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UltraSystems Environmental, Inc.
Irvine, California
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
UltraSystems Environmental (UltraSystems), headquartered in Irvine, CA is seeking a Cultural Resource Project Manager with a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in the cultural resources field for our Irvine office. The ideal candidate will help manage and support cultural resources and planning projects in the Southern California region. This is a full time position, up to 40 hours/per week, depending on workload. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience. The candidate must demonstrate previous success in developing and managing projects without supervision.

Projects involve prehistoric and historical archaeology, architectural history, paleontology and ethnology. Experience with federal and State regulatory agencies, and experience in regulatory consultation in support of public and private clients is required.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage projects and milestones within schedule and budget expectations
  • Author and review stand-alone cultural resource reports, assessments, and cultural resource portions of documents as related to Federal and State Agencies
  • Manage the financial performance of individual projects and effectively coordinate with clients and regulatory agencies
  • Manage client relationships and conduct business development with new and existing clients
  • Collaborate with clients, UltraSystems staff members, and resource and regulatory agencies to obtain permits and clearances for project completion
  • Supervise, mentor and instruct subcontractors, technical staff and field personnel
  • Peer review cultural resource reports from other consultants
  • Prepare reports related to Section 106, National Environmental Policy Act technical documents, proposals, white papers and other written deliverables and responses related to various permitting/planning, compliance projects and regulations as required
  • Perform QA/QC oversight of field data to support report-writing, proposals, environmental permit applications and tracking and NEPA documentation
  • Develop recommendations for mitigation measures, monitoring, and permitting specific to cultural resource management
  • Maintain a collaborative work environment and positive morale among staff, subcontractors, and clients
  • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner
  • Perform fieldwork (survey, testing, archaeological monitoring, and data recovery) and/or supervising field crews
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively across multiple disciplines
  • Provide data QA/QC, organization, and tracking of field data, and collecting GPS data using Trimble units
  • Foster friendly, positive, productive, and scholarly working relationship with team members while promoting a culture of teamwork, engagement, quality service, and customer satisfaction

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in anthropology or a closely related field is require
  • Five (5) years of experience in project management related to environmental consulting services
  • Extensive working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulatory agencies governing cultural resource management (i.e., SHPO, NAVFAC, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in increasing levels of responsibility, including supervising, providing leadership, and mentoring for other professionals
  • Proven business development success and consulting acumen, including established credibility with Federal and State reviewing agencies and clients
  • Prior advanced experience with proposal writing
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal and technical writing


Master's Degree is desired, along with being a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA).

Practical experience and familiarity with resource impact assessment under CEQA/NEPA will be fundamental for success in this position.


The salary range for this position will vary depending on level of education and experience. In addition to competitive salaries, UltraSystems Environmental, Inc. offers a complete benefits package (i.e., health, 401K, Tuition, Professional Development, etc.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resumé, along with a list of three references with contact information to Betsy Lindsay (

No phone calls please.

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