Consultants is seeking a Principal Investigator for the Cultural Resources
Program in our San Luis Obispo, California, office. The ideal candidate will
assist the San Luis Obispo Cultural Resources Team Lead, and Project Managers
with project work, staff mentorship, and business development. Project work
will primarily consist of report review and quality control for cultural
resource management projects, as well as the development of research designs
and scopes of work. The successful candidate will be experienced and
established as a professional archaeologist in California.
This is a part time
hourly position. Compensation will be based on individual qualifications and
- Serve as a contributing author on technical reports,
research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents;
- Conduct content edits of technical reports and site
- Assist with training and mentoring cultural resources
staff in topics including National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
and Center for Regional Heritage Research (CRHR) eligibility,
implementation of research designs, and site recording protocols;
- Help maintain the SWCA quality assurance/quality
control program and ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report
production is conducted in accordance with the QA/QC plan;
- Remain current with agency protocol for conducting
cultural resources work, particularly in California;
- Oversee technical aspects of field research, data
collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production;
- Take initiative, resolve problems, and create
improved procedures to ensure that tasks are completed in the most
- Comply with SWCA and client safety programs, and
assist in the development of such programs; and
- Maintain good working relationships with state and
federal agency contacts and clients.
- Ph.D. or Master's Degree in anthropology, archaeology,
or closely related field.
- Emphasis in California archaeology and a current
technical specialization (e.g., historical archaeology, lithic analysis,
GIS, architectural history, osteology, etc.).
- Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of
completing and editing technical reports in a timely fashion.
- Past peer-reviewed publication record and conference
presentation experience preferred.
- At least five (5) years supervisory and fieldwork
- Listed as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (or
qualified for RPA status).
- Experience with content edits of reports and a solid
background of scheduling and budgeting of projects related to cultural
- Ability to coordinate personnel and other resources
within budgetary constraints.
- Ability to work collaboratively as a team member and
to effectively train and mentor junior staff.
- Experience with NEPA, CEQA, and Section 106; CRM
experience in Nevada or other states is a plus.
- Ability to work independently as well as oversee
small or large projects by working closely with Field Directors and
- Adept at working with a variety of colleagues,
clients, and agency representatives.
- A commitment to fiscal and scheduling
responsibilities for projects of all sizes and scopes.
- Must demonstrate completion, at a PI level, of a
minimum of one testing or data recovery excavation project (three or
more projects a plus) involving primarily archaeological investigations
and preparation of final reports consistent with the Secretary of the
Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic
Preservation. Projects shall have been performed under the jurisdiction
of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of
environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of
the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering
News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.
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