ManagING PRINCIPAL

Location: Hemet, California

DUTIES:

The successful candidate will manage an office/region, supervise senior staff, and direct large and complex cultural resource projects throughout southern California working closely working closely with others throughout the company. They will report to the President. Job duties include those assigned to the Principal Archaeologist. Additionally, the Managing Principal will track the distribution of work; recruit and maintain a quality staff; assess market conditions, track regional business trends, and identify new business opportunities; make bid/no bid decisions in consultation with others; participate in corporate discussions, calls, and meetings and share the information with their staff, as appropriate; ensure the administrative needs of the office are met; work closely with corporate officers to achieve strategic goals and ensure financial viability of their office/region.  

 SKILL REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Proven ability to manage large, complex CRM projects, including budgets, supervising personnel, and task management; 
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability, and excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Proven success in marketing, business development, and proposal writing;
  • Ability to review RFPs and contracts, identify potential pitfalls, and make sound bid/no-bid decisions;
  • Demonstrated ability to generate work for staff; 
  • Excellent technical writing skills with a record of completing technical reports in a timely fashion;
  • Strong report reviewing and editing skills;
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs, agency requests, and more.
  • Thorough understanding of the CEQA, NEPA, NHPA Section 106, and other laws and regulations governing cultural resource management; 
  • Experience negotiating agreement documents;
  • Ability to handle diverse personalities and make and enforce difficult decisions.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, agency and tribal representatives, construction contractors, and other project stakeholders and to resolve conflicts when they arise.
  • Expertise in tribal consultation and working with descendant communities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Advanced degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, or related field required.  
  • Minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible employment in CRM which includes demonstrated management experience. 
  • Regional expertise in Æ service area desired.
  • Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification required.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, technical writing samples, and at least three references via email to Human Resources at info@appliedearthworks.com. Please reference “Managing Principal - Hemet” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


SENIOR Archaeologists

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate openings for full-time Senior Archaeologists in several offices in California.

DUTIES:

The Senior Archaeologist will manage and direct larger and more complex cultural resources projects under the direction of a Principal and will supervise and review the work of junior staff. The Senior Archaeologist is responsible for ensuring the quality of all project work, including technical reporting. Job duties will include management of survey, testing and evaluation, and data recovery in support of CRM regulatory compliance; recruitment and management of regular and project-based staff; analysis of artifacts and preparation of the cultural resource sections of environmental documents; preparation and implementation of research designs and treatment plans; authorship of technical reports; consultation with Native Americans; preparation of proposals; participation in marketing and business development.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to design and supervise complex archaeological fieldwork, lab processing, and/or or technical analysis and report preparation; 
  • Managing budgets, supervising personnel, scheduling staff and tasks related to specific projects;
  • Ability to manage proposal preparation;
  • Strong technical writing skills;
  • Writing and reviewing technical reports and research designs/treatment plans;
  • A thorough understanding of the CEQA, NEPA, and NHPA Section 106;
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, agency and tribal representatives, construction contractors, and other project stakeholders;
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; and
  • Regional expertise in Æ service area.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Advanced degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, or related field required. 
  • Experience and expertise working with descendant communities.
  • Minimum of 7 years progressively responsible employment in CRM which includes demonstrated supervision or management experience. 
  • Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification strongly preferred. 

how to apply:

Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, a technical writing sample and list of three professional references to Human Resources at info@appliedearthworks.com. Please reference “Senior Archaeologist” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGIST

Locations: San Luis Obispo and Hemet, CA

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. has immediate openings for Historical Archaeologists. These are regular, full-time positions at the Associate and Senior levels. 

Duties:

The successful candidate will assist the Historical Archaeology Program Manager and other office managers in proposal preparation; development and implementation of research designs and treatment plans; supervising field and laboratory staff; technical report writing; and maintaining project schedules and budgets.

Skill Requirements:  

  • Applicant should have experience directing investigations at historic period sites in urban environments, performing archival research, preparing technical reports, and have an interest in 19th and 20th century archaeological research issues and material culture.

  • Experience in analysis of historical materials, and use of Harris Matrix recording system is desired. 

  • Qualifications in architectural history, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification; and familiarity with California Environmental Quality Act a plus.

  • Must have prior supervisory experience, a strong working knowledge of Federal regulations, and proven written and oral communication skills. 

  • Must demonstrate a strong work ethic, demonstrated reliability, good communication skills, and ability to manage multiple projects. This person will function as a leader and integral team member.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

M.A. degree in history, historical archaeology, or related field required. Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification preferred. Minimum of 4 years of field supervisory or management experience in CRM.

how to apply:

Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, three professional references and two writing samples to Human Resources at info@appliedearthworks.com. Please reference “Historical Archaeologist” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Staff Archaeologist

Location: Southern and Central California - open recruitment

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) maintains a list of potential candidates for full-time Staff Archaeologist in all offices. The Staff Archaeologist will work under the direction of senior staff on cultural resource projects. Job duties may include conducting archival research (including records searches at various Information Centers); Native American outreach correspondence and documentation; field survey and site documentation; testing and data recovery excavation; construction monitoring; and assistance with preparation of technical reports and other documents.

Skill Requirements:

  • Archaeology fieldwork, lab processing, and/or or technical analysis;
  • Conducting records searches;
  • Basic technical writing and report preparation;
  • Ability to collect field data using a Trimble Geo X7 or other GPS devices;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with construction contractors, tribal monitors, and other project stakeholders;
  • Basic understanding of CRM laws and regulations; and
  • Strong work ethic and good communication skills.

Education AND Experience:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, or related field.

how to apply:

Please submit a letter of interest, resumé/CV, and a list of three references with contact information to Human Resources at info@appliedearthworks.com. Please reference “Staff Archaeologist” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Field Technicians

Location: Open recruitment

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has ongoing openings for Archaeological Field Technicians in our offices throughout California. This work is on-call, as needed, and local candidates are encouraged to apply.

Duties:

Field technicians will be responsible for carrying out archaeological field surveys and monitoring in support of a wide variety of construction projects. Duties may also include site testing and evaluation, and data recovery. Pay will be commensurate with experience. When applicable, per diem and lodging will be provided for out of town work.

Skill Requirements:  

  • At least 1 year of experience with archaeological survey, construction monitoring, or excavation.

  • Prior experience in California and completion of an archaeology field school.

  • Knowledge of and basic operation of GPS technology.

  • Valid driver’s license, with the willingness to drive in “off-road” conditions.

  • Applicants must be physically fit and able to handle strenuous field conditions in sometimes adverse weather. Fieldwork may entail hiking on rugged terrain and steep slopes or require standing or walking for long periods of time throughout the day.

  • Local candidates only.

  • Pre-employment drug screening may apply for specific project assignments.     

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field. Prior experience in California required.

how to apply:

Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and list of three professional references to Human Resources at info@appliedearthworks.com. Please reference “Field Technician” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Paleontological Field Technicians

Location: Open recruitment

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has ongoing openings for Paleontological Technicians in our California offices. These positions will report to the Paleontology Program Manager. 

Duties:

Paleontological technicians will be responsible for carrying out pre-construction field surveys and conducting mitigation monitoring during project development. Job duties may also include fossil salvages, matrix washing and picking, and laboratory work (preparation, identification, and cataloging of fossil specimens).  All work will be conducted under the supervision of a qualified Paleontological Resource Specialist. 

Skill Requirements:  

  • Ability to read and interpret geologic maps and record geologic and stratigraphic data;
  • Ability to recognize and record fossil resources in the field;
  • Knowledge of and basic operation of GPS technology;
  • Aptitude for taking detailed and accurate field notes;
  • Strong data management and communication skills;
  • Valid driver’s license, with the willingness to drive in “off-road” conditions.
  • Applicants must be physically fit and able to handle strenuous field conditions in sometimes adverse weather. Fieldwork may entail hiking on rugged terrain and steep slopes or require standing or walking for long periods of time throughout the day.
  • Pre-employment drug screening may apply for specific project assignments.     

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in geology, paleontology, earth sciences, or closely related field; Prior experience in paleontology (museum, research, or fieldwork). Prior experience in California preferred, but not required.

how to apply:

Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and list of three professional references to Human Resources at info@appliedearthworks.com. Please reference “Paleontological Field Technician” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


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.