Who We Are
ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consulting firm delivering work that matters.
We plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore—for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands.
Our scientists, planners, historians, archaeologists, engineers, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking, in-depth analyses, and committed follow-through to guide successful policy development and project planning, and deliver enduring multi-objective solutions.
At ESA, we believe every employee has a unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience that contributes to our success.
We value diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.
Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences—age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics—that make each of us unique.
Who You Are
You are an effective team member experienced in archaeological and/or paleontological monitoring, surveys and documentation of archaeological, and/or paleontological resources in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal guidelines and requirements. You live in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles or Riverside County. Potential for travel to Northern California, Nevada, and Arizona.
You hold a Bachelor’s degree in archaeology/anthropology/paleontology or related field and have a valid driver’s license.
You are familiar with working on active construction sites, completing DPR forms and are knowledgeable of archaeological materials common to the region and have a minimum of six months of field experience or relative academic field experience in Southern California.
You have the ability to work in a wide variety of field conditions (weather, terrain, etc.) and are able to work some nights and/or weekends.
What You Will Do for ESA
ESA is looking for Variable Part Time archaeological field technicians to support field projects in Southern California. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 1 year of monitoring experience and demonstrate the ability to perform all aspects of archaeological and/or paleontological monitoring and familiarity working on construction sites, coordinating with construction personnel, and interacting with Native American monitors. Successful candidates will fulfill the following duties:
- Monitor construction activities and identify archaeological and/or paleontological resources
- Effectively communicate with construction crews and project personnel
- Write and maintain written daily survey, monitoring, recordation, and cataloging logs, including utilizing electronic data collection tools and GIS mapping applications
What ESA Will Do for You
Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals knowing that you have contributed to outstanding projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.
In accordance with ESA’s duty and responsibility to provide and maintain a safe workplace that is free of known hazards and to minimize the exposure to potential hazards, any employee who works from an ESA office or conducts any other in-person ESA work-related activity is required to submit their proof of vaccination status or have received an approved exemption and accommodation.
ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M/V/F/D)