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Paleontologist Technician



San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Paleontologist Technician - ( 240002P9 )


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Your Opportunity

Stantec is currently seeking a Paleontological Technician based in San Diego, California for short-and-long-term project-specific work to assist with construction monitoring, field surveys, fossil collection, data collection, and other field tasks, as needed.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Detailed and accurate field data collection and daily progress reports (using Stantec’s proprietary data collection system) and other project related reporting as required, with an emphasis on stratigraphic documentation of project sites and fossil localities therein.

  • Communicating with Stantec supervisors responsively and responding effectively to instructions.

  • Assistance with drafting portions of reports if required.

  • Adherence to ethical business practices, professional standards, laws and regulations, and best practices in mitigation paleontology.

  • Professionalism to colleagues and clients at all times.

  • Strict compliance with Stantec’s and project mandated safety procedures.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, responsiveness to supervisor directions, the ability to closely follow instructions, attention to detail, organizational skills, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.

  • Outdoor experience including the ability to hike long distances (4-6 miles/day) and perform field work in rough terrain, extreme temperatures, and other adverse conditions.

  • Proficiency with technology (smartphones, GPS receivers, tablets, computers).

  • The ability to work long hours and drive long distances to and from the work location.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance and a good driving record.

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in paleontology, geology, or biology or similar degree that includes education and field training in paleontology and sedimentary geology.

  • Minimum of 2 years field experience in paleontology and sedimentary geology can substitute for the academic training.

  • Previous paleontological construction monitoring experience is desirable, but training will be provided if the applicant lacks this experience.

  • Travel is required. Night work is required. Work is outdoors and so may be exposed to the elements and inclement weather conditions. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Hiking up to 4-6 miles per day with backpack.

Field work will include walking long distances and may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. The nature of fieldwork and oversight of field staff necessitates occasional remote support on evenings, holidays, and weekends. Some travel is expected, typically 25%, but variable seasonally and with workflow.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s’ talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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Salary Range(s):

  • CA Other Areas $25.91 Per Hour - CA Other Areas $37.60 Per Hour Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CA (SF Area includes SF, SJS & WLC)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-California-San Diego

Organization : BC-1858 EnvSvcs-US West S California

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jul 8, 2024, 8:43:28 AM

Req ID: 240002P9

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