Careers

As a growing company, UltraSystems continually seeks qualified people to add to our team. We are currently very interested in hearing from those professionals who can work as independent contractors in our office on a variety of projects. We are also seeking personnel for new services we are providing for real estate developments, as described below:

Associate Planner

UltraSystems Environmental – Irvine, CA

UltraSystems is actively seeking to fill an Associate Planner position.  Candidate should be familiar or have experience with CEQA/NEPA and have two to four years of experience in the environmental field.  This position is located in our Irvine, California office.  This position is a regular, full-time salaried position. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience.  Our firm is seeking an individual to support various environmental projects throughout Southern California.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Associate Planner for a variety of CEQA/NEPA–related projects. Applicant will be skilled at managing lesser environmental documents (CE/FONSI, IS/EA) and assisting project managers and other technical specialists to complete technical reports and sections of environmental documents.
  • Demonstrate expertise in federal, state and local laws and regulations related to environmental planning in California.
  • With direction from project managers, and with limited administrative supervision, independently apply advanced methods to work assignments.
  • Commonly supervise interdisciplinary teams of professional staff on small to medium projects, and medium to large tasks.  Expected to provide guidance in areas of technical specialty to junior-level staff.
  • Responsible for supervising and evaluating the work of team members, including writing and editing publications, including technical reports and CEQA/NEPA environmental documents.
  • Frequent contact with internal or external clients, agency staff and public. Occasional travel, including field work and meetings or other activities outside standard work hours will be required.

Qualifications

Two to Four years of relevant experience is required.  The successful candidate will be an experienced planner with a broad knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures in the field of environmental planning. Typical work will include existing on-call contracts, transportation and institutional projects.

BS degree in the field of planning or environmental science is required.  Experience should include relevant education, previous environmental consulting work, and strong writing and analytical skills.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter defining your objectives, your resume, and at least three professional references to:

Betsy A. Lindsay, President/CEO
UltraSystems Environmental
16431 Scientific Way
Irvine, CA  92618

P: 949.788.4901
E: blindsay@ultrasystems.com

Please direct all inquiries regarding the position via email. No phone calls please.

UltraSystems offers a highly competitive salary and benefit package.  Visit www.ultrasystems.com and discover why UltraSystems is a great place to work for environmental professionals.   UltraSystems is a Woman-Owned Business, an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages both women and minorities to apply.

Cultural Resource Project Manager

UltraSystems Environmental – Irvine, CA

UltraSystems has an immediate opening for a Cultural Resource Project Manager to join our expanding Cultural Resource Department.  This is a regular, full-time position to work primarily in the Southern California area, but project assignments will also involve travel to other areas.  The successful candidate will be based in our Irvine office.  Starting wage depends on qualifications and experience.

We assist public-agency clients with natural resource management, infrastructure development and regulatory compliance.  Founded in 1994, we have more than 32 professional, technical and support staff serving clients throughout California.  Currently, we are seeking the right person to fill the role of Architectural Historian to support our Irvine, CA office.

Benefits includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, professional development time, 401(k), health, dental, and life insurance.

Experience and Skills

This position requires a post-degree minimum of 7-10 years of experience in the cultural resources field for our Irvine office.  The ideal candidate will help manage and support cultural resources and planning projects in the Southern California region.  This is a full time position, up to 40 hours/per week, depending on workload.  Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.  The candidate must demonstrate previous success in developing and managing projects without supervision.

Education: M.A. or B.A. degree in archaeology, or closely related discipline required. Other requirements:

  • Five (5) years of experience in project management related to environmental consulting services
  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulatory agencies governing cultural resource management (i.e., SHPO, NAVFAC, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in increasing levels of responsibility, including supervising, providing leadership, and mentoring for other professionals
  • Proven business development success and consulting acumen, including established credibility with Federal and State reviewing agencies and clients
  • Prior advanced experience with proposal writing
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal and technical writing
  • Candidate should be a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA)

Position Duties

Projects involve prehistoric and historical archaeology, architectural history, paleontology and ethnology.  Experience with federal and state regulatory agencies, and experience in regulatory consultation in support of public and private clients is required.  The available position is for a mid- to senior-level professional.  The successful candidate will have both technical and project management responsibilities, and will be required to:

  • Manage projects and milestones within schedule and budget expectations
  • Author and review stand-alone cultural resource reports, assessments, and cultural resource portions of documents as related to Federal and State Agencies
  • Manage the financial performance of individual projects and effectively coordinate with clients and regulatory agencies
  • Manage client relationships and conduct business development with new and existing clients
  • Collaborate with clients, UltraSystems staff members, and resource and regulatory agencies to obtain permits and clearances for project completion
  • Supervise, mentor and instruct subcontractors, technical staff and field personnel
  • Peer review cultural resource reports from other consultants
  • Prepare reports related to Section 106, National Environmental Policy Act technical documents, proposals, white papers and other written deliverables and responses related to various permitting/planning, compliance projects and regulations as required
  • Perform QA/QC oversight of field data to support report-writing, proposals, environmental permit applications and tracking and CEQA/NEPA documentation
  • Develop recommendations for mitigation measures, monitoring, and permitting specific to cultural resource management
  • Maintain a collaborative work environment and positive morale among staff, subcontractors, and clients
  • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner
  • Perform fieldwork (survey, testing, archaeological monitoring, and data recovery) and/or supervising field crews
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively across multiple disciplines
  • Provide data QA/QC, organization, and tracking of field data, and collecting GPS data using Trimble units
  • Foster friendly, positive, productive, and scholarly working relationship with team members while promoting a culture of teamwork, engagement, quality service, and customer satisfaction

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter defining your objectives, your resume, and at least three professional references to:

Betsy A. Lindsay, President/ CEO
UltraSystems Environmental
16431 Scientific Way
Irvine, CA  92618

P: 949.788.4901
E: blindsay@ultrasystems.com

Please direct all inquiries regarding the position via email. No phone calls please.

UltraSystems offers a highly competitive salary and benefit package.  Visit www.ultrasystems.com and discover why UltraSystems is a great place to work for environmental professionals.   UltraSystems is a Woman-Owned Business, an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages both women and minorities to apply.

Field Archaeologist

UltraSystems Environmental – Irvine, CA

UltraSystems Environmental is seeking qualified field archaeologists for various projects throughout California.  Candidates must have professional archaeological field experience and be familiar with the practical requirements of survey, evaluation and monitoring projects.  Familiarity with the applications of CEQA and NEPA are preferred.

UltraSystems Environmental is a highly qualified professional consulting firm comprised of cultural resources scientists, geologists, biologists, planners, soil and wetland scientists, GIS professionals, LEED-accredited professionals and visual specialists.  We provide a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning and biological resources, focusing on California’s unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

Experience and Skills

A Bachelor’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a closely-related field, plus at least two years of professional experience identifying, documenting and evaluating cultural resources for significance.  A Master’s degree may be used in lieu of one year of field experience.

Cross training in paleontological studies is preferred.  Candidate must be able to work independently and make on-the-ground decisions during monitoring and other fieldwork.  Field experience within the Great Basin, Mojave and California deserts is also preferred.

Candidates must have their own transportation, a valid driver’s license, and must be able to pass a drug test.  Candidates must also be able to hike 10 to 12 miles per day in often difficult terrain and harsh weather conditions while carrying up to 25 pounds.  Availability to work extended field rotations (about ten days at a time) and travel is required.

Position Duties

The candidate will be responsible for assisting senior archaeologists during survey, testing, field monitoring and laboratory studies; preparing written information such as site forms and report sections; and working closely with other cultural resources staff, clients and Native American representatives.  Familiarity with California prehistoric and historical cultural resources and the cultural history of California are required.  Experience with GIS is preferred; the candidate should have experience with Trimble devices and/or Garmin GPS data collection.  Candidates should have strong organizational skills.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter defining your objectives, your resume, and at least three professional references to:

Betsy A. Lindsay, President/ CEO
UltraSystems Environmental
16431 Scientific Way
Irvine, CA  92618

P: 949.788.4901
E: blindsay@ultrasystems.com

Please direct all inquiries regarding the position via email. No phone calls please.

UltraSystems offers a highly competitive salary and benefit package.  Visit www.ultrasystems.com and discover why UltraSystems is a great place to work for environmental professionals.   UltraSystems is a Woman-Owned Business, an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages both women and minorities to apply.

Architectural Historian

UltraSystems Environmental – Irvine, CA

UltraSystems has an immediate opening for a Historic/ Pre-Historic Archaeologist to join our expanding Cultural Resource Department.  This is a regular, full-time position to work primarily in the Southern California area, but project assignments will also involve travel to other areas.  The successful candidate will be based in our Irvine office.  Starting wage depends on qualifications and experience.

We assist public-agency clients with natural resource management, infrastructure development and regulatory compliance.  Founded in 1994, we have more than 32 professional, technical and support staff serving clients throughout California.  Currently, we are seeking the right person to fill the role of Architectural Historian to support our Irvine, CA office.

Benefits includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, professional development time, 401(k), health, dental, and life insurance.

Experience and Skills

This position requires a post-degree minimum of 8 years of professional experience as an architectural historian.  Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience managing historic built environment projects, supervising staff, reviewing and editing reports, preparing proposals, and a depth of California and CEQA experience.  Experience preparing HABS/HAER/ HALS documentation is a plus.

Position Duties

The available position is for a mid- to senior-level professional architectural historian.  The successful candidate will have both technical and project management responsibilities and will be required to:

  • Perform archival and historical research using primary and secondary documentary sources;
  • Perform oral history research;
  • Develop historic contexts and write historic overviews;
  • Record, photo-document, and evaluate the significance and integrity of historical buildings, structures, and landscapes to current professional standards;
  • Ability to prepare Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 523 forms;
  • Write professional technical reports of documentary and field research;
  • Ability to use GPS equipment to complete in-field mapping tasks;
  • Assist the Group Manager with staff supervision, training, scheduling, and project management;
  • Provide internal technical review of built environment reports written by other staff for thoroughness, professionalism, clarity, and accuracy; and
  • Prepare proposals and budgets, scope projects, assist with business development, and interface with clients, agencies, and the public on behalf of UltraSystems.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter defining your objectives, your resume, and at least three professional references to:

Betsy A. Lindsay, President/ CEO
UltraSystems Environmental
16431 Scientific Way
Irvine, CA  92618

P: 949.788.4901
E: blindsay@ultrasystems.com

Please direct all inquiries regarding the position via email. No phone calls please.

UltraSystems offers a highly competitive salary and benefit package.  Visit www.ultrasystems.com and discover why UltraSystems is a great place to work for environmental professionals.   UltraSystems is a Woman-Owned Business, an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages both women and minorities to apply.

Field Botanist

UltraSystems Environmental – Irvine, CA

UltraSystems has an immediate opening for a Field Botanist to join our expanding Biological Resources Department.  This is a regular, full-time position to work primarily in the Southern California area, but project assignments will also involve travel to other areas.  The successful candidate will be based in our Irvine office.  Starting wage depends on qualifications and experience.

We assist public-agency clients with natural resource management, infrastructure development and regulatory compliance.  Founded in 1994, we have more than 32 professional, technical and support staff serving clients throughout California.  Currently, we are seeking the right person to fill the role of Field Biologist to support our Irvine, CA office.

Benefits includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, professional development time, 401(k), health, dental, and life insurance.

Experience and Skills

  1. Minimum Qualifications:
    1. B.S. (M.S. preferred) degree in botany, wetland ecology, field biology, or closely related field.
    2. At least 2 to 6 years of relevant experience in California performing special status plant and general vegetation survey, vegetation community mapping, and wetland delineation and assessments.
    3. Should have excellent plant identification skills and knowledge with appropriate California botanical references.
    4. Must have strong field botany skills, ability to conduct fieldwork, at times for long hours or under strenuous circumstances. Additionally, must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
    5. Must have strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.

    Desired Qualifications include:

    1. Education and experience in plant taxonomy and surveys, habitat/ association mapping.
    2. Knowledge of vegetation communities that are native to California.
    3. Experience with sensitive/rare plant surveys and reporting.  Familiarity with CNPS and Department of Fish and Game survey and mitigation guidelines for rare plants.
    4. Knowledge of or experience with CEQA/NEPA and environmental impact analysis.
    5. Broad botanical knowledge, including plant identification, California botany and floristics, and vegetation ecology.
    6. Knowledge of plant conservation laws and regulations, both California and Federal.

Position Duties

  1. Field verification and reporting.
  2. Report and proposal writing, task management.
  3. Client and agency contact.
  4. Technical support to various projects.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter defining your objectives, your resume, and at least three professional references to:

Betsy A. Lindsay, President/ CEO
UltraSystems Environmental
16431 Scientific Way
Irvine, CA  92618

P: 949.788.4901
E: blindsay@ultrasystems.com

Please direct all inquiries regarding the position via email. No phone calls please.

UltraSystems offers a highly competitive salary and benefit package.  Visit www.ultrasystems.com and discover why UltraSystems is a great place to work for environmental professionals.   UltraSystems is a Woman-Owned Business, an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages both women and minorities to apply.

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