SENIOR Archaeologists

Locations: All

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate opening a full-time Senior Archaeologist in several of our offices.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • California and Arizona expertise highly desired.

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 Please reference “Senior Archaeologist” 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.