Topic ID #41355 - posted 7/26/2019 5:40 PM

Senior Archaeologist - Los Angeles or San Bernardino County, CA


Job Description.

Paleo Solutions, Inc. (Paleo Solutions) is currently seeking a Senior Archaeologist to assist with managing cultural resources projects throughout California and Nevada. The successful candidate must be able to write at a professional level and present ideas in a thoughtful and comprehensive manner. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team of archaeologists and paleontologists. This position will enjoy a variety of working conditions, including field and office work.


  Candidate may choose to work in the Monrovia (Los Angeles County) headquarters or in the upcoming Redlands office (San Bernardino County)

We Offer.

  $49,920.00 to $64,480 salary commensurate with experience (negotiable)

  Medical benefits, including vision and dental

  Eligibility for end of year bonus pool

  Professional development opportunities

  Community service opportunities

Position Description & Responsibilities.

  Primarily, the Senior Archaeologist will supervise field technicians, author technical reports, and conduct analysis of artifacts (prehistoric and historic).

  Drafting and finalizing site records and reports in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations

  Implementation and execution (through oversight of field technicians and/or leading crews) of archaeological field investigations of all types and sizes including field surveys, construction monitoring, site mapping and recordation, artifact collection, test excavations, and data recovery projects

  Preparing, completing and submitting daily progress reports in accordance with Paleo Solutions protocol

  Communicating with Paleo Solutions management in accordance with Paleo Solutions protocol

  Participation in field projects wherever they are located, which may require several weeks away from home at a time

  Adherence to ethical business practices, professional standards, laws and regulations, and best practices

Application Evaluation Criteria.

  Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field

  10+ years of experience in archaeological fieldwork, preparing site records, and technical reports

  Must have two (2) years of experience supervising archaeological field investigations in California.

  Ability to identify prehistoric and historic-age artifacts and cultural features

  Excellent 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

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 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. A current Curriculum Vitae.
  3. One original writing sample (subject to verification).
  4. Contact information for three references.


4.     About Firm.

Paleo Solutions is a rapidly growing environmental consulting firm providing cultural resources and paleontological consulting services throughout the western United States. Established in 2004, Paleo Solutions has grown to a 60-person consulting firm with offices throughout California, Oregon, and Colorado. 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.


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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