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Title Senior Archaeologist
Salary Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Post Date 07-12-18
Location Santa Cruz
Job Information

 

 

Albion Environmental, Inc. — At Albion we aim to provide the highest-quality cultural and natural resource consulting services. We serve our clients faithfully, efficiently, and competently, and foster connections to our community. Albion has two offices providing services statewide in Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology
  • Expertise in historical archaeology (preferably with additional experience in prehistoric archaeology)
  • Substantial experience directing field projects
  • Expertise in a technical specialty
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Position Description:

The Senior Archaeologist possesses a minimum of an MA in Anthropology, with four to ten years technical experience. Education and work experience provides the employee with advanced knowledge in the field of Archaeology. Training and experience should include comprehension of CRM laws (CEQA, Section 106, and NAGPRA), formal training on a broad range of projects, a background in California history and/or prehistory, an understanding of applicable theoretical approaches to research, and familiarity with a range of archaeological skills including field and laboratory methods, analytical techniques, and writing abilities. The Senior Archaeologist is a leadership role. The employee is expected to professionally represent Albion to clients, subcontractors, and the public. They are also expected to help develop standards and expectations, mentor, supervise, and review performance of junior Archaeology staff. For this job opening, expertise in historic archaeology is required, and additional experience in prehistoric archaeology is highly preferred. Excellent communication and writing skills are also required.

The Senior Archaeologist has a technical specialty (e.g., faunal analysis, GIS), and applies their expertise on Albion proposals and projects. Employee has developed and practiced an experienced methodology for their specialized analyses (i.e., understands attributes, data recordation, and data analysis). Further, they are well versed in the literature related to their specialty, and have a firm grasp of relevant research themes and questions. They are encouraged to actively participate in professional development to continue to develop their expertise (stay up to date on recent literature, attend conferences, publish their work, etc.). They work closely with Principal Investigators and Project Managers in the preparation of project research designs, scopes, and budgets, related to the employee’s area of expertise. During the course of a project, they may make decisions regarding changes to project research design or scope of work related to their area of expertise, and communicate with other project staff concerning all changes that may occur. They lead laboratory teams related to their specialty, and are required to help develop the skill set of junior staff. The Senior Archaeologist has outstanding writing skills and effectively and efficiently authors the specialist’s section of a report (Methods and Results). They also work cooperatively with PIs to incorporate their ideas into discussion and interpretation report sections.

On field projects, the Senior Archaeologist is in a position of leadership, and is a seasoned Field Director. They direct and manage archaeological field crews in a collaborative way. They are expected to respectfully communicate with Albion staff, clients, other subcontractors, and the public, at all times. The Field Director is creative and respectful in their approach to problem solving, leadership, and conflict resolution. The Field Director works in unison with the PI and PM. They fully understand the scope of work, are responsible for executing excavation guidelines and strategies as dictated by the project PI, and adhere to established timelines and budgets. They also assist the PI/PM as requested with field logistics, such as attending construction or client meetings, coordinating with crew regarding field and laboratory schedules, communicating with Native American monitors and subcontractors regarding daily schedules, managing vehicles and equipment, managing day-to-day interactions with the public, and recognizing and appropriately addressing health and safety issues. The Field Director is accountable for documenting all data recovery efforts. They are well versed in data collection methods and technologies. They are also extremely organized and are able to effectively manage and organize those data in the field, as well as post-field work.

http://www.albionenvironmental.com/join-the-albion-team/

To Apply:

Send a letter of interest and CV to Cindy Convisser, Project Administrator at

cconvisser@albionenvironmental.com

Position is open until filled.

Title Archaeologist
Salary TBD
Post Date 07-09-18
Location San Francisco
Job Information

 

https://stantec.jobs/san-francisco-ca/archaeologist/4EC804889AC44B4C93DAAE03A192FA64/job/

Title Archaeologist
Salary Negotiable
Post Date 06-13-18
Location Sacramento, Oakland, Monterey, Redlands
Job Information

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a highly qualified professional consulting firm comprised of cultural resources scientists, geologists, biologists, planners, soil scientists, wetland scientists, GIS professionals, LEED accredited professionals, and visual information specialists. We provide a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, soil and groundwater assessment & remediation, and biological resources, focusing on California’s unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

Recognized as a ‘Best Places to Work’ in 2015 & 2017, we invest in our employees through competitive salaries, benefits and incentive programs designed to further the professional development of each employee in line with the firm’s business goals and needs.

Rincon is seeking qualified field archaeologists for various projects throughout California. Candidates must have professional archaeological field experience and be familiar with the practical requirements of survey, evaluation, and monitoring projects. Familiarity with the applications of CEQA and NEPA are preferred. 

Experience and Skills:

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field plus at least two (2) years of professional experience identifying, documenting, and evaluating cultural resources for significance. A Master’s degree may be used in lieu of one year of field experience. Cross training in paleontological studies is preferred. Candidate must be able to work independently and make on-the-ground decisions during monitoring and other fieldwork. Field experience within the Great Basin, Mojave, and California deserts is preferred.

Candidates must have their own transportation, a valid driver’s license, and must be able to pass a drug test. Candidates must also be able to hike 10-12 miles per day in often difficult terrain and harsh weather conditions while carrying up to 25 lbs. Availability to work extended field rotations (10-12 days at a time) and travel is required.

Position Duties:

The candidate will be responsible for assisting senior archaeologists during survey, testing, field monitoring, and laboratory studies; preparing written information such as site forms and report sections; and working closely with other cultural resources staff, Rincon’s clients, and Native American representatives. Familiarity with California prehistoric and historical cultural resources and the culture history of California are required. Experience with GIS is preferred; the candidate should have experience with Trimble and/or Garmin GPS data collection. Candidates should have strong organizational skills.

For more information and to apply please visit http://www.rinconconsultants.com/careers

Title Archaeological Technicians
Salary $18- $22
Post Date 06-13-18
Location California, Nevada, and southern Oregon
Job Information

Last Call !!  Native-X, Inc. is still looking for the right individuals.  We need two to three archaeological technicians to assist our core group in conducting survey for projects in northern California, Nevada, and southern Oregon.  Projects are currently in progress and will continue throughout the field season (possibly into November and beyond – weather permitting).  Experience in California and Great Basin archaeology is preferred.  Successful candidates will have at least a BA/BS degree in anthropology/archaeology and at least 6 months survey experience.  Some projects will require camping and others will utilize motels.  The ability to walk 7-9 miles a day across a variety of terrain is also a must.  SCA wage rates apply and vary by location but for the most part are between $18 and $22 an hour.  Per diem and lodging paid during work sessions.  Individuals from the Reno / Sacramento region may be given preference.  We prefer individuals who work hard, like to learn, and who get along well in small groups.  Native-X is celebrating its 20th year conducting archaeological investigations.

Please send resume and at least three references to John@nullNative-X.com.  Native-X, Inc. is a veteran-owned, small business and GSA contract holder.  To know more about us, visit our website at www.Native-X.com.

Title Archaeological Project Leader / Archaeological Specialist
Salary based on experience and qualifications
Post Date 06-11-18
Location San Diego, CA
Job Information

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
SOUTHERN SERVICE CENTER
2797 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106

(619) 221-7060

The Southern Service Center of California State Parks is a multidisciplinary team that conducts work throughout southern California. Archeological Project Leader and Archeological Specialist part-timee) positions currently exist at the Southern Service Center office in San Diego. These are 1,500-hours-per-year positions with opportunities for extensions on a year-by-year basis.

Duties of the positions include archaeological excavation, site survey and recordation, construction monitoring, preparation of site record forms, processing excavated collections, cataloging artifacts, assistance in map production using GIS equipment and ArcMap (some training is available), report writing, and other tasks. The following skills and abilities are desirable:

(1)  Either: (a) a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology/Archaeology, or (b.) an Associate’s degree in Anthropology/Archaeology and two years (~4000 hours) of archaeological (or related) experience,

(2) Working knowledge of standard professional archaeological field and laboratory methods for both prehistoric and historic-period sites,

(3)  Experience with various computer applications (in particular word processing and database programs),

(4)  Experience in completing standard site recordation forms,

(5)  Ability to identify sites and artifacts and evaluate various archaeological site types,

(6) Ability to work in primitive, outdoor conditions,

(7)  The personality to work amicably with one’s co-workers,

(8) Some background in the use of GPS equipment for site recordation work, or the ability to learn new technology rapidly is also useful,

(9) Southern California archaeological work experience is desirable.

Applicants must be US citizens or have a valid work visa. Applicants must be able to travel out of town for overnight, week-long, and multiple-week projects (state vehicles, lodging, and per diem are available). A valid California driver’s license is required.

The reporting location for these positions is the Southern Service Center office in San Diego, CA. Applicants must be available to work in the San Diego office on a daily basis. Fieldwork locations range from San Diego/Imperial counties to San Luis Obispo/Kern counties.

The starting pay is $12.54 or $14.75 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. There are no relocation costs or housing associated with this position. Health care benefits are not included; however, vacation, sick leave, and some retirement benefits are available.

To Apply:

Individuals wishing to apply must complete* a State of California application form (STD. 678), available online at https://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf. Please send signed application form AND unofficial college transcript(s) to Gabriella Lucidi at the above address or by email to Gabriella.Lucidi@nullparks.ca.gov. Contact Gabriella Lucidi (Gabriella.Lucidi@nullparks.ca.gov; 619-221-7046) for more information about the positions.

Application deadline (postmarked/emailed by) is Friday, June 22, 2018. Interviews will be held the last week of June and/or first week of July.

For more information about these positions see:

http://www.parks.ca.gov/parkjobs/ and type in “archaeological” in the search box

*On the application form under the Employment History section, please include all relevant archaeological experience, including unpaid internships, volunteer positions, field schools, and field/lab courses in archaeology. Please include the number of hours for each archaeological experience as well.

 

Title Environmental Specialist I
Salary $58,926.40 – $71,635.20 Annually
Post Date 06-06-18
Location San Luis Obispo
Job Information

County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works

Department

Public Works ISF

Job Number

0618PM-30103-01

Closing

6/22/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

About the Position

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works is looking for a motivated, dynamic, and enthusiastic entry-level professional to join its Environmental Programs Division. Make a difference in your community as part of the team who provides transportation safety, water, flood control, and wastewater services to residents of San Luis Obispo County! This Environmental Specialist I will become a part of a nine-member team conducting a wide range of environmental services for public infrastructure projects. Currently, professionals in the Division have specialized skills in the areas of planning, resource law, biology, botany, wetlands, regulatory permitting, archaeology, and restoration. The Division represents a full service environmental team, capable of processing complex State and federally funded projects entirely in house.

In addition to the duties identified in the class specification, this position:
• Performs environmental field surveys in the areas of geology, soils, hydrology, plant and wildlife ecology, and cultural resources, as qualified, in conformance with local, State and Federal protocols.
• Interprets and applies the full range of local, State, and Federal planning and environmental statutes, regulations, and policies as they relate to public works operations and capital projects, as well as other policy, land use or land division projects processed by the County.
• Participates on project development teams to incorporate compliance with local, State and Federal planning and environmental statutes, regulations, and policies into the project development process; assists project and department managers in interpreting and incorporating environmental requirements into the department’s decision-making processes.
• Collects and summarizes environmental information (e.g. biology, archaeology, geology) as required for public works projects and programs in the areas of transportation, flood control, water, and wastewater systems.
• Prepares environmental technical reports and environmental documents in compliance with the full range of local, State, and Federal regulations pertinent to various environmental programs, including but not limited to the: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal Clean Water Act, State and Federal Endangered Species Acts, the California Water Code, and the National Historic Preservation Act. Prepares and negotiates the full range of local, State, and Federal environmental regulatory permits. Represents the Department and Division during negotiations with state and federal agency staff. • Prepares and makes presentations at public hearings and meetings before local, State and Federal boards and commissions, community meetings, and project meetings.

The Ideal Candidate

While the incumbent will perform the full spectrum of Environmental Specialist work, the Division is particularly interested in hiring an archaeologist, who will be responsible for conducting cultural resources records searches, Phase I surveys, Native American outreach and coordination, and cultural resource consultant oversight. Qualified candidates for an archaeological position should have, at a minimum, attended one field school. Archaeology candidates should also be willing to learn other areas of the environmental review process, including planning, permitting, and field biology skills, and be interested and willing to conduct the necessary fieldwork for these disciplines. The Division is also seeking applications from other environmental specialty areas, including environmental planners. The strongest candidates will demonstrate flexibility and a desire to learn new skills, processes, and programs.

Minimum Qualifications
Environmental Specialist I: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in environmental, physical or life science (e.g. biology, archeology, geology), planning, natural resources management or a closely related field. Job related experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for year basis. Bachelor’s degree must be obtained by the start date.

Please click on the link below to apply:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/slocountyca

Title Project Director
Salary Competitive
Post Date 06-05-18
Location Redlands, CA
Job Information

Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), a cultural resources consulting firm, has one full-time position available for a Project Director based out of its Redlands, California office. SRI provides comprehensive CRM services to private and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels throughout the western United States from offices in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington.

Minimum qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate will have an MA or MS degree in anthropology with a focus in prehistoric archaeology, be Register of Professional Archaeologist certified, and possess a minimum of five years of field experience with at least two years experience as a field supervisor on survey, testing, and data recovery projects. Previous experience in California and Great Basin prehistory is preferred, and a working command of federal and state cultural resource statutes and regulations is desirable. Demonstrated prior experience serving as lead author for Section 106 and CEQA compliance reports will be viewed favorably.

SRI offers a compensation package that includes competitive pay, professional development, a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and paid vacation/sick, and holiday leave. The salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials, experience and industry standards.

For a complete job description please visit http://www.sricrm.com/opportunities/index.html.

How to Apply: 

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to srijobs@nullsricrm.com with “Project Director – Redlands, California” referenced in the subject line, and should include a resume of relevant experience and references (with contact information, including email addresses and telephone numbers).  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and only applications submitted via srijobs@nullsricrm.com will be considered.

SRIJOBS@nullSRICRM.COM

Title Curation Facility Intern
Salary DOE
Post Date 06-04-18
Location Edwards Air Force Base
Job Information

See: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2007002

Now is a great time to join Redhorse Corporation. Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what’s right, what’s smart, and what works.

DESCRIPTION   

Redhorse Corporation has an immediate need for an Curation Facility Intern (Temporary) to assist with the overall organization of Edwards AFB’s Curation Facility, including large amounts of data entry into the Oracle Curation Database. The intern will assist with processing any newly acquired collections for curation, stabilize existing collections, and maintain an up-to-date inventory of all the collections. The intern will also assist with inventorying Ceramics bags, bone boxes, and other containers with corresponding catalogs, noting missing catalogs, missing artifacts, and other errors in the data.

Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with bringing curation back-log up to date and assist in rectifying SHPO concurrence.
  • Assist with managing the organization of 300 cubic feet of curated artifacts and 450 linear feet of associated records.
  • Assist with processing any newly acquired collections for curation, stabilize existing collections, and maintain an up-to-date inventory of all the collections.
  • Assist with organizing, maintaining or updating at least 7 themed artifact displays.
  • Assist with the Annual Curation Report by providing descriptions and results of all curation activities during work duration.
  • Assist in supplying preventative maintenance for the climate and humidity control.
  • Assist with inventorying Ceramics bags, bone boxes, and other containers with corresponding catalogs, noting missing catalogs, missing artifacts, and other errors in the data.
  • Assist Redhorse team with identifying missing or damaged artifact bags, creating artifact bag tags, and assist with re-bagging artifacts.
  • Assist with tracking new artifacts boxes, compare to existing empty spaces in racks, and help identify appropriate locations for incorporation into the existing collections.
  • Assist Redhorse team with projecting packing material needs based on the volume and type of artifacts to be repatriated to their respective collections.

Minimum Basic Requirement for Skills, Experience, Education & Credentials include:

  • At least 1 year of experience working with a curation facility, museum, or similar position involving inventorying, cataloging, organization, and data entry.
  • Interest in Mojave Desert archaeology.
  • Strong Oral/Written Communication
  • Proven organization and project management skills
  • Critical thinking and decision-making skills coupled with strong analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter, driven and able to work with limited direction under target time lines
  • Collaborative personality enjoys and able to work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Adaptability and comfort working in a fast-paced and sometimes unstructured environment
  • Translates complex ideas into processes and tactical plans
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Must have the ability to commute to Edwards AFB.
  • Must pass a basic background check to gain access to a military installation.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Academic coursework in Mojave Desert archaeology or other archaeological experience.

The work environment for this position requires an individual to be able to:

  • Must be able to climb, jump, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs
  • Must be able to walk over long distances and across of variety of terrains, including uneven surface

How to Apply

Please apply to https://www.redhorsecorp.com/careers/apply/-  Req No: ENV-18-00025 – Curation Facility Intern (Temporary)

Title Compliance Archaeologist
Salary TBD
Post Date 05-30-18
Location Fort Irwin
Job Information

Now is a great time to join Redhorse Corporation. Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what’s right, what’s smart, and what works.

DESCRIPTION

Redhorse Corporation has an immediate need for a Compliance Archaeologist to support our client at Ft. Irwin, CA. The Compliance Archaeologist will provide cultural resource management, compliance, and consultation services. The Compliance Archaeologist will augment existing customer capabilities, work in a team framework, and be an on-site specialist to facilitate the cultural resources program.

Duties and responsibilities for the Compliance Archaeologist include:

  • Conducting surveys prior to approval of dig permit requests to ensure protection of significant cultural or paleontological resources
  • Conducting background records searches, inventory and evaluation of cultural resources for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
  • Conducting archaeological site monitoring
  • Maintaining archaeological data across several databases
  • Authoring and reviewing a variety of survey and inventory reports and consultation packages to State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and Native American tribes, to include the ability to make recommendations
  • Assisting with curation of archival materials in Fort Irwin’s Curation Facility
  • Ensuring that data collection and drafting of reports are conducted with the highest quality effort possible
  • Conducting or assisting with outreach briefings and events to promote cultural resources awareness

Minimum Basic Requirements for Skills, Experience, Education and Credentials:

  • Must have at least a Master’s of Art degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Archaeology, or an equivalent degree with an emphasis in archaeology
  • Must have completed a degree that included three (3) semester hours in EACH of the following course areas:
  • History of Archaeology
  • Archaeology of a major geographical area such as North America
  • Regional Archaeology, Archaeological cultures, or sites in a specific part or portion of a major geographical area such as the Mojave Desert or Great Basin to acquire or develop a foundation for regional specialization for professional development
  • Theory and methods of Archaeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, and analytical techniques
  • Six (6) semester hours of related course work in:
    • Geography, Geology, or Cultural Geography;
    • History, Historiography, or Historical Archaeology;
    • Environmental studies;Scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or Surveying.
    • AND Completion of an archaeological field school, to provide a basic understanding of theoretical and practical approaches to research design implementation, field preservation techniques, and report preparation by participation in actual fieldwork in North America.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Archaeological survey and/or excavation
  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards and Guidelines as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations – 36 CFR Part 61
  • Candidates for this position must be able to work in changing physical conditions:
    • In extreme climatic conditions and rapidly changing temperatures;
    • Must be able walk over long distances and across of variety of terrains, including uneven surfaces;
    • Must be able to climb, jump, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl;
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 lbs across a distance of as much as 30 yards;
    • Must be able to work with minimal supervision;
    • Must be able to use GPS technology, read maps, and be skilled in North American compliance archaeological techniques and practices

Additional Basic Requirements for Skills, Experience, Education and Credentials:

  • Working knowledge of The Antiquities Act; the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA); the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA); the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); Curation of Federally Owned and Administered Archaeological Collections (36 CFR 79); and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
  • Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion, for example, by authoring reports of survey, excavation, artifact analysis, or method and theory
  • Well-developed verbal and technical report writing skills
  • Working knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Strong working knowledge of GIS computer software
  • Upon hiring the applicant must be able to pass a federal background check required prior to gaining access to unclassified government computer work stations
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a standard California Driver’s License; candidate may be required to operate a government-owned motor vehicle safely
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with the Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Experience working in the Mojave Desert and Great Basin and the ability to work extended hours in various weather conditions
  • Experience navigating and collecting data using GSP technology

Apply at https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1874925

Redhorse Corporation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer  

REQ NUMBER: ENV-18-00013

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Pre-employment background investigation, three (3) years of driving history and Standard Common Access Card (CAC)

Title Archaeological Technician
Salary Wage Commensurate on Experience
Post Date 05-29-18
Location Santa Cruz
Job Information

Position: Archaeological Technician (Wage Commensurate on Experience)

Position Description: Crew member must possess a minimum of an A.A or B.A., completion of certified field school, as well as a basic understanding of archaeological method and theory. Crew member must retain basic field and lab skills required for construction monitoring, survey, excavation, and laboratory work including: 

  • Experience with a compass, reading topographic, aerial, and project maps
  • Ability to draw site and feature maps (plan and profile views) and complete standard archaeological site records
  • Performs basic excavation skills including an ability to fill out record forms in an accurate and concise manner
  • Ability to conduct basic identification of cultural materials in the field and in the lab
  • Ability to carry gear and perform surveys for several days straight over rugged terrain
  • Carry out laboratory procedures such as washing and organizing materials in the field
  • Carry out additional laboratory procedures such as cleaning, sorting, cataloging, and accessions
  • Enter archaeological artifact and project data in appropriate forms and databases
  • Prepare artifacts for curation according to standard Albion guidelines
  • Communicate project needs efficiently and effectively while conducting construction monitoring
  • Performs all of the above under the direction of a supervisor

To apply for this position, please send a resume to: cspellman@nullalbionenvironmental.com

Title R0028175 – Environmental Specialist, Senior
Salary TBD
Post Date 05-22-18
Location San Francisco, CA
Job Information

Company Name: Booz Allen Hamilton

Job Title: R0028175 – Environmental Specialist, Senior
Location: San Francisco, CA
Contact: https://bit.ly/2KMpFIq

Key Role:

Assist FEMA mitigation and recovery clients with conducting National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews, environmental assessments, and developing biological assessments for mitigation and recovery related grant programs, including programs related to flooding and seismic activity. Provide technical assistance to sub-grantees in ensuring compliance with environmental and historic preservation laws, including CEQA, regulations, and rules. Conduct actions in consultation with federal, state, tribal, and non-governmental entities. Support client relationship management and market-related activities, including white paper development and proposal writing.

Basic Qualifications:

-Experience in working with the California Natural Resources Agency, California Office of Historic Preservation, or any of the nine information centers
-Experience with NEPA reviews for FEMA or HUD programs
-Experience with consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
-Experience with using wetlands databases and field surveys for performing NEPA analyses
-Experience with managing teams of 3 or more individuals
-Experience with managing a contract or task order
-Experience with serving as a lead or contributing author on large EAs or EISs
-Experience with the CEQA
-Ability to obtain a security clearance
-BA or BS degree in Environmental Sciences, Biology, or Anthropology

Additional Qualifications:

-MA or MS degree
-PMP Certification
-Secretary of the Interior Qualifications as an Archaeologist preferred

Clearance:

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Integrating the full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems, working by their side to help them achieve their missions. Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure.

We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/Disability/Vet.

 

Title Cultural Resources Project Manager
Salary TBD
Post Date 05-22-18
Location Pasadena
Job Information

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Cultural Resources Project Manager for our Pasadena, California office. The Cultural Resources Project Manager is a core member of the Cultural Resources Program, with ultimate responsibility for successfully winning and executing projects, and leading all aspects of project implementation.  This is a regular, full-time, salaried position that will report to a Cultural Resources Team Lead.

What you will accomplish

  • Project implementation to include staffing, fieldwork, research, report writing, and Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) review.
  • Develops and manages project budgets.
  • Authors proposal scopes and budgets; leads proposals in their entirety.
  • Supervises personnel in the field, office, and laboratory.
  • Collaborates with SWCA’s managers, directors, and principal investigators on technical and business development efforts throughout the company.
  • Maintains SWCA’s high standard of scientific ethics and quality assurance, and is motivated to identify and resolve problems in creative ways.
  • Ability to travel, when required.
  • Desire to work as a team with multiple disciplines (including paleontology, biology, etc.).
  • Assists in the continuing development of SWCA’s Cultural Resource Program and expands SWCA’s professional reputation in cultural resources consulting and research throughout California and beyond.

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Master’s Degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or a closely related field required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in archaeology on a variety of project types, sizes, regions, and agencies, with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in CRM in a supervisory capacity, whether in the field or in the office.
  • Experience managing CRM projects, including budgets, scheduling, and scopes of work preferred.
  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology.
  • Qualified for listing on the California statewide Bureau of Land Management permit is required.
  • Extensive experience with California archaeology, or similar cultural area.
  • Experience with implementing the California Environmental Quality Act, National Historic Preservation Act Sections 106 and 110, and National Environmental Policy Act permitting processes.
  • Experience with tribal consultation and/or Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act is a plus.
  • Possess advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic, ceramic, or faunal analysis; osteology; historical archaeology).
  • Has completed all aspects of a project, from pre-field tasks to final report preparation for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
  • Prior report authorship in a CRM context.
  • Has provided QA/QC review of field documents, site forms, and reports.
  • Has led large crews and/or multiple crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies.
  • Has worked on an interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts and planners.
  • Has conducted and is interested in conducting marketing, business development, and proposal writing.
  • Excellent technical writing skills with a record of completing technical reports in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs, agency requests, and more.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency representatives.

How to Apply:

Resumes must be received through our online application system at www.swca.com  to receive consideration.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

 

Title Staff Archaeologists (On-Call)
Salary CWE
Post Date 05-21-18
Location Northern, Central and Southern California regions
Job Information

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking on-call Staff Archaeologists for field work occurring throughout California. These are part-time positions with work hours variable by project (e.g., some projects may last a few days, others may last several months).

Aspen is a dynamic, interdisciplinary environmental services firm that provides impacts analysis, permitting, and compliance services for a wide variety of federal and state agencies, as well as private groups. Aspen specializes in providing expert compliance services for complex, multi-faceted infrastructure and public works projects. Aspen’s cultural resources group is innovative in the approach and use of new technologies, yet remains well-grounded in the professional understanding of federal and state laws and regulations, in addition to local ordinances and general plans applicable to cultural and tribal cultural resources. Aspen’s cultural resources group provides a supportive and stimulating work environment that many talented junior and mid-level archaeologists will find rewarding.

Responsibilities. The selected candidate(s) may, as needed:

  • Perform pedestrian field surveys using Trimble GPS technology;
  • Monitor construction projects;
  • Respond to initial calls for inadvertent finds;
  • Complete limited site testing;
  • Participate in data recovery excavation under the supervision of a Senior Archaeologist;
  • Conduct worker’s cultural resources awareness training;
  • Write California DPR forms;
  • Assist with archival, ethnohistoric, and historical research; and
  • Assist with final report writing.

Successful candidates must have the ability to maintain high quality field notes, keep good organization of field records, and maintain a professional demeanor in a variety of outdoor and remote environmental work conditions.

Education and Experience.  Candidates must have either a B.A. degree in anthropology, or a Master’s degree in archaeology or cultural resources management. In both cases, the candidate must have at least four years of experience working with California prehistoric or historic-aged resources, and be able to identify prehistoric and historic artifacts. Candidates must also:

  • Be certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), or be familiar with NHPA Section 106, NEPA, and CEQA standards.
  • Should have a good understanding of culture history relevant to California desert regions, or the coastal areas of San Diego/Orange county. Prior experience working with southern California Native American tribal members is a plus.
  • Must have a valid CA Driver’s License with a clean driving record, and be comfortable working in strenuous hiking conditions.
  • Three references must be provided upon application.
  • Selected candidates may be asked to complete drug testing.

The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic, highly motivated, attentive to fine details, well organized, and comfortable working remotely via Skype, cell phone app, cell conferencing, and email exchange. This candidate would be able to transport themselves to the work site and to Aspen’s office locations. The candidate would also enjoy working in remote or challenging physical environments.

Compensation. To be determined based on education, experience, and skill set.

To apply. Please submit a letter of interest, CV, a writing sample, and three references with contact information to Neda Rastegar at nrastegar@nullaspeneg.com The subject line must state, “Staff Archaeologist – NAME.”

Aspen is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment.  Aspen considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Title Senior Archaeologist
Salary Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Post Date 05-21-18
Location Santa Cruz
Job Information

Albion Environmental, Inc. — At Albion we aim to provide the highest-quality cultural and natural resource consulting services. We serve our clients faithfully, efficiently, and competently, and foster connections to our community. Albion has two offices providing services statewide in Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology
  • Expertise in historical archaeology (preferably with additional experience in prehistoric archaeology)
  • Substantial experience directing field projects
  • Expertise in a technical specialty
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Position Description:

The Senior Archaeologist possesses a minimum of an MA in Anthropology, with four to ten years technical experience. Education and work experience provides the employee with advanced knowledge in the field of Archaeology. Training and experience should include comprehension of CRM laws (CEQA, Section 106, and NAGPRA), formal training on a broad range of projects, a background in California history and/or prehistory, an understanding of applicable theoretical approaches to research, and familiarity with a range of archaeological skills including field and laboratory methods, analytical techniques, and writing abilities. The Senior Archaeologist is a leadership role. The employee is expected to professionally represent Albion to clients, subcontractors, and the public. They are also expected to help develop standards and expectations, mentor, supervise, and review performance of junior Archaeology staff. For this job opening, expertise in historic archaeology is required, and additional experience in prehistoric archaeology is highly preferred. Excellent communication and writing skills are also required.

The Senior Archaeologist has a technical specialty (e.g., faunal analysis, GIS), and applies their expertise on Albion proposals and projects. Employee has developed and practiced an experienced methodology for their specialized analyses (i.e., understands attributes, data recordation, and data analysis). Further, they are well versed in the literature related to their specialty, and have a firm grasp of relevant research themes and questions. They are encouraged to actively participate in professional development to continue to develop their expertise (stay up to date on recent literature, attend conferences, publish their work, etc.). They work closely with Principal Investigators and Project Managers in the preparation of project research designs, scopes, and budgets, related to the employee’s area of expertise. During the course of a project, they may make decisions regarding changes to project research design or scope of work related to their area of expertise, and communicate with other project staff concerning all changes that may occur. They lead laboratory teams related to their specialty, and are required to help develop the skill set of junior staff. The Senior Archaeologist has outstanding writing skills and effectively and efficiently authors the specialist’s section of a report (Methods and Results). They also work cooperatively with PIs to incorporate their ideas into discussion and interpretation report sections.

On field projects, the Senior Archaeologist is in a position of leadership, and is a seasoned Field Director. They direct and manage archaeological field crews in a collaborative way. They are expected to respectfully communicate with Albion staff, clients, other subcontractors, and the public, at all times. The Field Director is creative and respectful in their approach to problem solving, leadership, and conflict resolution. The Field Director works in unison with the PI and PM. They fully understand the scope of work, are responsible for executing excavation guidelines and strategies as dictated by the project PI, and adhere to established timelines and budgets. They also assist the PI/PM as requested with field logistics, such as attending construction or client meetings, coordinating with crew regarding field and laboratory schedules, communicating with Native American monitors and subcontractors regarding daily schedules, managing vehicles and equipment, managing day-to-day interactions with the public, and recognizing and appropriately addressing health and safety issues. The Field Director is accountable for documenting all data recovery efforts. They are well versed in data collection methods and technologies. They are also extremely organized and are able to effectively manage and organize those data in the field, as well as post-field work.

To Apply:

Send a letter of interest and CV to Cindy Convisser, Project Administrator at cconvisser@nullalbionenviornmental.com

Position is open until filled.

Title Senior Paleontologist/Project Manager
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Post Date 05-21-18
Location Pasadena
Job Information

Senior Paleontologist/Project Manager

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate opening for a full-time Senior Paleontologist / Project Manager.  Æ is a leading consulting firm specializing in history, archaeology, cultural resource management (CRM), and paleontology.  We recognize that our staff is our greatest asset and we are committed to providing a collegial, professional, and positive work environment. We take pride in providing a great place to work and we seek a qualified individual to join our team of stellar professionals.

Duties:

This position reports to and works closely with the Program Manager to coordinate field efforts with clients, manage staff, assure quality deliverables are produced and build client relationships.

The Senior Paleontological/PM will identify paleontological services needed for specific projects, discussing these services with Æ’s Paleontology Program Manager and clients, recognizing staffing needs and collaborating with Æ’s Paleontology Supervisor, and preparing scopes of work, cost proposals, and schedules for services. The successful candidate also will assist with business development, identifying new clients, and contributing to company statements of qualifications for Æ’s paleontology services.

Typical job duties will include: oversee technical specifications and ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of teams executing work; prepare scopes of work and budgets to ensure they properly align services with project needs and meet/exceed best management practices; prepare or review technical reports, management plans, and other compliance documents prepared by junior staff; oversee proactive tracking and oversight of project status, resourcing and priorities for projects; assist all members/roles in prioritizing workflow.

Skill Requirements:

  • Comprehensive understanding of geology, paleontology, biology, paleoecology, stratigraphy, and biostratigraphy.
  • Ability to identify regulatory compliance needs based on project descriptions, regulatory context, and construction design.
  • Experience writing technical reports, management plans, and other documents at all levels of compliance.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with clients and staff.

Education/Experience:

Must meet the Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists (SVP) qualifications for Principal Investigator/Project Paleontologist. Candidates must have:

  • A M.A. or Ph.D. degree in paleontology or geology and/or a publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrated competence in field techniques, preparation, identification, curation, and reporting in California.
  • At least two full years of professional experience as assistant to a Project Paleontologist with administration and project management experience; supported by a list of projects and referral contacts
  • Proficient in recognizing fossils in the field and determining their significance. As well as expertise in local geology, stratigraphy, and biostratigraphy. Experience collecting vertebrate fossils in the field.

Preference will be given to candidates with prior paleontological and project management experience in an environmental compliance setting, including successful authorship of past CEQA and/or NEPA documents, in Southern California.

Compensation:

Applied EarthWorks offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package.  Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service and includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and professional development time; 401(k); and health, dental, vision, and life insurance. Æ additionally offers an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which provides employee-owners with a direct stake in Æ’s success by means of a retirement benefit. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Æ is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental or physical), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other factor that is not related to the job.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, professional CV or resumé, three professional references, and two writing samples[1] to Human Resources at info@nullappliedearthworks.com. The application period will remain open until all positions are filled. No phone calls please.

[1] One CEQA and one NEPA document written by the Applicant are preferred, but two documents written by the Applicant for either CEQA or NEPA compliance will be accepted.

Title Cultural Resources Program Manager
Salary Based on experience
Post Date 05-13-18
Location Sacramento, CA
Job Information

Aspen Environmental Group (Aspen) is seeking a Cultural Resources Program Manager in our Sacramento or Agoura Hills offices.

About Aspen. Aspen is a dynamic, interdisciplinary environmental services firm that provides impacts analysis, permitting, and compliance services for a wide variety of federal and state agencies, as well as private groups. Aspen specializes in providing expert compliance services for complex, multi-faceted infrastructure and public works projects. Aspen’s cultural resources group is currently involved in a number of energy and infrastructure projects in desert, coastal and suburban environments.  The group is innovative in the approach and use of new technologies, yet remains well-grounded in the professional understanding of federal and state laws and regulations, in addition to local ordinances and general plans applicable to cultural and tribal cultural resources. Aspen’s cultural resources group provides a supportive and stimulating work environment that a talented senior archaeologist will find rewarding.

Responsibilities. The selected candidate will:

  • Manage and further develop the Cultural Resources Program, including tribal and paleontological resource areas;
  • Manage and direct cultural/tribal/paleontological resources tasks in coordination with Aspen Project Managers;
  • Manage, supervise, and direct archaeological survey, site testing and prepare resource evaluation documents;
  • Control and track various project and project sub-task budgets and delivery schedule with high accuracy, and prepare Cost and schedule Modification Requests on an as-needed basis;
  • Hire and supervise cultural resources and paleontology staff;
  • Prepare or provide senior QA/QC review of cultural and/or tribal cultural sections of environmental documents, technical reports, and other compliance and recommendation documents;
  • Conduct Native American consultation support services;
  • Attend or present at one professional conference annually; and,
  • Participate in marketing and proposal preparation activities.

Education and Experience. Candidates must have either an M.A. or a Ph.D. in archaeology. Minimum of 10 years of supervisory or management experience in California CRM required. RPA certification preferred. In addition, successful candidates must have a strong work ethic and demonstrated leadership ability, excellent communication skills, strong technical writing skills, expertise in California archaeology, and extensive understanding of CEQA, Assembly Bill 52, NEPA, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Familiarity with U.S. Forest Service Programmatic Agreements, Bureau of Land Management Manuals, and Caltrans standards and requirements related to cultural resources would be a plus.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, have excellent organization and supervisorial skills, highly motivated, entrepreneurial,  able to self-direct, be attentive to fine details,  and comfortable in effectively managing and communicating with a geographically dispersed staff. The candidate would also enjoy conducting site visits in remote or challenging physical environments on occasion.

Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service professional development time. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply. Please submit a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, a writing sample of a previously published environmental section in which the candidate was the sole or majority author, and three current references’ contact information to Neda Rastegar at nrastegar@nullaspeneg.com. The subject line must state, “Cultural Resources Program Manager.” Aspen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment in a non-discriminatory manner.

Title Archaeologist
Salary TBD
Post Date 05-09-18
Location Fresno, CA -Caltrans District 06
Job Information

Caltrans District 06 in Fresno, CA has an opening for a permanent, full-time archaeology position. The position is open until filled. The job posting can be found at the following link:

https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=109103

Title Cultural Resource Specialist
Salary TBD
Post Date 05-02-18
Location Sacramento, Austin or Denver
Job Information

Cultural Resource Specialist
See https://careers-meadhunt.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchCategory=2140

Deadline: 5/18/2018

Overview

Mead & Hunt, Inc., a nationally recognized professional services consulting firm, is seeking a highly motivated cultural resource specialist.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include conducting Section 106 compliance tasks for historic and architectural properties including surveying and evaluating historic resources; applying the National Register Criteria; conducting research and site visits; preparing reports including historic contexts, property descriptions, and evaluations of properties; and working with clients and project managers. Travel will be required.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in historic preservation or related field such as history, architectural history, or public history from an accredited four-year college or university.

The ideal candidate will have any/all of the following: at least 18 months of relevant experience in cultural resource management; experience preparing building descriptions, historic contexts, and/or statements of significance; experience completing cultural resource management activities for transportation projects; database and GIS skills.

If you have strong communication and organizational skills, are self-motivated, and can work well both independently and as part of a team, complete the online application process for this job posting at www.meadhunt.com/careers OR submit your cover letter and resume (and the pdf application if possible) to the address below. The deadline to apply for this position is Friday, May 18, 2018. Interviews are awarded on our review of your ability to meet the qualifications in the paragraphs describing the “successful” candidate and “ideal” candidate, so be sure to explain where indicated in the online application (or in your COVER LETTER, not just in your resume, if you are applying by mail) how you meet each qualification listed in the paragraphs above. Mead & Hunt will not sponsor a visa (H-1B, etc.) for this position.

MEAD & HUNT, Inc.
Attn: Req. # 2018-1661
2440 Deming Way
Middleton, WI 53562
www.meadhunt.com

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Title Lab Manager
Salary TBD
Post Date 05-01-18
Location Orange and Riverside Offices
Job Information

Cogstone Resource Management Inc. seeks a reliable and responsible full-time Lab Manager to perform work at both our Orange and Riverside offices. Knowledge of California prehistoric and historic archaeology is required. Experience with faunal analysis or paleontology a plus. Knowledge of GIS also a plus.

Job Description

The Lab Manager will oversee the processing of cultural and paleontological resources including but not limited to inventorying, sampling, cleaning, analyzing, cataloging, photography of artifacts, fossils, and other samples. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Setup, organization, and maintenance of lab and inventory company resources
  • Preparation of databases for keeping track of and cataloging artifacts
  • Submitting artifact samples for special analyses (e.g., chronometric dating)
  • Preparing and submitting collections for curation
  • Supervising and performing quality assurance on lab work conducted by staff
  • Reviewing data from the field
  • Writing portions of reports
  • Working with staff to coordinate project resources and needs
  • Maintaining and checking out supplies and field equipment

Qualifications

  • MA in Anthropology, Biology or a closely related field
  • Five years of experience in Cultural Resources Management
  • Two years Lab Manager experience
  • Competency in field and laboratory work
  • Applicant must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and their own vehicle
  • Supervisory experience a must

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent communication
  • Self-motivated with initiative
  • Strong leadership ability
  • Effective time management
  • Determined decision making
  • Organization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Successful project and personnel management
  • Proficiency in use of MS Office suite, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to work independently with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team
  • Use of digital calipers, scales and other instruments

Physical Demands

The job demands periodic sitting, standing and walking.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must lift or move collection materials that may weigh up to 40 pounds periodically.

Travel

Daily travel to one of the two Cogstone facilities required.  Travel will alternate.

Compensation

Competitive pay rate is commensurate with education and experience.  Full-time employees receive health, dental, vision, and 401k benefit plan with company match, paid holidays, and paid vacation.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) references to:

resumes@nullcogstone.com. Your references should be people who can attest to your reliability, qualifications, and skills.

Cogstone is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

 

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