Employment Opportunities

 

Senior Archaeologist

Far Western is happy to consider applications for Senior Archaeologist positions in any of our four offices. We are a research-oriented archaeological firm looking for high-quality Prehistoric and Historical Archaeologists with an interest and background in California and Great Basin Anthropology. 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:

  • A Master’s Degree 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

Send/email resume and three current 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

Project Accountant

Since 1979, Far Western has worked in partnership with private industry, government agencies, tribal organizations, and non-profit groups, to achieve goals surrounding cultural resources management, environmental review, and compliance processes.

SUMMARY

The Project Accountant will be well organized and motivated to increase the departments accuracy and efficiency. To succeed as a Project Accountant, you should be focused on optimizing the department process and building lasting relationships with internal and external customers. You should be knowledgeable, analytical, and decisive with excellent communication skills.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Set-up new projects in accordance with contract and budget costs.
  • Prepare and send monthly billing for all projects.
  • Send Accounts Receivable statements; make collection calls/emails to all accounts aged over 30 days.
  • Monitor subcontractor work confirmations to ensure timely release of payment.
  • Process final billing to close out project.
  • Build and maintain relationships with team members, other employees, and client’s vendors and communicate with all as needed.
  • Works with others as needed to make entry corrections and reconcile accounts.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve project and billing issues with clients.
  • Project Reporting and supporting Project Managers with Ad-hoc reports.
  • Review and analyze job costs reports to ensure accuracy & perform necessary corrections.
  • Meet regularly with PMs to review Project budgets, Sub-consultant budgets and Other direct cost.
  • Support Finance Manager and Operations Manager
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills for communicating and collaborating effectively.
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills
  • Exceptional aptitude to balance shifting or conflicting needs with quality and timely output in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a discrete professional manner.
  • Eye for detail, accuracy is imperative.
  • Strong math and analytical skills.
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Motivation to develop and maintain internal and external relationships.
  • Commitment to ethical behavior with willingness to adhere to all company policies.
  • Ability to be an effective team member and display initiative.

Minimum Requirements

  • Min. 1-3 years of Project Accounting experience (will check references!)
  • Proficient with entire MS Office suite, especially Excel
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or another related field preferred
  • Experience in Construction and A/E industry preferred.
  • Familiarity with Deltek Costpoint software is a plus!

About the Administration 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 Far Western:

  • Open, shared workspace with the team
  • Focused, yet personable co-workers.
  • Interaction with smart, hard-working team members
  • 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
  • Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401(k)/Profit Sharing
  • Bonus Compensation
  • Transit Commuter Benefits

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

Learn more about Far Western at www.farwestern.com and check us out on LinkedIn!

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25.00 – $28.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19
Adminstrative Assistant

Since 1979, Far Western has worked in partnership with private industry, government agencies, tribal organizations, and non-profit groups, to achieve goals surrounding cultural resources management, environmental review, and compliance processes.

SUMMARY

The Project Accountant will be well organized and motivated to increase the departments accuracy and efficiency. To succeed as a Project Accountant, you should be focused on optimizing the department process and building lasting relationships with internal and external customers. You should be knowledgeable, analytical, and decisive with excellent communication skills.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Set-up new projects in accordance with contract and budget costs.
  • Prepare and send monthly billing for all projects.
  • Send Accounts Receivable statements; make collection calls/emails to all accounts aged over 30 days.
  • Monitor subcontractor work confirmations to ensure timely release of payment.
  • Process final billing to close out project.
  • Build and maintain relationships with team members, other employees, and client’s vendors and communicate with all as needed.
  • Works with others as needed to make entry corrections and reconcile accounts.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve project and billing issues with clients.
  • Project Reporting and supporting Project Managers with Ad-hoc reports.
  • Review and analyze job costs reports to ensure accuracy & perform necessary corrections.
  • Meet regularly with PMs to review Project budgets, Sub-consultant budgets and Other direct cost.
  • Support Finance Manager and Operations Manager
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills for communicating and collaborating effectively.
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills
  • Exceptional aptitude to balance shifting or conflicting needs with quality and timely output in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a discrete professional manner.
  • Eye for detail, accuracy is imperative.
  • Strong math and analytical skills.
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Motivation to develop and maintain internal and external relationships.
  • Commitment to ethical behavior with willingness to adhere to all company policies.
  • Ability to be an effective team member and display initiative.

Minimum Requirements

  • Min. 1-3 years of Project Accounting experience (will check references!)
  • Proficient with entire MS Office suite, especially Excel
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or another related field preferred
  • Experience in Construction and A/E industry preferred.
  • Familiarity with Deltek Costpoint software is a plus!

About the Administration 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 Far Western:

  • Open, shared workspace with the team
  • Focused, yet personable co-workers.
  • Interaction with smart, hard-working team members
  • 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
  • Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401(k)/Profit Sharing
  • Bonus Compensation
  • Transit Commuter Benefits

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

Learn more about Far Western at www.farwestern.com and check us out on LinkedIn!

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25.00 – $28.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19
Archaeological Technicians - Great Basin and California

Founded in 1979, Far Western is one of the largest cultural resource management firms in the western United States and has a proven track record of innovative research within a CRM context. We currently work with federal, state, and local agencies in the Great Basin and California in the military, transportation, development, and energy sectors.

We currently have several archaeological technician positions open on a variety of survey, monitoring, and excavation projects in Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona, and Idaho throughout spring/summer/fall 2021. Camping and lodging per diem is competitive and, depending on experience, rates are between $19-$25/hour (some projects will be subject to prevailing wage). A candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in anthropology/archaeology (or related field).
  • Field school experience or commensurate CRM field experience (e.g., survey, prehistoric and historic-era site documentation/data collection, excavation, and familiarity with common electronic devices and hand-held tools).
  • Ability to hike eight to ten miles a day for five-plus consecutive days in variable terrain and variable weather.
  • Ability to camp overnight in remote locations, as needed.
  • Detail-oriented, ability to adapt to varying data collection needs, attention to field methods/pace, and effectiveness in verbal and written communication.
  • Interest in and ability to collaboratively interact with clients, and co-workers.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently within Far Western’s Safety Program and other Far Western protocols, COVID-19 and otherwise.

Far Western will give priority to applicants with Great Basin and California field experience.

Please email a Word or PDF version of your full CV/resume 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.

 

If you are looking for information on tribal engagement and hiring for our Fallon projects in Nevada, visit https://farwestern.com/tribalhiring/

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