Employment Opportunities

Senior Staff Archaeologist/Project Manager

May 16, 2016
Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc., is seeking to expand its full-time staff of Project Managers and Senior Staff Archaeologists. We are looking for archaeologists to manage and/or direct both large- and small-scale projects and play a key role in collaborative scholarship. Qualifications include a Master’s or Doctorate, excellent writing skills, and experience with all levels of excavation, survey, analysis, and documentation. Far Western is one of the largest archaeological firms in the western United States, and has a track record of innovative research within a cultural resources management context. Our archaeologists are encouraged to conduct independent research and receive company support to present professional papers and publish scholarly articles. Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience.

Interested applicants are invited to send a current resume and three references to hr@farwestern.com.
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Geoarchaeological Specialist

May 16, 2016
Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc., has an immediate opening for a full-time Geoarchaeological Specialist in our Davis, California, office. Under the supervision of our Senior Geoarchaeologist, this individual will be responsible for gathering, compiling, and analyzing geoarchaeological and archaeological research data. Specific duties will include participation in field projects and lab analyses, preparation of data in graphic, tabular, pictorial, and written form; preliminary analyses of findings; and writing of analytical reports and descriptive summaries. The Geoarchaeological Specialist will also conduct pre-field or post-field research; act as a team member on archaeological surveys and excavations; and help coordinate the work of others in the collecting and analyzing of geoarchaeological data.

Qualifications include at least one full year of relevant experience in geoarchaeology or a closely related field(s). A Master’s degree in Archaeology/Anthropology or Cultural Resources Management is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in a closely related field with substantial relevant experience may be substituted for the Master’s degree. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to schedule and prioritize work, to budget and track small projects, as well as be skilled in standard methods and procedures associated with geoarchaeological studies. The individual must also possess the ability to present and follow oral and written procedures effectively; to work cooperatively and to organize others in accomplishing project goals; effectively communicate with and coordinate the work of others; and conduct independent research. An in-depth knowledge of geoarchaeological principles and field techniques and an understanding of the cultural resources management regulatory context are also desirable.

Interested applicants are invited to send a current resume and three references to hr@farwestern.com.
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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.
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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.
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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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