Transcon Environmental - Field Archaeologist (Northern and Central CA)


FIELD ARCHAEOLOGIST On-Call - Northern and Central California


Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the United States with our Corporate Office based in Mesa, AZ and offices in Berkeley, Ferndale, San Francisco, and Santa Rosa, California; Cedar City and Draper, Utah; Rawlins, Wyoming; and Roanoke, Virginia.


We are a steadily growing company with telecommuting opportunities employing over 45 archaeologists throughout the United States. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance as well as infrastructure siting, Class I and Class III studies, Historic Property Treatment Plans, and environmental construction management and monitoring. We offer our employees development opportunities, competitive wages, and benefits.


We are seeking on-call archaeologists for various field assignments based out of our Northern California offices. Work will include both one-day and multiple-day assignments.  Successful applicants should be able to work long days in the field, in both the winter and summer.


Compensation and Benefits:

This position is non-exempt (hourly) and not eligible for full benefits.  There is potential for these on-call positions to become full-time.


Travel will be required for some projects. When working multi-day assignments, employee will be reimbursed for meals, lodging, and mileage, if applicable. 


Compensation is based on qualifications and relevant experience.



The position will be base out of our Berkeley, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, or Ferndale offices.  Work occurs in Northern California, with some projects in the Central and San Joaquin Valleys, occasional coastal areas, and infrequently in southern Oregon.



  • Assisting with environmental compliance reviews
  • Conducting cultural resource surveys
  • Recording sites and completing site forms
  • Using proprietary field technologies and monitoring construction activities.


Skills and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in archaeology, or closely related field
  • Proficiency in California prehistoric and/or historic archaeology
  • At least one year full-time professional experience in archaeological fieldwork
  • Proficiency with sub-meter GPS, R1, ArcCollector, Survey123, and assorted other field applicable technologies
  • Personal vehicle, excellent navigational skills, and a good driving record
  • Ability to perform work duties independently and efficiently with short deadlines, as well as working in a team setting
  • Motivated, thorough, accurate, dependable, and trustworthy


Experience in the following is preferred:

  • Previous site form and report writing experience
  • Permitted or permit-able in California
  • Experience driving a four-wheel drive vehicle off-road or in rough terrain
  • Familiarity with typical transmission or electrical utility operations and maintenance activities, to include vegetation management
  • Experience working around heavy machinery and communicating with maintenance crews
  • Proficiency with sub-meter GPS and/or other field technology
  • Ability to manage field crews


***Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work.

***Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing a background check, drug (including marijuana/THC) and alcohol testing.



Please include the following attachments with your completed online application:

  • One-page cover letter (mention any permits you may hold)
  • Resume
  • Three-page writing sample
  • Three references (include email and phone number of a supervisor and a co-worker)
Please check our openings and apply at the following link