• Archaeological/Cultural Resources Crew Chief

    Office Location US-NM-Carlsbad
    Requisition Number
    # of Openings
    Cultural Resources/Archaeology
    Hire Type
  • About the opportunity

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    SWCA Environmental Consultants is looking for an Archaeological / Cultural Resources Crew Chief to join our Carlsbad, NM office.  Your role will be to conduct archaeological surveys while serving as crew chief on state, federal, and private lands.  Our Carlsbad office offers a unique work environment and specializes in Cultural and Natural Resources.













    What you will accomplish

    In this role you will be responsible for the following:

    • Supervising and leading a crew while conducting archaeological monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery. 
    • Communicating with Field Directors, Project Managers, and GIS staff through regular, scheduled field status reports.
    • Participating in technical research and writing and data QA/QC for reporting efforts. 
    • Assisting with mapping responsibilities in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble units

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or a closely related field required
    • A minimum of two (2) years of experience with a wide range of field methodologies, including archaeological survey, testing, excavation, and monitoring required; experience in Southwest preferred
    • Previous field supervisory experience required
    • Completed accredited field school experience is highly preferred
    • Ability to be listed on federal and state cultural resource permits in New Mexico
    • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, often  at high altitudes, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


    If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. 


    EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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