RPA Certified Senior Archaeologist

Pax Environmental Inc.

San Diego, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $32/hr negotiable
Deadline Nov 17, 2023
Required Experience 7+ years

Pax Environmental, Inc. is seeking to hire a qualified Senior Archaeologist responsible for managing and directing regional archaeological projects as well as supervise and review the work of Associate and Staff Archaeologists.

Pax Environmental, Inc. is a veteran-owned environmental consulting firm offering a range of professional services including ecological restoration; water quality analysis; wildlife biology; environmental regulatory permitting; GIS services; and, multidisciplinary project management. Location: Our office is located in Ojai, CA. All work can be done in our office or remotely.

Essential Duties:

  • Experience supervising and developing complex archaeological fieldwork, lab processing and/or technical analysis and report preparation;
  • Overseeing budgets, managing personnel, and scheduling staff;
  • Experience overseeing proposal preparation;
  • Strong technical writing skills;
  • A strong comprehension of the CEQA, NEPA, and NHPA Section 106;
  • Awareness and understanding of SB18 & AB52 (TRIBAL CONSULTATIONS mandated by CA state Senate)
  • Desire and capacity for independent work and collaborative disposition toward clients, agency and tribal representatives, construction contractors, and other project stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Experience managing multiple projects and ability to adapt to changes in project needs;
  • Expertise in Pax service area/California region.


  • Highly motivated and team-oriented.
  • Effective and concise communication.
  • The individual should be comfortable working in physically challenging outdoor situations in all types of weather and traveling on a regular basis to project sites which may require overnight stays.
  • Maintain flexibility as project demands change.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record and complete a background check.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in archaeology, historical archaeology, anthropology, or related field required.
  • Minimum of 7 years demonstrable, progressively responsible employment in CRM including supervision or management experience.
  • Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification strongly preferred.
  • Skill and experience in working with descendant communities.

Physical Requirements

  • Required to sit or stand at an office workstation, sometimes for extended periods
  • Required to work on keyboard, using mouse while looking at computer screens/monitors, sometimes for extended periods
  • Comfortable working outdoors and able to perform field work on uneven surfaces
  • Required to work with tools
  • Be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

Other Requirements

  • Driver's License
  • Master's Degree
  • Technical writing 
  • Supervising experience

Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, a sample of your maps and illustrations, and three professional references. Email directly to HR@paxenviro.com  that's HR @ paxenviro.com

Pax Environmental, Inc provided the following inclusive hiring information:

We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

  • Veteran-led organization
  • Inclusive of minority and disadvantaged groups
  • LGBTQ+ friendly workplace
  • Age-inclusive


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Category General / Stewardship
Tags GIS, Archaeology, Environmental Consulting