Topic ID #39372 - posted 4/9/2018 12:25 PM

On-Call Archaeologists (Southern California)


Position: On-Call Archaeologist
Status: On-Call, Hourly
Office Location: Monrovia, CA (Los Angeles County)
Paleo Solutions, Inc. (Paleo Solutions) is currently seeking On-Call Archaeologists who are based in Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and/or Ventura counties for seasonal and/or project-specific work. 
Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field.
  • 1+ year of field experience in archaeological monitoring and survey.
  • Ability to identify artifacts and cultural features.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to closely follow instructions, attention to detail, organizational skills, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and the ability to work independently or part of a team.
  • Ability to hike long distances (4-6 miles/day) and perform field work in rough terrain, extreme temperatures, and other adverse weather conditions.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Primarily, the on-call archaeologist will conduct construction monitoring but may be required to perform archaeological surveys, testing, evaluations, data recovery, as well as other tasks, as necessary. 
  • Participation in field projects wherever they are located, which may require several weeks away from home at a time
  • Implementation of resource impact mitigation measures including conducting field surveys, performing construction monitoring, artifact collection, excavation, and data recovery projects of all types and sizes
  • Detailed and accurate field data collection (including the ability to collect using tablet computers and Trimble GPS units) with an emphasis on stratigraphic documentation of project sites and fossil localities therein
  • Preparing, completing and submitting daily progress reports in accordance with Paleo Solutions protocol
  • Communicating with Paleo Solutions management in accordance with Paleo Solutions protocol
  • Assist with drafting and finalizing reports when necessary.
  • Adherence to ethical business practices, professional standards, laws and regulations, and best practices.
On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available. The schedule is usually released on Friday night, but communication will occur as soon as project information becomes available. On-Call employees are free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in each week; however, we ask that they be prompt in their reply. Unlike regular employees, On-Call employees are free to moonlight outside of Paleo Solutions if their outside work does not create a conflict of interest for work performed for Paleo Solutions.

How to Apply:
To apply, please email the following documents to 
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and automatically disqualified. 
  1. Submit a cover letter that includes a narrative of your educational background and professional experience, a description of your archaeological expertise, and a description of your experience in the environmental consulting industry (if any). Address the cover letter to Evelyn Chandler, M.A., Cultural Resources Program Manager.
  2. Submit a current Curriculum Vitae. 
  3. Submit one (1) original writing sample (subject to verification).
  4. Submit three (3) references with contact information.

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, drug-free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations, as applicable.


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