Staff Archaeologist/Crew Chief

Website Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc.

Staff Archaeologist/Crew Chief – Great Basin (Carson City or Henderson, NV)

Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc.


About Far Western

Founded in 1979, Far Western Anthropological Research Group is one of the largest and most respected cultural resource management (CRM) firms in the United States. We take pride in guiding private and government clients through the cultural resource’s compliance process with high-quality archaeological research, creative and innovative problem-solving, and open communication with native peoples, regulatory agencies, and the interested public. This commitment is expressed through the dissemination of our findings and activities in outreach, media, and peer-reviewed literature. We believe this highlights the core purpose of historic preservation laws to work in the public interest.

Current Opportunity

Far Western is looking to immediately hire one or more Staff Archaeologists/Crew Chiefs for full-time positions working on transmission and utility corridor projects in the Great Basin staging out of either our Henderson or Carson City Branches.




  • Competitive wage starting at $28/hr.
  • Per diem provided for non-local projects at GSA standard rates
  • Lodging and vehicles arranged by Far Western for non-local projects


Required Qualifications


  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in anthropology/archaeology (or related field).
  • At least two years of full-time professional experience in cultural resource management.
  • At least six months of supervisory experience (i.e., crew chief) in the Great Basin with demonstrable crew leadership experience in Nevada or Utah.
  • Ability to be permitted on Nevada BLM Cultural Resources Use Permits.
  • Demonstrable CRM field experience (e.g., survey, pre-contact and historic-era site documentation/data collection, excavation, evaluation, and familiarity with common data collecting devices and hand-held tools).
    • Equivalent academic experience may be a substitute for CRM field experience.
  • Ability to adapt to varying data collection needs, detail-oriented attributes with attention to field methods, pace, and dynamic project needs.
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • Ability to comfortably hike eight to ten miles a day for up to 10 consecutive days in rugged terrain and variable weather.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with co-workers, both verbally and in writing
  • Willingness to positively collaborate and interact with Native American representatives.
  • Willingness to camp overnight in remote locations, as needed.
  • Ability to follow guidelines in accordance with Far Western’s Safety Program and other Far Western protocols, Covid-19 and otherwise.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently permitted statewide for pre-contact and historic resources in Nevada.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations relevant to cultural resources.
  • Demonstrable technical report writing skills and the ability to provide examples.
  • Actively participates in regional archaeological or historic preservation research.


Interested applicants, please email the following to moc.nretsewrafnull@sboj

  • A Word/pdf file of CV/resume.
  • Three (3) references from agency/CRM/academic contacts in the last five years.
  • Your current base location (city/state)
  • Your earliest availability for work


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