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As-Needed Archaeologist

HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc
Temecula, California
Closing date
Mar 25, 2023

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Position Type
Full Time
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc

DescriptionHELIX Environmental Planning, Inc. (HELIX), a growing, California-based employee-owned environmental consulting firm, is currently seeking as-needed archaeologists for our Cultural Resources group in southern California for work based in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties. HELIX is a full-service environmental firm providing cultural resources, biological, landscape architecture, regulatory permitting, acoustical, air quality, habitat restoration, and GIS services to public and private clients across a variety of sectors.

As-Needed Archaeologist responsibilities consist of archaeological construction monitoring, record keeping, and communication with HELIX staff. Additional responsibilities may include records searches and background research, field surveys, excavation (testing and data recovery), lab work (cleaning, sorting, and cataloging artifacts), assistance with report writing, and Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 523 form preparation. Candidates must be comfortable with strenuous hiking and working in remote/desert areas with high heat conditions, sometimes for extended periods; be knowledgeable of the archaeology and culture history of southern California; be self-motivated and possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills. Candidates must have reliable transportation with a valid California Driver's License, be willing to work independently as well as with on-site construction and tribal personnel, and have a positive attitude. Projects are located throughout southern California, especially San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles counties.

Please provide a detailed resume or curriculum vitae demonstrating your project experience and how you meet this position's requirements and additional skills.

Hourly wages will be based on qualifications and/or experience. Expected starting pay range of $20 to $32 per hour.

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.


#archaeology #fieldsurveys #archaeologist #anthropology #culturalresources #constructionmonitoring Requirements:

Minimum Requirements for As-Needed Archaeologist:

* Must be currently enrolled in (or have previously completed) college-level classes in anthropology, archaeology, history of California, or closely related field, or equivalent experience
* Demonstrated experience conducting archaeological fieldwork that may include survey, excavation, in-field analysis, and documentation
* Knowledge of the archaeology and cultural history of southern California
* Ability to identify artifacts and cultural features
* Possess a valid California Driver's License and 3 years clean driving record
* Ability to do strenuous hiking and work full days in remote/desert areas
* Demonstrate strong written/verbal communication skills

Additional skills considered a plus for Archaeologist:

* Bachelor's Degree or higher in anthropology, archaeology, history, or closely related field, or equivalent experience
* Professional cultural resources management experience in southern California archaeology
* Experience with artifact cataloging and analysis
* Experience preparing DPR forms
* Experience with GPS equipment
* Willingness to travel and stay overnight
* Willingness to perform night work (projects starting at 5pm or later)
* HAZWOPER training/certification
* Railway/roadway safety training/certification


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