Archaeological Crew Chief

Chronicle Heritage
Colorado, US/Remote
Added: May 10, 2024
Archaeological Crew Lead | Full-time| Salt Lake City, UT

Company Profile

Chronicle Heritage is a solution-driven heritage consulting firm that prides itself on employing the best cultural resource management professionals in the industry. We place an emphasis on supporting our clients’ needs, fostering new technologies that advance our industry, and leveraging those advancements toward the management of non-renewable cultural resources. Chronicle Heritage prioritizes professional development within the framework of innovation and forward thinking to encourage career advancement and research development.

Job Description

Chronicle Heritage is hiring a Crew Chief to support our Salt Lake City office. This position offers support for job training, a positive and diverse work environment, and colleagues who are supportive, passionate, and collectively focused on work/life balance and producing high-quality CRM documents. Under the supervision of a Team Lead, Principal Investigator, and Project Managers, the Crew Chief will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Oversee and lead archaeological crews in all manner of fieldwork, including pedestrian surveys, testing/data recovery projects, and construction monitoring
  • Provide training to new staff, including field and laboratory staff
  • Complete office work, including technical writing related to pre- and post-field activities
  • Direct collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; formulate recommendations and solutions to highly complex problems or those involving risk
  • Work with PaleoWest Team Leads, Principal Investigators, Project Managers, and other staff to implement project-specific instructions and methods
  • Observe and uphold Chronicle Heritage's Fieldwork Procedures and Health and Safety requirements
  • Be willing to travel and stay overnight on short- and long-term projects

Hire Type: Full-time (hourly)

Schedule: 40 hours, Monday–Friday (flexible schedule)

Location: Hybrid: work from home or Onsite – Salt Lake City office

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field
  • 2+ years of experience directing fieldwork for CRM projects
  • 2+ years of experience with analysis and technical report writing
  • Expertise in archaeological field methods and data collection
  • Qualified to be permitted as a Field Director in Utah on Bureau of Land Management Cultural Resource Use Permits and Permits for Archaeological Investigations (ARPA Permits)
  • Capable of walking several miles daily, over all types of terrain, and able to excavate in a variety of conditions
  • Proficient organizational, schedule, and budget management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Skills

  • Advanced degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field
  • Listed on (or ability to be listed on) the Register of Professional Archaeologists
  • Meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology
  • Qualified or listed as a Principal Investigator under Utah's Public Land Policy Coordinating Office (PLPCO)
  • Demonstrable experience supervising field crews during archaeological studies
  • Experience writing cultural resource technical reports and letters
  • Prior experience with Trimble GPS and/or ArcGIS Collector/Survey123/Field Maps apps
  • Familiarity with GPS and GIS data collection in the field, including ArcCollector, Field Maps and/or Codify
  • Familiarity with Section 106 processes and NRHP eligibility criteria for sites
  • Ability to endure adverse environmental conditions, including hot and cold temperatures, precipitation, and challenging terrain for sustained durations
  • Excellent attention to detail, a positive work ethic, reliability, and commitment to working both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills with task and time management
  • Excellent leadership skills in the field

Physical And Mental Requirements And Work Environment

  • Regular fieldwork or on-site inspections are required, which necessitates ability to frequently travel/drive a vehicle (sight, hearing, and manual manipulation of driving mechanisms), cognitive ability to plan travel, use maps or GPS navigation systems.
  • May require ambulation and movement to enable walking or hiking 10+ miles per day on rough and/or hazardous terrain and occasional climbing, crouching, kneeling, balancing on rough terrain. Fieldwork may involve exposure to conditions of rain, sun, heat, wind, dust, etc., with exposure to animals, plants, wet conditions, biting insects, poison oak, etc. May require use of respiratory equipment.
  • Some fieldwork may require carrying loads up to 25 pounds or work around heavy construction equipment.
  • Vision is required to observe environmental phenomena and record and translate observations into text (either keyboard entry on a computer or dictation and audio translation of recording to Standard English scientific text).
  • Mental requirements include ability to organize one’s own work or that of crew members; ability to recognize and observe scientific data and analyze data as well as ability to perform calculations. Must also be able to observe social and professional interactions and respond appropriately.
  • Some work is performed primarily in an indoor environment and requires sustained sitting and use of fingers, hands, and arms to operate a computer and perform keyboard entry of data or document preparation (or equivalent with accommodation). Must also be able to operation standard office equipment (phone, copy machine, FAX machine, etc.)

Additional Information

Chronicle Heritage offers great benefits package and huge growth potential. Pay will be commensurate with experience and bonuses may be offered for exceptional performance. Our benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with employer matching, paid time off (PTO), telecommuting and mentorship programs for career growth.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Chronicle Heritage participates in E-Verify to ensure all staff are authorized to work in the United States. Chronicle Heritage is also an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We encourage underrepresented groups, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.