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Job Posting: Principal Investigator, Moab

Cottonwood Archaeology is a small contract archaeology firm based in Moab, Utah that serves private, state, and federal clients for a variety of industries and purposes. Cottonwood considers local and Indigenous perspectives to best serve the interests of the community and our clients. We ensure strict adherence to federal and state laws that govern the preservation and protection of cultural places and materials. Cottonwood Archaeology works hard to conduct archaeology in a mindful and efficient way to satisfy the consultation needs of our clients.

Job Duties:

Cottonwood Archaeology is hiring a Principal Investigator position whose duties will include but are not limited to:

· Project and client procurement and management

· Personal and business permit retention

· Budget development and management

· Client and agency personnel communications

· Fieldwork including survey, site recordation, monitoring, and excavation

· Writing and reviewing reports



· Management and supervision of staff


A qualified candidates should possess:

· A graduate degree in anthropology or archaeology (Master’s or Ph.D.)

· Meet the Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation

· Must possess or be able to acquire a Utah BLM Cultural Resource Use Permit as a P.I., and PLPCO P.I. permit

· A minimum of 6 years of professional and progressive experience in Cultural Heritage Management with at least 3 years of experience in the Great Basin and Southwest regions.

· Working knowledge of Utah and federal regulations and agency requirements related to archaeology and historic preservation

· Experience managing projects and crews

· A positive and respectful attitude and work ethic

· A strong working knowledge of GIS

· A valid driver’s license and clean driving record

· The ability to meet deadlines and produce strong reports

· The ability to work independently

The expected compensation range is $60,000-$68,000. Interested candidates should submit a copy of a current curriculum vitae with 3 references including a reference from a previous subordinate, a writing sample, and a cover letter to Hannah Russell at
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