Topic ID #41423 - posted 8/15/2019 1:15 PM

Hiring Crew Chiefs in Colorado and Wyoming


Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc. is accepting applications for Crew Chiefs on several projects, primarily located in Colorado and Wyoming. Crew Chiefs perform field work and other tasks under the direction of a Project Manager or Project Director, usually supervising a small field crew and conducting surveys, testing, and data recovery excavations. Laboratory and office tasks may also be assigned as necessary.

To apply, please complete an application at this link.

These are temporary, hourly positions. Projects may be located in Colorado, Wyoming, or adjacent states and may require extended field time, typically on a 9 days on, 5 days off schedule, although schedules will vary from project to project. Per-diem (typically $51 per day) and lodging are provided for all project work requiring overnight stays away from your home office. The pay rate will be $17- $20 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.


  •  Direct and coordinate activities of an archaeological field crew
  •  Assume the role and responsibilities of project supervisor on small, short-term projects as assigned
  •  Direct work activities in accordance with the project scope, budget, agency requirements, and schedule
  •  Plan and direct project activities pertaining to surveys, site testing, and site excavations
  •  Record and map sites
  •  Create or update maps of units and profiles
  •  Maintain accurate, organized, and legible project data, field notes, and production records
  •  Ensure crew members report work hours accurately
  •  Ensure crew members are enabled and productive
  •  Track project costs as necessary; this can include crew member per diem and personal expenses
  •  Provide recommendations to the Project Supervisor regarding the evaluation of sites
  •  Write reports and conduct analytical tasks appropriate to agency standards
  •  Confer with supervisors and subordinates to resolve staff interpersonal problems
  •  Comply with internal and client-required safety programs


  • B.A. in Anthropology or History (commensurate field experience will be accepted in lieu of a degree)
  • M.A. or M.S. in Anthropology is highly desirable but not required for this position
  • Demonstrated experience in performing Crew Chief duties
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal regulations including the Section 106 process
  • Currently listed, or able to be listed, as person in direct charge of fieldwork in a secondary supervisor, on antiquities permits in at least one state within the company‚Äôs operating region
  •   Active First Aid/CPR certification (may be obtained after hiring)  
  •  Experience writing and producing quality, professional site forms and reports  
  •  At least two years of experience doing archaeological fieldwork
  •   At least one year of experience supervising a field crew is preferred
Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned cultural resource management firm with 35 years of experience providing archaeological services in the Rocky Mountains, Eastern Great Basin, and Central and Northern Great Plans.   Metcalf promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in E-verify and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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