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Principal Investigator - Davis
Job description 

Come work with the best. Far Western Anthropological Research Group is looking for a full-time Principal Investigator to conduct cultural resource projects out of its headquarters in Davis, California. Hybrid options are available, but some regional presence and permitting is necessary to perform fieldwork. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, let us make a competitive offer for you to grow as an archaeologist.  

Who We Are 

Far Western is a cultural resources-only company run by archaeologists for archaeologists. Founded in 1979, we are one of the largest and most respected cultural resources firms in the United States. We take pride in balancing the compliance needs of our clients with high-quality archaeological research, innovative problem-solving, and the involvement of Native American tribes and tribal groups. We believe our approach highlights the core purpose of historic preservation laws to work in the public interest. 

Pay 

The anticipated pay range for this position is $70,000-$90,000+/year. Higher salaries are anticipated for senior-level applicants and annual bonuses based on performance are the norm. Moving expenses, as appropriate, will also be considered. Evaluations will be based on experience, qualifications, references, and prior pay.  

Skills and Responsibilities 

An ideal Far Western Principal Investigator merges compliance CRM with outstanding archaeological work. What you don’t know, we’ll help you learn.  

The ideal candidate will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the regional archaeological record 
  • Understand and implement NHPA processes 
  • Demonstrate project leadership and success 
  • Effectively communicate archaeological findings through concise written reporting 
  • Work with Native American representatives respectfully, positively, and collaboratively 
  • Communicate effectively with clients, agencies, staff, and colleagues 
  • Complete projects on time and budget 
  • Mentor of junior staff 
  • Embrace diversity and fairness 
  • Balance workflow and priority of multiple projects simultaneously 
Qualifications 

Minimum qualifications match permitting and certification requirements within Far Western’s core work geography. An ideal candidate meets all the following qualifications: 

  • Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in Archaeology 
  • Holds an M.A./M.S. or Ph.D. in Archaeology/Anthropology 
  • Can be permitted in California and/or Nevada on BLM Cultural Resources Use Permits 
  • Demonstrable CRM field experience, including survey and excavation of precontact and historic-era resources 
  • Capable of fulfilling Far Western hiring and safety program policies and protocols 
Benefits 

Far Western offers a competitive benefits package inclusive of paid time off, retirement, health insurance, and paid family leave, retirement, and health insurance. 

  • Competitive industry salary and paid holidays 
  • Medical benefits for employee and family 
  • Dental/vision stipend 
  • 401k with company profit sharing 
  • Support for employees to attend scientific conferences and research dissemination 
  • Support for job training 
  • Work environment and colleagues that are collectively focused on producing high quality cultural resources documents and archaeological research 
  • Flexible office hours and telecommuting options 
How to Apply

To apply or ask questions, please contact Adie Whitaker at adie@farwestern.com

Principal Investigator - Carson City
Job description 

Come work with the best. Far Western Anthropological Research Group is looking for a full-time Principal Investigator to conduct cultural resource projects out of its Great Basin Branch in Carson City, Nevada. Hybrid options are available, but some regional presence and permitting is necessary to perform fieldwork. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, let us make a competitive offer for you to grow as an archaeologist. 

Who We Are 

Far Western is a cultural resources-only company run by archaeologists for archaeologists. Founded in 1979, we are one of the largest and most respected cultural resources firms in the United States. We take pride in balancing the compliance needs of our clients with high-quality archaeological research, innovative problem-solving, and the involvement of Native American tribes and tribal groups. We believe our approach highlights the core purpose of historic preservation laws to work in the public interest. 

Pay 

The anticipated pay range for this position is $70,000-$90,000+/year. Higher salaries are anticipated for senior-level applicants and annual bonuses based on performance are the norm. Moving expenses, as appropriate, will also be considered. Evaluations will be based on experience, qualifications, references, and prior pay.  

Skills and Responsibilities 

An ideal Far Western Principal Investigator merges compliance CRM with outstanding archaeological work. What you don’t know, we’ll help you learn.  

The ideal candidate will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the regional archaeological record 
  • Understand and implement NHPA processes 
  • Demonstrate project leadership and success 
  • Effectively communicate archaeological findings through concise written reporting 
  • Work with Native American representatives respectfully, positively, and collaboratively 
  • Communicate effectively with clients, agencies, staff, and colleagues 
  • Complete projects on time and budget 
  • Mentor of junior staff 
  • Embrace diversity and fairness 
  • Balance workflow and priority of multiple projects simultaneously  
Qualifications 

Minimum qualifications match permitting and certification requirements within Far Western’s core work geography. An ideal candidate meets all the following qualifications: 

  • Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in Archaeology 
  • Holds an M.A./M.S. or Ph.D. in Archaeology/Anthropology 
  • Can be permitted in California and/or Nevada on BLM Cultural Resources Use Permits 
  • Demonstrable CRM field experience, including survey and excavation of precontact and historic-era resources 
  • Capable of fulfilling Far Western hiring and safety program policies and protocols 
Benefits 

Far Western offers a competitive benefits package inclusive of paid time off, retirement, health insurance, and paid family leave, retirement, and health insurance. 

  • Competitive industry salary and paid holidays 
  • Medical benefits for employee and family 
  • Dental/vision stipend 
  • 401k with company profit sharing 
  • Support for employees to attend scientific conferences and research dissemination 
  • Support for job training 
  • Work environment and colleagues that are collectively focused on producing high quality cultural resources documents and archaeological research 
  • Flexible office hours and telecommuting options 
How to Apply

To apply or ask questions, please contact Daron Duke at daron@farwestern.com

Principal Investigator - Sausalito
Job description 

Come work with the best. Far Western Anthropological Research Group is looking for a full-time Principal Investigator to conduct cultural resource projects out of its Bay Area Branch in Sausalito, California. Hybrid options are available, but some regional presence and permitting is necessary to perform fieldwork. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, let us make a competitive offer for you to grow as an archaeologist. 

Who We Are 

Far Western is a cultural resources-only company run by archaeologists for archaeologists. Founded in 1979, we are one of the largest and most respected cultural resources firms in the United States. We take pride in balancing the compliance needs of our clients with high-quality archaeological research, innovative problem-solving, and the involvement of Native American tribes and tribal groups. We believe our approach highlights the core purpose of historic preservation laws to work in the public interest. 

Pay 

The anticipated pay range for this position is $75,000-$95,000+/year. Higher salaries are anticipated for senior-level applicants and annual bonuses based on performance are the norm. Moving expenses, as appropriate, will also be considered. Evaluations will be based on experience, qualifications, references, and prior pay.  

Skills and Responsibilities 

An ideal Far Western Principal Investigator merges compliance CRM with outstanding archaeological work. What you don’t know, we’ll help you learn.  

The ideal candidate will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the regional archaeological record 
  • Understand and implement NHPA processes 
  • Demonstrate project leadership and success 
  • Effectively communicate archaeological findings through concise written reporting 
  • Work with Native American representatives respectfully, positively, and collaboratively 
  • Communicate effectively with clients, agencies, staff, and colleagues 
  • Complete projects on time and budget 
  • Mentor of junior staff 
  • Embrace diversity and fairness 
  • Balance workflow and priority of multiple projects simultaneously 
Qualifications 

Minimum qualifications match permitting and certification requirements within within Far Western’s core work geography. An ideal candidate meets all the following qualifications: 

  • Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in Archaeology 
  • Holds an M.A./M.S. or Ph.D. in Archaeology/Anthropology 
  • Can be permitted in California and/or Nevada on BLM Cultural Resources Use Permits 
  • Demonstrable CRM field experience, including survey and excavation of precontact and historic-era resources 
  • Capable of fulfilling Far Western hiring and safety program policies and protocols 
Benefits 

Far Western offers a competitive benefits package inclusive of paid time off, retirement, health insurance, and paid family leave, retirement, and health insurance. 

  • Competitive industry salary and paid holidays 
  • Medical benefits for employee and family 
  • Dental/vision stipend 
  • 401k with company profit sharing 
  • Support for employees to attend scientific conferences and research dissemination 
  • Support for job training
  • Work environment and colleagues that are collectively focused on producing high quality cultural resources documents and archaeological research 
  • Flexible office hours and telecommuting options 
How to Apply

To apply or ask questions, please contact Barb Siskin at barb@farwestern.com

Senior Archaeologist - Davis
Job Description 

Come work with the best. Far Western Anthropological Research Group is looking for a full-time Senior Archaeologist to perform archaeological field projects out of its headquarters in Davis, California. Hybrid options are available, but fieldwork is a priority, so a regional presence and permitting is necessary. The position also entails office work related to pre-field and post-field tasks, inclusive of reporting, as appropriate to the applicant’s skill level and track. The Senior Archaeologist will work with directly with Far Western Principal Investigators to complete projects and gain training and mentorship. If you’re looking to change your scenery, let us make a competitive offer for you to grow as an archaeologist.  

Who We Are 

Far Western is a cultural resources-only company run by archaeologists for archaeologists. Founded in 1979, we are one of the largest and most respected cultural resources firms in the United States. We take pride in balancing the compliance needs of our clients with high-quality archaeological research, innovative problem-solving, and the involvement of Native American tribes and tribal groups. We believe our approach highlights the core purpose of historic preservation laws to work in the public interest.  

Pay 

The anticipated pay range for this position is $55,000-$70,000/year. Considerations include experience, qualifications, references, and prior pay. 

Skills and Responsibilities 

An ideal Far Western Senior Archaeologist can work independently on projects, both in and out of the field, with guidance and training from a Principal Investigator. What you don’t know, we’ll help you learn. The ideal candidate will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the regional archaeological record 
  • Demonstrate field leadership as a Crew Chief on both excavation and survey projects 
  • Demonstrate technical writing, data entry, and organization skills 
  • Carry out assigned tasks to completion efficiently and within scope/scale 
  • Interact positively and respectfully with Native American representatives 
  • Communicate effectively with crews and project team members 
  • Coordinate with Far Western departments regarding field gear, post-field data and equipment transfer, and deliverables 
  • Communicate and conform with project-specific Job Safety Analysis 
  • Work effectively with clients and stakeholders on field planning and access issues 
  • Work with project PI to implement research design and conscientiously collect data 
  • Embrace diversity and fairness 
  • Balance workflow and priority of multiple projects  
Qualifications 

Minimum qualifications match permitting and certification requirements within Far Western’s core work geography. An ideal candidate meets all the following qualifications: 

  • Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in Archaeology 
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. or M.A./M.S. in Anthropology/Archaeology 
  • Can be permitted in California and/or Nevada on BLM Cultural Resources Use Permits 
  • Demonstrable CRM field experience, including survey and excavation of precontact and historic-era resources 
  • Capable of fulfilling Far Western hiring and safety program policies and protocols  
Benefits 

Far Western offers a competitive benefits package inclusive of paid time off, retirement, health insurance, and paid family leave, retirement, and health insurance. 

  • Competitive industry salary and paid holidays 
  • Health care and dental/vision stipend 
  • 401k with company profit sharing 
  • Support for scientific conferences and research dissemination 
  • Support for job training 
  • Work environment and colleagues that are collectively focused on producing high quality cultural resources documents and archaeological research 
  • Flexible office hours and telecommuting options  
How to Apply 

To apply or ask questions, please contact Adie Whitaker at adie@farwestern.com

Senior Archaeologist - Carson City
Job Description 

Come work with the best. Far Western Anthropological Research Group is looking for a full-time Senior Archaeologist to perform archaeological field projects out of its Great Basin Branch in Carson City, Nevada. Hybrid options are available, but fieldwork is a priority, so a regional presence and permitting is necessary. The position also entails office work related to pre-field and post-field tasks, inclusive of reporting, as appropriate to the applicant’s skill level and track. The Senior Archaeologist will work with directly with Far Western Principal Investigators to complete projects and gain training and mentorship. If you’re looking to change your scenery, let us make a competitive offer for you to grow as an archaeologist. 

Who We Are 

Far Western is a cultural resources-only company run by archaeologists for archaeologists. Founded in 1979, we are one of the largest and most respected cultural resources firms in the United States. We take pride in balancing the compliance needs of our clients with high-quality archaeological research, innovative problem-solving, and the involvement of Native American tribes and tribal groups. We believe our approach highlights the core purpose of historic preservation laws to work in the public interest. 

Pay 

The anticipated pay range for this position is $55,000-$70,000/year. Considerations include experience, qualifications, references, and prior pay. 

Skills and Responsibilities 

An ideal Far Western Senior Archaeologist can work independently on projects, both in and out of the field, with guidance and training from a Principal Investigator. What you don’t know, we’ll help you learn. The ideal candidate will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the regional archaeological record 
  • Demonstrate field leadership as a Crew Chief on both excavation and survey projects 
  • Demonstrate technical writing, data entry, and organization skills 
  • Carry out assigned tasks to completion efficiently and within scope/scale 
  • Interact positively and respectfully with Native American representatives 
  • Communicate effectively with crews and project team members 
  • Coordinate with Far Western departments regarding field gear, post-field data and equipment transfer, and deliverables 
  • Communicate and conform with project-specific Job Safety Analysis 
  • Work effectively with clients and stakeholders on field planning and access issues 
  • Work with project PI to implement research design and conscientiously collect data 
  • Embrace diversity and fairness 
  • Balance workflow and priority of multiple projects 

Qualifications 

Minimum qualifications match permitting and certification requirements within Far Western’s core work geography. An ideal candidate meets all the following qualifications: 

  • Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in Archaeology 
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. or M.A./M.S. in Anthropology/Archaeology 
  • Can be permitted in California and/or Nevada on BLM Cultural Resources Use Permits 
  • Demonstrable CRM field experience, including survey and excavation of precontact and historic-era resources 
  • Capable of fulfilling Far Western hiring and safety program policies and protocols 

Benefits 

Far Western offers a competitive benefits package inclusive of paid time off, retirement, health insurance, and paid family leave, retirement, and health insurance. 

  • Competitive industry salary and paid holidays 
  • Health care and dental/vision stipend 
  • 401k with company profit sharing 
  • Support for scientific conferences and research dissemination 
  • Support for job training 
  • Work environment and colleagues that are collectively focused on producing high quality cultural resources documents and archaeological research 
  • Flexible office hours and telecommuting options 

How to Apply 

To apply or ask questions, please contact Daron Duke at daron@farwestern.com

Senior Archaeologist - Sausalito
Job Description 

Come work with the best. Far Western Anthropological Research Group is looking for a full-time Senior Archaeologist to perform archaeological field projects out of its Bay Area Branch in Sausalito, California. Hybrid options are available, but fieldwork is a priority, so a regional presence and permitting is necessary. The position also entails office work related to pre-field and post-field tasks, inclusive of reporting, as appropriate to the applicant’s skill level and track. The Senior Archaeologist will work with directly with Far Western Principal Investigators to complete projects and gain training and mentorship. If you’re looking to change your scenery, let us make a competitive offer for you to grow as an archaeologist. 

Who We Are 

Far Western is a cultural resources-only company run by archaeologists for archaeologists. Founded in 1979, we are one of the largest and most respected cultural resources firms in the United States. We take pride in balancing the compliance needs of our clients with high-quality archaeological research, innovative problem-solving, and the involvement of Native American tribes and tribal groups. We believe our approach highlights the core purpose of historic preservation laws to work in the public interest. 

Pay 

The anticipated pay range for this position is $65,000-$75,000/year. Considerations include experience, qualifications, references, and prior pay. 

Skills and Responsibilities 

An ideal Far Western Senior Archaeologist can work independently on projects, both in and out of the field, with guidance and training from a Principal Investigator. What you don’t know, we’ll help you learn. The ideal candidate will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the regional archaeological record 
  • Demonstrate field leadership as a Crew Chief on both excavation and survey projects 
  • Demonstrate technical writing, data entry, and organization skills
  • Carry out assigned tasks to completion efficiently and within scope/scale 
  • Interact positively and respectfully with Native American representatives 
  • Communicate effectively with crews and project team members 
  • Coordinate with Far Western departments regarding field gear, post-field data and equipment transfer, and deliverables 
  • Communicate and conform with project-specific Job Safety Analysis 
  • Work effectively with clients and stakeholders on field planning and access issues 
  • Work with project PI to implement research design and conscientiously collect data 
  • Embrace diversity and fairness 
  • Balance workflow and priority of multiple projects 
Qualifications 

Minimum qualifications match permitting and certification requirements within Far Western’s core work geography. An ideal candidate meets all the following qualifications: 

  • Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in Archaeology 
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. or M.A./M.S. in Anthropology/Archaeology 
  • Can be permitted in California and/or Nevada on BLM Cultural Resources Use Permits 
  • Demonstrable CRM field experience, including survey and excavation of precontact and historic-era resources 
  • Capable of fulfilling Far Western hiring and safety program policies and protocols  
Benefits 

Far Western offers a competitive benefits package inclusive of paid time off, retirement, health insurance, and paid family leave, retirement, and health insurance. 

  • Competitive industry salary and paid holidays 
  • Health care and dental/vision stipend 
  • 401k with company profit sharing 
  • Support for scientific conferences and research dissemination 
  • Support for job training 
  • Work environment and colleagues that are collectively focused on producing high quality cultural resources documents and archaeological research 
  • Flexible office hours and telecommuting options 

How to Apply 

To apply or ask questions, please contact Barb Siskin at barb@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
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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