Supervisory Archaeologist, Hotchkiss, Colorado

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Do you have a passion for Archaeology? Being active and outdoors in the beautiful Colorado wilderness? How about backpacking? How does combining these to solve intricate challenges through teamwork and technical expertise.  Great? If so, ERO is for you.  We are seeking a Supervisory Archaeologist for our Hotchkiss office.

At ERO, we have done exactly that for 40 years. Our diverse team of scientists, planners, and subject matter experts work together to craft innovative solutions within regulatory framework while balancing change in our region with natural and cultural resources protection.  Did we mention ERO is DBE, MWBE, and SBE certified in Colorado?

We’re always looking for dynamic and engaged people to join our team! Bring your expertise, your ingenuity, and your vision. Let’s see the impact we can create, together.

ERO Resources Corporation (ERO), an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is seeking a Supervisory Archaeologist for our Hotchkiss, Colorado office for a full-time regular position. 

ERO’s diverse team of scientists, planners, and subject matter experts work together to craft innovative solutions that balance change in our region with natural and cultural resources protection. ERO is DBE, MWBE, and SBE certified in Colorado.

The Supervisory Archaeologist is responsible for undertaking multiple project responsibilities, including field direction and project management assistance by applying the full suite of technical skills in cultural resource management. The successful applicant is expected to have the skills to perform the role of supervisory archaeologist for large projects and as a field director for small projects. This position requires equal fieldwork and office responsibilities. General tasks include serving as the supervisory archaeologist during fieldwork and directing site documentation. Office responsibilities will include report preparation, directing site form completion, and artifact processing and analysis.

The position requires working variable hours including long days, early mornings, and weekends; the fieldwork schedule varies. Overtime may be accrued and will be compensated at time and a half. Fieldwork may require an 8-day on/6-day off schedule. Applicants for this position are expected to be physically capable of performing fieldwork tasks associated with survey, testing, and excavation.

The ideal candidate has excellent written and verbal communication skills and is self-motivated, organized, and detail oriented. Proficiency in leading field crews and identifying, documenting, and evaluating cultural resources is a must.


  • Master’s degree in anthropology/archaeology specialization preferred.
  • 2 to 5 years of applicable experience through professional employment; at least 6 months year of direct supervisory experience.
  • Meet Secretary of the Interior qualifications for archaeology.
  • Primary experience with the archaeology of the western U.S., Colorado experience considered a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe products and using a Global Positioning System unit and tablet.
  • Experience with National Environmental Policy Act impact assessments will be considered a plus.
  • The project areas may be located at high elevations in rugged terrain. Applicants must be physically capable and possess the skills necessary to perform all aspects of fieldwork including strenuous hiking with a backpack in rugged terrain up to 10 miles a day, collecting digital data, completing standard resource forms, performing in-field artifact analysis, and taking photographs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Direct, delegate, and ensure accurate site documentation, including the completion of site forms, photography, and mapping
  • Oversee a crew of two or more archaeologists
  • Ensure the assigned crew stays on task
  • Provide assistant field directorship
  • Keep accurate and detailed field notes
  • Perform accurate resource identification, interpretation, and National Register of Historic Places evaluation
  • Self-perform quality control on tasks and deliverables
  • Ensure health and safety compliance
  • Draft technical memorandums and technical reports 
  • Complete or direct completion of site forms using ERO’s Microsoft Access database
  • Perform research to support reporting
  • Coordinate or perform artifact washing, flotation, data entry, and artifact analysis
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned

This position is in ERO’s Hotchkiss office with an option for a hybrid work schedule based on employee performance, business needs, and client needs. 

ERO offers a very competitive compensation package that includes:

  • Wage range is $24.00-$29.00/per hour, commensurate with experience
  • 10 hours/month paid vacation accrual (separate sick leave bank)
  • Seven paid holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Years Day
  • ERO pays on average 80% of Health, Dental, vision and other insurance packages
  • Generous cell phone and office equipment stipend
  • Annual profit sharing and retirement plan contributions
  • Opportunities for advancement, including opportunities for Associate and Board-level ownership for the right candidate

Qualified applicants should send an email with PDF cover letter, resume, and writing sample to with Supervisory Archaeologist in the subject line. Only potential candidates will be contacted for interviews.

ERO participates in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. ERO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. For more information about ERO, please visit our website at