The primary functions of a senior archaeologist/Principal Investigator is to provide expertise to internal and external clients, prepare technical analysis for CEQA/NEPA environmental documentation, complete Section 106/CEQA technical reports, lead field efforts, mentor team members, manage projects, and lead proposal efforts. Must have experience in performing in-depth archaeological research, records searches, monitoring, surveying, testing, data recovery, excavation and construction related skills. The position also includes interfacing with clients and preparing scopes of work and proposals for acquiring new work therefore excellent communication and writing skills are key to success. The majority of time would be spent managing tasks in an office environment. Travel is rare, but may be required throughout California and other western states.
Master’s degree in anthropology with a focus in archaeology (or closely related field).
Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for archaeology.
7+ years of experience in field archaeology and/or project supervisory roles.
Working knowledge of CEQA/NEPA/Section 106 of the NHPA and any other federal and state laws that apply to archaeology.
Ability to author CEQA/NEPA/Section 106 of the NHPA technical reports including identification studies, testing and excavation reports, monitoring reports, finding of effect reports, memorandum of agreements, and programmatic agreements.
Demonstrated ability to author CEQA/NEPA environmental document sections for cultural and tribal cultural resources.
Demonstrated ability to lead archaeological field surveys, testing, excavation, preconstruction meetings, construction monitoring, and technical report projects.
Demonstrated experience and competence with crafting and fulfilling archaeological mitigation measures.
Ability to complete built environment field surveys at the direction of senior architectural historians.
Excellent analytical skills and exceptional technical writing ability.
Demonstrated ability to prepare project proposals with detailed scope task breakdowns, schedules and budgets.
Ability to lead tasks and project budgets, including administration procedures, contract compliance, safety plans, and other project management responsibilities.
Capable of working in both an office and field environment.
Ability to communicate through all contemporary business mediums (i.e., email, telephone, video conferencing)
Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions.
A valid driver’s license.
Ability to travel throughout California and other western states if necessary.
Best candidate can work out of any of our offices in California.
The salary range for this position is $82,000 - $172,000. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.
BENEFITS We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
Medical, dental, vision insurance
401K Retirement Plan
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
Professional and personal development
Generous paid time off
Commuter and wellness benefits
Whether you want to work in the office, at home, or in a hybrid model, we accommodate a variety of preferences. We recognize our employees face many factors when it comes to selecting the best work location, and we are passionate about providing options and flexibility.