Topic ID #36051 - posted 8/19/2015 4:34 PM

Senior Cultural Resources Specialist - Sacramento, CA


Aspen Environmental Group (Sacramento Office) seeks a full-time Senior Cultural Resources Specialist.

Aspen is dedicated to continuous improvement in understanding the relationship between human activities and the environment. We are committed to providing practical solutions in support of a strong economy and industrial progress, based on the principles of sustainable use of Earth's resources and maintenance of a safe and healthy environment. Aspen’s multidisciplinary staff provides environmental compliance, impact assessment, and mitigation services for a wide spectrum of energy and infrastructure projects (  We strive to exceed our clients’ expectations of high-quality, professional products, while also maintaining an atmosphere of flexibility and balance. 

The Senior Cultural Resources Specialist will be a core member of the Cultural Resources Group, acting as both senior scientist and project manager. The Senior Cultural Resources Specialist has responsibility for successfully winning and executing contracts, and leading all aspects of project implementation. The Senior Cultural Resources Specialist will assist in the continuing development of Aspen’s Cultural Resource Group. The candidate will also have business development and staff management responsibilities.

This is a regular, full-time, salaried position that will report to the Cultural Resources Group Manager. Pay is commensurate with experience. Aspen offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Desired Skills and Experience:

·         A minimum of a graduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, historic preservation, or a closely related field required;

·         A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in cultural resources management (CRM) on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies;

·         A minimum of five (5) years of experience in CRM in a supervisory capacity;

·         A minimum of two (2) years of experience managing CRM projects, including budgets, scheduling, and scopes of work;

·         Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology;

·         Extensive experience with California archaeology, architectural history, or history required; experience in Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon a plus;

·         Experience with applicable cultural and environmental regulations including CEQA, NEPA, CWA Section 404, and Section 106 of the NHPA;

·         Experience with tribal consultation and/or NAGPRA a plus;  

·         Has completed all aspects of a project, from pre-field tasks to final report preparation for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies;

·         Has trained and supervised junior staff;

·         Prior primary authorship of multiple document types for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies;

·         Has provided QA/QC review of environmental documents, field documents, site forms, and reports;

·         Has led field crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies;

·         Has conducted marketing, business development, client management, and large proposal efforts; and

·         Has worked on interdisciplinary teams.


The successful candidate will write well, work well in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment, be comfortable supervising junior staff, and effectively interact with clients, agency representatives, and Native American tribal members. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and client relations skills are critical to this position. Applicants with client contacts will be given priority.

Please send resume, cover letter, professional references, and two writing samples to Include “Senior CRM Specialist” in the subject line.

Aspen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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