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Archaeologist in Auburn, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Auburn, CA
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  • Pay Rate
    $40000.0 - $65000.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt is Looking for an Archaeologist 

The Archaeologist is responsible for identifying and protecting tribal cultural resources through surveys, site visits, document review, and government-to-government consultation. This includes reviewing and assessing geotechnical, geo-archaeological, and data recovery reports; performing records searches and field inspections; consulting with military, private, local, state and federal agencies; conducting site visits and field monitoring; supervising collection of field data; coordinating and supervising Tribal monitors during project and construction monitoring; reviewing and assessing monitoring reports; and preparing written letters, reports, comments, and map reviews for projects under SB18, AB52, CEQA, and Section 101, 106 and 110 of the NHPA.

The Archaeologist will have expertise in Central California archaeology with recognition among the regional scientific community, and general knowledge of the other Cultural Resources disciplines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Prepare and edit consultation letters.

• Review Requests for Proposals from clients and lead agencies to determine project needs for cultural resources evaluations and prepare project-specific proposals for the appropriate cultural resources compliance documents;

• Conduct records searches through the Tribal Historical Resources Information System (THRIS), and at the California Historical Resources Information System Information Centers;

• Review regional literature, archival documents, historic maps, historic aerial photographs, and assessor parcel information;

• Perform field surveys and site visits, collecting and analyzing data, and recording resources in the appropriate THRIS and DPR forms;

• Assemble and supervise larger survey teams and groups of Tribal monitors when necessary;

• Review and provide technical comments for State and Federal Environmental Impact Reports/Statements, Historical Property Surveys, Inventory and Evaluation Reports, and Archaeological Data Reports;

• Review ethnographic, archaeological and anthropological investigations for compliance with lead agency and Tribal standards

• Attend pre-construction and planning meetings with contractors, lead agencies, and interested parties in order to determine existing and needed archaeological studies and Mitigation Measures or Conditions of Approval for CEQA/NEPA projects;

• Review and analyze Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Programs, Historic Property Treatment Plans, and Unanticipated Discovery Plans


• M.S. /M.A. in anthropology or archaeology.

• Expertise in Central California archaeology with recognition among the regional scientific community, and general knowledge of the other Cultural Resources disciplines.

• Minimum of 6 years of experience as a professional archaeologist or anthropologist (RPA SoI PQS required).

• Minimum of 3 years supervising laboratory or field crews.

• Familiarity with information resources in the scientific community, including other archaeologists and paleontologists, college and university programs, research centers and libraries, and data depositories.

• Familiarity with cultural resources sections of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the California Public Resources Code, the National Environmental Policy Act, Sections 101, 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

• Understanding of field work, consultation, and reporting requirements for various lead agencies, including, but not limited to: local cities and counties under CEQA; state agencies such as the California Department of Transportation; and federal lead agencies such as the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Communications Commission, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer