Archaeologist / Environmental Planner - Full Time Position in Folsom, CA

Dokken Engineering



At Dokken Engineering, we’re looking for the best and brightest to join our environmental services team. Dokken delivers innovative environmental and engineering solutions for local, state, and federally funded projects. Our core focus is transportation: roadways, bridges, highways and interchanges, bicycle and pedestrian paths, dams, and other public works facilities. Come join us to develop and implement innovative strategies to transportation and environmental challenges -- on projects in the community you live in, regionally and throughout California.

Dokken is seeking a highly talented and motivated Archaeologist/Environmental Planner to implement cultural resources management tasks as well as various other environmental planning duties. This individual will have the ability to conduct field assessments of cultural resources and to prepare stand-alone environmental technical reports that comply with both CEQA and NEPA regulations; and has proven abilities in cultural resource assessments and archaeological field experience, including survey and excavation.

The ideal candidate has been responsible for 5-10 projects that he/she personally completed archaeological surveys or excavation on and prepared the written documentation of the findings.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct literature research and record searches
  • Coordinate Native American consultation (AB52 and Section 106)
  • Complete archaeological pedestrian surveys
  • Conduct archaeological excavation (testing and data recovery)
  • Write technical reports and environmental documentation including, but not limited to, Caltrans- formatted cultural reports
  • Work with other disciplines within the company, clients, regulatory authorities and subconsultants, in-person and with video/teleconference meetings
  • Secure environmental permits
  • Assist with the developing and implementing mitigation and monitoring reporting programs
  • Provide peer and QA/QC review of technical studies and environmental documents
  • Overall transportation planning NEPA/CEQA compliance
  • Help in the preparation of proposals in response to client requests


Minimum Requirements:

  • Completed an archaeological field school and be enrolled in or holds a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in anthropology, archaeology, or related field
  • 2 to 10 years of experience in related fieldwork, preferably in California
  • Good working knowledge of Federal and California environmental laws (i.e., Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, NEPA, and CEQA)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with environmental studies and GPS/GIS applications
  • Competency using Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills


Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with critical timelines
  • Strong organization and time management skills. Detail-oriented
  • Physically able to perform field work under a variety of conditions, including elevated temperatures (high or low) and inclement weather; and walk/hike and/or drive to remote locations over uneven terrain
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record


FLSA Status:  Full-Time Exempt


Compensation: Competitive salary ranging from $50,000 to $80,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience



  • Comprehensive health plan including medical, dental and vision coverages
  • 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan with generous employer match
  • Participation in Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Life and long-term disability insurance 

Introductory/Probationary Period: At-Will Employment


Location:        Folsom HQ office; periodic travel throughout the State