Job Title: Archaeological Field Crew Chief Position Type: Full Time
Department: Archeological Resources – Innovation and Optimization FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Pinyon Environmental, Inc. – Phoenix, AZ Rate of Pay: $55,000-$60,000 DOE

Who do we want to join our team?

Pinyon Environmental, Inc. (Pinyon), eagerly invites motivated people to join our growing team. We pride ourselves on our culture—we are dedicated to each other and the communities in which we live, work, and serve. We are actively hiring people who are excited about developing themselves and creating a long-lasting and fulfilling career. At Pinyon, successful team members are creative problem solvers and life-long learners. Pinyon eagerly tackles challenging problems for our clients (our motto is, “we run toward the problem”), and we strive to keep staff engaged by bringing in meaningful and interesting projects for them to work on for great clients.

You will work in a flexible work environment focused on providing you with opportunities to achieve your career and life objectives, while helping our clients design and build environmentally sustainable projects. Our firm is extremely proud of a culture founded in the principal values of character, efficiency, personal responsibility, quality, responsiveness, team, and timeliness. We are passionate about the environment and our communities, and we are proud to work on some of the most visible, unique, challenging, and rewarding projects in the western United States and beyond. You will join a team of highly respected professionals and a highly regarded firm with an outstanding reputation. We continuously strive to create a fun and collaborative work environment that makes us all excited to come to work every day.

Job Announcement

Pinyon Environmental, Inc. (Pinyon), based in Lakewood, Colorado seeks a Field Crew Chief with field experience in Arizona and surrounding states.  The Field Crew Chief will be responsible for assisting project Field Directors with supervising fieldwork crews and calendars, coordinating lodging and per diem, completing site file checks, report writing, and providing general administrative support as assigned under the supervision of the Senior Archaeologist and Archaeological Resources Group Manager. Overnight travel will be required for this position.  A successful candidate will be collaborative, knowledgeable, organized, professional and demonstrate a willingness to learn.  This candidate will primarily be responsible for conducting/coordinating fieldwork and data collection in support of Class I, II, and III cultural resource surveys, construction monitoring, and data recovery.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology
  • Experience with assisting project Field Director(s)
  • Meet the Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology (36 CFR 61)
  • Experience with archaeological field survey and resource identification and documentation in Arizona is required
  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal historic preservation laws and policies
  • Knowledge, or willingness to learn, Section 106, Section 4(f) Compliance, ARPA, NAGPRA, Antiquities Act, and relevant state legislation
  • Knowledge of field data collection, including GPS unit(s),
  • Knowledge/experience with cultural resources throughout Colorado and surrounding states is a plus
  • Ability to complete technical memorandums and other state and local inventory forms, as necessary
  • Ability to travel
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, agencies, and other project stakeholders, of all levels and diverse backgrounds
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong GPS skills
  • Capable of safely performing physically demanding tasks in adverse conditions including walking up to 10-miles/day over variable terrain while carrying 40 lbs. of gear
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Employment contingent upon passing a background check

Application Process

Please upload your resume to our careers page on our website (

Summary of Benefits

Pinyon offers a comprehensive range of benefits including accrued vacation, sick, and paid holidays; health insurance through United Health; life insurance; long term disability; ESOP and employer matching 401k.  Pinyon also offers several bonus programs including an overtime bonus program, profit share program, and a spot bonus program.

EEO Statement

Pinyon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

About Pinyon

President and CEO, Lauren Evans, PE, established Pinyon in 1993. Over the past 29 years she has grown Pinyon from a one-woman outfit based out of her garage, to a thriving and growing environmental consulting firm. The firm now employs approximately 70 environmental professionals and support personnel and has expanded from headquarters in Lakewood, Colorado (near Denver), to include branch offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as well as satellite offices in Phoenix, Arizona, and Bozeman, Montana. Pinyon is a client-centric environmental consulting firm that works toward collaborative solutions to advance our clients’ needs while protecting environmental health and safety. Pinyon supports private and public sector projects for commercial and industrial, energy, public works, federal, and transportation clients. Our team is energized by working in a flexible, fast-paced, and collaborative environment – solving complex problems for our clients. Pinyon is committed to continue to expand our portfolio of projects both in our current geographies and elsewhere in the United States.