managing principal

Location: Southern California Region

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate opening for a full-time Principal-level Cultural Resource Management expert to lead an established team of professionals in our southern California region. The Managing Principal will oversee operations in our Pasadena, Hemet, and San Diego offices, including a large backlog of existing projects, as well as manage new business development throughout the region. The Managing Principal will report directly to the President.  Æ is a leading consulting firm specializing in history, archaeology, cultural resource management (CRM), and paleontology in the Far West.  We recognize that our employees are our greatest asset and we strive to ensure 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 and help lead our team of stellar professionals.

DUTIES:

The successful candidate will work with our current leadership during a transition period and then assume full responsibility for overseeing projects throughout southern California as well as personally directing some of those projects. The Managing Principal will be responsible for integrating the staff and operations of multiple offices and guiding the successful performance of individual contracts while fostering a cohesive, productive, diverse team. Additionally, the Managing Principal will take the lead in recruiting and retaining high quality professional staff, advising personnel as they design and carry out projects, supervise marketing and new business development, and participate in professional and community activities.  Other job duties will include: management of survey, evaluation, and data recovery in support of NHPA 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; Native American coordination; technical report writing; QA/QC of staff reports; proposal preparation; and client cultivation and new business development.  The Managing Principal will also ensure that southern California operations are fully integrated with Æ’s other regional programs (Northern/Central California and Oregon) and administrative services in Fresno.

Skill REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous experience managing contracts, budgets and tasks, supervising and motivating personnel, and preparing proposals; 
  • 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, NHPA Section 106, other laws, and regulations governing cultural resource management;
  • Experience in negotiation of agreement documents, and conflict resolution;
  • Expertise and regional experience in tribal coordination;
  • Ability to assess contract opportunities, make sound bid/no-bid decisions, and review contracts;
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability, good communication skills, and ability to manage and direct large and diverse teams of people;
  • Ability to supervise varied personalities and make difficult decisions. 

Education and Experience:

M.A. or Ph.D. degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, architectural history, or related field required. Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification preferred, if applicable to the degree. Minimum of 10 years of supervisory or 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, and holidays; professional development time; 401(k); and medical, 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 capabilities and experience.  

how to apply:

To apply for this position, please submit via email: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, salary expectation, a writing sample, and at least three references.  Send to Dr. Mary Baloian, Æ’s President, at mbaloian@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

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. Reporting to the President, the Senior Manager 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, 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.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, a technical writing sample, and at least three references via email to Mary Baloian, President, at mbaloian@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. 


Staff Archaeologist

Location: Pasadena, California

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate opening for a full-time Staff Archaeologist in its Pasadena, California, office. Æ is a 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 Staff Archaeologist to join our team of stellar professionals.

DUTIES:

The successful candidate will work under the direction of senior staff on cultural resource projects throughout Southern 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 three 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. 

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); ESOP; and health, dental, vision, and life insurance. Salary will be commensurate with experience.  

how to apply:

Please submit a letter of interest, resumé/CV, and a list of three references with contact information to Yvette Kearney at ykearney@appliedearthworks.com. Please direct all inquiries regarding the position to Ms. Kearney via email and reference “Staff Archaeologist –Pasadena” 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. 


aRCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN

Location: Hemet, California

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate opening for an Architectural Historian with project management experience to join our growing Historic Preservation Program. This is a regular, full-time position to primarily serve South and Central California. Æ is a consulting firm specializing in archaeology, history, cultural resources management (CRM), and paleontology. From our offices in Hemet, Pasadena, Lompoc, San Luis Obispo, and Fresno, California, and Albany, Oregon, the firm performs work throughout California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. Work assignments will be predominately in Southern California and will require travel. We recognize that our staff is our greatest asset and we are committed to providing a collegial, professional, safe, and positive work environment. Æ prides itself on being a great place to work and we seek to find an Architectural Historian to join our team of stellar professionals. 

DUTIES:

We seek a professional architectural historian with experience conducting and directing architectural and historical structure surveys and recording and evaluating historic built environment resources according to National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and CRHR criteria. The position requires supervisory experience, working knowledge of regulatory compliance, familiarity with archival research, and strong written and oral communication skills are desirable. The successful candidate must demonstrate a positive work ethic, reliability, ability to manage multiple projects, and commitment to working in a team work environment. 

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Perform archival and historical research using primary and secondary documentary sources; 
  • Perform oral history research; 
  • Research and develop historic contexts and write historic background overviews; 
  • Record, document, and evaluate historical buildings, industrial and commercial structures, and landscapes to current professional standards; 
  • Review design plans for consistency with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Guidelines; 
  • Contribute to HABS/HAER/ HALS documentation meeting national or state-level documentation requirements; 
  • Write professional technical reports of documentary and field research;
  • Assist the Program Manager with staff supervision and project management tasks;
  • Review and assess historic built environment reports for grammar, style, thoroughness, professionalism, and accuracy; and 
  • Contributed to proposals, track budgets, assist with business development, and interface with clients and the public on behalf of the company. 

Education and Experience:

M.A. or Ph.D. degree in history, art 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 an Architectural Historian. This position requires a minimum of seven years of professional experience as an architectural historian, with demonstration of progressively increased responsibility in CRM, and at least two 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 the Human Resources Department at info@appliedearthworks.com. Please reference “Architectural Historian – Hemet” 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. 


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:

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.

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 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 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. 


SENIOR Archaeologist

Location: Southern California

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate opening for a full-time Senior Archaeologist in our Hemet and Pasadena offices in southern 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 a Senior Archaeologist to join our team of stellar professionals.

DUTIES:

The successful candidate will manage and direct cultural resources projects throughout southern 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, and list of three professional references to Human Resources at info@appliedearthworks.com. Please reference “Senior Archaeologist – So Cal” 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.