Location: Tempe/Coolidge, AZ
Title: Archaeologist
Schedule (FT/PT): FT
Travel Required: Yes
Clearance: No

*Milage reimbursement offered*

Incorporated in 2011, North Wind Resource Consulting’s core capabilities include environmental documentation and permitting; natural and cultural resource surveys; wildlife and botanical expertise; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) technical services; historic and prehistoric surveys; environmental consultation such as Section 106 for cultural resources, Section 404 for wetlands, and Section 7 for endangered species); and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping capabilities. North Wind Resource Consulting maintains offices across the country.

Must be able to pass a government background check to access U.S. Department of Interior computer networks, equipment, and records.

Summary of Duties:

This position will primarily perform duties in Coolidge, Arizona in support of cultural resources compliance activities undertaken on behalf of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP), a federal irrigation project providing electric and irrigation service throughout south-central Arizona. Position will perform as assistant to the on-site North Wind senior environmental/cultural resources manager. Other tasks will include assisting Phoenix-based staff on projects throughout the southwest U.S.

Duties Include:

  • Manage interface/coordination with Arizona State Museum.
  • Manage archaeological permits and submissions.
  • Prepare reports meeting applicable agency standards.
  • Direct/perform fieldwork (Class III survey, monitoring, testing) in remote locations on a variety of land jurisdictions.
  • Manage archaeological sites on federal land.
  • Manage Arizona Site Steward staff that assist SCIP.
  • Support development and reporting conducted under Programmatic Agreements and Memoranda of Agreements.
  • Provide technical direction to utility crews.
  • Prepare correspondence, including SHPO and Tribal consultation.
  • Manage project records per BIA guidelines.
  • Manage/update various databases.
  • Assist in the review of cultural reports submitted by external parties for SCIP permits.
  • Attend meetings/conference calls with a wide variety of private, local, state, federal, and Tribal participants.
  • Assist in other activities, as directed

      Required Skills:

      • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
      • Evaluate NRHP-eligibility of cultural resources.
      • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
      • Responsiveness to clients after hours.
      • Team player that can be successful fulfilling different roles on projects.
      • Manage multiple projects at a time.
      • Effective communicator, especially face-to-face interactions.
      • Travel required.
      • Understanding of Section 106 regulations.
      • Use of GPS units, navigating, photographic documentation, field notes.
      • Use of Microsoft Office.
      • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

      Desired Skills:

      • Experience working with DOI/BIA.
      • Experience working with an irrigation/electrical utility.
      • Experience in Arizona.
      • Ability to be listed as a Project Director on permits (such as Arizona Antiquities Act blanket permit).
      • Understanding of GIS use/software (ArcGIS)

      North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

      Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

      North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

      Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.