Employment Opportunities

Report Production Assistant

Overview

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. This position, as part of the Production and Graphics Department, supports more than 25 Ph.D.- and M.A.-level archaeologists within this cultural resources management context.

The Production Assistant 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 (35%)
  • 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 (5%)

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

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
  • 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 provide a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and your resume in PDF format to hr@farwestern.com  Email hr@farwestern.com

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

Assistant Project Manager

Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc. Sausalito, Marin County Office is seeking an energetic, positive, smart, highly organized individual interested in supporting the Principal and Senior Project Manager. The office currently manages a high volume of fast paced projects. The selected individual will be a self-directed problem solver responsible for carrying out the directives of the Principal to assist with organization, management, field and office operations, tracking schedules and budgets, coordination with prime and subcontractors, internal departments and other company offices. This person will be available for full time work and work in our beautiful Sausalito office, in relaxed, collaborative, and professional environment. We are seeking a candidate with a background in business administration/finance or archaeology with some experience in business administration.

General

  • Support Principal and Senior Project Manager on wide range of tasks as an assistant project
    manager in a highly responsive manner.
  • Lead office operations and track/order supplies and equipment
  • Coordinate fieldwork logistics and equipment (interface with HQ office)
  • Track project requirements, deadlines, budgets, invoices, emails, and requests
  • Show leadership in managing details, accomplishing tasks, and solving problems

Minimum requirements

  • B.A. degree.- preferably in business admin/finance background (or archaeology)
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in office setting
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record

Skills/qualities required

  • Strong technical writing and written communication skills for client/colleague coordination
  • Ability to communicate verbally, professionally and positively with clients and colleagues
  • Ability to multitask and shift attention to changing priorities daily/weekly in face paced
    environment
  • Highest standard for attention to detail
  • Strong Word, Excel, Outlook skills required, and Deltek/Access software experience preferred
    with proven experience creating spreadsheets and tracking numbers routinely
  • Background in business administration/finance OR archaeology
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team and independently in self-directed manner

Other Duties

  • Ensure that necessary equipment, logistics, staff, and other resources are ready for fieldwork –
    coordinate with other departments
  • Ensure safety requirements are met and paperwork complete
  • Trimble reservation through GIS department
  • Track vehicle rentals and field truck
  • Post fieldwork data processing
  • Data entry and form scanning
  • Review contracts and track requirements- prepare job opening and closing forms and ensure
    requirements are met
  • Schedule and budget tracking –deadline reminders to assist in prioritizing PM work load
  • Organization/ filing to ensure that project folders are organized with correct files
  • Contract amendments/Sub agreements- interface with appropriate staff internally and clients
  • Coordinate directly with internal departments – Data Department, GIS, Production, Logistics,
    etc. in other California and Nevada offices
  • Track permitting requirements (technical- USFS ARPA, NPS ARPA, BLM, FERC FWA,
    encroachment permits)
  • Track deliverable deadlines and milestones (coordinate with production and GIS teams)
  • Organize high volume of emails to in order to prioritize and respond to requests
  • Monthly client estimates/invoices/progress reports
  • Be able to track project spend progress in Deltek to fill out monthly estimates
  • Be able to track spend for unit prices for invoicing and tracking progress

Terms

  • Full time/hourly
  • Benefits- health insurance/vacation/holiday
  • Pay rate commensurate with experience and skill set

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

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

Geoarchaeological Specialist

Far Western Anthropological Research group 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 Masters degree in Archaeology/Anthropology or Cultural Resources Management is preferred. A Bachelors degree in a closely related field with substantial relevant experience may be substituted for the Masters 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, field techniques, and an understanding of the cultural resource management regulatory context are also desirable.

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)

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

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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