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AECOM Archaeological Crew Chief in Phoenix, Arizona

United States of America - Arizona, Phoenix

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Archaeological Chief to be based in Phoenix, AZ. The archaeological crew chief will support all types of cultural resource studies primarily in Arizona and surrounding states. The studies could include records reviews, intensive cultural resource field surveys, archaeological excavations, and lab studies. The archaeological crew chief will assist in the management of cultural resource studies to facilitate their successful completion. Conduct archaeological fieldwork and compile field documentation. The work could require prolonged walking or standing on various types of terrain; extensive manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving buckets and wheelbarrows filled with dirt; bending, kneeling, and standing activities, and lifting and carry objects weighing as much as 50 lbs., all in outdoor environments, under a wide range of weather conditions. Lead crews and instruct crewmembers in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods, and making logistical arrangements. Manage artifact collections, contribute to laboratory analyses, and mentor new or inexperienced staff in proper field or lab methods and ensure lab protocols are followed. Write archaeological reports and prepare archaeological site forms in coordination with other team members and support staff. Travel as needed for project work and have a valid driver’s license. Work with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure projects meet AECOM quality and safety standards. Follows AECOM corporate policies and procedures. Assume personal responsibility for furthering capabilities to ensure career growth. Responsibilities include but aren't limited to:

  • Performs standard scientific work requiring application of techniques and procedures.

  • Detects problems when using standardized procedures because of the condition of sample, difficulties with the equipment, etc.

  • Conducts specific phases of projects for more experienced scientists.

  • Proposes appropriate analytical methods and techniques. Assists in providing advice and consulting services within scope of scientific knowledge.

  • Draws conclusions and makes recommendations based on analysis.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Works under general supervision.

About AECOM

At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

DCSA—Environment

With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in anthropology or a related field + 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • MA degree in anthropology or a related field.

  • 4 years or more of progressively responsible employment in cultural resource management including demonstrated 2 years of experience as a crew chief

  • Regional archaeological expertise in the Southwestern United States.

  • Ability to supervise archaeological fieldwork and manage logistical arrangements for fieldwork.

  • Contribute to lab processing and technical analysis

  • Manage budgets, supervise personnel, schedule staff and tasks related to specific projects

  • Strong skills in writing and reviewing technical reports and research designs/treatment plans

  • Thorough understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106.

  • Contribute to preparation of proposals

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, agency and tribal representatives, construction contractors, and other project stakeholders

  • Strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience with standard Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel)

  • Certification as field director for Arizona Antiquities Act permits and cultural resource study permits for other agencies

  • Register of Professional Archaeologists certification

  • Experience working with tribal communities

  • Proficiency with geographic information system and database software

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 239886BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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