes, and regulatory and review agencies.  Assist Project Managers in assembling and managing cultural resources project teams while ensuring compliance with federal, state, municipal, and/or tribal requirements. 


  • Lead and coordinate archaeological site investigations at all levels from the survey, through test excavation and NRHP evaluation, and excavation and mitigation of adverse effects.
  • Lead and Coordinate internal and external research, data collection, record keeping, photo documentation, and other data input on a variety of projects.
  • Provide coordination, technical oversight, and quality control for Archaeological/Cultural Resource reports.
  • Actively participate in and lead federal, state and local permitting efforts, as needed.
  • Lead and coordinate preparation of agency and tribal consultation letters, as needed.
  • Knowledge of Arizona, New Mexico and other federal and state cultural resources regulations. 
  • Assist Project Manager with establishing project objectives and developing project proposals and budgets.
  • Ability to be listed as a Principal Investigator on various federal and state agency archaeological permits in Arizona and New Mexico is required.
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) status.


  • Membership in the Arizona Archaeological Council, New Mexico Archaeological Council, and other professional organizations is desirable.
  • Ability to be listed as a Principal Investigator in other states in the region is desirable.
  • Experience managing and mentoring other employees. 


  • Graduate degree (M.A., M.S., or Ph.D.) in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field from a U.S. accredited institution.


  • 10 + years of experience in Archaeology consulting and/or agency experience.
  • Supervisory experience in all aspects of archaeological survey, site recording and evaluation, research, archaeological testing and data recovery.
  • Experience preparing proposals and cost estimates, and experience managing budgets and schedules.


  • Maybe in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • Frequently communicates with project staff
  • May travel frequently
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork for long hours in a desert environment (extreme temperatures, rugged terrain).
  • Ability to carry equipment and supplies (up to 50 pounds).

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