Director / Senior Manager - Cultural resources

Location: Pasadena, California

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate opening for a full-time Cultural Resources Management expert to lead business development and operations from our Pasadena, California office.  Æ is a leading 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 a qualified individual to join our team of stellar professionals.

DUTIES:

The successful candidate will manage and direct cultural resources projects throughout southern California working closely with Senior Managers in the Hemet and San Diego offices as well as other Senior Managers throughout the company.  They will report to the President 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, as Senior Manager, the candidate will take the lead on recruiting and retaining high quality professional staff within the Pasadena 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 8 years of management experience in CRM.

COMPENSATION:

Applied EarthWorks offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package.  Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service and includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and professional development time; 401(k); and health, dental, vision, and life insurance. Æ additionally offers an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which provides employee-owners with a direct stake in Æ’s success by means of a retirement benefit. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, salary requirements, a technical writing sample, and at least three references via email to info@appliedearthworks.com.

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.


DIRECTOR / SENIOR MANAGER - Cultural Resources

Location: Hemet, California

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate opening for a full-time Cultural Resources Management expert to lead business development and operations from our Hemet, California office.  Æ is a leading 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 a qualified individual to join our team of stellar professionals.

DUTIES:

The successful candidate will manage and direct cultural resources projects throughout southern California working closely with Senior Managers in the Pasadena and San Diego offices as well as other Senior Managers throughout the company.  They will report to the President 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, as Senior Manager, 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 8 years of management experience in CRM.

COMPENSATION:

Applied EarthWorks offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package.  Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service and includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and professional development time; 401(k); and health, dental, vision, and life insurance. Æ additionally offers an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which provides employee-owners with a direct stake in Æ’s success by means of a retirement benefit. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, salary requirements, a technical writing sample, and at least three references via email to info@appliedearthworks.com.

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.


associate Archaeologist

Location: Fresno, California

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 a candidate who can supervise fieldwork, manage projects, and author technical reports.  

DUTIES/COMPENSATION:

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.

At Æ, we recognize that our staff is our greatest asset. We are committed to providing a fair, positive, and challenging work environment that fosters employees’ professional development and career growth. We offer a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service and includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and professional development time; 401(k); Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP); and health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

key 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 three 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.

Æ is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), creed, national origin, color, disability, disabled veteran status, Vietnam veteran status, religion, age (40 and above), medical condition (cancer-related), marital status, ancestry, or sexual orientation.


Senior Architectural Historian

Location: California

The available position is for a senior-level professional architectural historian with project management responsibilities and oversight for junior and mid-level historic preservation specialists. 

DUTIES/COMPENSATION:

The successful applicant must have experience conducting and directing architectural and historical multiple structure surveys and recording and evaluating historic built environment resources according to National Register criteria. The position requires a strong working knowledge of regulatory compliance, familiarity with archival sources, and strong written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a positive work ethic, reliability, ability to manage multiple projects, and commitment to serving as an integral team member.

At Æ, we recognize that our staff is our greatest asset. We are committed to providing a fair, positive, and challenging work environment that fosters employees’ professional development and career growth. We offer a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package.  Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service and includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and professional development time; 401(k); ESOP; and health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

key responsibilities:

  • Evaluate historical buildings, structures, and landscapes to National and California standards;
  • Prepare and oversee professional technical reports (including HABS/HAER/ HALS documentation) to meet National or State-level documentation standards;
  • Develop and implement mitigation for built environment resources for compliance with CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106;
  • Lead business development efforts, identify and track project opportunities, and serve as senior technical lead on proposals;
  • Manage projects and staffing needs to meet project schedules; and
  • Mentor and supervise junior staff.

Education and Experience: 

M.A. degree in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related discipline required. The successful candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural Historian. This position requires a minimum of six years of professional experience as an architectural historian, with demonstration of progressively increased responsibility in CRM, and at least four years of experience managing historic built environment projects and preparing proposals. California experience preferred.

How To Apply:

Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and list of three professional references to Yvette Kearney at ykearney@appliedearthworks.com. Please reference “Senior Architectural Historian” in the subject line. No phone calls please.