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BFSA is always seeking new talent to join our staff of professionals. If you would like to submit a resume for one of the positions below, please email us your resume along with an application letter. Thank you for exploring our employment opportunities section!

  • Full-Time Architectural Historian

    Salary: $36-46/hr

    BFSA Environmental Services, a Perennial Company (BFSA) is an environmental services management firm that has been providing archaeological, historic preservation, paleontological, and biological consulting services to agencies and private sector clients throughout the west United States since 1977.  BFSA provides specialized environmental consulting services that comply with local, state, and federal regulations.

    BFSA is looking for an architectural historian to conduct archival research, historic-age property and building descriptions and evaluations, photographic surveys, and preparation of technical documents for submittal to local, state, and federal agencies for environmental review.  Candidates should have a strong working knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.  Candidates should have strong attention to detail, the ability to adapt to new writing styles/formats, and the ability to operate under strict deadlines.  Professional and consistent communication with the editing team, office staff, clients, and lead agencies will be required.

    Company benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance and a 401k matching program.  Office hours are Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Experience in evaluating historic-era properties under NRHP, CRHR, and local-level designation criteria and integrity requirements
    • Ability to research, develop, and write historic context statements
    • Knowledge of the California Historical Resources Information System, experience in processing records search data, and familiarity with the Built Environment Resource Directory maintained by the California Office of Historic Preservation
    • Assessing CEQA impacts/Section 106 effects regarding historical resources/historic properties in consideration of federal, state, and local requirements
    • Experience in working with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and an ability to apply those standards in federal, state, and local regulatory settings


    • Master’s degree in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or a related field
    • Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for architectural history
    • Strong writing and research skills
    • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office programs; experience with Photoshop or Illustrator a plus
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Must have excellent written, verbal, and electronic communication skills, including mastery of English language, grammar, structure, and punctuation
    • Familiarity with using GIS software

    Please include a brief writing sample (3-5 pages) that includes a building description and evaluation under federal, state, or local or a HABS/HAER/HALS documentation.

  • 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.