ManagING PRINCIPAL

Location: Hemet, California

DUTIES:

The successful candidate will manage and direct cultural resources projects throughout southern California working closely with Senior Managers in the regional offices as well as peers throughout the company. Reporting to the President, the Managing Principal will to carry out their job duties, which will include: management of survey, evaluation, and data recovery in support of Section 106, NEPA, and CEQA compliance; analysis for, and preparation of EIRs, EISs and other environmental documents; preparation and implementation of research designs and treatment plans; technical report writing; Native American consultation; QA/QC of staff reports; proposal preparation; and client development.  Additionally, the candidate will take the lead on recruiting and retaining high quality professional staff within the Hemet office, advise staff members as they design and carry out projects, supervise marketing and new business development, participate in professional and community activities.  

 SKILL REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Previous experience managing budgets, supervising personnel, task management, and proposal preparation; 
  • Ability to review contracts, identify potential pitfalls; and make sound bid/no-bid decisions;
  • Strong business development skills with proven track record in southern California and demonstrated ability to generate work for staff;
  • Strong technical writing, editing, and report review skills;
  • A thorough understanding of the CEQA, NEPA, Section 106 and other laws governing cultural resources management, experience in negotiation of agreement documents, and conflict resolution;
  • Expertise in tribal consultation;
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability, good communication skills, and ability to manage and direct large and diverse teams of people;
  • Ability to handle diverse personalities and make and enforce difficult decisions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

M.A. or Ph.D. degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, or related field required. Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification preferred. Minimum of 10 years of management experience in CRM.

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.


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. Successful candidates will work under the direction of senior staff on cultural resource projects throughout California.  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:

  • Experience in both field archaeology and report preparation; 
  • Experience conducting records searches at the South Central Coastal Information Center and/or the Eastern Information Center;
  • Strong technical writing skills;
  • Ability to collect field data using a Trimble Geo X7 or other GPS devices;
  • Basic understanding of CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; and
  • Strong work ethic and good communication skills. 

Education AND Experience:

M.A. degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, or related field preferred. This position requires a minimum of 2 years of experience conducting archaeological fieldwork in support of CEQA, NEPA, and/or Section 106 compliance projects. Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification and Southern California experience preferred. 

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.


associate Archaeologist

Location: Fresno, California - open recruitment

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) maintains a list of potential candidates for full-time Associate Archaeologist in all offices. The successful candidate will participate in cultural resource projects primarily in the Sierra Nevada and Central Valley, but may be required to work throughout California.  We seek candidates who can supervise fieldwork, manage projects, and author technical reports.

DUTIES:

A candidate with a strong background in lithic analysis is preferred, although not required. Typical job duties will include: organizing and managing field projects; conducting records searches and prefield background research; participating in tribal outreach efforts; supervising field surveys, site testing, and data recovery excavation; archaeological monitoring; conducting significance evaluations according to National and California Register criteria; preparation of all elements of technical reports in support of Section 106, NEPA, and CEQA compliance efforts. The candidate may also assist with proposal preparation, marketing, and new business development.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven ability to direct both large and small-scale surveys, testing programs, and data recovery;
  • Strong technical writing skills;
  • Ability to perform lithic analysis (preferred, not required)
  • An understanding of the CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act;
  • Previous experience managing budgets, supervising personnel, task management, and proposal preparation;
  • Strong communication skills with clients and staff; and
  • Prior experience in California.

Education and Experience:

M.A. degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, or closely related field required. Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification preferred. This position requires a minimum of five years of experience conducting archaeological fieldwork in support of CRM compliance projects and a minimum of 3 years of experience as Field Director or Supervisor. Applicants must be able to qualify as Field Director on Bureau of Land Management permits.

how to apply:

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


SENIOR Archaeologists

Locations: Hemet, Lompoc and Pasadena, CA

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate openings for full-time Senior Archaeologists in several offices in California. Æ is a consulting firm specializing in history, archaeology, cultural resources management (CRM), and paleontology. We recognize that our staff is our greatest asset and we are committed to providing a collegial, professional, and positive work environment. We take pride in providing a great place to work and we seek Senior Archaeologists to join our team of stellar professionals.

DUTIES:

The successful candidate will manage and direct cultural resources projects throughout California. Job duties will include: management of survey, testing and evaluation, and data recovery in support of Section 106, NEPA, and CEQA compliance; analysis for, and preparation of EIRs, EISs and other environmental documents; preparation and implementation of research designs and treatment plans; technical report writing; Native American consultation; proposal preparation; and business development.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous experience managing budgets, supervising personnel, task management, and proposal preparation;
  • Strong technical writing skills;
  • Previous experience writing data recovery reports and research designs;
  • A thorough understanding of the CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; and
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability, good communication and writing skills, and ability to manage multiple projects.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

M.A. or Ph.D. degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, or related field required. Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification preferred. Minimum of 5 years of supervisory or management experience in CRM.

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.


ASSOCIATE HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGIST

Location: Hemet, CA

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. has an immediate opening for an Associate Historical Archaeologist. This is a regular, full-time position. Æ is a consulting firm specializing in cultural resources management (CRM), prehistoric and historical archaeology, and historic preservation. We recognize that our staff is our greatest asset and we are committed to providing a collegial, professional, and positive work environment. Our high staff retention rate demonstrates our commitment to a fair and equitable workplace where employees can thrive.  We take pride in providing a great place to work and we seek a Associate Historical Archaeologist to join our team of stellar professionals.

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 “Associate Historical Archaeologist” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


SENIOR PALEONTOLOGIST/PROJECT MANAGER

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate opening for a full-time Senior Paleontologist / Project Manager.  Æ is a leading consulting firm specializing in history, archaeology, cultural resource management (CRM), and paleontology.  We recognize that our staff is our greatest asset and we are committed to providing a collegial, professional, and positive work environment. We take pride in providing a great place to work and we seek a qualified individual to join our team of stellar professionals.

Duties:

This position reports to and works closely with the Paleontological Program Manager, Dr. Amy Ollendorf, to coordinate field efforts with clients, manage staff, assure quality deliverables are produced and build client relationships.

The Senior Paleontological/PM will identify paleontological services needed for specific projects, discussing these services with Æ’s Paleontology Program Manager and clients, recognizing staffing needs and collaborating with Æ’s Paleontology Supervisor, and preparing scopes of work, cost proposals, and schedules for services. The successful candidate also will assist with business development, identifying new clients, and contributing to company statements of qualifications for Æ’s paleontology services.

Typical job duties will include: oversee technical specifications and ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of teams executing work; prepare scopes of work and budgets to ensure they properly align services with project needs and meet/exceed best management practices; prepare or review technical reports, management plans, and other compliance documents prepared by junior staff; oversee proactive tracking and oversight of project status, resourcing and priorities for projects; assist all members/roles in prioritizing workflow.

Skill Requirements:  

  • Comprehensive understanding of geology, paleontology, biology, paleoecology, stratigraphy, and biostratigraphy.

  • Ability to identify regulatory compliance needs based on project descriptions, regulatory context, and construction design.

  • Experience writing technical reports, management plans, and other documents at all levels of compliance.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with clients and staff.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Must meet the Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists (SVP) qualifications for Principal Investigator/Project Paleontologist. Candidates must have:

  • A M.A. or Ph.D. degree in paleontology or geology and/or a publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrated competence in field techniques, preparation, identification, curation, and reporting in California.
  • At least two full years of professional experience as assistant to a Project Paleontologist with administration and project management experience; supported by a list of projects and referral contacts
  • Proficient in recognizing fossils in the field and determining their significance. As well as expertise in local geology, stratigraphy, and biostratigraphy. Experience collecting vertebrate fossils in the field.

Preference will be given to candidates with prior paleontological and project management experience in an environmental compliance setting, including successful authorship of past CEQA and/or NEPA documents, in Southern California.

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 “Senior Paleontologist” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

*One CEQA and one NEPA document written by the Applicant are preferred, but two documents written by the Applicant for either CEQA or NEPA compliance will be accepted.

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.