FULL TIME Staff Archaeologist/GIS Technician/Illustrator - Fresno, CA

Jennifer Barbee

Immediate opening for a Staff Archaeologist/GIS Technician with photography and illustration skills in our Fresno, CA office.
Details and application information are on our website: http://www.appliedearthworks.com/gis-technician

Staff Archaeologist/GIS Technician/Illustrator 

Location: Fresno, CA

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate opening for a full-time Staff Archaeologist/GIS Technician with photography and illustration skills. Æ is a consulting firm specializing in history, archaeology, cultural resources management (CRM), and paleontology. We recognize that our staff is our greatest asset and we are committed to providing a collegial, professional, and positive work environment. We take pride in providing a great place to work and we seek a Staff Archaeologist / GIS Technician / Illustrator to join our team of stellar professionals.


The successful candidate will work on cultural resources projects throughout the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada within California. 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. Illustration involves photography of prehistoric and historic artifacts in laboratory settings and editing of images to scale for report production. Archaeological tasks may include participation in field survey, testing and data recovery projects; construction monitoring.

Skill Requirements: 

  • Certification or demonstrable skills with ArcGIS and ArcPro;
  • Experience in museum/laboratory artifact photography and/or image editing using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator;
  • Familiarity with Survey123 and Collector applications for fieldwork;
  • 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 GIS and Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator is required. Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification and California CRM 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 "GIS Technician-Fresno" in the subject line.

View other opportunities at the Careers section of our website, www.appliedearthworks.com.


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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