Topic ID #41448 - posted 8/23/2019 10:39 AM

GIS Specialist (Part-Time 20/hrs) - Southern California (Telecommuting Option)


Job Description.
Paleo Solutions, Inc. (Paleo Solutions) is currently seeking a GIS Specialist with an archaeology and/or geology background. This is a part-time position with up to 20 hours per week.
Paleo Solutions provides archaeological consulting services throughout California and paleontological consulting services throughout CA, AZ, NV, NM, CO, WY, MT, ID, OR, WA, and AK and is dutifully expanding into neighboring states as paleontological policies and regulations become enforced with additional aspirations of international paleontology work.

The successful candidate can choose to work in our Monrovia, Los Angeles County office or Redlands, San Bernardino County office. The right candidate may have an option of telecommuting after initial training with Paleo Solutions’ GIS Manager.

We Offer.
  • Medical benefits, including vision and dental.
  • 401k
  • Eligibility for end of year bonus pool.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Community service opportunities.
Position Description & Responsibilities.
  • Georeference and digitize geology maps and archaeological data
  • Create maps for fieldwork and reports
  • Create and maintain file geodatabases in ArcGIS according to provided guidelines
  • Prepare maps in Esri Collector
  • Conduct field surveys, perform construction monitoring, prepare daily progress reports for archaeology, as needed

Application Evaluation Criteria.
  • [Required] Proficiency with ArcGIS Desktop
  • [Required] Proficiency with creating and editing shapefiles and file geodatabases in ArcGIS Desktop
  • [Required] Proficiency with editing feature symbology in ArcGIS Desktop
  • [Required] Organizational, time management, and communication skills are highly desired
  • [Preferred] Experience Georeferencing and digitizing archaeological or geological data from raster to vector format
  • [Preferred] Creating maps for use in archaeological/paleontological fieldwork or reports
  • [Preferred] Experience using Collector and Survey123
  • [Preferred] Experience with relational databases
  • [Required] Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Geography, Cartography, Archaeology, Geology, Environmental Science or related field with an emphasis in GIS (or GIS certificate)
  • [Required] Minimum of two (2) years of experience

How to Apply.
To apply, please email the following documents to
  • A cover letter that includes a narrative of your educational background and professional experience, a description of your GIS and archaeology expertise, and a description of your past experience in the environmental consulting industry (if any). Address the cover letter to Geraldine Aron, MS, CEO.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae.
  • One original writing sample (subject to verification).
  • 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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