Topic ID #41002 - posted 4/29/2019 11:13 AM

Cultural Resources Technician with GIS Experience Orange, CA


Cogstone Resource Management Inc. seeks a committed, reliable and responsible Cultural Resources Technician with GIS experience to perform work at our Orange, California office. Knowledge of California prehistoric and historic archaeology and GIS experience a must.  As a staff member of a small business, Cultural Resources Technicians will be required  to perform a variety of tasks which include but are not limited to: excavation, field survey, lab work, monitoring, map making, report writing, among others. Accepting both full time and part time applications.

Job Description
Provides technical support to professional archaeologists utilizing a basic understanding of anthropological and archaeological field techniques in connection with locating, testing, and evaluating cultural resource sites. Conducts pre-field research, field surveys, and site testing using a variety of reference materials. Search areas of proposed projects for evidence of historic and prehistoric remains. Determine exact location of sites and marks them on maps and aerial photographs. Insure that work assignments are carried out in a safe and timely manner according to established standards and procedures. Cleans and catalogs artifacts. GIS responsibilities will include:
Creating maps and performing a wide range of geospatial analyses in support of cultural resources assessments, field surveys, and construction compliance 
Adhering to established cartographic standards and Quality Assurance / Quality Control processes
Managing a wide variety of project-specific and reference geospatial data in accordance with defined data management standards
Supporting geospatial field data collection efforts
Reviewing and post-processing GIS data 

BA in Anthropology, Geography, Geographical Information Systems or a closely related field
Masters in GIS, Geography or Anthropology preferred
Experience in Cultural Resources Management
Advanced user knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS 10.6
Applicant must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and their own vehicle

Skill Requirements
Restraint - the company prohibits any social media posting of work-related content and violation is a termination offense.
Confidence in the construction environment
Excellent field notes
Experience in paleontology a plus
Ability to work independently with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team
Self-motivated with strong initiative
Effective time management
Organization skills
Exceptional visual, written and verbal communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and attention to detail
Familiarity with ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS, Survey 1-2-3 for ArcGIS, Trimble Pathfinder, and Trimble TerraSync 
Proficiency in use of MS Office suite, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat

Physical Demands
The job demands periodic sitting, standing and walking.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk and hear. The employee must lift or move collection materials that may weigh up to 40 pounds periodically and be able to stand for ten hours.

Competitive pay rate is commensurate with education and experience.  Full-time employees receive health, dental, vision, and 401k benefit plan with company match, paid holidays, and paid vacation.

How to Apply
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) references to: Your references should be people who can attest to your reliability, qualifications and skills.

Cogstone is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. 


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