Topic ID #21208 - posted 7/3/2012 3:59 PM

Principal Investigator - Reno Nevada


Chambers Group, Inc. ( is an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Santa Ana, CA with regional offices in San Diego, Redlands, Los Angeles, El Centro and Palm Desert, California as well as Reno, Nevada. The firm was recently recognized by The Zweig Letter Hot Firm Award, placing it No. 33 on its national list of 100 fastest growing firms, as well as No. 19, in the Business Journal’s list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Orange County.

We have an immediate need for a Principal Investigator for our Reno office.
This is a full-time, salaried position with a benefits package including health and life insurance, company holidays and paid-time-off. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. This position entail project management,preparation of technical reports; analysis of project impacts on archaeological resources under NEPA, CEQA, and NHPA; coordination with local, state, and federal agencies, and mentoring of junior-level staff.

• Supervise and conduct archaeological surveys, evaluations and data recovery efforts
• Develop and execute archaeological research designs
• Prepare proposals, including the development of cultural resource investigation scopes of work and associated budgets and schedules
• Manage cultural resources investigations
• Demonstrated ability to manage projects from creation to completion. The ability to write and produce professional quality reports is essential.
• A minimum of 7-8 years of progressive experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Experience in Nevada cultural resources management with a working command of federal and state cultural resources statutes
• Operational knowledge of the prehistory and history of Nevada and the Southwest
• Experience in the inventory and evaluation of prehistoric and historic archaeological resources
• Demonstrated writing and research abilities
• Ability to use computer hardware, software, and other related information technologies for extended periods on a daily basis
• Knowledge of GPS data collection equipment

The ideal candidate must interact with people at all levels and communicate effectively. Strong computer skills, detail-oriented, self-starter, problem solver, leadership, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential. Willingness to assist with interdisciplinary duties that may be needed to deliver quality services on schedule. Ability to handle projects in a variety of geographic settings and in multiple jurisdictions.Must also have demonstrated strong business development skills.

Desired qualification:
The successful candidate will have a M.A. or M.S. degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field. Will have a minimum of five years of field experience with consulting firms, including at least two years of project management experience. Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) status is desirable. A record of professional research and publication will be favorably viewed.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.


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