Field Crew

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.