The Building People
Requisition Number: [[RequisitionNum]]
Job Title: Archeologist
City: Fort Irwin
State: CA

Company Description

The Building People is a recognized leader in real estate facilities services. Our global organization delivers total lifecycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today's complex challenges for building owners, occupiers and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.


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Description/Job Summary

The Building People, LLC, has a position open for a full-time Senior Environmental Scientist.  The successful candidate will provide all management, transportation, tools, supplies, equipment,
The Senior Environmental Scientist will work on-site at the customer’s facility at Fort Irwin, CA to provide cultural resource management, compliance, and consultation services. The candidate will augment existing customer capabilities, work in a team framework, and be an on-site specialist to facilitate the cultural resources program.

Primary duties include the following:

  • Conduct surveys prior to approval of dig permit requests to ensure protection of significant cultural or paleontological resources
  • Conduct background records searches, inventory and evaluation of cultural resources for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
  • Conduct archeological site monitoring
  • Maintain archeological data across several databases
  • Author and review a variety of survey and inventory reports and consultation packages to SHPO and Native American tribes, to include the ability to make recommendations
  • Assist with curation of archival materials in Fort Irwin’s Curation Facility
  • Ensure that data collection and drafting of reports are conducted with the highest quality effort possible
  • Conduct or assist with outreach briefings and events to promote cultural resources awareness

Required Experience

Working knowledge of the following:

The Antiquities Act; the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA); the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA); the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); Curation of Federally Owned and Administered Archeological Collections (36 CFR 79); and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion, for example, by authoring reports of survey, excavation, artifact analysis, or method and theory

Must be able to work in extreme climatic conditions, be able to walk long distances, work with minimal supervision, use GPS technology, read maps, and be skilled in North American compliance Archeological techniques and practices

Well-developed verbal and technical report writing skills

Working knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

Strong working knowledge of GIS computer software

Upon hiring the applicant must be able to pass a federal background check required prior to gaining access to unclassified government computer work stations

Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license and be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation that includes a review of your previous three years of driving history

Preferred Experience

•    Experience working with Federal Agencies including the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Interior (DOI) and/or the Department of Agriculture (DOA).

•    Field experience in the California deserts or Great Basin area is highly desirable

•    Ability to work long days in a wide range of weather conditions

•    Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology

Required Education

MA in Anthropology, Archeology, or an equivalent degree with an emphasis in archeology

Must have completed a degree that included three semester hours in EACH of the following course areas:

History of Archeology

Archeology of a major geographical area such as North America

Regional Archeology, Archeological cultures, or sites in a specific part or portion of a major geographical area such as the Mojave Desert or Great Basin to acquire or develop a foundation for regional specialization for professional development

Theory and methods of Archeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, and analytical techniques

Six semester hours of related course work in:

Geography, Geology, or Cultural Geography;

History, Historiography, or Historical Archeology;

Environmental studies;

Scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or Surveying.

AND Completion of an archeological field school, to provide a basic understanding of theoretical and practical approaches to research design implementation, field preservation techniques, and report preparation by participation in actual field work in North America

Minimum of 2 years of experience in Archeological survey and/or excavation

Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards and Guidelines as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations - 36 CFR Part 61


Competitive benefits include: 

  • Medical & Rx
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay

All positions require a background check after acceptance of our offer. The selected candidate will be eligible to begin employment before the background check has been finalized.  However, continued employment will be contingent upon the results of your reference/background check from The Building People, LLC.  Your position may require special credentialing, clearance, and access as a condition of employment.  In the event the government or client does not sponsor or approve your clearance, it may result in termination of your employment. 

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