Archaeologist/Environmental Planner Position

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Dokken Engineering’s Environmental branch has an immediate opening for an Archaeologist/Environmental Planner to implement cultural resources management tasks as well as various other environmental planning tasks.  Dokken provides environmental, engineering, and construction support services for local, state, and federally funded projects including roads, bridges, highways, interchanges, trails, dams, and other public works facilities.

In this role, a successful applicant will have the ability to conduct field assessments of cultural resources and to prepare stand-alone environmental technical reports that comply with both the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. Applicants should have proven abilities in cultural resource assessments and archaeological field experience, including survey and excavation.

Typical job responsibilities  will focus on conducting literature research and record searches, coordinating Native American consultation, completing archaeological pedestrian surveys, conducting archaeological excavation (testing and data recovery), and writing technical reports and environmental documentation including, but not limited to, Caltrans formatted cultural reports. Responsibilities also include working with clients, regulatory authorities, and subconsultants; securing environmental permits; assisting with the development and implementation of mitigation and monitoring reporting programs; writing general environmental documents; and, overall transportation planning NEPA/CEQA compliance

Dokken is a team-oriented work environment with a long tenured core group of employees.  Full time employee positions are offered competitive salaries and a top of the line benefits package, including a stock ownership plan and 9% matching 401k program.  This environmental position will be based out of our Folsom, California office, but periodic travel throughout the State should be expected. There will be a standard 3-month probation period for the selected applicant. 

Salary: $50,000 – $80,000; salary pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Must have completed an archaeological field school and be enrolled in or completed a BA or BS in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field. Applicants should have approximately 2-10 years of experience in related fieldwork, preferably in California. Candidate should have a good working knowledge of federal and California environmental laws (i.e., Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, NEPA, and CEQA). Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Previous experience with environmental studies and GPS/GIS applications is preferred. Training will be provided as needed.

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to moc.gnireenignenekkodnull@ofni.

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