Employment Opportunities

Production Assistant Director-Davis

September 19, 2018

The Production Assistant Director supports the Production Director in leading the Production and Graphics Department. In a given week you will be assisting with oversight of four to five full-time employees and coordinating the production schedule for the company headquarters and branch offices. It’s your job to assist in ensuring quality control of Far Western work product, developing team members, and guiding learning practices to solve challenges that arise.

Primary Responsibilities

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

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 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

About the Production and Graphics Department

Who we are:

  • Problem solvers
  • Workflow managers
  • Adaptive workers
  • Master organizers
  • Teammates

What we do:

  • Deal effectively with diverse people
  • Uphold work product quality standards
  • Commit to putting in extra effort
  • Ensure the job gets done correctly
  • Enjoy co-workers at all levels

What you can expect working with the Far Western Production and Graphics Team:

  • Open, shared work space with the team
  • Focused, yet personable co-workers
  • Interaction with smart, hard-working authors, project managers, and GIS specialists
  • Challenging projects
  • Positive attitudes
  • Thursday morning breakfasts
  • Casual dress code
  • Work/life balance

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


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

App Developer-Davis

September 14, 2018

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

Senior Prehistoric Archaeologist-Bay Area

August 22, 2018

Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc. is seeking a Senior Prehistoric archaeologist for our new Bay Area office that will be located in Marin County, California. The full-time archaeologist will have the opportunity to lead archaeological investigations, including reporting, fieldwork, and background research and will participate in a wide range of projects in an environment of 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. We provide the opportunity and support for our staff to conduct cultural resources management compliance investigations to the highest professional standards based on cumulative research, thus contributing to the evolution of the archaeological record through ongoing projects. 

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
  • Work environment and colleagues that are collectively focused on producing high quality cultural resources documents on a variety of projects
  • Family and dog friendly environment
  • Flexibility in regard to reducing commute logistics (i.e. flexible office hours and telecommuting)

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading archaeological investigations through report writing, fieldwork, and research throughout California and Great Basin
  • Native American consultation and collaboration
  • Mentoring junior staff
  • Conducting business development (Proposals/Marketing)

Job Requirements:

  • M.A or PhD. in anthropology or archaeology (or related field)
  • More than five years of experience conducting archaeology investigations in a CRM context including field directing and reporting on the identification and CRHR/NRHP evaluation of resources
  • Knowledge of the history, archaeology, and ethnography of California and the Great Basin
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of Section 106, CEQA, and Caltrans SER Vol. 2
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Interest in and ability to positively and collaboratively interact with Native American representatives, clients, and co-workers
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills, particularly in complex CRM settings
  • Sense of humor and ability to work collaboratively as well as independently

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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