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Archaeologist

  • Job Tracking ID: 512171-532534
  • Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Carlsbad, CA,
    Redlands, CA
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 20, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a highly qualified professional consulting firm comprised of cultural resources scientists, geologists, biologists, planners, soil scientists, wetland scientists, GIS professionals, LEED accredited professionals, and visual information specialists. We provide a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, soil and groundwater assessment & remediation, and biological resources, focusing on California's unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

Recognized as a 'Best Places to Work' in 2015 & 2017, we invest in our employees through competitive salaries, benefits and incentive programs designed to further the professional development of each employee in line with the firm's business goals and needs.

Rincon is seeking qualified field archaeologists for various projects located near Los Angeles, Carlsbad, and Redlands. Candidates must have professional archaeological field experience and be familiar with the practical requirements of survey, evaluation, and monitoring projects. Familiarity with the applications of CEQA and NEPA are preferred.

Experience and Skills:

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field plus at least two (2) years of professional experience identifying, documenting, and evaluating cultural resources for significance. A Master’s degree may be used in lieu of one year of field experience. Cross training in paleontological studies is preferred. Candidate must be able to work independently and make on-the-ground decisions during monitoring and other fieldwork. Field experience within the Great Basin, Mojave, and California deserts is preferred.

Candidates must have their own transportation, a valid driver’s license, and must be able to pass a drug test. Candidates must also be able to hike 10-12 miles per day in often difficult terrain and harsh weather conditions while carrying up to 25 lbs. Availability to work extended field rotations (10-12 days at a time) and travel is required.

Position Duties:

The candidate will be responsible for assisting senior archaeologists during survey, testing, field monitoring, and laboratory studies; preparing written information such as site forms and report sections; and working closely with other cultural resources staff, Rincon’s clients, and Native American representatives. Familiarity with California prehistoric and historical cultural resources and the culture history of California are required. Experience with GIS is preferred; the candidate should have experience with Trimble and/or Garmin GPS data collection. Candidates should have strong organizational skills.