Senior Archaeological Specialist

Location: Agoura Hills

Aspen Environmental Group (Aspen) is seeking a highly motivated Senior Cultural Resources Specialist in our Agoura Hills corporate headquarters (Southern California).

Required Education and Experience

  • An M.A. or a Ph.D. in archaeology.
  • Minimum of 8 years of supervisory or management experience in California CRM.
  • RPA certification preferred.
  • Expertise in California archaeology, and extensive understanding of CEQA, Assembly Bill 52, NEPA, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Familiarity with U.S. Forest Service Programmatic Agreements, Bureau of Land Management Manuals.
  • Caltrans standards and requirements related to cultural resources would be a plus.
  • Experience working with southern California Native American tribal members is a plus.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Manage and further develop a number of cultural resource projects.
  • Manage cultural/tribal/paleontological resources tasks in coordination with Aspen Project Managers.
  • Manage, supervise, and direct archaeological surveys, site testing and prepare resource evaluation documents.
  • Control and track numerous project and task budgets and delivery schedules with high accuracy.
  • Prepare cultural and/or tribal cultural sections of environmental documents, technical reports, and other compliance and recommendation documents.
  • Conduct Native American consultation support services.
  • Participate in marketing and proposal preparation activities.

Qualifications for Success

  • Exceptional technical writing skills are absolutely required with high standards for quality written products, including attention to detail.
  • Candidates must have a strong work ethic and be highly motivated.
  • Highly-developed organization skills with attention to both the big picture and attention to detail are a necessity to meet competing deadlines and demands.
  • Comfortable in communicating with a geographically dispersed staff.
  • The candidate would also enjoy conducting site visits in remote or challenging physical environments on occasion.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; strong GIS experience and MS Project are beneficial.

Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, references, and a writing sample of a previously published environmental section in which the candidate was the sole or majority author, humanresources@aspeneg.com.  The subject line must state, “Senior Cultural Resource Specialist – [NAME]”.

Aspen is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment.  Aspen considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Senior Wildlife Biologist or Botanist

Location: Agoura Hills, Sacramento

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Senior Biologist in its southern California office (Agoura Hills).

Required Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in project permitting, impact assessments, proposal preparation, environmental planning and biological delineation/mitigation.
  • Demonstrated experience with local, state and federal wetland permitting programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with CEQA and NEPA document preparation.
  • Relevant experience with California and southwestern eco systems and knowledge of local southern California flora and fauna.
  • Demonstrated successful client relationships and experience working with subcontractors and regulatory agencies.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Completing resource area delineations and functional assessments.
  • Preparing permits in accordance with State, Local, and Federal guidelines.
  • Preparing reports and proposals.
  • Managing project budgets and coordinating project work.
  • Writing and editing technical reports and regulatory applications
  • Participating in interdisciplinary teams for watershed assessment, resource inventory, impact analysis, and natural resource management planning projects
  • Managing teams of biologist
  • Mentoring junior staff on technical, project management, and career development matters
  • Working effectively in both field and office environments.

Qualifications for Success

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and verbal presentations.
  • Candidates must have a strong work ethic and be highly motivated.
  • Highly-developed organization skills with attention to both the big picture and attention to detail are a necessity to meet competing deadlines and demands.
  • Demonstrated success in new business development, preferred.
  • Experience with construction monitoring and compliance reporting, preferred.
  • Skills in MS Office, CRAM. ARC GIS and GPS data collection,
  • Ability to travel regionally.  In addition, as this position could involve field work to remote areas, the applicant must be able to travel to and work in rugged terrain during inclement weather.

Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, references, and a writing sample in which the candidate was the sole or majority author to humanresources@aspeneg.com.  The subject line must state, “Senior Biologist – [NAME]”.

Aspen is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment.  Aspen considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

On-Call Senior Technical Editor

Location: Sacramento

The primary purpose of this position is to assist Aspen in reviewing and editing technical reports associated with energy research and development projects. The ideal candidate would have 15 to 20 years of experience in reviewing scientific and technical reports associated with building end-use energy efficiency; industrial, agriculture and water end-use energy efficiency; renewable energy technologies; energy-related advanced generation; energy technology systems integration; and renewable energy deployment and market facilitation.  Hours will be based on project needs.

Education & Experience

  • 15 to 20 years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree

Qualifications for Success

  • Knowledge of technical concepts and the ability to ensure that complex topics are translated into digestible and understandable text for the public
  • High standards for quality products, with careful attention to detail while editing texts for errors
  • Demonstrated use of strong verbal and written communication skills to collaborate with writers, communicate goals with others, and provide constructive feedback so that written work products meet the highest quality standards
  • Clear and concise writing with the ability to focus text down to the required information and make it accessible for all readers

Compensation

Work load for this on-call position will be based on project demands.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, resume and writing sample to humanresources@aspeneg.com with “On-Call Senior Technical Editor [NAME]” in the subject line.

Aspen is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment.  Aspen considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

 

Cultural Resources Specialist

Location: Agoura Hills

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Cultural Resource Specialist in its Agoura Hills Office (Southern California).

Required Education and Experience

  • Either a B.A. degree in anthropology, or a Master’s degree in archaeology or cultural resources management
  • At least four years of experience working with California prehistoric or historic-aged resources, and be able to identify prehistoric and historic artifacts.
  • Be certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), or be familiar with NHPA Section 106, NEPA, and CEQA standards.
  • Have a good understanding of culture history relevant to California desert regions, or the coastal areas of San Diego/Orange county.
  • Prior experience working with southern California Native American tribal members is a plus.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Perform pedestrian field surveys using Trimble GPS technology;
  • Monitor construction projects;
  • Respond to initial calls for inadvertent finds;
  • Complete limited site testing;
  • Participate in data recovery excavation under the supervision of a Senior Archaeologist;
  • Conduct worker’s cultural resources awareness training;
  • Write California DPR forms;
  • Assist with archival, ethnohistoric, and historical research; and
  • Assist with final report writing.

Qualifications for Success

  • Successful candidates must have exceptional organization, writing, verbal, and analytical skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; strong GIS experience and MS Project are beneficial.
  • High standards for quality products, with attention
  • The ability to maintain high quality field notes, keep good organization of field records, and maintain a professional demeanor in a variety of outdoor and remote environmental work conditions.
  • Must have a valid CA Driver’s License with a clean driving record, and be comfortable working in strenuous hiking conditions.
  • Three references must be provided upon application.
  • Selected candidates may be asked to complete drug testing.

Compensation

Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply

Please submit a letter of interest, CV, a writing sample, and three references with contact information to Neda Rastegar at nrastegar@aspeneg.com. The subject line must state, “Staff Archaeologist – NAME.”

Aspen is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment.  Aspen considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Aspen employee in the field

Career Opportunities

Aspen Environmental Group is a dynamic, interdisciplinary environmental services firm that provides impact analysis, permitting, and compliance services for a wide variety of public and private clients. Aspen specializes in providing expert compliance services for complex, multi-faceted infrastructure and public works projects. Aspen has about 60 dedicated and enthusiastic employees located mainly across four offices in California. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes multi-disciplinary collaboration and rigorous applied science. We pride ourselves on shaping careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Aspen will include a blend of motivated initiative, business acumen, technical expertise, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork.