Topic ID #42281 - posted 3/17/2020 1:46 PM

Paleontological Monitors - Southern California


About L&L Environmental, Inc. (L&L):

L&L is a WBE certified consulting firm based in Redlands, California.  The firm is committed to providing environmental resource and planning services, primarily in the Inland Empire of southern California, but also throughout the Southwestern United States.  These services include: biological, archaeological, paleontological, and historical resource assessments, management, and preservation.  L&L was incorporated in 1993 and has processed state, federal, and local permits in all areas of environmental services.  Our client base includes commercial, industrial, and private developers, as well as state, federal, and local agencies.

Position Description:

L&L is seeking qualified Paleontological Monitors to support our growing Cultural Resources Program in southern California.  The successful candidate(s) will demonstrate knowledge and experience in paleontological monitoring, including the identification and recovery of fossils.  A background in California geology is preferred, as is experience in southern California.  Monitors may be required to walk up to 10 miles per day in remote and sometimes difficult terrain while carrying materials and supplies.  Candidates must be able to sit, stoop, bend, climb, and use hand tools, shovels, and screening and other field equipment and must be comfortable working around construction equipment.

Fieldwork will range from 8 to 10-hour days.  Lodging and per diem are provided when overnight stays are required and are determined on a project-by-project basis.  Out-of-town travel is expected.  Wet weather and field conditions may result in work schedule delays or cancelled workdays.  Schedules will be variable and may include partial or full days.  The schedule may also require working weekends and holidays.

All work will be based out of our Redlands office and will be performed on an as-needed basis.


Paleontological Monitors must possess the following skills:

  • Knowledge of geology, paleontology, sediments, fossils, and rock identification;
  • Ability to locate, identify, record, and evaluate fossils;
  • Ability to carry 40 lbs. over rough terrain over the course of an 8-10-hour workday;

·        Ability to work in extreme climatic conditions, cold or hot weather;

·        Ability to listen, follow instructions, and communicate clearly and effectively with supervisors or construction contractors during monitoring jobs;

·        Ability to take clear and comprehensive notes and write sections of technical reports;

·        Ability to read topographic maps and project engineering plans.

Job Competencies:

Paleontological Monitors are expected to have good interpersonal communication skills, be detail oriented, safety oriented, dependable, proficient, have personal and professional integrity and ethics, perform as a team player, and produce high quality work.


Qualified Paleontological Monitors will have (at a minimum):

·        A Bachelor’s or graduate degree in paleontology, geology, or a closely related field or commensurate experience in paleontology inventories and/or monitoring;

·        Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours (sometimes in inclement weather and rugged terrain), and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required;

·        Current valid driver's license (ability to safely operate a 4WD vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads preferred);

·        Knowledge/experience with Collector, Survey123, ArcPad, or TerraSync is a plus.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please send an email with a summary of your experience, a resume, and at least two (2) references to John Eddy at:  No telephone calls, please.  Competitive wages are based on level of experience.  All work varies between local with no per diem to travel with hotel and per diem.

L&L is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values a diverse work force.



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