Topic ID #39220 - posted 2/23/2018 9:57 AM

Archaeological Field Technicians/ Monitors: San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles County

TITLE: Archaeological Field Technicians/ Monitors

LOCATIONS: San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, 

Chambers Group, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm with offices in Glendale, Santa Ana (headquarters), and San Diego, CA. Chambers Group provides environmental planning, regulatory permitting, technical studies for biological and cultural resources. We want the best and brightest to join our team – individuals with talent, passion, and commitment who bring new ideas, creativity, and energy. You will find variety, challenges, and growth opportunities. We invite you to discover the potential career opportunities available to you at Chambers Group with the current open position. For more information please visit

We have an immediate need for Archaeological Field Technicians /Monitors, with a minimum of one (1) year of experience in providing technical assistance for archaeological assessments, monitoring, field work, reporting, and significance evaluations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting archaeological site investigations at all levels from survey through test excavation and stratigraphic analyses.
  • Conducting archaeological surveys, testing, monitoring, data recovery, and excavations
  • Conducting CHRIS record searches and primary/secondary archival research.
  • Map and site recordation on Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 523 series forms; including site mapping, photography, and descriptions. Familiarity with other state site forms a plus.
  • Prepare draft summaries, figures, and graphs by tabulating analytical data, site data, and field notes at the direction of project team.
  • Cross-training in Paleontology and paleontological monitoring experience a plus.
  • Cross-training in Architectural History a plus.

Desired skill and Expertise:

  • Ability to work for long hours in challenging environmental conditions – hot weather and uneven terrain.
  • Familiarity with CHRIS record searches, USGS topographic maps, DPR 523-series forms, and historic registers (National, State, Local).
  • Ability to use excavation tools, various GPS units, map both archaeological and paleontological finds.
  • Demonstrates initiative, independent thinking, good problem-solving skills, excellent field skills and educational background in specific discipline.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, and exemplary work habits, especially related to safety, common sense, punctuality, and adaptability.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in technical discipline required.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree – in Archaeology, Paleontology or a closely related field.
  • Archaeological survey, testing, monitoring, data recovery, and excavation experience required.
  • Survey and monitoring experience in Southern California preferred.

This is an on-call position. This work will be done in the office with field visits, as needed, to manage projects.

Please reply to immediately with your resume and cover letter.

Chambers Group Inc. is an employee owned company and an equal opportunity employer and we value inclusion and diversity. EOE-Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Chambers Group Inc. will make employment decisions in a non- discriminatory manner.


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