NOW HIRING: Principal Archaeologist *Teleworking*

Jennifer Barbee

Applied EarthWorks is now hiring Principal Archaeologists with California archaeology experience to manage complex projects, lead bid & proposal efforts, and review written reports. COVID has not stopped our growth! Through our excellent IT network, Principal Archaeologists can enjoy the benefits of working from home with occasional travel to one of our California offices and/or project sites.


The Principal manages and directs large and complex cultural resource projects, working closely with others throughout the company. The Principal Archaeologist will manage client and agency relationships; maintain current regulatory expertise; mentor lower-level staff; advise staff members as they design and carry out projects; perform high level QA/QC to ensure that products meet the company’s technical, regulatory, professional, and scholarly standards; participate in marketing and new business development; and represent the company in business and professional activities.


  • Manage and direct complex archaeological fieldwork, lab processing, and/or or technical analysis and report preparation;

  • Complex budget development, personnel management, and scheduling;

  • Complex proposal preparation;

  • Employee management/supervision and mentoring;

  • Ability to review RFPs and contracts, identify potential pitfalls, and make sound bid/no-bid decisions;

  • Ability to generate work for staff;

  • Excellent technical writing skills with a record of completing technical reports timely;

  • Report review and editing skills;

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs;

  • Thorough understanding of the CEQA, NEPA, NHPA Section 106, and other laws and regulations governing cultural resource management;

  • Experience negotiating agreement documents;

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, agency and tribal representatives, construction contractors, and other project stakeholders and to resolve conflicts when they arise.


  • Advanced degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, or related field required.

  • Experience and expertise working with descendant communities.

  • Minimum of 12 years progressively responsible employment in CRM which includes demonstrated supervision or management experience.

  • Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification strongly preferred.

  • California expertise highly desired.


Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, a technical writing sample and list of three professional references to Human Resources at info@.... Please reference “Principal Archaeologist” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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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