State of Arizona - Phoenix, AZ3.6

Planner 2 - On-Call Archaeological Technician

Arizona State Parks and Trails

Arizona State Parks and Trails Mission Statement: Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people both in our park and through our partners.

Arizona State Parks and Trails protects and preserves 35 State Parks and Natural Areas. The agency also includes the State Trails Program, outdoor-related Grants Program, the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as the Off-Highway Vehicle Program, and more. Arizona State Parks and Trails provides over 1,400 camping and RV sites throughout the parks and manages 8 of the top 25 most visited natural attractions in Arizona. To learn more about Arizona State Parks and Trails, visit our web site at

This is a Temporary/Seasonal Position. May work up to 40 hours per week and up to 1500 hours per calendar year.

Planner 2


23751 N 23rd Ave #190

Phoenix, AZ 85085


This position is a part-time, on-call, Archaeological Technician position reporting to the Cultural Resources Manager. This position will assist the Cultural Resources Manager in facilitating cultural resources compliance for Arizona State Parks and Trails (ASPT) activities. Duties include, but are not limited to: archaeological monitoring, pedestrian survey and preliminary damage assessments at the state parks throughout the state. Technicians will also assist with report preparation following fieldwork. This position is allotted to work up to 40 hours a week, up to a total of 1500 hours in a calendar year.


Knowledge of:
Cultural Resource Management;
Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field, including field school;
Field archaeology, historic preservation, historic sites/parks, cultural resource management, historic preservation, and preservation law;
Archaeological field methods, particularly Southwest Native American prehistory;
Arizona history and prehistory; State and federal laws pertaining to historic preservation, archaeology, and cultural resources management;
National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106, Arizona Register of Historic Places eligibility criteria;
Historic building preservation, Secretary of Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings;
Fundamental principles, concepts, and practices of cultural resource management; and
Use and development of cultural resources, AZSITE, and Global Information Systems (GIS) databases.

Skill in:
Effective individual and team interaction;
Effective written, oral and interpersonal communication;
Use of computer software programs in MAC and/or IBM operating systems, Microsoft and electronic communication;
Use of Global Information Systems (GIS);
Effective time and priority management; and
Problem solving.

Ability to:
Analyze complex situations and make sound recommendations;
Manage sensitive and delicate situations with a high degree of cordiality;
Perform fieldwork in extreme temperatures and to hike over rough terrain for 8-10 miles;
Travel frequently, drive alone for long distances, stay overnight when necessary;
Meet project deadlines;
Evaluate and establish priorities;
Work evenings and weekends;
React to changing program needs; and
Posses and maintain a Class D Arizona Driver's license.


Bachelors degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field plus (1) at least one year of professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological fieldwork.
Master's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field.
3-5 years experience in field archaeology, historic preservation, historic sites/parks, cultural resource management, historic preservation, and preservation law.

Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)

Eligible for Arizona State Retirement System pension. Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment for newly hired State of Arizona employees.

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer