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Staff Archeologist

Philatelic, California
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type

Are you passionate about the environment and ready to join an inclusive workplace, committed to leading new ideas and pathways, and to delivering value? If the answer is, "Yes!" then we have an exciting career opportunity for you as a Staff Archaeologist based in Northern California. This position will be primarily office/remote based with some fieldwork in Northern California as needed.

Who are we? We are Montrose, a global environmental services provider offering environmental planning and permitting, measurement and analytical services, and environmental resiliency and sustainability solutions. Our qualified engineers, scientists, technicians, associates, and policy experts are proud of our collective expertise and the collaborative nature of our approach to helping clients. We strive to optimize environmental resiliency in a way that effectively complements our clients' decision-making and operations and efficiently fulfills their project requirements.

With over 90 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia our Environmental Engineering and Consulting team delivers solutions for complex environmental challenges using our regulatory expertise and implementing practical and cost-effective compliance management processes and programs.

Our highly trained and experienced engineers and scientists, environmental and remediation specialists, geologists, hydrogeologists, biologists, archaeologists, and environmental compliance specialists work with both public- and private-sector clients, delivering turnkey solutions.

  • The Staff Archeologist maintains positive relationships with the project team, conducts desktop reviews, conducts records searches, and prepares and reviews reports
  • Works directly with internal project managers to ensure project compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Conducts archaeological surveys and monitoring in Northern California, as necessary
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times
  • Exercises safe work practices by following all Company safety rules and OSHA regulations, including attendance at all required safety training programs
  • Participate in the company's continuous improvement programs and provide support to team efforts
  • Keep up-to-date and current on industry trends by completing formal training, reviewing professional publications, and attend professional workshops
  • Perform other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, individuals must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Bachelors degree in archaeology/anthropology or related discipline, a Masters degree is a plus
  • A minimum of 3 to 4 years of relevant work experience as an archaeologist in California
  • Experience surveying, monitoring, and assessing cultural resources sites
  • Demonstrated ability to perform and lead survey, testing, and mitigation projects
  • Varied experience completing desktop reviews and preparing technical reports and agency submittals, data collection, and regulatory documents in compliance with CEQA and Section 106.
  • Experience serving as the technical and development support for cultural resources projects (work with utility projects is a plus)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word and Excel, and ability to use related computer systems and software. GIS experience using ArcMap and other ESRI software is a plus
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and local legislation affecting cultural resources
  • Ability to work remotely and independently with minimal supervision/direction
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to present to supervisors
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • While performing office tasks for the job, the employee may be required to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, and is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel. There may be occasional lifting (overhead, waist level) from the floor of supplies and materials weighing no more than 30 pounds. The work may involve some bending, standing, or walking. Out of office site visits could potentially have more strenuous physical demands
  • Work environment will vary greatly depending on nature of assigned tasks
  • Possible work environments could include normal office working conditions in a well-lit, climate-controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential
  • The position may involve travel as needed


As a key member of our Montrose team, you can expect:
  • Mentorship and professional development resources to advance your career
  • Direct exposure to our industry's leading experts who are solving the world's toughest environmental challenges
  • An entrepreneurial environment where you can learn, thrive, and collaborate with talented colleagues
  • Opportunities to engage and contribute in our Diversity, Fairness and Inclusion and Women Empowering Leadership employee resource groups
  • Competitive compensation package: annual salary ranging from $70,000 to $75,000 commensurate with accomplishments, performance, credentials, and geography
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
  • 401k with a competitive 4% employer match
  • Progressive vacation policies, company holidays and paid parental leave benefits to ensure work/life balance
  • A financial assistance program that supports peers in need, known as the Montrose Foundation
  • Access to attractive student loan rates to optimize your student loan payoff plans

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 949-988-3500 or for assistance.


We are going to be blunt - the way we work may not suit everyone. We are a fast-paced, dynamic, and high-growth company. You are your own boss, but you will get tons of guidance and plenty of support from talented, super-smart colleagues and its service providers.

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Montrose is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Montrose is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. Montrose is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its employment for individuals with disabilities.

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