Topic ID #39350 - posted 4/3/2018 9:59 AM

Archaeological Field Director Phoenix, AZ


North Wind Resource Consulting Archaeological Field Director

 Position Summary

Acts as Field Director for cultural resource investigations, including surveys, testing, data recovery excavations, and reporting. 


  • Attends kick-off meeting with clients and agencies, and will maintain record of meetings.
  • Organizes fieldwork mobilization/demobilization.
  • Creates a safe work environment and carry-out all aspects of Health and Safety Plans.
  • Ensures that all data collected is accurate, organized and of high quality.
  • Oversees accurate identification of historic and prehistoric artifacts, features, and sites.
  • Takes photographs of field work and maintains a daily log of activities.
  • Mentors junior personnel, including reviews of deliverables.
  • Records sites to the particular agencies’ stipulations and guidelines.
  • Ensures that projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
  • Participates in review and keeping of project milestones.
  • Works well with project members and maintain a high level of communication regarding status of work product.
  • Produce reports and other deliverables as required for each project.
  • Reports project status to Project Manager on a regular basis


Archaeological Field Director: Master’s degree in Archaeology or related field and 2-4 years relevant experience, or Ph.D. An ideal candidate will be permitted for work on BLM and U.S. Forest lands in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. The applicant will have been previously permitted to work on Arizona state lands and listed on an AAA permit. The work will require a significant amount of traveling

Physical Demands

Position will require extensive physical exertion, such as walking up to 10 hours a day at speeds of at least 3 mph over steep, uneven, heavily wooded, hostile terrain in outdoor heat /cold stress conditions (temperatures may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit) and weather elements such as wind, snow or rain.   Ability to carry up to 50 lbs of equipment; ability to lift a minimum of 80 lbs; ability to dig and excavate at least 1 cu meter per day; potential contact with poisonous plants, insects and animals.  Individual must be able to conduct these tasks while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment.  This work may be performed in remote locations and require camping.

Please Visit the North Wind Resource Consulting website to apply.


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