Crew Chief/Field Supervisor

Crew Chief/Field Supervisor

Growing cultural resource management firm, with a field office in SE New Mexico, is excited to announce another opening for a Crew Chief/Field Supervisor to help with workload. Previous field experience in New Mexico meeting the State and Federal F.S./C.C. permitting standards, with specific emphasis being on the Carlsbad Field Office of the BLM, is a must. The position would be based out of Artesia, NM, would be considered a full-time and eligible for health, dental, vision, and PTO benefits. Compensation would be negotiated and dependent on experience and education level.

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 and be able to meet and implement to job specific responsibilities discussed below:

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelors Degree in Archaeology/Anthropology or a closely related field
• Previous field experience in New Mexico (meeting State and Federal F.S./C.C. permitting standards- with specific emphasis being on the Carlsbad Field Office of the BLM)
• Ability to work in the field for up to 85% of the time (with the potential for overnight stays)
• 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, ArcPad, or similar hardware and software
• 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 (such as: NIAF, LA, HCPI, and applicable field forms)

Physical Requirements:
• Regularly sit and/or drive for multiple hours at a time
• Walking/Surveying for hours at a time in extreme weather and through rugged terrain
• Utilizing eyes to visually look for objects on the ground as well as the observation of objects at both long and short distances
• Able to utilize hands to safely drive, hold and manipulate GPS, camera, and other necessary as needed field equipment such as: 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. ***

Beaver Creek Archaeology is committed to providing its employees with a safe and drug free work environment. Successful candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment and at random drug screenings as well as annual Drug and Alcohol screenings. Beaver Creek Archaeology is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, sex, race, or any other affiliation.