Archaeologist - On Call

Transcon Environmental - Sacramento, CA2.3

Part-timeEstimated: $43,000 - $63,000 a year

Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the western United States with offices in Arizona, California, and Utah. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists, and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance services as well as infrastructure siting, environmental construction management, and monitoring. Our company philosophy is “Understand and Serve.”

We have an immediate need for multiple on-call archaeologists for assignments located in California. Primarily field-based positions and writing positions are both open. Top performers may be eligible for promotion and/or full-time employment.

Primary duties may include assisting with report production and background research as well as work on archaeological surveys and construction monitoring projects. Strong writing skills and attention to detail are a plus. Work will include both one-day and multiple-day assignments.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in archaeology, or closely related field
  • Proficiency in California prehistoric or historic archaeology
  • At least six months experience conducting cultural resource surveys and/or construction monitoring
  • At least one year full-time professional experience in archaeological research or cultural resource management
  • Proficiency with sub-meter GPS
  • Personal vehicle, excellent navigational skills, and a good driving record
  • Ability to perform work duties independently with short deadlines
  • Motivated, thorough, accurate, dependable, and trustworthy


  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience driving a four-wheeled drive vehicle off-road or in rough terrain
  • Familiarity with typical electrical utility operations and maintenance activities
  • Experience working around heavy machinery and communicating with maintenance crews

This position is on-call, non-exempt (hourly), and not eligible for full benefits. When overtime work is required, the employee will be compensated with overtime pay in accordance with applicable laws. On one-day work assignments, employee will be reimbursed for mileage driven to and from field locations. On multiple-day assignments, employee will be reimbursed for meals and lodging in addition to mileage. We anticipate that employment will begin in October 2019. Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least five years prior to the start of work. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug and alcohol testing.


Send the following documents :

  • one-page cover letter
  • resume
  • three references (include a supervisor and a co-worker)
  • writing sample (3-page limit)

Job Type: Part-time