Archaeological Field Technician (On-Call)

ID 2024-6866
Job Locations
US-CA-San Jose
Position Type

Job Description


Take Your Career to the Next Level

Are you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder is looking for you! 


Step into Your New Role

Kleinfelder is seeking qualified field staff for archaeological surveys and monitoring in various locations of NorCal to work on a flex basis. These position are "remote" meaning you can align to any of our NorCal offices (including Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno, Stockton, San Francisco, San Jose) however you have to be local to the NorCal area to complete the assigned field work.  In these positions, prior experience monitoring around heavy equipment and conducting cultural surveys is preferred. Candidates must be willing to work independently and feel comfortable directing construction crews in the field.  


Requirements and Qualifications

  • BA or higher in Anthropology, Archaeology or closely related field.
  • The ability to independently identify prehistoric and historic-era cultural resources in the field.
  • Two or more years of progressive experience participating in cultural resources field projects in California.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and attention to detail.
  • Strong writing skills and clarity in notetaking.
  • Experience with MS Office.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and respond quickly while working in the field.
  • Experience working on state and federal lands.
  • Experience working alongside Native American monitors in the field.
  • The ability to stand for long periods of time and hike long distances in rugged conditions.
  • Familiarity with digital field technology (GPS, total station, iPad etc.) and GIS applications and software. Previous experience using Collector a plus.
  • Previous experience preparing Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 523 forms, monitoring logs, and survey report forms a plus.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team
  • A California driver's license is required
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record and complete a background check
  • Candidates who reside in the North Bay are preferred 


Move Forward with Kleinfelder

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver.


Progress with an Employer that Values You

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following:


The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Pay Transparency Law.  Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Salary range: $21.08-$35.11.


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program.


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.



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