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Staff Archaeologists - Pasadena, CA From: swcarecruiter



Staff Archaeologists - Pasadena, CA

Posted by: "swcarecruiter" swcarecruiter@yahoo.com   swcarecruiter

Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:42 pm (PDT)

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of cultural
and natural resource scientists and planners. Our professionals
specialize in resource management, sustainability services,
environmental planning, and regulatory compliance.

SWCA is actively seeking to fill multiple on-call Staff Archaeologist
positions for our Cultural Resources Program in our Pasadena, California
office. Under supervision of a Project Manager, a Staff Archaeologist
will perform field and office tasks while working with and supervising
crew members. Anticipated fieldwork will occur throughout southern
California, including within active U.S. military facilities. Selected
candidates may be asked to submit to background screening in order to
work on these facilities.

These positions are seasonal and hourly with a typical 40 hour work
week. Some projects may be less than 40 hours per week, while others may
include overtime hours or prevailing wage rates. When project travel is
required, a per diem (typically $46 a day or current federal rate),
hotel room accommodations, and field vehicles will be provided, and
project travel time will be paid. Due to the on-call nature of seasonal
fieldwork, candidates local to southern California are strongly
preferred. The base pay rate for these positions will be based on
individual qualifications and experience.


* Ensure appropriate preliminary research is conducted and organized
prior to fieldwork, including the coordination of equipment, staff, and
other necessary resources prior to the start of the project;
* Supervise fieldwork, including archaeological surveying, testing,
data recovery, and/or construction monitoring, and quality control of
data collected;
* Create and maintain a positive morale in the field and mentor
junior staff;
* On a daily basis, collect and review data, including GPS data and
paperwork from crew members, and track progress;
* Communicate regularly with the project manager to ensure budgetary
and timetable needs are met;
* Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures
to ensure tasks are completed in the most effective and efficient
manner, and;
* Organize the report writing and production efforts, including
drafting report sections in coordination with the project manager.

Required Qualifications:

* A bachelor's degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or a
closely related field. A graduate degree is preferred, but not required;
* Participation in an accredited field school or equivalent fieldwork
* One year experience working as a field archeologist in California
or the Great Basin regions;
* Experience with the application of standard archaeological survey
and excavation techniques;

* Ability to travel and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes
in inclement weather conditions, often in rugged terrain, while carrying
equipment weighing up to 40 pounds - plus spending additional hours
organizing paperwork daily;
* Demonstrated experience to easily deal with ambiguity such as
unexpected changes in weather, changes in client demands, changes in
crew makeup or size, etc.;

* Ability to lead a large crew and to coordinate several small crews
on a project. Prior experience leading field crews on a variety of
project types and sizes, regions, and agencies if desired, but not

* Ability to make appropriate decisions in the field concerning staff
assignments, conflict resolution and safety;
* Extremely organized and meticulous with ensuring survey,
documentation and paperwork are accurately completed;
* Ability to provide guidance and critique of crew performance per
company guidelines;
* Demonstrated ability to plan ahead, anticipate potential problems
areas, and organize field and report methods in the most efficient
manner, and;
* Strong communication skills, both verbal and with technical

Preferred Qualifications:

* Advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty areas. Of
particular interest are geoarchaeology, historical archaeology, and
GPS/GIS technology (using Trimble units and ArcPad or TerraSync
* Prior experience completing all aspects of a project, from
pre-field tasks to final report preparation for a variety of project
types and sizes, regions, and agencies;
* Primary report authorship in a CRM context for a variety of project
types and sizes, regions and agencies, and;
* Prior experience providing QA/QC review of field documents, site
forms and reports.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West,
Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands, and provides services on projects
throughout the U.S. and its territories. Since 1981, SWCA has achieved a
national reputation for providing its clients with professional
integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA
ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.
SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women,
minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.

How to Apply:

Resumes must be received through our online application system to
receive consideration. Please use the link to apply online. By clicking
on new resume you can upload your cover letter and resume.

Staff Archaeologist


If you need assistance or accommodations to apply, please contact us at
recruiting@swca.com <mailto:recruiting@swca.com> .

Visit SWCA's web site, www.swca.com <http://www.swca.com/> , and
discover why SWCA is a great place to work for environmental
professionals interested in sound science and creative solutions.

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