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Cultural Resources Specialist

Foy, California
Closing date
Feb 24, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Our Environmental Planning Services Team in Los Angeles, CA has an opportunity for a talented and experienced Cultural Resources Specialist. Explore this opportunity with Psomas and apply today!

About being our Cultural Resources Specialist

As a Cultural Resources Specialist, you will utilize your expertise for fieldwork assignments that could include archaeological survey, site recordation, testing, data recovery excavation and construction monitoring; as well as conducting record searches, preparing site record forms, daily reports, and assisting with curation related tasks. This opening is for a temporary, part-time position.

Responsibility Highlights for our Cultural Resources Specialist
  • Perform archaeological field surveys, excavation, construction monitoring, and documentation in accordance with applicable local, states, and federal guidelines, and requirements
  • Communicate effectively with construction crews and field staff
  • Maintain written monitoring logs and provide status updates to project management
  • Ability to identify cultural and paleontological resources while working on construction sites and communicate resource requirements with construction personnel, including Native American monitors and tribal representatives
  • May require out of town and/or state travel
  • Potential for future cultural resource assignments
  • Have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn and execute new tasks

Minimum Qualifications to be our Cultural Resources Specialist
  • Bachelor's degree in archaeology, paleontology, geology, anthropology or related field, or an equivalent field experience
  • Must have experience in Southern California
  • Able to work independently in potentially adverse conditions
  • Must have the ability to conduct field work for extended periods of time
  • Physically fit to navigate rugged conditions on foot while carry supplies
  • Preferred candidate is local to Southern California
  • Work hours and availability can vary based on project and weather, and may include night work
  • Must have a valid driver's license with reliable transportation and a good driving record
  • 4x4 driving experience required in remote, rugged, and undeveloped terrain in company provided truck
    • Must be at least 25 years of age, have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record within the last 5 years
    • Will be required to submit a completed Motor Vehicle Record release form to confirm driving record

Preferred Qualifications for our Cultural Resources Specialist
  • Archaeological Resources Field Experience in Southern California and Great Basin Archaeology

Benefits You Would Get as our Cultural Resources Specialist
  • A competitive salary! The expected range for this position is $25.00 - $28.00/hour depending on experience

With a people-first philosophy, we continue to embrace initiatives for a forward-thinking, modern-day workplace. From bright, flexible office spaces to diversity and inclusion efforts, Psomas is a company that leads with intention and embodies a set of core values. Our culture is built on the foundation of social sustainability practices. We support the continuous learning and development of our employees, while providing flexibility to meet your wellness needs.

Strong History + Bright Future

As a 100% employee owned company serving clients throughout the western U.S for over 78 years, Psomas is proud to be an award winning consulting firm with over 750 employees. Our talented team have an array of skills ranging from construction management, civil engineering, transportation planning, environmental, landscape architecture and urban design, and surveying and geospatial services. We strive for excellence, and welcome candidates of all identities, backgrounds, and perspectives to help us continue evolving as an inclusive, employee first culture. Together, we foster a collaborative work environment, promote teamwork, and provide many opportunities for professional growth and advancement. We are looking for team members that are excited to contribute to our projects and make a positive difference in our local community.

We're a fun, rewarding place to work! We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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