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Company Profile
Chronicle Heritage is a solution-driven heritage consulting firm that prides itself on employing the best cultural resource management (CRM) professionals in the industry. We place an emphasis on supporting our clients’ needs, fostering new technologies that advance our industry, and leveraging those advancements toward the management of non-renewable cultural resources. Chronicle Heritage prioritizes professional development within the framework of innovation and forward thinking to encourage career advancement and research development.

Job Description

Chronicle Heritage is hiring an Associate Archaeologist to serve as a Field Director to support our Reno office. This position offers support for job training, a positive and diverse work environment, and colleagues who are supportive, passionate, and collectively focused on work/life balance and producing high-quality CRM documents.

Hire Type: Full-time (hourly)
Pay: $27 – $32/hr. DOE
Schedule: 40 hours, Monday–Friday: standard business hours, overtime and weekend work, as needed
Location: Field-based, Nevada and surrounding areas

Under the supervision of a Team Lead, Principal Investigator, and Project Managers, the Field Director will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Overseeing and leading archaeological crews in all manner of fieldwork, including pedestrian surveys, testing/data recovery projects, and construction monitoring
  • Provide training to new staff, including field and laboratory personnel
  • Complete office work, including drafting technical writing related to pre- and post-field activities
  • Direct collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the formulation of recommendations and solutions
  • Contribute to the implementation of project-specific instructions and methods
  • Observe and uphold Chronicle Heritage’s Fieldwork Proceduresand Health and Safety requirements
  • Be willing to travel and stay overnight on short- and long-term projects

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field
  • 2+ years of experience directing fieldwork for CRM projects
  • 2+ years of experience with analysis and technical report writing
  • Expertise in archaeological field methods and data collection
  • Qualified to be permitted as a Crew Chief in Nevada on Bureau of Land Management Cultural Resource Use Permit for Prehistoric and Historic resources the Battle Mountain and Elko Districts.
  • Capable of walking several miles daily, over all types of terrain
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel)
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Skills

  • Advanced degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field
  • Listed on (or ability to be listed on) the Register of Professional Archaeologists
  • Meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology
  • Qualified to be permitted Statewide for Prehistoric and Historic resources as a Crew Chief in Nevada on a Bureau of Land Management Cultural Resource Use Permit.
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Certification
  • Experience writing cultural resource technical reports and memos
  • Prior experience with ArcGIS Collector/Survey123/Field Maps apps
  • Familiarity with Section 106 processes and NRHP eligibility criteria for sites
  • Excellent attention to detail, a positive work ethic, reliability, and commitment to working both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills with task and time management
  • Excellent leadership skills in the field

Physical and Mental Requirements and Work Environment

  • Regular fieldwork or on-site inspections are required, which necessitates ability to frequently travel/drive a vehicle (sight, hearing, and manual manipulation of driving mechanisms), cognitive ability to plan travel, use maps or GPS navigation systems.
  • May require ambulation and movement to enable walking or hiking 10+ miles per day on rough and/or hazardous terrain and occasional climbing, crouching, kneeling, balancing on rough terrain. Fieldwork may involve exposure to conditions of rain, sun, heat, wind, dust, etc., with exposure to animals, plants, wet conditions, biting insects, poison oak, etc. May require use of respiratory equipment.
  • Some fieldwork may require carrying loads up to 25 pounds or work around heavy construction equipment.
  • Vision is required to observe environmental phenomena and record and translate observations into text (either keyboard entry on a computer or dictation and audio translation of recording to Standard English scientific text).
  • Mental requirements include ability to organize one’s own work or that of crew members; ability to recognize and observe scientific data and analyze data as well as ability to perform calculations. Must also be able to observe social and professional interactions and respond appropriately.
  • Some work is performed primarily in an indoor environment and requires sustained sitting and use of fingers, hands, and arms to operate a computer and perform keyboard entry of data or document preparation (or equivalent with accommodation). Must also be able to operation standard office equipment (phone, copy machine, FAX machine, etc.).

Additional Information  

Chronicle Heritage participates in E-Verify to ensure all staff are authorized to work in the United States. Chronicle Heritage is also an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We encourage underrepresented groups, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.