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Cultural Resources Field Director

Rincon Consultants, Inc
San Diego County, California
Closing date
Oct 18, 2021

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Dean / Department Head
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
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Rincon Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Cultural Resources Field Director in the Los Angeles Area. As a Field Director, under the direction of a Principal Investigator, the successful candidate will be responsible for executing archaeological fieldwork for studies in support of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

What Do You Get To Do In This Position:
  • Direct the fieldwork component of archaeological projects
  • Mentor Rincon Associate field staff
  • Represent Rincon in the field
  • Interface with clients, tribal consultants, and other contractors
  • Manage post-processing of artifacts, paperwork, etc.
  • Compliance with project conditions such as mitigation monitoring and reporting programs and conditions of approval
  • Working with multidisciplinary teams for successful project execution
  • Contribute to documents for CEQA and NEPA compliance, such as Environmental Impact Reports and Environmental Impact Statements
  • Other duties as required by supervisor(s)

This Job Might Be For You If You Have The Following:
  • B.A., M.A., or Ph.D. degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, or related field
  • Minimum of 1 year of field director experience in Cultural Resources Management
  • Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification preferred
  • Expertise in historic and prehistoric archaeology
  • An understanding of the CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106 of the NHPA
  • Strong fieldwork skills
  • Ability to manage complex and diverse fieldwork
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to work in extreme environments such as heat, elevation, or heavily wooded areas, etc.
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability, good communication skills, and ability to field direct multiple projects
  • Prior experience in California

  • Experience with utility providers, specifically Southern California Edison.
  • Strong preference for BLM qualified Field Director
  • Experience with paleontology

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is an award-winning leader in providing quality environmental consulting services throughout California. Recognized as the #1 Best Environmental Services Firm to Work For by the Zweig Group in 2021. We partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, oil and gas, water, commercial, private development, and government. Our 300+ associates in 13 offices located in Northern, Central and Southern California are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose. If hired, we require proof that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Total Rewards Package* Includes:

HMO, PPO, HDHP, Health Savings Account options
Three Weeks Vacation accrued in the first year
401(k) / Profit Sharing Retirement Plan
2x/Year Bonus Opportunities
Paid Sick Leave
Eight Paid Holidays
Flexible Spending & Dependent Care
Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance
Dental, vision, prescription drug
Supplemental life insurance
Volunteer Pay for a Day
Legal Shield, Identity Protection, Pet Insurance
Professional Development
Patagonia Merchandise Partnership
And much more!

*All programs subject to review and change and are provided for regular, full-time employees scheduled to work 30+ hours per week

Rincon Consultants, Inc does not accept unsolicited applicant/candidate resumes from search firm recruiters and/or temporary agencies that do not have a signed contract and specified work order with Rincon Consultants. Further, such resumes received will be deemed the sole property of Rincon Consultants and no fees will be paid in the event Rincon Consultants subsequently hires such individual. Rincon Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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