Topic ID #37617 - posted 11/9/2016 2:39 PM

Mid-Sr. Level Archaeologist (Full-Time) - Southern California



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FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) is focused on improving the world we live in by advancing sustainable practices globally. It's our goal to improve the lives of all people we work with, whether they are clients, partners or colleagues. By joining FCS, you will work with highly skilled, technical teams that are dedicated to doing what it takes to meet our clients' needs.  FCS is focused on advancing the skills and experiences of our staff and has opportunities that expand the globe.

We are looking for an Archaeologist to join our team who will be responsible for preparing project proposals, conducting Phase I assessments, performing records searches and field surveys, consulting with Native American tribes, communicating with clients and lead agencies, conducting Phase II/Phase III testing and data recovery, field monitoring, managing field data and additional field monitors, preparing Phase IV monitoring reports, curating collections, and preparing written documentation of cultural resources studies and impact assessments adherent to CEQA and/or Section 106 of the NHPA.

Additional duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Review Request for Proposals (RFP) from clients and lead agencies to determine project needs for cultural resources evaluations and prepares project-specific proposals for the appropriate cultural resources compliance documents
  • Conducts records searches at the California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS) Information Centers (IC) and reviews regional literature, historic maps, historic aerial photographs, and assessor parcel information
  • Performs field surveys, assembles and manages larger survey teams when necessary, collects and analyses data, and records resources in the appropriate Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) forms
  • Understands field work, consultation, and reporting requirements specifics for various lead agencies including, but not limited to: local city and county lead agencies under CEQA; state lead agencies such as California Department of Transportation (CalTrans); and federal lead agencies such as United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Bureau of Reclamation
  • Authors and/or reviews Phase I and Phase II Cultural Resources Assessments (CRA), cultural resources components of Initial Studies (IS) or Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), Historical Property Survey Reports (HPSR), and Archaeological Survey Reports (ASR)
  • Prepares Data Recovery Programs (DRP) for projects requiring Phase II testing or Phase III excavation
  • Conducts Phase II and Phase III investigations to lead agency standards, which may include, but is not limited to: site delineation and GIS/GPS mapping, artifact plotting, drawing site sketch maps and taking field photos, surface collection, excavating Shovel Test Probes (STP), excavating Test Units (TU), recording depth and strata levels with off-set measurements, soil screening and sampling, artifact labeling and packaging, preparing artifact catalogs, artifact and assemblage analysis and interpretation, and artifact curation
  • Authors and/or reviews Phase II testing and Phase III excavation reports, with all pertinent field data included and analyzed, to lead agency standards
  • Attends pre-construction meetings with contractor, client, lead agency and interested tribal parties in order to determine pre-established Mitigation Measures (MM) or Conditions of Approval (CoA) for grading or excavation projects requiring cultural resources monitoring
  • Prepares Mitigation Monitoring Plans (MMP), Paleontological Resource Impact Management Plans (PRIMP), and Unanticipated Discovery Plans (UDP), as needed
  • Conducts and/or manages cultural resources monitoring and record resources in the appropriate Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) forms, conducts additional Phase II testing or Phase III excavation if needed
  • Educates clients about compliance with cultural resource regulations, advises clients on options to minimize impacts on known cultural resources, and recommends courses of action based on regulatory compliance and professional interpretations
  • Authors and/or reviews Phase IV monitoring close out reports, with all pertinent field data included and analyzed, to lead agency standards
  • Assists in marketing FCS's cultural resources services as well as participate in marketing and business development activities
  • Assist in monitoring staff's workload, schedules, and participates in screening and interviewing prospective candidates for technical staff positions in the Cultural Resources Management Division
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Has highly efficient and productive working habits and can handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Demonstrates excellent analytical and verbal communication skills.
  • Have superior skills in preparing written documents.
  • Effectively negotiates sufficient fees and determines contract terms.
  • Prepares clear and appropriate scopes of work.
  • Supervises establishment of subcontracts and ensures timely and successful subcontractor performance.
  • Effectively supervises, trains, and enhances the capabilities of peers and subordinates.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills by taking initiative, motivating and helping others, sharing pertinent knowledge, emphasizing teamwork, and providing feedback.
  • Proactively and creatively adapts to new work-related challenges.
  • Maintains a highly professional image in all work-related activities.

 EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
  • M.S. /M.A. in anthropology, archaeology, geology, or paleontology
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience as a professional archaeologist (SoI Qualified)
  • Minimum of 3 years supervising laboratory or field crews
  • Expertise in southern California archaeology or paleontology with recognition among the regional scientific community, and general knowledge of the other Cultural Resources discipline
  • Familiarity with information resources in the scientific community, including other archaeologists and paleontologists, college and university programs, research centers and libraries, and data depositories
  • Familiarity with sections relating to cultural resources in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the California Public Resources Code (PRC), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and the Mitigation Guidelines of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists.
  • Understands field work, consultation, and reporting requirements specifics for various lead agencies including, but not limited to: local city and county lead agencies under CEQA; state lead agencies such as California Department of Transportation (Caltrans); and federal lead agencies such as United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Bureau of Reclamation.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED ATTRIBUTES

  • Registration with the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA)
  • Familiarity with GIS/GPS programs such as Google Earth, ArcGIS, ArcMap, and use of .KML and .KMZ files
  • Expertise in MS Word, MS Excel, and Adobe Acrobat, with familiarity in MS Access
  • Familiarity with Deltek Vision

Quality of life is important at FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS). We offer many employer-paid or -subsidized benefits to our full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as 401k retirement options and other Section 125 cafeteria plan benefits in addition to Paid Time Off and up to 8 paid holidays during the year.

How to apply:

Please email your résumé with cover letter and salary expectations to: careers@firstcarbonsolutions.com with “Archaeologist, Last Name, First Name ”in the subject heading.
FCS is an equal opportunity employer. 






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