We are looking for a Registered Professional Archaeologist (Principal Investigator—Prehistoric or Historic Archaeologist) to support our environmental planning team, and projects throughout California. This position would be filled on a casual basis. You can be based out of either our Pasadena, Irvine or Ontario California offices.
Candidates must be qualified under the Secretary of the Interior's standard for prehistoric or historic archaeology to conduct all types of studies, including Pedestrian Survey, Extended Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III excavations, involving historic sites, prehistoric archaeological resources, and traditional cultural properties or cultural landscapes of a prehistoric or ethnographic nature.
Work will be done in support of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and CEQA regulations governing cultural resource compliance. Experience must include writing Finding of Effect Reports and cultural resource compliance for Section 106 and CEQA documentation. At least 5 years of experience is required. Work experience in the State of California is essential for this role.
The candidate may be required to author and review proposals, reports for survey work, Extended Phase I, and II, and other compliance documents for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act compliance, CEQA, and due diligence projects, with peer review to ensure document quality. Candidate may also conduct consultant oversight and contract management. The candidate will demonstrate the ability to work successfully both independently and with planners and project managers. The position requires excellent time management and coordination skills and may include additional planning and staff support responsibilities as needed.
• Conduct records searches at appropriate information centers, archival and historic background research in support of scoping and report preparation activities
• Conduct Phase I surveys in a variety of terrains and settings both highly urban and rural
• prepare technical reports assessing site sensitivity for cultural resources
• Ability to prepare Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 523 forms
• Conduct Native American consultation
• Provide support and technical assistance to planning and engineering staff
• Ability to use GPS equipment to complete in-field mapping tasks
• B.A. in Cultural Resource Management, Archaeology, or a related field with an emphasis in prehistoric or historic archaeology, as evidenced by appropriate coursework
• M.A. Degree highly preferred.
• Meets Secretary of Interior Standards for Archaeology
• Experience designing, conducting, and reporting on Phase 1 pedestrian surveys, Phase II, and Phase III excavations
• 5 years of experience writing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act reports for Caltrans or other transportation agencies (at least 3 years working in California is essential)
• Understanding of all cultural resource laws and regulations governing cultural resources in California
• Demonstrated ability to carry out archaeological research to completion, as evidenced by the completion of a thesis, dissertation, or other comparable major study focusing on prehistoric or historic sites and
• Ability to carry out the more complex and difficult aspects of the Section 106 process (beyond a general understanding of the Section 106 process and familiarity with cultural resources policies, procedures, and goals) and
• Understanding of Caltrans cultural resources policies, procedures and goals, as demonstrated in reports and/or past performance and
• Familiarity with Caltrans cultural resources contracting policies and procedures.
• Familiarity with Cultural resource compliance under CEQA
• Experience as a construction monitor
• Experience preparing DPR 523 forms
• Experience writing archaeological reports for CEQA compliant projects and tribal consultation under AB 52
• Knowledge of all applicable Federal, State, and local laws pertaining to cultural resource management in California.
• Ability to drive to site locations walk/hike and conducted field work for long hours in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 30 pounds
• Proficiency with MS Office suite, Adobe suite
• Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal communication skills
If you have an interest, please apply directly through our website to the position at www.parsons.com/careers, and search on position 57940
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