Topic ID #42226 - posted 3/3/2020 11:56 AM

Full time - Staff Cultural Resources Specialist


Chambers Group, Inc. provides environmental consulting including, environmental permitting and planning; biological and cultural resources services; and restoration services. We seek the best and brightest to join our team - individuals with talent, passion, and commitment who bring new ideas, creativity, and energy. You will find variety, challenges, and growth opportunities with our firm. We invite you to discover the potential career opportunities available to you at Chambers Group with the current open position. For more information please visit

We have an immediate need for a full time Staff Cultural Resources Specialist - location Santa Ana/San Diego/Glendale . This position is responsible for technical direction and resource management support to meet client, project and office objectives. Serve as a key team member managing, leading, and supporting cultural resource surveys, impacts analysis, Phase II evaluations and Phase III data recovery excavations. Shows extensive experience in conducting cultural resources field work and the analysis and preparation of cultural resources documentation supporting CEQA/NEPA documents, AB 52 consultation, SB 18 Consultation, and Section 106 consultation. Familiarity with cultural resources data collection procedures, interpretation, analysis, and document preparation. Must have knowledge of the history and prehistory of southern California, understand laboratory analysis procedures for artifacts and feature contents, and be able to supervise and mentor lower level staff in field and laboratory procedures.

Duties And Responsibilities
  • Serves as a key member of project team for fieldwork, research, report writing.
  • Ability to manages small projects.
  • Ability to manage MSA task orders, including administrative duties, such as staffing, scheduling, budgeting to meet project requirements.
  • Provides assistance in proposal development and new business activities; assists in preparation of small to medium proposals, including budgets and schedules.
  • Responsible for new bookings with existing clients.
  • Ability to manage and implement project mitigation requirements, staffing of cultural resources staff, coordinating with project team and construction supervisors, and maintaining schedules as it relates to project progress.
  • Manages small projects with support from senior staff (PI or Co-PI level). Able to effectively manage tasks, budget, and schedule.
  • Demonstrates general understanding of CEQA/NEPA and Section 106 to provide guidance to clients and team members.
  • Coordinates project tasks (archaeology, architectural history, and/or paleontology) to meet cost and schedule objectives and is responsible for project performance to meet client and company objectives.
  • Serves as technical lead on designated tasks and projects. Experience serving as crew chief/field lead on projects, qualified under BLM to be listed on permit as such.
  • Directs field staff.
  • Support in preparing documents required for permitting and/or coordination with lead agency, SHPO, THPOs under the direction of senior staff.
  • Provides input to Manager/Director to assure the proper utilization and scheduling of staff and advises of project status.
  • Assists with quality control.
  • Demonstrates ability to complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Ability to mentor junior staff with enthusiasm.
  • Demonstrates strong conceptual, organizational, problem-solving, and research capabilities.
  • Demonstrates confidence in dealing with clients, regulators, and team members.
  • Rigorously detail-oriented and committed to accuracy.
  • Assists with administrative duties, such as training and supervision to meet project requirements.
  • Provide presentation to cross-train younger staff.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrates strong technical skills and expertise in a particular technical area within the cultural discipline. Demonstrates initiative, independent thinking, good problem-solving skills, and excellent field skills. Possesses strong leadership skills, ability to work independently and as a team member, and exemplary work habits, especially related to safety, common sense, punctuality, and adaptability. Demonstrates excellent organization and communication skills and experience managing multiple staff on projects. Demonstrates strong relationships with clients and confidence in consulting with agencies and regulators. Demonstrates strong and accurate writing skills, including experience writing environmental sections of CEQA and NEPA documents. Ability to provide guidance of relevant environmental statutes and regulations (e.g., CEQA, NEPA, Section 106, AB 52, SB 18). Demonstrates experience in conducting surveys, Phase II and III excavations, and construction monitoring for cultural resources. Can hold permits for archaeological field studies from BLM, California State Parks, U.S. Forest Service and other permitting agencies. Demonstrates a commitment to safety and promote safe behavior. Provides positive and enthusiastic leadership/mentoring for younger staff.

Education And Experience

Master’s Degree in Archaeology/Historic Preservation/Architectural History or closely related field required. Approximately 5 -10 years of experience in technical disciplines with at least 3 years local experience and 2 years of demonstrated ability to perform in technical lead role. Professional membership participation preferred. Advanced degree - Demonstrated experience with BA/BS degree may be substitute for advanced MA/MS and RPA.

The position is full-time position with benefits. This work will be done in the office with field visits, as needed, to manage projects. Please email your resumes with cover letter to

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical Plans (HMO, PPO), Dental, & Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
  • Vacation & Sick Time, Holidays
  • 401K
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefit Options

Chambers Group Inc. is an Employee Owned Company and an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value inclusion and diversity - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Chambers Group Inc. will make employment decisions in a non- discriminatory manner.


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