Parsons Corporation Senior Environmental Planner - Archaeology - Irvine/ Ontario in Irvine, California

Senior Environmental Planner - Archaeology - Irvine/ Ontario

Location:

Irvine, California, United States

Requisition #:

53004

Post Date:

Senior Environmental Planner – Archaeology – Irvine/Ontario, California

Opportunity :

Parsons is seeking a full-time Archaeologist to support their environmental planning team. Well qualified candidates will have 5-10 years of experience conducting Phase I PedestrianSurveys,Extended Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III excavations in support of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act including experience writing Finding of Effect Reports ascultural resource compliance. The candidate will demonstrate the ability to work successfully both independently and with planners and project managers. The position requires excellent time management and coordination skills and may include additional planning and staff support responsibilities as needed.

Responsibilities :

  • Conduct archival and historic background research in support of scoping and report preparation activities

  • Conduct surveys and excavations in a variety of terrains and setting both highly urban and rural

  • Prepare technical reports assessing site sensitivity for cultural resources,author proposals, reports forsurvey work,Extended Phase I, II, and III studies, and other compliance documents forSection 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act compliance, CEQA, and due diligence projects,with peer review to ensure document quality

  • Prepare Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 523 forms

  • Conduct Native American consultation

  • Provide support and technical assistance to planning and engineering staff

  • Ability to use GPS equipment to complete in- field mapping tasks

  • Conduct consultant oversight and contract management

  • Other associated tasks and assignments

Requirements:

  • B.A. Urban Planning, Archaeology,Cultural Resource Management, or Anthropology,or a related field with preferred emphasis in prehistoricarchaeology, as evidenced by appropriate coursework and a minimum of 12 upper division semester units (or equivalent) in history and the theory and methods of historical archaeology, or equivalent knowledge as shown in a thesis or dissertation or major report evaluating historical archaeological properties

  • A Master’s Degree in the same is highly preferred.

  • 5-10 years of experience required , preferably writing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act reports for Caltrans or other transportation agencies( with at least 3 yearsworkinginsouthernCalifornia on Caltrans and/or FHWA projects )

  • Knowledge of all applicable Federal, State, and local laws pertaining to cultural resource management in California

  • Experience with preparing DPR 523 forms

  • Experience with consultation under Section 106 and AB 52 is essential

  • Fully qualified under the Secretary of the Interior's standard for prehistoricand historicarchaeology to conduct all types of studies, including experience designing, conducting and reporting on Phase I PedestrianSurveys,Extended Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III excavations, involvinghistoric sites,prehistoric archaeological resources,and traditional cultural properties or cultural landscapes of a prehistoric or ethnographic nature.

  • Ability to drive to site locations walk/hike and conducted field work for long hours in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 30 pounds

  • At least 16 months of professional archaeological experience involving prehistoric and historic sites is essential , including a minimum of one year of field experience, as follows:

  • At least 24 weeks of fieldwork, of which at least 12 weeks must be excavation work, supervised by a prehistoric archaeologist fully qualified under the Secretary of the Interior's standard for prehistoric archaeology to conduct all types of studies, including Extended Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III excavations, involving prehistoric archaeological resources and traditional cultural properties or cultural landscapes of a prehistoric or ethnographic nature;

  • At least 8 weeks of laboratory experience on collections fromCaliforniasites, supervised by a prehistoric archaeologist fully qualified under the Secretary of the Interior's standard for prehistoric archaeology to conduct all types of studies, including Extended Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III excavations, involving prehistoric archaeological resources and traditional cultural properties or cultural landscapes of a prehistoric or ethnographic nature;

  • At least 12 weeks of fieldwork, of which at least 6 weeks must be excavation work, supervised by a historic archaeologist fully qualified under the Secretary of the Interior's standard for historical archaeology to conduct all types of studies, including Extended Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III excavations, involving historical archaeological resources and historic-period traditional cultural properties or cultural landscapes;

  • At least 4 weeks of laboratory experience on collections from California sites, supervised by a historic archaeologist fully qualified under the Secretary of the Interior's standard for historical archaeology to conduct all types of studies, including Extended Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III excavations, involving historical archaeological resources and historic-period traditional cultural properties or cultural landscapes;

  • At least 20 weeks of field work in a supervisory capacity, of which at least eight weeks must be onCaliforniasites

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out archaeological research to completion, as evidenced by the completion of a thesis, dissertation, or other comparable major study focusing on prehistoricor historicsites

  • Ability to carry out the more complex and difficult aspects of the Section 106 process (beyond a general understanding of the Section 106 process and familiarity with cultural resources policies, procedures, and goals)

  • Understanding of Caltrans cultural resources policies, procedures and goals, as demonstrated in reports and/or past performance

  • Familiarity with Cultural resource compliance under CEQA

  • Experience as a construction monitor

  • Strong proficiency with MS Office and Adobe suites

  • Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal communication skills

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