San Luis Obispo, CA: Staff Archaeologist/GIS Technician

Jennifer Barbee

Staff Archaeologist/GIS Technician

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate opening for a full-time Staff Archaeologist/GIS Technician in our San Luis Obispo office.


The successful candidate will work on cultural resources projects throughout the Central Coast of California (Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties).  Archaeological tasks will include participation in field survey, testing and data recovery projects; construction monitoring; and technical report production. GIS work will include management of GIS and GPS data; creation and maintenance of project specific geodatabases and shapefiles; georeferencing; and production of report quality maps.

Skill Requirements: 

  • Archaeology fieldwork and GIS;
  • Certification or demonstrable skills with ArcGIS;
  • Conducting records searches;
  • Basic technical writing and report preparation;
  • Ability to collect field data using a Trimble Geo X7 or other GPS devices;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with construction contractors, tribal monitors, and other project stakeholders;
  • Basic understanding of CRM laws and regulations; and
  • Strong work ethic and good communication skills.



Undergraduate or graduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, or related field. Experience in CRM and GIS skills required. Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification and California experience preferred.



Applied EarthWorks offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package.  Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service and includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and professional development time; 401(k); and health, dental, vision, and life insurance. Æ additionally offers an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which provides employee-owners with a direct stake in Æ’s success by means of a retirement benefit. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 


To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume/CV, and at least three references via email to info@.... Please note position title in the subject line.


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Æ is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental or physical), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other factor that is not related to the job. 

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