Senior Archaeological Specialist, Agoura Hills, CA

James Allan

Title: Senior Archaeological Specialist

Salary: Based on experience

Location: Agoura Hills, CA


Job Information  Aspen Environmental Group (Aspen) is seeking a highly motivated Senior Archaeological Specialist in our Agoura Hills corporate headquarters (Southern California).


About Aspen  Aspen ( is a dynamic, interdisciplinary environmental services firm that provides impact analysis, permitting, and compliance services for a wide variety of public and private clients. Aspen specializes in providing expert compliance services for complex, multi-faceted infrastructure and public works projects. Aspen has about 60 dedicated and enthusiastic employees located mainly across four offices in California. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes multi-disciplinary collaboration and rigorous applied science. We pride ourselves on shaping careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Aspen will include a blend of motivated initiative, business acumen, technical expertise, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork.


Required Education and Experience

  • An M.A. or a Ph.D. in archaeology.
  • Minimum of 8 years of supervisory or management experience in California CRM.
  • RPA certification preferred.
  • Expertise in California archaeology, and extensive understanding of CEQA, Assembly Bill 52, NEPA, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Familiarity with U.S. Forest Service Programmatic Agreements, Bureau of Land Management Manuals.
  • Caltrans standards and requirements related to cultural resources would be a plus.
  • Experience working with southern California Native American tribal members is a plus.


Responsibilities May Include

·         Manage and further develop a number of cultural resource projects.

·         Manage cultural/tribal/paleontological resources tasks in coordination with Aspen Project Managers.

·         Manage, supervise, and direct archaeological surveys, site testing and prepare resource evaluation documents.

·         Control and track numerous project and task budgets and delivery schedules with high accuracy.

·         Prepare cultural and/or tribal cultural sections of environmental documents, technical reports, and other compliance and recommendation documents.

·         Conduct Native American consultation support services.

·         Participate in marketing and proposal preparation activities.

Qualifications for Success

  • Exceptional technical writing skills are absolutely required with high standards for quality written products, including attention to detail.
  • Candidates must have a strong work ethic and be highly motivated.
  • Highly-developed organization skills with attention to both the big picture and attention to detail are a necessity to meet competing deadlines and demands.
  • Comfortable in communicating with a geographically dispersed staff.
  • The candidate would also enjoy conducting site visits in remote or challenging physical environments on occasion.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; strong GIS experience and MS Project are beneficial.


Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


To apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, references, and a writing sample of a previously published environmental section in which the candidate was the sole or majority author to humanresources@....  The subject line must state, “Senior Cultural Resource Specialist – [NAME]”.



Aspen is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment.  Aspen considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.











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James M. Allan, Ph.D.

Cultural Resources Director    

  5020 Chesebro Road, Suite 200

  Agoura Hills, CA 91301

  Cell: 925 234-8781



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