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Jacobs Staff Archaeologist in Irvine, California

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, you’ll work for a company that strives to provide opportunities for employees to learn, group and thrive. As a staff archaeologist, you’ll work on a variety of projects throughout California and beyond. You’ll provide cultural resources support for planning, engineering, and construction services to utility, renewable energy, government, military, transportation, and commercial clients. The archaeologist career path provides the opportunity to work on projects that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation and Act (NAGPRA), and state regulations. All work will be conducted under the guidance of senior cultural resources staff. At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Based out of any our California offices, the candidate will complete both field- and office-based assignments. You’ll serve as a key team member working with contractors, scientists, engineers, project managers, and other project staff across business sectors in the company. You’ll conduct archival research and background records reviews. Tasks to be performed will include Phase I surveys, Phase II testing, and Phase III mitigation/data recovery; construction monitoring; growing into the role of a field director on complex projects and principal investigator on less complex projects; preparing NEPA and NHPA technical reports; coordinating consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO), Native American Tribes, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and multiple state, federal, and local agencies; evaluating resources and preparing determinations of eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP); and completing state survey forms. Bring your enthusiasm for learning and we’ll help you grow!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Archaeology and master’s degree.

• Minimum of two years of professional archaeological field work experience

• Experience with construction monitoring and collaborating with tribal monitors

• Working knowledge of historic preservation laws and policies, including NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, and NAGPRA and a desire to learn more

• Experience in and familiarity with state regulations and cultural resources policies for California.

• Experience using GPS technology.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Must be capable of walking for long periods of time over unfamiliar terrain, excavating shovel tests and test units, screening soil, and carrying field equipment.

• Must be willing and able to travel frequently and for long periods of time, as needed.

• Must be motivated and able to work safely with minimum supervision.

Ideally, You’ll have this:

• Experience working in the consulting environment and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be responsive to both internal and external clients.

• Preferred years of experience: 2-5

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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