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Archaeologist (On Call)

Stantec Inc.
Bakersfield, California
Closing date
Mar 9, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Archaeologist (On Call) - ( 230004KF )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We're a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that's critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

We are seeking motivated on-call archaeologists with 2 years of CRM field experience and a background in California archaeology to join Stantec's Environmental Services Cultural Resources Team. Our cultural resources program supports a variety of clients and projects including statewide utility compliance programs, hydroelectric relicensing studies, as well as a wide range of CEQA and Section 106 projects. We strive to give each cultural team member a variety of work experiences and mentorship to help them grow in their career. Stantec offers a flexible work schedule to maintain a work-life balance.

Positions are available in the following California office locations: Pasadena, Los Angeles, Monrovia, San Bernardino, Bakersfield, Fresno, Ventura, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, or San Diego.

Your Responsibilities
  • Directly support archaeological field directors and project managers by assisting with pre-field planning, cultural surveys, and monitoring
  • Conduct pedestrian surveys, test excavations, data recovery, and construction monitoring.
  • Identify and record prehistoric and historic-era cultural resources, including built-environment resources.
  • Work closely with a Field Director/Supervisor to make technical recommendations for cultural resources management.
  • Assist in archaeological impact assessments.
  • Exhibit good field skills and work both independently and as part of a crew.
  • Support construction planning
  • Depending on level of experience, you may also be responsible for management and supervision of cultural resource projects, including survey, site evaluation, and site mitigation as appropriate.


Your Capabilities and Credentials
  • Reside within Southern California
  • Ability to complete physically demanding tasks in remote areas and/or hot and dry climates, including walking, hiking, carrying loads up to 50 pounds, and excavation.
  • Willing to learn, be flexible, follow direction, use good communication skills, and be part of an interdisciplinary, fast-paced team.
  • Able to accommodate moderate out-of-town travel.
  • Good driving record and valid driver's license
  • Strong skills in technical writing
  • Ability to provide written and verbal direction on project delivery.
  • Proficient computer skills including use of MS Word and Excel
  • Experience in typical office environment, working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Anthropology or Archaeology from an accredited university
  • Completed archaeological field school or demonstrable equivalent training, plus 2 year minimum fieldwork experience in CRM
  • Knowledge of California and/or Great Basin Archaeology
  • Experience completing California Department Parks and Recreation (DPR) records.
  • Experience working on both small and large archaeological crews.
  • Familiarity with digital field applications like Survey123, Field Maps, etc.
  • Proficient in Trimble sub-meter GPS unit or equivalent, and associated software
  • BLM experience in California (desired, not required)
  • Experience working with Native American groups (desired, not required)
  • Experience in utility sector projects (desired, not required)
  • Experience writing industry-standard archaeological reports for CEQA and Section 106 projects (desired, not required)
  • SOI-Qualified in Archaeology (desired, not required)

Typical office environment, working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Pay transparency laws require employers to provide the following information for positions that may be in the following jurisdiction(s):

Salary Range(s):
  • CA Other Areas $43.80 Per Hour - CA Other Areas $75.24 Per Hour Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CA (SF Area includes SF, SJS & WLC)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-California-Pasadena

Other Locations : United States-California-Bakersfield, United States-California-Fresno, United States-California-Santa Maria, United States-California-San Diego, United States-California-Thousand Oaks, United States-California-San Bernardino, United States-California-Santa Barbara

Work Locations :

Fresno CA

Organization : BC-1858 EnvSvcs-US West S California

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Nov 6, 2023, 4:17:32 PM

Req ID: 230004KF


Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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