Topic ID #42908 - posted 12/15/2020 11:17 AM

Senior Archaeologists - Two Positions - Immediate Hire - Southern California


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

We Offer.
•  $62,400 to $78,000 per year salary
•  Medical benefits, including vision, dental, and life insurance
•  Eligibility for end of year bonus pool
•  401k and ROTH Plans
•  Professional development and career advancement opportunities
•  Community service opportunities
•  Collaborative work environment with dedicated scientists where initiative is rewarded
•  Options to telecommute part-time

Position Description & Responsibilities.
•  Primarily, the Senior Archaeologist & Field Director will supervise field technicians, author technical reports, and conduct analysis of artifacts (prehistoric and historic). 
•  Drafting and finalizing site records, technical reports, and management plans 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 team
•  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
•  Mentoring junior staff 

Application Evaluation Criteria.
•  Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field (Bachelor’s degree with significant experience may be considered in lieu of a master’s degree).
•  10+ years of experience in archaeological fieldwork, preparing site records, and technical reports
•  Must have two (2) years of experience supervising archaeological field investigations.
•  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 as 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.

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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