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

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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