Paleonet: paleontological field technician openings- California

Jess DeBusk Jdebusk at
Wed Oct 24 22:43:52 UTC 2012

*Job Announcement: Paleontological Technicians*

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has immediate openings for Paleontological
Technicians.  Æ is a consulting firm specializing in history, archaeology,
cultural resources management (CRM) and paleontology. From our offices in
Pasadena, Hemet, Lompoc, San Luis Obispo, and Fresno, California, and
Albany, Oregon, the firm performs work throughout California, Arizona,
Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. Our paleontology program is based in
Pasadena, California where we maintain paleontological preparation
laboratory facilities.

*Duties: *

Paleontological technicians will be responsible for carrying out
pre-construction field surveys and conducting mitigation monitoring during
project development. Job duties may also include fossil salvages, matrix
washing and picking, and laboratory work (preparation, identification, and
cataloging of fossil specimens).  All work will be conducted under the
supervision of a qualified Paleontology Principal Investigator.

*Basic Requirements:*

·         Bachelor’s degree in geology, paleontology, earth sciences, or
closely related field.

·         Prior experience in paleontology (museum, research, or fieldwork).

·         Ability to read and interpret geologic maps and record geologic
and stratigraphic data.

·         Ability to recognize and record fossil resources in the field.

·         Knowledge of and basic operation of GPS technology.

·         Aptitude for taking detailed and accurate field notes.

·         Strong data management and communication skills.

·         Valid driver’s license, with the willingness to drive in
“off-road” conditions.

·         Prior experience in California or Master’s degree preferred, but
not required.

·         *Applicants local to California strongly preferred.*

In addition, applicants must be physically fit and able to handle strenuous
field conditions in sometimes adverse weather. Fieldwork may entail hiking
on rugged terrain and steep slopes or require standing or walking for long
periods of time throughout the day. Pre-employment drug screening may apply
for specific project assignments.


Pay will be commensurate with experience. Per diem and single occupancy
lodging will be provided for out of town work. Mileage will be reimbursed
for use of personal vehicle.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, professional CV or
résumé, and three professional references to Jessica DeBusk, Paleontology
Program Manager, Applied EarthWorks, Inc. at jdebusk at
No phone calls please. The application period will remain open until all
positions are filled.

* *

Æ is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, sex (including
pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), creed, national
origin, color, disability, disabled veteran status, Vietnam veteran status,
religion, age (40 and above), medical condition (cancer-related), marital
status, ancestry, or sexual orientation.

*Jessica DeBusk* | *Applied EarthWorks, Inc.
**Paleontology Program Manager / Senior Project Manager

*[image: AEonly_e-mail.png]133 North San Gabriel Boulevard, Suite 201
Pasadena, CA  91107
626-578-0119             office
760-271-6943             mobile
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