Cultural Resources Director

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Bargas Environmental Consulting is currently seeking a full-time Cultural Resources Director.

As a minority woman-owned firm, Bargas Environmental Consulting strives to create a unique culture that is inclusive, creative and is open to new ideas when addressing the many distinctive obstacles projects may have. A cornerstone of our strength is our integrity, which is the result of instilling trust in our staff, clients and state and federal agency regulatory staff. It is this environment of trust, combined with a roster of highly motivated and qualified staff that makes Bargas a truly unique and satisfying firm to work with and for. Bargas’ services are science- based and in acknowledgment of the academic foundation of the firm, there is encouragement and support for staff to augment their skillset through attending supplemental courses to better address the dynamic aspect of our services coupled with personal and professional growth. A sustainable life/work balance is an important distinctive fabric of the company which allows us to integrate staff throughout California.

The Cultural Resources Director will be responsible for growing and sculpting the cultural resources group at Bargas. They will be a core member of the Cultural Resources Group, acting as both a Senior Scientist and Project Manager. The Cultural Resources Director is responsible for successfully winning and executing contracts and leading all aspects of project implementation. The candidate will also have business development and staff management responsibilities.

This is a regular, full-time, salaried position that will report to the President. Pay is to commensurate with experience. Bargas is pleased to offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Desired Skills and Experience:

 A minimum of a graduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, historic preservation, or a closely related field required;

  • A minimum of nine (9) years of experience in cultural resources management (CRM) on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies;
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in CRM in a supervisory capacity;
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience successfully managing CRM projects, including budgets, scheduling, and scopes of work;
  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology;
  • Extensive experience with California archaeology, architectural history, or history required; experience in Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon a plus;
  • Experience with applicable cultural and environmental regulations including CEQA, NEPA, CWA Section 404, and Section 106 of the NHPA;
  • Experience related to Assembly Bill 52 (AB52);
  • Experience with tribal consultation as part of Assembly Bill 52 and/or Section 106 is required;
  • Experience and understanding of US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Projects, and other state and federal agencies, and meet the qualifications necessary to acquire Organic Act Permit and any other approvals to work on federal land;
  • Has the qualifications to serve as a Principal Investigator for cultural resources investigations on federal land;
  • 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;
  • Has trained and supervised junior staff;
  • Prior primary authorship of multiple document types for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies;
  • Has provided QA/QC review of environmental documents, field documents, site forms, and reports;
  • Has successfully led field crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies;
  • Has conducted marketing, business development, client management, and large proposal efforts; and
  • Has worked on interdisciplinary teams;
  • Must be able to be work in the field without physical

The successful candidate will be well spoken, write well, work well in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment, be comfortable supervising junior staff, and effectively interact with clients, agency representatives, and Native American tribal members in a positive and professional manner. The Cultural Resources Director must be able to represent Bargas’ values and ideals in a clear and concise manner at all times. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and client relations skills are critical to this position. Applicants with client contacts will be given priority. This position is open to candidates located in Northern or Southern California. The right candidate can choose their office location from one of our existing locations, or a new location to be set up and ran by the Cultural Resources Director.

If you are looking to be a part of a fast-growing company with opportunities to further establish and grow a Cultural Resources Department with a group of fun, dedicated and innovative co- workers, please consider working with us.

Please send your resume, cover letter, three (3) professional references, and two (2) professional writing samples to Please include “Cultural Resources Director” in the subject line.

Bargas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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