Logan Simpson has an immediate opening for one or more regular full-time Archaeological Field Directors based in our Salt Lake City, Utah office. We have several multi-year cultural resources contracts with federal and state agencies across the West. Field directors will work on a variety of interesting projects across the Great Basin, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, Columbia Plateau, and Great Plains regions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing and leading one or more archaeological field crews;
  • Proficiently and independently prepare complex technical survey reports and site forms;
  • Accurately yet efficiently record cultural resources in the field;
  • Manage multiple crews with the assistance of crew leads;
  • Operate Trimble GPS units;
  • Use digital data collection methods;
  • Evaluate sites for National Register of Historic Places eligibility;
  • Conduct quality control/quality assurance reviews of field data.

Position Requires:

  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology;
  • Meet permitting qualifications at the crew lead or principal investigator level on federal permits in Utah and/or Nevada;
  • Master’s degree in Anthropology;
  • 5+ years of archaeology consulting or agency experience including 2+ years of supervisory experience;
  • 1+years of archaeology experience in the Great Basin or Southwest, including experience directing field projects;
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme temperatures and in remote locations (camping is a possibility);
  • Ability to walk up to 10 miles per day over steep terrain for extended periods of time;
  • Willingness to work field sessions up to 8 days in a row;
  • Ability to work out of town;
  • A valid driver’s license;
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team-oriented setting;
  • Proficiency with electronic devices such as smart phones and tablets for digital data collection;
  • Working knowledge of the National Register of Historic Places and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act;
  • Ability to independently prepare high quality technical reports and site forms;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and databases;
  • Ability to work locally in our Salt Lake City office.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local historic preservation and cultural resources regulations.
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA)

Compensation and Benefits

  • Compensation ranges from $56,160 to $62,400 annually, dependent upon experience;
  • Support for professional conference attendance;
  • $59/day per diem for projects with lodging; $95/day per diem for camping projects;
  • Internal professional development program;
  • On-the-job training opportunities;
  • Bonus programs for publishing, employee referrals, and academic achievements;
  • Babies-At-Work Program;
  • 401K with firm match;
  • Subsidized medical and dental plans, firm-paid Life/AD&D, and Long-Term Disability coverage;
  • Paid holidays and personal time off;
  • Paid parking, travel, and cell phone reimbursements;
  • Paid Costco membership.

If interested, please apply online at and attach a resume and a cover letter that include salary requirements.

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