Topic ID #41905 - posted 12/16/2019 2:53 PM

Archaeologists - Master's Degree Required ($30.00/hr+) (Los Angeles, CA)


Job Description. 
Paleo Solutions, Inc. (Paleo Solutions) is currently seeking Archaeologists who are based in the Los Angeles area for a long-term monitoring project. 

For this project, wages will start at $30.00/hr.

Schedule and Location.
Work is anticipated to occur during day, swing, and night shifts for a period of several months or longer. Candidates should reside within commuting distance of the greater Los Angeles area; per diem is not available for this assignment.

Position Description & Responsibilities.
Primarily, the archaeologist will conduct construction monitoring, but may be required to perform archaeological surveys, testing, evaluations, data recovery, as well as other tasks, as necessary. 
  • Implementation of resource impact mitigation measures including conducting field surveys, performing construction monitoring, artifact collection, excavation, and data recovery projects
  • Detailed and accurate field data collection (including ability to collect using table 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.

Application Evaluation Criteria.
  • Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field
  • 1.5+ years of field experience in archaeological monitoring and survey, preferably in California
  • 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

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 paleontological expertise, and a description of your experience in the environmental consulting industry (if any). Address the cover letter to Geraldine Aron, MS, CEO.
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae.
  3. One original writing sample (subject to verification).
  4. Contact information for three references.

About Firm.
Paleo Solutions is a fast-paced, rapidly growing environmental consulting firm providing paleontological resource consulting services throughout the western United States and cultural resource consulting services in California and Nevada. Established in 2004, Paleo Solutions has grown to a 60+ person consulting firm with offices in 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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