Archaeological Crew Chief

Posted Date 5 months ago(5/3/2023 7:46 PM)
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NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


Field Crew Chief will be responsible for conducting and supervising fieldwork, completing site file forms and survey logs, and providing general administrative support as assigned under the supervision of the Senior Archaeologist/Project Manager/Manager/Principal Investigator. Routine fieldwork, including overnight travel, will be required.


  • Conducts and supervises fieldwork: be able to walk 6-8 miles a day, carry loads, excavate, record information, able to identify and document artifacts, features, and sites.
  • Review the data for QA/QC, and ensure all work is conducted and submitted in accordance with company standards and guidelines.
  • Ensure that appropriate preliminary research is conducted and organized prior to fieldwork, and that necessary equipment, staff, and other resources are ready for fieldwork.
  • Conducts lab work: sorting, cleaning, analysis, curation; maintains equipment and supplies; ability to prepare field or lab summary notes and supports report production
  • Assist with office-based tasks, including performing Class I literature reviews, research, site form, technical report preparation.


Required Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of GIS, its uses and applications.
  • Hold or qualify for a State of New Mexico Historic Preservation Division permit (be listed on the HPD directory of archaeologists).
  • Bachelor's degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or other related cultural resources discipline.
  • Effective written and oral communication.
  • Meet BLM requirements for field supervisor.
  • Experience collecting field data utilizing modern mobile technology (tablets, Bluetooth GPS receivers, mobile software)

Other Qualifications Preferred:

  • Primary report authorship and experience providing quality control review of field documents.
  • Master's degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or other related cultural resources discipline.
  • One year of experience with GIS and specifically with data sets relating to biological and cultural resources


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



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