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Archaeologist III

Pico Heights, California
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
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.
Job Description
AECOM is seeking an experienced Archaeologist for full-time employment in our Los Angeles or Orange, CA offices. The Project Archaeologist is a core member of the Cultural Resources Practice with responsibility for successfully executing all aspects of project implementation. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position that will report to the Cultural Resources Team Manager. The Project Archaeologist may serve as a Field Director or Principal Investigator, based on work experience and education.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Leading fieldwork (survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring), archival research, technical report writing, state and federal archaeological permitting, data collection and compilation, and GIS mapping.
- Gathering data and other information to be used in the preparation of environmental reports.
- Working both independently and under supervision of senior staff.
- Supervising personnel in the field, office, and laboratory, as needed.
- Leading or assisting with project management and preparing proposal scopes and budgets.
- Providing specialist technical advice on cultural resource management to clients.
- Liaising and developing positive relationships with clients and other stakeholders.
- Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulatory framework, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
- Ability to organize data in an efficient and clear manner.
- Drawing conclusions and making recommendations based on analysis.
- Interpreting and recording data, conducting analyses, comparing findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
- Working independently and as part of a team.
- Flexibility and willingness to support multiple projects, including occasional travel.
- Being innovative and a problem solver.
- Handling multiple tasks and communicating priorities to manager.
- Participating in marketing and business development efforts in pursuit of new clients and projects.
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, History, or a closely related field.
- 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education in historic and/or prehistoric archaeology and cultural resources management.
- Willingness/ability to travel and conduct fieldwork throughout Southern California.
- Valid driver's license is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
- MA/MS in Anthropology, Archaeology, History or related field.
- 8 years of experience in historic and/or prehistoric archaeology and cultural resources management.
- A minimum of 3 years of experience in a supervisory capacity in the field or in the office.
- Meets the Secretary of Interior's professional qualification standards in Archaeology.
- Relevant field experience in California and/or Western US.
- Experience managing cultural resources tasks, including budgets, scheduling, and scopes of work.
- Advanced knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic or faunal analysis; osteology; historical archaeology).
- Demonstration of excellent technical writing skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience with tribal consultation and familiarity with tribal representatives for Southern California.
- Experience working with interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts and planners.
- Proven ability to support proposal preparation and win work.
- Knowledge of regional and local (Southern California) regulations.
Additional Information
- Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.
Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $75,000.00 - $90,000.00.
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: J10107704
Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: West
Career Area: Science
Work Location Model: Hybrid

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