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As-Needed Archaeologist - Channel Islands

HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc
La Conchita, California
Closing date
Jun 14, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc


HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc. (HELIX), a growing, employee-owned California-based environmental consulting and planning firm, is currently seeking as-needed archaeologists for our Cultural Resources Division. HELIX offers environmental, biological, cultural resources, acoustical, air quality, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors. Candidate must be willing and able to work for extended work rotations on the Channel Islands.

As-Needed Archaeologist responsibilities may include conducting or overseeing and background research, field surveys, excavation (testing and data recovery), construction monitoring, coordination with Native American tribes and representatives, laboratory studies (cleaning, sorting, and cataloging artifacts), and preparing reports. Candidate must be a qualified archaeologist under the Secretary of the Interior's standards; comfortable with working in remote areas for extended periods of time; have knowledge of the archaeology and culture history of coastal California; have direct and demonstrable experience conducting archaeological work on the Channel Islands; possess excellent writing and communication skills; and be self-motivated. Candidates must be able to work independently with considerable responsibility and have a positive attitude.

HELIX is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, family status, or veteran status.

Hourly wages will be based on qualifications and/or experience. Expected starting pay range of $30 to $60 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.


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Minimum Requirements for Archaeologist:
  • Master's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field
  • Experience with performing archaeological studies on California Channel Islands
  • Experience with Tribal coordination and consultation
  • Knowledge of the archaeology and cultural history of coastal California
  • Experience with GPS equipment
  • Possess excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Possess a valid California Driver's License and 3 years clean driving record
  • Ability to pass a military background check

Additional skills considered a plus:
  • Experience managing medium- to large-scale cultural resource management projects
  • Supervisory experience managing teams on archaeology projects
  • Experience applying Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
  • Field experience on military installations
  • Familiarity with the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act
  • Artifact illustration


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