Swift River Environmental Services, LLC, has an immediate need for ONE Archaeologist to support the U.S. Army’s Environmental Program at Fort Huachuca, in southeastern Arizona. This full-time term position will fulfill Swift River’s contract through January 2026. We are seeking a candidate that can commit to this location throughout the period of the contract.
Per Swift River’s contract with U. S. Army, Fort Huachuca, the person filling this position shall hold, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology, plus two years of technical report writing experience. The candidate shall have professional experience at Crew Chief or Field Director level, at minimum, and apply knowledge, expertise, and skills in relevant historic preservation laws, regulations, and the Section 106 and 110 compliance process as they apply to undertakings and management of historic properties; archaeological field methods, including GPS use; oral and written communication (including demonstrated experience in professional compliance report writing); and computer data, word processing, and geospatial software, specifically the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), and ArcGIS.
Primary Responsibilities and Requirements: Providing support to the Government CRM as directed : Conducting archival research and fieldwork to inventory, evaluate, and document archaeological sites and isolated occurrences within the confines of the Army Garrison. Fieldwork will generally consist of small-scale pedestrian surveys; site and isolated documentation or assessment; archaeological monitoring, conducting site condition assessments, and occasional subsurface shovel testing or excavations, and monitoring and assessing archaeological sites during construction. Office work includes conducting archival research by locating and examining historical records, maps, and documents as required to assess previous research in the project area. Preparing post-fieldwork documentation, including professional quality survey and assessment reports with project results and site evaluations; site forms; prehistoric and historic artifact analysis; photographic documentation; field records; and Arizona State Museum (ASM) project and site number registration forms. Updating existing site databases and archive files to facilitate access to documentation on archaeological sites, traditional cultural properties, and sacred sites. This includes updating and maintaining archaeological site data, areas surveyed, and disturbed and “cleared” areas in the Fort Huachuca (FH) GIS system. Also will assist in the review of Army undertakings that may affect archaeological sites and making recommendations to avoid or minimize adverse effects to historic properties (this includes Dig Permits; Work Orders; NEPA RECs,
Salary compensation and benefits will be commensurate with level of experience and education (range $40,000 to $50,000).