Employment Opportunities


Historical Archaeologist/Project Manager

October 3, 2017

Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc. is seeking an Historical Archaeology Program Lead for our Davis, California office. The full-time Principal Investigator/Project Manager will have the opportunity to develop a program in Historical Archaeology and will manage a wide range of projects while playing a key role in collaborative scholarship.

Far Western is one of the largest cultural resource management firms in the western United States and has a proven track record of doing innovative research within a cultural resource management context. We currently work with clients in the military, transportation, development, and energy sectors. Far Western believes in supporting scholarly research and publication and is an active member in the archaeological academic community of the Western United States.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:                  

  • Competitive salary (based on experience)
  • Health care and dental/vision stipend
  • 401k with company profit sharing
  • Support for conference and training attendance

Responsibilities include:

  • Project Management
  • Principal Investigator on Projects throughout California and Great Basin
  • Business Development (Proposals/Marketing)
  • Supervise and mentor mid-level and junior staff

Job Requirements:

  • An M.A. or Ph.D. in history, anthropology, or archaeology (or related field)
  • Minimum of five years of experience doing historic archaeology in a CRM context
  • Knowledge of the history, archaeology, and ethnography of California and the Great Basin
  • Familiarity with the CRM regulatory environment
  • Experience with business development and staff mentorship
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Project management experience, including ability to positively interact with clients
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, particularly in complex CRM settings

To apply please submit your cover letter, resume and three references to

Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc

2727 Del Rio Place, Davis Ca 95618

or e-mail a PDF to Email hr@farwestern.com

Archaeological Technicians

Far Western routinely hires archaeological technicians on a temporary basis to assist with fieldwork. If you would like to be considered for such work, please email your resume (FW Resume_LASTNAME.doc or .pdf) to jobs@farwestern.com.
Email jobs@farwestern.com

Archaeological Monitors

We have several ongoing monitoring projects for which new positions open up periodically. For these positions, please include MONITOR in the email subject line.
Email jobs@farwestern.com

In addition to the requirements for employment with Far Western, all monitors must:

  • Have a clean DMV record;
  • Pass a criminal background check;
  • Read and understand Far Western’s Safety Program;
  • Conform to Fitness for Duty policies;
  • Conform to our client’s Eligibility for Work requirements;
  • Be willing to monitor at night, when necessary;
  • Be able to use provided field equipment (typical field equipment includes: Ipad, Trimble GPS, Garmin GPS, and digital camera) and/or be willing to learn;
  • Complete and turn in all field documents, timesheets, and reimbursements in a timely manner according to Far Western protocol;
  • Complete and conform to all environmental and safety training (including site specific tailboards and other subcontractor requirements);
  • Maintain all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to OSHA standards. Far Western will provide Safety glasses, safety vest, and hardhat for the duration of the project but it is the employee’s responsibility to immediately notify Far Western of any problems with their PPE. Steel toe or safety toe boots/shoes are the responsibility of the monitor, when necessary.

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