This position involves providing cultural resources support for planning, engineering, and construction services to government, military, and commercial clients throughout the western United States, primarily in California.
As a Junior Archaeologist you will have chance to opportunity to work on projects that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act (NAGPRA), and state regulations. All work will be conducted under the guidance of senior cultural resources staff. Working with other members of the team you will The candidate will be responsible for working on all aspects of cultural resources projects, including background research; fieldwork (Phase I survey, Phase II testing, and Phase III mitigation); preparing CEQA, NEPA, and NHPA technical reports; coordinating consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO), Native American Tribes, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and multiple state, federal, and local agencies; evaluating properties for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), preparing determinations of NRHP eligibility, and completing state survey forms. If you're up for the challenge, we've been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.
Our Junior Archaeologists:
Coordinate compliance with NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, NEPA, state environmental regulations and other laws relating to cultural resources.
Conduct archival research and background records reviews.
Conduct all aspects of archaeological fieldwork (Phase I-III) and monitoring.
Conduct analyses and prepare technical reports, as necessary, for cultural resources management projects.
Evaluate eligibility of resources for listing in the NRHP and state registers of historic properties.
Support clients during agency and tribal consultation.
Provide support and work with mid- and senior-level cultural resources staff.
Master's Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology.
Meets Secretary of the Interior's Professional Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology
Minimum of two years to four of professional archaeological field work experience Knowledge of historic preservation laws and policies, including CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, and NAGPRA.
Demonstrated experience in the archaeology of the western United States, particularly California.
Experience using GPS technology.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience recording archaeological sites on site forms required by various SHPOs and state agencies.
Must be capable of walking for long periods of time over unfamiliar terrain, excavating shovel tests and test units, screening soil, and carrying field equipment.
Must be willing and able to travel frequently and for long periods of time, as needed.
Must be motivated and able to work safely with minimum supervision.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
Register of Professional Archaeologists-certified.
Familiarity and experience completing California DPR 523 series forms.
Experience working in the consulting environment and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be responsive to both internal and external clients.
Experience working on transportation (DOT and railroad), energy generation and transmission, water resources projects.