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

Data Management 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. Far Western has an immediate opening for a Data Manager in our Davis office. Responsibilities records searches, field project preparation, and processing of field results. The Far Western Data Management Department organizes, stores, and analyzes data from archaeological projects. An ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of archaeology/cultural resources management with familiarity in databases and cloud-based technology as well as knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel, Access. This job requires a detail-oriented person with the ability to work with a variety of people in a fast-paced environment.

This an excellent opportunity with a respected cultural resource consulting firm. The successful candidate will have the opportunity for a variety of tasks on jobs throughout California and the Great Basin. 


  • Records search requests and results processing 
  • Data-entry of archaeological inventories 
  • Formulate techniques for quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy of data 
  • Support others in the daily use of data systems  
  • Assist with reports when needed 
  • Troubleshoot data-related problems with GIS and field personnel.  
  • Requirements: 
  • Familiarity with modern database and information system technologies 
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Access, Word etc.) 
  • An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills 
  • AA in Archaeology or relevant field 

 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, and three references. 

Job Type: Full-time 

Email jobs@farwestern.com
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  


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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