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Staff Paleontologists

Company: Material Culture Consulting
Location: Stratford
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY
Material Culture Consulting, Inc. is expanding our paleontological department and is seeking Staff Paleontologists to support our survey and monitoring projects throughout California.

JOB TYPE
On-call and part-time positions available with the possibility of the position developing into a full-time position
On-call employees are free to accept or refuse hours assigned to them each week

WHAT WE OFFER
$20.00 to $30.00 per hour, non-exempt, based on experience
A fast response to your resume submittal
A collaborative and supportive work environment
Mentorship opportunities
Preference to promote internally
401(k), PTO, vacation, and medical, vision, and dental insurance for part-time and full-time positions

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Must have, at least, a bachelor's degree in paleontology, geology, or related field
1+ year of demonstrated experience identifying and documenting paleontological resources, and/or experience performing paleontological field surveys, fossil salvage, and paleontological construction monitoring within California
Demonstrated proficiency in recognizing various types of fossils, in collection methods, and in other paleontological field techniques
Good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to closely follow instructions, attention to detail, organizational skills, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
The ability to work independently or as part of a team
Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time and hike long distances (4-6 miles/day)
Ability to perform field work in rough terrain, extreme temperatures, and other adverse weather conditions
Must have a current valid driver's license and maintain auto insurance in good standing

WHAT YOU WILL DO
Primarily, the on-call and part-time paleontologists will conduct construction monitoring but may be required to perform paleontological surveys, fossil salvage, data collection, and documentation of stratigraphic and fossil locality information, as well as other tasks, as necessary
Field projects may require several weeks away from home at a time
Detailed and accurate field data collection (including the ability to collect using tablet computers and GPS units) with an emphasis on documentation of paleontological locality data, environmental conditions, and construction activities
Preparing, completing, and submitting daily progress reports in accordance with Material Culture Consulting protocol
Communicating with Material Culture Consulting management in accordance with Material Culture Consulting protocol
Adherence to ethical business practices, professional standards, laws and regulations, and best practices.

INTERESTED? HOW TO APPLY
Email your CV to hr@materialcultureconsulting.com
Submit three (3) references with contact information

Keywords: Material Culture Consulting, Visalia , Staff Paleontologists, Other , Stratford, California

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