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Cultural Resources Project Manager

HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc
Fresno County, California
Closing date
Feb 3, 2023

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Position Type
Dean / Department Head
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc. (HELIX), a growing, employee-owned California-based environmental consulting and planning firm, is currently seeking a Cultural Resources Project Manager to supplement the high-quality consultant team in our northern California offices. HELIX offers environmental, cultural resources, biological, acoustical, air quality, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors. Our Cultural Resources Group performs all types of cultural resources studies for a wide range of project types throughout California.
The successful applicant must be a Registered Professional Archaeologist or have met the necessary educational and experience requirements to quickly obtain this certification. The selected individual will be responsible for managing cultural resources studies for small to large projects, conducting and/or oversight of research, field surveys, data recovery and analysis operations, and mitigation monitoring programs; report and site record preparation; coordination with other cultural resources and environmental planning staff and subconsultants; proposal preparation and business development; and interaction with clients and reviewing agencies.
The Cultural Resources Project Manager position requires an individual with a minimum of five years of archaeological experience, including experience managing the work of other archaeologists on projects. Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and analytical abilities and be experienced in the preparation of a variety of cultural resources technical reports, including reports in conformance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Experience with a variety of infrastructure and development project types, document types, and private sector/public agency clients is desirable. The applicant must have a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and experience working in a team-oriented environment. Knowledge of the prehistoric and historic archaeology of northern and central California is required.
Why work for HELIX? We prioritize our employees. We have been an employee-owned firm since 2004, providing employees a vested interest in the firm's success through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). HELIX placed in the top three for environmental consulting firms and in the top ten for firms in our size range (100 to 199 employees) nationwide in a recent ZweigWhite "Best Firms to Work For" survey. Our employees describe us as team-oriented, caring, flexible, and driven by our standards of integrity.
HELIX offers a competitive benefits package, which includes* · Health Coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision)
* · Life and Long-term Disability Insurance
* · Personal Time Off
* · Bonus Program
* · ESOP participation
* · 401K participation

In addition to our competitive benefits package, we also have robust, award-winning wellness, professional growth, employee development training, and community volunteer programs. We support a hybrid work environment that balances the ability to work in the office and from home.
HELIX is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or veteran status. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

Minimum Requirements for Cultural Resources Project Manager:
· Master's Degree in archaeology, anthropology, history, or closely related field with a concentration in archaeology
· Registered Professional Archaeologist or meets the necessary educational and experience requirements to quickly obtain this certification
· Minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in archaeology that includes field surveys, data recovery, preparation of California Department of Parks and Recreation 523-series forms, preparation of proposals and archaeological studies/reports and experience with agency consultation/coordination
· Experience providing services in compliance with the federal and California laws and regulations pertaining to historic and archaeological resource management.
· Experience in the study of northern and central California prehistoric and historic archaeology
· Experience coordinating with local Tribal representatives, resulting in positive Tribal relationships
· Strong research, technical writing, organizational, and verbal communication skills
· Ability to work independently with considerable responsibility
Additional skills/accomplishments considered a plus:
· Knowledge of local agency guidelines for CEQA compliance, including guidelines pertaining to the completion of cultural resource studies
· Specialized field and/or laboratory skills, such as geoarchaeology, flaked- or ground-stone analysis, shell analysis, or ceramic analysis
· Experience with GPS technology and field data collection
· Existing client relationships
· Past experience with agency coordination/communication


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