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Jacobs Archaeologist (Principal Investigator) in Oakland, California

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Your Impact:

At Jacobs, you’ll work for a company that strives to provide opportunities for employees to learn, grow and thrive. As an Archaeologist (Principal Investigator), you’ll work on a variety of projects in the Northern California and throughout the United States. Your primary focus will be providing archaeological support on a large-scale electrical transmission project in Northern California. In addition, you will also provide desktop and field-based cultural resources support for planning, engineering, and construction services to government, military, and commercial clients in various locations. The Archaeologist (Principal Investigator) career path provides the opportunity to work on projects that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other federal, state, and local cultural resource regulations.

As an Archaeologist (Principal Investigator), you’ll serve as a key team member working with scientists, engineers, project managers, and other project staff across business sectors and practices in the company. You’ll conduct archival research and background record reviews, coordinate, oversee, and conduct archaeological fieldwork (Phases I-III), analyze project impacts as part of Section 106 and other regulations, coordinate agency consultation, and monitor during projects. You’ll analyze and interpret data; write and review cultural resources technical reports; develop archaeological treatment plans and agreement documents; and evaluate eligibility of resources for listing in the NRHP and state registers. You’ll also provide support to, and work with, senior-level cultural resources staff on a variety of projects and support clients during agency and tribal consultation.

In addition, there is also an opportunity to be cross-trained as an Environmental Field Monitor supporting implementation of permit conditions, contractor compliance documents, completing field monitoring and reporting for stormwater compliance (NPDES/SWPPP), noise, and dust/vibration.

Possible office locations: HYBRID, REMOTE, or OFFICE. Must be located in Lake County, Sonoma County, northern Bay Area, or Sacramento area.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Master’s Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology

  • Meet Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Archaeology

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional archaeological fieldwork experience

  • 1 to 3 years experience as a Principal Investigator

  • 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

  • Experience using GPS technology

  • Experience working with the northern California tribal groups.

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

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

  • A Registered Professional Archaeologist designation

  • Experience completing cultural resources studies for infrastructure, electrical transmission, Bureau of Land Management, Caltrans, renewable energy, and/or remediation projects

  • Existing relationships with the tribal community.

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.