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Archaeologist I

Westchester, California
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
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Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world's most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

AECOM is seeking an Archaeologis t I to join our Cultural Services team in our Orange or Los Angeles, CA offices. This role is an on-call, as needed role. This position will support our Environmental Planning & Permitting team within our Environment business line. This position is primarily a field position for survey and monitoring projects in the Orange/LA area, though travel throughout California and in other states may be required. Desktop work, including preparation of State of California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) site forms, monitoring reports, and report sections will also be required.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Performing cultural resources monitoring, surveys, testing and data recovery, recordation of archaeological resources, and prepare supporting documentation.
  • Assisting with lab analysis, setting up and operating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) equipment, and maintaining proper field notes and equipment.
  • Recording field data and providing observation and interpretations of it.
  • Completing specific project tasks, including the technical or logistical aspects of delivering specific components of a project's scope and meeting with team members to gauge progress toward schedule, scope, and budget.

About AECOM's Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world's most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM's Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.


Minimum Requirements:
  • BA/BS in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field.
  • Valid U.S. Driver's License is required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MA or MS in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field.
  • 1 year of relevant cultural services experience.
  • Completion of a university-based archaeological field school and relevant experience in related role.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the larger cultural services team.
  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology.
  • Experience with CAD, GIS, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and/or Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop.
  • Demonstrated experience writing portions of technical reports.
  • Relevant field experience in Southern California.
  • Excellent proactive communication skills in terms of responsiveness, detailed assessments, and risk management.
  • Flexibility to travel on overnight or long-term projects.

Additional Information
  • Due to the nature of work, US citizenship is required.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $28.00/hour - $32.00/hour.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle - from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We're the world's trusted global infrastructure firm, and we're in this together - your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you'll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm - access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10108179

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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