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San Diego, California, United States of America
JOB #R2203057

Archaeologist San Diego


San Diego, CA

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF ( and consider applying to join our team.      

ICF is currently seeking an Archaeologist to be based out of our San Diego, CA office with the option to work remotely within the San Diego County region.

The objective of the Archaeologist position is a qualified individual to assist senior archaeologists in GIS and data management, fieldwork, laboratory analysis, monitoring, and preparation of technical reports and environmental documents. Duties will include conducting and compiling background research, survey, testing, evaluation, data recovery, and construction monitoring, laboratory work, assistance with report preparation as well as other tasks as assigned. Position requires excellent field skills, artifact analyses, keeping of field notes and records, and writing key sections of reports (methods, results, artifact analyses).

What You Will do

  • Assist in the completion of studies and compliance approaches toward acquisition of permits and clearances (for federal, state, and local laws and regulations) or resource management plans. Support and coordinate technical work in archaeology.

  • Evaluate resources for California and National Registers.

  • Write and produce reports or documents.

  • Assist in coordination of projects related to environmental compliance and resource management, including schedule, personnel allocation/planning, technical approach development, and subcontractor involvement.

  • Assist senior-level resource lead and provide technical support in field and office settings. Includes: assisting with development of resource management recommendations, assessing project effects on resources, and providing support to address complex resource problems and issues that require advanced technical or regulatory knowledge.

  • Collaborate in an integrated team with engineers, scientists, planners, regulators, and other stakeholders.

What You Must Have

  • Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field.

  • Registered Professional Archaeologist

  • GIS Certificate

  • 2+ years of field experience in archaeological surveys and reconnaissance

  • Knowledge of GPS equipment and applications is critical

  • Familiarity with southern California cultural resources and associated regulatory environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • A history of working with private, public sector clients, and regulatory agencies.

  • Ability to translate between science, planning, engineering, and policy.

  • A blend of strategic and tactical thinking as a well-rounded consultant.

  • A desire to excel and passion for rewarding work on complex environmental challenges.

  • Working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, and other state and federal environmental regulations.

  • Use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Knowledge of GPS applications in the field

  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

San Diego, CA (CA74)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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