Topic ID #38932 - posted 11/6/2017 6:25 PM

On-call Archaeological and Paleontological Field Monitors Needed - Mecca, CA


FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), and ADEC Innovation, is focused on improving the world we live in by advancing sustainable practices globally. It's our goal to improve the lives of all the people we work with, whether they are clients, partners or colleagues.

Multiple on-call Archaeological and Paleontological Field Monitors are needed to assist with field surveys, inventories, site recording, excavations, and site condition assessments at a construction site in Mecca, California.  We have multiple shifts available including weekends.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  •         Perform field surveys, inventories, site recording, excavations and site condition assessments
  •         Identify cultural and paleontological materials while working with construction crews and around heavy equipment
  •         Collect and maintain field data in an organized manner
  •         Implement and adhere to established data collection, inventory, recording, and monitoring protocols
  •         Assist in field report writing and GPS operation


  •                    Ability to demonstrate proper field work protocols and techniques

  •         Proven ability to create results and complete assignments in a timely fashion, many times under strict deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and professionalism.
  •         Keen attention to detail
  •         Strong self-motivation and ability to work independently with minimum guidance
  •        Able to follow instructions and ask informed questions
  •         Proficiency in MS Office software applications, especially Word and Excel
  •         Excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills
  •      Ability to use a Trimble is a plus

Education and Experience

  •         Bachelor's degree in anthropology, archaeology, paleontology or geology with focus on paleontology
  •         Minimum of 2+ years of archaeological field experience working with construction crews and around heavy equipment
  •         Experience in desert and rural conditions, and have direct experience identifying cultural and paleontological materials during construction.
  •         Ability to understand, implement and adhere to established data collection, inventory, recording, and monitoring protocols.
  •         Capacity to collect and maintain field data in an organized manner that is easily understood and accessible to other resource staff.

The Ideal candidates will also have:

  •         Understanding of federal and state laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines governing cultural resources. 
  •         Experience with various State and federal agencies and Native American tribes 

The position will be exposed to all weather conditions and terrain. The position requires working outdoors and travel to project sites. Completing archaeological surveys in the desert requires the physical endurance to walk over a variety of terrains and in a variety of weather conditions, including extreme heat and carry a heavy pack.  Physical requirements for the position include the ability to stand, bend, walk and kneel for long periods of time, lift at least 20 lbs. and hike 5+ miles per day. 

FCS offers competitive salaries with opportunities for personal and professional development. If you want to work in a collaborative, creative work environment where you can provide meaningful contributions while being challenged to grow on the job, then you are encouraged to apply!

Please send your resume to: for consideration.  FCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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