Topic ID #38804 - posted 10/2/2017 4:35 PM

Cultural Resource Specialist- On Call

Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the western United States with offices in Arizona, California, and Utah.  Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists and archaeologists provide environmental planning, permitting, and compliance as well as infrastructure siting, environmental construction management, and monitoring.  Our company philosophy is, “Understand and Serve.” 

We are seeking an on-call archaeologist for intermittent assignments located in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and Kern County.  Primary duties include writing short risk assessment reports and conducting CHRIS records searches.  Occasional field work will be required, such as assessing specified location(s) for cultural resources and monitoring cultural resources during utility operation and maintenance activities.  Work will include both one-day and multiple-day assignments.  Candidates applying for this position must currently reside in the vicinity of the above-listed areas.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in archaeology, or closely related field 
  • Proficiency in California prehistoric or historic archaeology 
  • At least one-year full-time professional experience in archaeological research or cultural resource management 
  • Proficiency with sub-meter GPS
  • Personal vehicle, excellent navigational skills, and a good driving record 
  • Ability to perform work duties independently with short deadlines
  • Motivated, thorough, accurate, dependable and trustworthy


  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience driving a four-wheeled vehicle off-road or in rough terrain
  • Familiarity with typical electrical utility operations and maintenance activities
  • Experience working around heavy machinery and communicating with maintenance crews

This position is on-call, non-exempt (hourly), and not eligible for full benefits.  When overtime work is required, required, employee will be compensated with overtime pay in accordance with California law.  On one-day work assignments, employee will be reimbursed for mileage driven to and from field locations.  On multiple day assignments, employee will be reimbursed for meals and lodging in addition to mileage.  We anticipate that employment will begin in October 2017.  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 drug and alcohol testing.


Send the following documents to Human Resources at  

  • one-page cover letter (mention any archaeological permits you may hold)
  • resume
  • three references (include a supervisor and a co-worker)
  • writing sample (3-page limit)


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