Topic ID #40229 - posted 9/25/2018 9:29 AM

Full-Time Field Supervisor/Crew Chief New Mexico

Full-Time Archaeological Field Supervisor/Crew Chief – Artesia, New Mexico

Beaver Creek Archaeology (BCA) is an established Cultural Resource Management firm headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota. Due to projects demands BCA has opened an office in Artesia, New Mexico. We are currently seeking to fill one or more position(s) for an Archaeological Field Supervisor who is permittable with the Southeast New Mexico Region of the BLM (and more specifically permittable with the Carlsbad BLM Field Office) as well as New Mexico SHPO. After successful completion of a probationary period, this position would become full-time permanent position with benefits. The candidate would be based out of New Mexico with the occasional need to travel to the North Dakota office. The successful candidate must be able to meet the minimum requirements. Fieldwork will be conducted primarily throughout New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Remuneration would be negotiable and dependent on education and experience. 

All interested applicants must meet the minimum requirements and physical requirements detailed below and should come prepared with or have the ability to possess the attributes of a successful candidate:

Minimum Qualifications:
Higher Level education in Archaeology/Anthropology
Previous field experience in New Mexico (meeting State and Federal FS/CC permitting standards)
Ability to work in the field for up to 80% of the time (with the potential for frequent overnight stays)
Ability to walk long distances in extreme weather through rugged terrain
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
Pass a Pre-employment and Random Non-DOT drug test as well as annual drug tests
The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
Demonstrated leadership ability
Strong desire to work hard and produce quality results
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to work both independently and as a team player
Creative problem-solving skills
Adaptability to rapidly changing project needs and scheduling
Able to work well under minimum supervision
Initiative, drive, and desire to execute good work
Preferred Qualifications:
3 years of relevant work experience to include 1 cumulative year in supervisory roles
Experience with Trimble GPS or similar hardware
Faunal and/or Lithic analysis experience
Lab and/or artifact curation experience
Ability to be permitted in the BLM’s SW Texas region 
Field Director Responsibilities:
Perform and supervise Phase I, II, and III archaeological fieldwork and report on results
Direct and lead crew member(s)
Take initiative and responsibility for the projects being overseen
Apply problem solving skills in order to optimize project completion
Use their professional judgement and past experience to all projects and various working scenarios
Direct data management and reporting for simultaneous projects under strict deadlines
Work closely with all staff regarding project work, scheduling, and data exchange
Maintain clear and detailed field notes and field forms
Maintain company practices and standards for work and communication
Attentive to details with an ability to manage multiple tasks and/or multi-task
Undertakes responsibility for the project (including but not limited to: asking the necessary questions, booking hotel rooms, overseeing and managing crew members, communicating with office on project status and any concerns, etc…)
Successfully complete small and large-scale reports (and all appropriate forms such as: NIAF, LA, HCPI, and all field forms)
Physical Requirements:
Regularly sit and/or drive for hours at a time
Walking/Surveying for hours at a time in extreme weather and through rugged terrain (approximately 30 acres per day)
Utilizing vision to look for objects on the ground as well as the observation of objects at both long and short distances
Able to utilize hands to drive, hold GPS, camera, and other necessary field equipment and as needed to safely work with shovels, augers, trowels, screens 
Able to traverse across uneven and rough terrain under various weather conditions (including but not limited to: extreme heat, cold, wind, and/or rain)
Ability to bend-over, squat/stoop down to inspect items and as needed to work on any testing projects 
*** This listing is not intended to represent or account for every task or duty the employee may be responsible for or assigned to. ***

To apply for this vacancy, please email your cover letter, resume, and CV to Any questions for further clarification should be directed to Phone call inquiries will not be accepted.


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