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Posted: 06/06/2011

SWCA Environmental Consultants
Cultural Resources

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of cultural and natural resource scientists and planners. Our professionals specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, regulatory compliance, and sustainability services. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands, and provides services on projects throughout the U.S. and its territories. Since 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer an informal, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership plan (retirement).

Cultural Resources Project Manager
Professional Opportunity
Phoenix, AZ

We are seeking a Cultural Resources Project Manager with Principal Investigator and supervisory responsibilities for our Phoenix, Arizona office. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position that will report to the Managing Principal. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.


• Participate in all aspects of projects, including development of staffing plans and fieldwork with travel, research, and report writing and review;

• Develop and manage project budgets effectively and coordinate productively with clients and agencies;

• Remain current with agency protocol for conducting cultural resources work in Arizona;

• Participate in marketing and proposal efforts;

• Supervise, direct, and instruct personnel in the field and in the office, including the lab;

• Conduct and/or oversee all aspects of research, including inventory, data collection, monitoring, analysis, and final report production;

• Prepare reports and other technical documents;

• Monitor field procedures and contribute to research designs;

• Help develop and maintain the SWCA quality assurance/quality control program and ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted in accordance with SWCA and agency standards and guidelines;

• Work closely with SWCA planning staff to create cultural resources documents for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance;

• Assist with training and mentoring junior staff in cultural resource management compliance;

• Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner;

• Work closely with SWCA’s managers and directors throughout the company for project work, scheduling, and promoting professional credibility;

• Assist in the continuing development of SWCA’s cultural resource program and expand SWCA’s professional reputation in cultural resources consulting and research throughout Arizona.


• M.A. or M.S. degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field required. Ph.D. preferred;

• At least three years of supervisory fieldwork and report completion experience required.

• Experience in scheduling and budgeting of projects related to cultural resources.

• Excellent technical writing skills with a record of completing technical reports in a timely fashion.

• Ability to work independently as well as with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency representatives required.

• Demonstrated experience in supervising small or large field crews.

• A commitment to quality and willingness to assume fiscal and scheduling responsibilities to projects of all sizes and scopes required.

• Ability to be listed on the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) and to be listed on SWCA permits preferred.

• Experience preparing cultural resources NEPA documentation a plus.

• Experience in Southwest archaeology and/or a technical specialization a plus.

SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.

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How to apply
How to Apply: Resumes received through our online application system will receive priority consideration. Please use the link below to apply online. By clicking on new resume you can upload your cover letter and resume. If you need assistance or accommodations to apply, please contact us at recruiting@swca.com. Visit SWCA’s web site, www.swca.com, and discover why SWCA is a great place to work for environmental professionals interested in sound science and creative solutions.

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