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Chronicle Heritage is a solution-driven heritage consulting firm that prides itself on employing the best cultural resource management (CRM) professionals in the industry. We place an emphasis on supporting our clients’ needs, fostering new technologies that advance our industry, and leveraging those advancements toward the management of non-renewable cultural resources. Chronicle Heritage prioritizes professional development within the framework of innovation and forward thinking to encourage career advancement and research development.

Job Description

Chronicle Heritage is seeking Staff Archaeologists for upcoming projects in California. The role will assist the Field Director and Project Team in completing archaeological pedestrian surveys, testing and data recovery excavations, construction monitoring, reporting, and other field, or office tasks. Staff archaeologists will work with Chronicle Heritage Team Leads, Principal Investigators, Project Managers, and other staff to implement project specific instructions and methods. This position will also offer support for job training, a positive and diverse work environment, and colleagues who are supportive, passionate, and collectively focused on work/life balance and producing high quality CRM documents.

Hire Type: Full-time, hourly

Schedule: Monday-Friday, standard business hours; occasional weekend work depending on projects

Location: California

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field
• Successful completion of an archaeology field school or demonstrated equivalent experience, including surveying, monitoring, and excavation
• Ability to complete physically demanding tasks in remote areas and/or austere environments, including walking, hiking, carrying loads up to 30 pounds, digging, and standing for long hours
• Frequent out-of-town travel, potentially for extended periods of time; potential camping (when local lodging unavailable)
• Valid driver’s license
• Reliable form of transportation

Preferred Skills
• Previous California experience
• Experience performing pedestrian surveys and excavating shovel test units
• Experience monitoring, testing, and conducting data recovery excavations
• Demonstrate excellent attention to detail, a positive work ethic, reliability, and commitment to working both independently and in a team environment
• Previous experience with mapping equipment and other special application equipment (e.g., total station, GPS, tablets, etc.)
• Detail oriented, resourceful, self-motivated, strong initiative
• Strong technical skills, effective communication skills, and feel comfortable making decisions in the field
• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Positive and energetic attitude

Physical And Mental Requirements And Work Environment
• Regular fieldwork or on-site inspections are required, which necessitates ability to frequently travel/drive a vehicle (sight, hearing, and manual manipulation of driving mechanisms), cognitive ability to plan travel, use maps or GPS navigation systems.
• May require ambulation and movement to enable walking or hiking 10+ miles per day on rough and/or hazardous terrain and occasional climbing, crouching, kneeling, balancing on rough terrain. Fieldwork may involve exposure to conditions of rain, sun, heat, wind, dust, etc., with exposure to animals, plants, wet conditions, biting insects, poison oak, etc. May require use of respiratory equipment.
• Some fieldwork may require carrying loads up to 25 pounds or work around heavy construction equipment.
• Vision is required to observe environmental phenomena and record and translate observations into text (either keyboard entry on a computer or dictation and audio translation of recording to Standard English scientific text).
• Mental requirements include the ability to organize one’s own work or that of crew members; ability to recognize and observe scientific data and analyze data as well as ability to perform calculations. Must also be able to observe social and professional interactions and respond appropriately.
• Some work is performed primarily in an indoor environment and requires sustained sitting and use of fingers, hands, and arms to operate a computer and perform keyboard entry of data or document preparation (or equivalent with accommodation). Must also be able to operate standard office equipment (phone, copy machine, FAX machine, etc.).

Additional Information   

Chronicle Heritage participates in E-Verify to ensure all staff are authorized to work in the United States. Chronicle Heritage is also an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

We encourage underrepresented groups, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.  

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