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Posted: 03/01/2011

SWCA Environmental Consultants
Cultural Resources

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of cultural and natural resource scientists and planners. Our professionals specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, regulatory compliance, and sustainability services. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands, and provides services on projects throughout the U.S. and its territories. Since 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer an informal, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including a stock ownership plan.

Cultural Resources Team Leader
Professional Opportunity
Guam, HI

We are actively seeking to fill the position of Cultural Resources Team Leader for our Guam office. This position is a regular, full-time salaried position, reporting to the Guam Office Director. Salary will be based on individual qualifications and experience. The Guam office is currently staffed with an experienced and knowledgeable archaeologist, a human osteologist, lab supervisor, and field archaeologists. Projects entail prehistoric and historic archaeology, human osteology, NHPA Section 106 compliance, ethnography, and ethnohistory. The successful applicant will be eligible for membership in SWCA’s Scientific Leadership Program.

Special Considerations:

SWCA will consider a candidate who only wants to commit for a few months to a year on Guam. Also, SWCA will be able to provide a housing allowance to partially offset the cost of rent, and access to a vehicle for the employee’s use while on Guam, should that be necessary and desirable. SWCA will also pay for one round trip airfare from Guam to the mainland each year. Relocation assistance may also be available should a candidate want to commit for longer than one year.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Provide highly effective management and leadership to SWCA’s Cultural Resources program and staff in Guam and be able to maximize the talents of all cultural resources personnel.

• Creatively and ethically serve the needs of SWCA’s current clients while actively establishing and expanding our client base and revenue in the field of cultural resources and environmental consulting.

• Conduct cultural resource consulting services and directly manage projects and key client contracts.

• Demonstrate sound knowledge of applicable federal and local cultural resources laws.

• Be accountable for the financial success of individual projects as well as the attainment of personal goals such as business development, utilization and sales goals.

• Be accountable for hiring, directing, and mentoring senior and junior cultural resources staff, and overseeing their personal goals

• Enhance SWCA’s professional reputation and demonstrate the ability to be creative and innovative with these tasks while representing SWCA in a professional manner.

• Work collaboratively with the other Guam staff and management team to grow SWCA’s operations throughout the Western Pacific area.

• Contribute to Regional business plans and business groups.

• Promote SWCA’s mission, vision, and values.


• Undergraduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a related field required, Graduate degree preferred

• Five years experience in field work and report preparation to completion, as well as scheduling and budgeting of projects related to cultural resources.

• Three years experience at increasing levels of responsibility in cultural resources management, including staff supervision and leadership.

• Demonstrated expertise in federal and local laws, legislation and regulations related to the management of cultural resources in Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), or demonstrate the ability to quickly learn these.

• Extensive, established credibility with cultural resource specialists at federal, state, and local agencies in Guam, CNMI, and/or Hawaii, or demonstrated comparable relationships elsewhere in the US or US territories.

• Eligible to obtain permits with applicable federal, state and local agencies in Guam.

• Demonstrated performance and achievement in business development in both private and government sectors, as well as demonstrated success in writing proposals and winning contracts, preferably with the Department of Defense.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work well with supervisor and staff.

• Team-orientated attitude with strong leadership and mentoring skills.

Visit SWCA’s web site, www.swca.com, and discover why SWCA is a great place to work for environmental professionals interested in sound science and creative solutions. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.

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How to apply
How to Apply: Resumes received through our online application system will receive priority consideration. Please use the link below to apply online. By clicking on new resume you can upload your cover letter and resume. If you need assistance or accommodations to apply, please contact us at recruiting@swca.com.

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