Topic ID #37893 - posted 1/10/2017 12:14 PM

GIS Specialist - Los Angeles County, CA



             JOB DESCRIPTION                                                                                                    

Paleo Solutions, Inc. (Paleo Solutions) is currently seeking a GIS Specialist with an Archaeology and/or Geology background for our Monrovia office.

Paleo Solutions provides archaeological consulting services throughout California and paleontological consulting services throughout CA, AZ, NV, NM, CO, WY, MT, ID, OR, WA, and AK and is dutifully expanding into neighboring states as paleontological policies and regulations become enforced with additional aspirations of international paleontology work.


             POSITION DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES                                                       

 Your job duties and responsibilities will include, but not limited to: 

  • Georeference and digitize geology maps and archaeological data
  • Create maps for field work and reports
  • Create and maintain file geodatabases in ArcGIS according to provided guidelines
  • Prepare, collect, and post-process field data using TerraSync
  • Data management and support for a variety of handheld GPS units
  • Conduct field surveys, perform construction monitoring, prepare daily progress reports for archaeology, as needed


            APPLICATION EVALUATION CRITERIA                                                                                                        

  • [Required] Proficiency with ArcGIS Desktop
  • [Required] Proficiency with creating and editing shapefiles and file geodatabases in ArcGIS Desktop
  • [Required] Proficiency with editing feature symbology in ArcGIS Desktop
  • [Required] Organizational, time management, and communication skills are highly desired
  • [Preferred] Experience Georeferencing and digitizing archaeological or geological data from raster to vector format
  • [Preferred] Creating maps for use in archaeological/paleontological field work or reports
  • [Preferred] Experience using TerraSync
  • [Preferred] Experience with relational databases
  • [Required] Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Cartography, Archaeology, Environmental Science or related field with an emphasis in GIS (or GIS certificate)
  • [Required] Minimum of two (2) years of experience


            HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                                                             

To apply, please email the following documents to

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and automatically disqualified. 

  1. A cover letter that includes a narrative of your educational background and professional experience, a description of your GIS and archaeology expertise, and a description of your past experience in the environmental consulting industry (if any). Address the cover letter to Geraldine Aron, MS, CEO.
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae.
  3. One original writing sample (subject to verification).
  4. Contact information for three references. 

            ABOUT PALEO SOLUTIONS, INC.                                                                                                                  

Paleo Solutions is a small, rapidly growing consulting firm specializing in paleontological and archaeological resource impact mitigation. We assist our private and public sector clients by meeting regulatory requirements, obtaining paleontological and archaeological clearances and environmental permits for their projects, and ensuring that scientifically important fossils and artifacts are preserved for educational and research purposes in natural history museums or other government approved curation facilities. Since 2004, we have been meeting the needs of our many clients in southern California, the Mojave Desert, and the Great Basin region. In 2014, we merged with a small Colorado-based firm and opened an office in the Denver area. In addition to the west coast, we now service clients throughout the Rocky Mountain west and adjacent Great Plains.

Our company philosophy is to reward hard work, develop and invest in the strength of our employees, and train those with dedication and professional potential to be as versatile and well-rounded as possible.  We offer a casual, lively, professional, and collaborative office workspace with fellow scientists and administrative staff.

Paleo Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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