Employment Opportunities

Historical Archaeologist/Project Manager

October 3, 2017
Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc. is seeking a full-time Principal Investigator/Project Manager with experience in historical archaeology for our Davis, Ca office. The successful applicant will manage a wide range of projects and play 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.

Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Health care
  • Dental/vision stipend
  • 401k
  • Profit sharing
  • Annual bonus compensation
  • Commuter benefits
  • Awesome colleagues and work environment

Responsibilities include:

  • Project management
  • Business development
  • Principal Investigator on projects throughout California and the Great Basin
  • Supervise and mentor mid-level and junior staff

Requirements include:

  • An M.A. or Ph.D. in history, anthropology, or archaeology (or related field)
  • Minimum of 5 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

GIS Analyst

August 22, 2017
Far Western Anthropological Research Group has an immediate opening for a GIS Analyst position in our Carson City, NV office.  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, scripting languages and general principles of archaeology.   

To apply please submit your cover letter, resume and three references as a PDF file to  Email hr@farwestern.com

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

This is an excellent opportunity with a respected cultural resource consulting firm. The successful candidate will have the opportunity fora variety of tasks on jobs throughout California, Nevada and Utah.

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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