Topic ID #41391 - posted 8/6/2019 2:37 PM

Principal Investigator - Archaeology (Los Angeles or San Bernardino County Location)


Job Description. 
Paleo Solutions, Inc. (Paleo Solutions) is currently seeking a Principal Investigator to help expand our cultural resources program and team. The successful candidate will be an innovative, energetic, and driven team member. The candidate will develop and manage projects, ensure the highest professional quality of deliverables, meet project deadlines, mentor cultural resources staff, and assist with business development and marketing efforts for the program. The candidate must have a thorough understanding of the principles of cultural resources management, compliance with federal and state regulations, and industry standards for technical writing. The candidate must be able to write at a professional level, present ideas in a thoughtful and comprehensive manner, and have strong communication and interpersonal skills for interactions with clients and colleagues. The successful candidate will be a part of an interdisciplinary team of archaeologists and paleontologists, working closely with our Cultural Resources Program Director to develop scientifically sound approaches to projects. 
The successful candidate can choose to work in our Monrovia, Los Angeles County office or Redlands, San Bernardino County office.
We Offer.
Salaried position, with compensation based on candidate’s level of expertise.
Medical benefits, including vision and dental.
Eligibility for end of year bonus pool.
Professional development opportunities.
Community service opportunities.
Position Description & Responsibilities.
Winning and executing projects and leading all aspects of project implementation. 
Participating in business development activities and proposal preparation. 
Assisting with supervision of staff and all their project-related activities, including record searches, field inventories, construction monitoring, reporting, testing, and data recovery.
Training new staff and mentoring existing staff.
Authoring and/or contributing to reports.
QA/QC oversight of deliverables. 
QA/QC review of field work, including site forms and all other data.
Ensuring compliance with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and agency rules, standards, and guidelines.
Staying current with educational and permitting requirements.
Communicating effectively with Paleo Solutions’ staff.
Maintaining an excellent relationship with Native American Tribes. 
Adherence to ethical business practices and best practices in cultural resources management.
Interfacing with clients, including attendance at project team or scoping meetings, as needed. 
Ability to effectively discuss all aspects of a cultural resources project to non-specialist clients and the general public, including cultural resources regulatory requirements, methodology, findings, research questions, and results.
Managing and maintaining client relationships.
Managing all aspects of assigned projects, from initiation to completion, including schedule, budgets, change orders, deliverables, and close out. 
Application Evaluation Criteria.
Advanced degree in archaeology, anthropology, historical archaeology, historic preservation, or related field required.
15+ years of experience in cultural resources investigations, preparing site records, technical reports, proposals, technical reviews, peer reviews, and business development.
5+ years of experience supervising cultural resources investigations field investigations.
Must have experience with Section 106, NEPA, CEQA, and other cultural resources laws and regulations.
Ability to supervise cultural resources professionals from field technicians to crew chiefs and Senior Archaeologists.
Demonstrated ability to manage and complete multiple projects concurrently and submit final reports on time and within budget.
Demonstrated ability to identify prehistoric- and historic-age artifacts and cultural features
Good leadership qualities, strong technical skills, and self-motivation. 
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 as part of a team.
The ambition to help grow a cultural resources group that is a formidable competitor in California with the possibility of later expanding to other regions. 
Possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
How to Apply.
To apply, please email the following documents to 
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. Address the cover letter to Evelyn Chandler, Cultural Resource Program Director.
2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae with employment and project history.
3. One original writing sample (subject to verification).
4. Contact information for three references.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed, and the applicant will be automatically disqualified. 
About Firm.
Paleo Solutions is a fast paced, rapidly growing environmental consulting firm providing cultural and paleontological resources consulting services throughout the western United States. Established in 2004, Paleo Solutions has grown to a 60+ person consulting firm with offices throughout California, Utah, 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 and/or culturally important fossils and artifacts are preserved in place or for educational/research purposes in natural history museums or other government approved curation/repositories 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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