Employment Opportunities

App Developer-Davis

January 4, 2019

Far Western Anthropological Research Group has an opportunity for a full time application developer. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in database applications and ESRI software including Enterprise, Desktop and Online and will be able to demonstrate knowledge of integrating mapping and database applications. Preferred candidates will have an excellent ability to communicate technical details to non-technical staff, a strong analytics background and knowledge of cultural or natural resource consulting. Specific skills include Microsoft SQL, Postgresql; and/or other RDBMS; web development with Python, JavaScript, .Net and/or HTML5; development and deployment of secure and functional web applications.

This position is full time. Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience.

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

GIS Analyst-Bay Area

January 4, 2019

Far Western has an immediate opening for a GIS Analyst in our new Bay Area office that will be located in Marin County, California. Responsibilities include basic cartographic production, sensitivity modeling, data entry, georeferencing scanned maps and digitizing archaeological features. Experience with ESRI ArcMap required. This job requires a detail oriented person with the ability to work with a variety of people in a fast paced environment. Preferred candidates will have a GIS Certificate and strong database skills as well as knowledge and experience with Trimble GPS, Microsoft Excel, Access, web mapping applications or scripting languages as well as general principles of archaeology. This is an excellent opportunity with a respected cultural resource consulting firm. The successful candidate will have the opportunity for a variety of tasks on jobs throughout California, Nevada and Utah.

Salary and Benefits

Salary level is market-competitive and commensurate with experience. Far Western is an equal-opportunity employer and offers the following benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401(k)/Profit Sharing
  • Bonus Compensation
  • Incentive Awards and Spot Bonuses
  • Transit Commuter Benefits

Please provide a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position, your resume in PDF format, and three references.

Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc

2727 Del Rio Place, Davis Ca 95618

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

Associate Editor

January 4, 2019

The Associate Editor is an integral part of the Production and Graphics Department. In a given week your work might include: formatting text and graphics; proof reading; and compiling, printing, and distributing client deliverables; all in adherence to Far Western style guidelines and standards. In this role, it is your job to make our research deliverables shine.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Formatting text and graphics (30%)
  • Engage in production process from beginning to end for technical reports, including related graphics, data appendices, and distribution requirements (20%)
  • Consult with production director to: maintain production timelines; create and ensure timely completion of tasks and provide for efficient processing of reports and related content (15%)
  • Production and distribution of client and final deliverables (15%)
  • Library and Project Database Management (10%)
  • Proof reading and copy editing (10%)

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills for communicating and collaborating effectively
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills
  • Relational database management and development experience
  • Exceptional aptitude to balance shifting or conflicting needs with quality and timely output in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Creative problem solver

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in a long-document or scientific report production environment
  • Proficiency and comfort in a PC/Windows Environment
  • Strong editing and technical writing background
  • Proven Expertise with Microsoft Word and Excel (and proficiency with entire MS Office suite)
  • Expert with Acrobat, and proficiency with Illustrator and entire Creative Cloud
  • Bachelor’s degree in English or related field

Salary and Benefits

Salary level is market-competitive and commensurate with experience. Far Western is an equal-opportunity employer and offers the following benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401(k)/Profit Sharing
  • Bonus Compensation
  • Incentive Awards and Spot Bonuses
  • Transit Commuter Benefits

Please provide a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and your resume in PDF format.

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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