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Cultural Resource Specialist - LPS 2

San Ramon, California
Closing date
Feb 18, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Description
This role is that of an Associate Level Cultural Resource Specialist for our Evergreen Division. This Associate Level Cultural Resource Specialist position is the first in a technical progression. The job performs tasks of limited scope under the guidance of more senior cultural resource specialists and project managers. The task level involvement requires the individual to be available for technical work in the field in order to appropriately leverage background and experience as directed by Senior level or greater level of employee. Project participation is primarily focused at acquiring in-depth understanding of utility OM&C activities, company's environmental management goals and objectives, and business processes. This level of involvement refines and develops both technical skills and project management skills while contributing to project assignments across all lines of business. This job provides some project management support and significant technical support in the field, on multiple routine to moderately complex projects to various Business Partners. Manages issues and projects and resolves problems of defined scope and/or supports more experienced cultural resource specialists and/or project managers on more complex and large scope projects. Assignments typically require application of standard solutions, but may include an increased level of innovation on a periodic basis. Under general direction, independently plans & manages work to meet commitments and assigned objectives. Progress reviewed periodically for technical accuracy & adequacy throughout process.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Safety
a. Performs all work in accordance with safety goals and practices
b. Completes all required safety training annually
c. Promotes safety awareness
d. Conducts all work in accordance with all safety procedures
- Project Planning and Workload Management
a. Ensures that workload (including in-house and contract labor, deliverables, and schedule commitments) is properly managed and tracked and targets are met.
b. Ensures the satisfactory completion of all assigned work
- Project Communication
a. Ensure that consistent cost and schedule updates are provided to all project leads for each project supported
b. Ensures that business partners are aware of potential cost over /under runs and any project deliverable schedule delays are identified as early in the project planning and implementation process as possible
- Relationship Management
a. Works closely with senior staff and other technical disciplines within the Department to learn appropriate permitting/licensing and mitigation strategies
b. Develop and/or review agency or public meeting presentations for projects you are assigned and ensure that the presentation is factually accurate and based on sound scientific principles
c. Assist the lead in communications and negotiations on sensitive environmental issues with various stakeholders
- Technical Project Management
a. Usually as a member of a multidisciplinary project team, help develop scope, schedule, and budget as a technical team member for the cultural or historic work assigned
b. Work closely with senior staff to provide strategic permitting and licensing guidance to business partners and contractors
c. Develop cultural study plans to achieve regulatory compliance and cost effectiveness
d. Work closely with senior staff to manage and provide technical oversight to contractors
e. Work closely with senior staff to plan and manage implementation of studies and assessments associated with specific cultural or historical issues
f. Work closely with senior staff to manage studies in support of licenses, permits and compliance
g. Work closely with senior staff to provide guidance and oversight for the preparation/collection of needed data to support the development of licensing and permitting applications
h. Work closely with senior staff to provide technical expertise on PG&E projects for responses to agency/NGO comments or requests for data
- Technical Quality Assurance
a. Ensures that all technical reports (contractor or self generated) meet the technical standards required by the regulatory agency guidelines
b. Provide technical quality assurance for contract work
- Cost/ Schedule Management
a. Manages cost commitments within the project budget
b. Ensures project budgets are estimated and submitted as required by business partners.
c. Provides technical and contract administration oversight for all assigned work
d. Ensures that all schedule and deliverable commitments are met on or before the planned due dates
- Contractor Selection
a. Arranges for services provided by outside cultural resource contractors; develop contract documents, initiate shopping carts in SAP, and manage and provide technical oversight to contractors
b. Helps develop technical scope of work and requests for proposals under direction of senior staff
c. Participates in proposal evaluations and selection of successful bidder
d. Support the company strategic sourcing program and supplier diversity initiatives on all appropriate projects
Skills and Requirements
- BS/BA degree in Anthropology with emphasis in archaeology and/or cultural resources management with direct application to current job responsibilities or related sciences.
- 2+ years of relevant industry or resource agency experience (or post-graduate degree)
- Able to apply basic cultural resource management and project management principles and theory
- Possesses basic-level knowledge of cultural and historical protection laws and regulations that pertain to current job responsibilities.
- Communicates effectively. Possesses sound basic verbal communication skills; writing is concise, coherent.
- Some experience with analytical tools / approach to problem solving (statistical analysis, geospatial analysis, modeling, etc.) - Master's Degree
- Utility experience
- CEQA knowledge null
We are a company committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments where people can bring their full, authentic selves to work every day. We are an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that believes everyone matters. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion,sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic factors, age, disability, protected veteran status, military oruniformed service member status, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, andordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

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