Topic ID #42909 - posted 12/15/2020 4:48 PM

Staff Archaeologist for Project near Southwestern Riverside/San Diego/South Orange County


Job Description.

Paleo Solutions is currently seeking a Staff Archaeologist who is based in southwestern Riverside (Temecula), or south Orange County (San Clemente area), or San Diego County for a long-term monitoring project.



·       $25.00 to $28.00 per hour

·       Mileage to the project site at the current IRS rate


Position Description & Responsibilities.

Primarily, the staff archaeologist will conduct construction monitoring, but may be required to perform archaeological surveys, site testing, data recovery, as well as other tasks, as necessary.

·       Participation in field projects wherever they are located, which may require several weeks away from home at a time

·       Implementation of resource impact mitigation measures including conducting field surveys, performing construction monitoring, artifact collection, excavation, and data recovery projects of all types and sizes

·       Detailed and accurate field data collection (including ability to collect using tablet computers and Trimble GPS units) with an emphasis on documentation of archaeological site data, environmental conditions, and construction activities

·       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 site records and technical reports, when necessary

·       Adherence to ethical business practices, professional standards, laws and regulations, and best practices.


Application Evaluation Criteria.

·       Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field

·       1+ year of field experience in archaeological monitoring and survey

·       Ability to identify prehistoric and historic-age 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

·       The ability to work independently or as part of a team

·       Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time and hike long distances (4-6 miles/day)

·       Ability to 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 current Curriculum Vitae.

2.     Contact information for three references.



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 in 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 in place, repatriated, or curated 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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