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If you would like to submit a resume for one of the positions below,

please email to or fax to (858) 679-9896.

Senior Project Archaeologist

Permanent Position

This position is intended for a qualified individual with experience in California archaeology and who is capable of bidding, directing, researching, and reporting for projects of all sizes.  The individual should be capable of directing surveys, significance testing, and data recovery projects, tracking laboratory analyses, and preparing detailed technical reports.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Must have Master's degree in anthropology, with an emphasis upon archaeology or southwestern prehistory, with ample experience to demonstrate the abilities listed above.  Critical factors in candidate selection will include report writing experience, experience in southern California, and the ability to meet project schedules and budgets.

This is not a temporary position and we are looking for individuals interested in accepting responsibility and acting independently toward achieving project goals.  Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.  Please send or fax a cover letter summarizing interest and experience, a brief resume, salary history, and references.

Senior Biologist

Permanent Position

BFSA has immediate employment opportunities for a senior staff biologist.  We are looking for a highly motivated and self-starting individual to join our team.  Responsibilities will include: performing field surveys for common and rare plant and wildlife species; preparing vegetation maps, impact analyses, and reports for CEQA/NEPA review; permit compliance monitoring; monitoring success of habitat restoration sites; and organizing and analyzing field data.  Other duties may include wetland delineation and permit processing, resource agency consultation, and mitigation plan preparation.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in biology, proficiency in wildlife and/or botanical identification, knowledge of southern California vegetation communities, ability to work independently, and strong writing skills.  Preferred qualifications include: advanced degree in biology or a closely related field; one to three years (minimum) of consulting experience working with southern California flora/fauna; construction and mitigation monitoring experience; wetland delineation and permitting experience; and sufficient experience to conduct surveys in compliance with United States Fish and Wildlife Service protocol for one or more of the following species: coastal California gnatcatcher, San Diego and Riverside fairy shrimp, light-footed clapper rail, arroyo southwestern toad, red-legged frog, southwestern willow flycatcher, desert tortoise, Stephen's kangaroo rat, and/or western Pacific pocket mouse.  Experience with GIS, database management, Excel, Word, and other software also a plus.

Field Archaeologists, Archaeological Monitors, Paleontological Monitors, Laboratory Technicians, and Project Archaeologists

Permanent and Temporary Positions

Several positions to be filled as soon as possible.  Bachelor's or Master's degree in anthropology, archaeology, geology, paleontology, or a related field preferred, as well as field experience in southern California or Arizona.  However, all related experience will be considered.  Experience in technical writing is desirable for applicants for project archaeologist positions.

Compensation will depend upon qualifications and ability.  Please send or fax a current resume and references.

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