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On Call Archaeological/Cultural Resource Technician

Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, D.P.C.
Santa Barbara, California
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
Langan provides expert land development engineering and environmental consulting services for major developers, renewable energy producers, energy companies, corporations, healthcare systems, colleges/universities, and large infrastructure programs throughout the U.S. and around the world. Our employees collaborate seamlessly among 30+ offices and gain valuable hands-on experience that fosters career growth. Langan culture is entrepreneurial from advancing innovative technical solutions, to participating in robust training and knowledge sharing, to making progressive change within the communities we live and work.
Consistently ranked among the top ten "Best Firms to Work For" and Engineering News-Record's top 50 firms worldwide, Langan attracts and retains the best talent in the industry. Employees thrive at Langan, a firm that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion; prioritizes wellbeing, health and safety; encourages volunteerism and philanthropy; offers workplace flexibility, along with carbon neutral office spaces; and empowers individuals to contribute their skills and knowledge to make impactful contributions.
Job Summary
Langan is seeking On Call Archaeological/Cultural Resource Technicians of varying experience levels to join its collaborative team in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties. These individuals will serve a key function by supporting environmental and cultural resource project managers in conducting an array of both field and desktop tasks. This role provides the opportunity to work with a diverse team of top-notch professionals in a variety of geographic areas and regulatory programs. You will collaborate and learn from our multi-disciplinary team of cultural resource, biology, site/civil, geotechnical, survey, and landscape architect professionals on a wide breadth of projects. Langan is committed to providing opportunities for technicians of all levels to gain experience and expand their skill set while being fairly compensated.
Job Responsibilities
- Conduct cultural resource pedestrian surveys;
- Conduct background research at historical societies, museums, archives and/or repositories, etc.;
- Perform cultural resource recordation and documentation;
- Conduct subsurface absence/presence testing;
- Conduct data recovery excavations;
- Perform construction monitoring to ensure compliance with agency mitigation measures and ensure appropriate response and treatment of cultural resources, as necessary;
- Conduct records searches at CHRIS information Centers;
- Conduct laboratory analysis, catalog, and organize cultural resource artifacts;
- Prepare technical report sections;
- Complete work logs in a timely and accurate manner;
- Assemble and maintain field equipment and systems; inspect equipment and troubleshoot as necessary; and
- Perform other duties as requested.
- Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or related field. Individuals with a High School diploma or equivalent will be considered for certain tasks based on individual experience and skills;
- An understanding of and practical experience with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and related state and local regulations and guidelines preferred;
- Hazwoper Certification, maintenance of annual physical and respirator fit test, annual Hazwoper 8 hr. re-certification preferred;
- 3+ years' prior related experience preferred;
- Familiarity with GIS and AutoCAD preferred;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Adobe, Nuance, Word and SharePoint preferred;
- Strong attention to detail and ability to take direction well;
- Ability to multi-task effectively;
- Excellent analytical and judgment capabilities;
- Ability to work well individually and within groups;
- Committed to working within and contributing to the team assigned;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Valid driver's license in good standing;
- Ability to travel to various job sites and spend most, if not all the workday on-site, as required; and
- Ability to conduct physical labor sometimes in inclement weather conditions, regularly in rugged terrain, and be able to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds.
Langan provides a rich array of programs and benefits to help its employees advance their careers and enhance the quality of their lives. Our comprehensive compensation package includes: full-time employment company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, and paid pregnancy disability leave; 401(k)/Roth with company match; paid time off including parental and military leave; employee referral and professional license bonuses; and educational reimbursement.
Langan offers employee resource groups; flexible work schedules; extensive training; wellness programs; buddy and mentoring programs; and much more!
Langan is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer committed to building a team that represents and values diverse backgrounds. Langan promotes a positive work environment of inclusion, where we respect each other's differences and recognize that a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment is a key to our success.
Base Hourly Range: $22 - $35. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as related work experience, market conditions, education/training, certifications and other credentials, as well as applicable knowledge and skills. This position is also eligible for overtime and participation in the firm's annual bonus and performance review program. Bonuses are discretionary and based on individual job performance and the profitability of the firm.

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