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Cultural Resources Field Director

Rincon Consultants, Inc
Fresno, California
Closing date
Dec 6, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Rincon Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Cultural Resources Field Director in multiple critical areas including the Los Angeles Area, Central Valley/Coast and San Diego. As a Field Director, under the direction of a Principal Investigator, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading and executing archaeological fieldwork for studies in support of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Overview of Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Direct the fieldwork component of cultural resources projects
  • Mentor field staff and provide guidance and leadership on field needs
  • Operate as Rincon's field representative upholding the values of the company
  • 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 historical and prehistoric archaeology
  • An understanding of the CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106 of the NHPA
  • Strong fieldwork skills including execution of surveys, artifact analysis and subsurface testing and data recovery
  • Ability to manage complex and diverse fieldwork
  • Ability to travel up to 80 percent of the time
  • 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 and is recognized as a ‘Best Environmental Services Firm to Work For' by the Zweig Group. We partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, sustainability, climate change, oil and gas, water, commercial, private development, and government. Our 400+ associates in 13 offices located in Northern, Central and Southern California are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $61,000-$80,000, plus benefits and bonus opportunities. At Rincon, our salary ranges are based on market median of similar jobs, according to third party salary benchmark surveys. The base pay that is actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

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
  • Mentoring
  • 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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