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Posted: 02/22/2012

SWCA Environmental Consultants
Cultural Resources

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance.

Cultural Resources Principal Investigator
Professional Opportunity
Pasadena, CA


Serve as primary author on large technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and other technical documents;

Conduct content edits of technical reports and site forms;

Assist with training and mentoring cultural resources staff in topics including NRHP/CRHR eligibility, implementation of research designs, and site recording protocols;

Help maintain the SWCA quality assurance/quality control program and ensure that all fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted in accordance with the QA/QC plan;

Remain current with agency protocol for conducting cultural resources work, particularly in California;

Oversee technical aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final report production;

Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to ensure that tasks are completed in the most effective manner;

Comply with SWCA and client safety programs, and assist in the development of such programs;

Maintain good working relationships with state and federal agency contacts and clients;

Work closely with SWCAs other principal investigators, managers, and directors in the Pasadena office and in all offices throughout the company, to promote SWCAs business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values;

Promote SWCA in the scientific community through professional presentations, participation in professional conferences, and coordinating the participation of other staff members in professional conferences; and

Additional project management duties that may be assigned, as needed: manage budgets, prepare proposals, interact with clients, and manage staff.


Ph.D. in archaeology strongly preferred. Individuals with a completed Ph.D. will be given priority, though ABD individuals or individuals with a M.A. and extensive experience will be considered.

Emphasis in California archaeology and a current technical specialization (e.g., lithic analysis, GIS, architectural history, etc.).

Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical reports in a timely fashion.

Past peer-reviewed publication record and conference presentation experience preferred.

At least five (5) years supervisory and fieldwork experience.

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