Providing environmental solutions for a developing World

Bargas is an environmental consulting firm that combines seasoned leadership
experience with skilled project management to help our clients navigate regulatory processes.

Services

TECHNICAL
STUDIES

Bargas performs a wide range of technical studies to support our clients’ needs in developing their projects:

  • Protocol-level special-status species surveys – Bargas Environmental Consulting maintains a strong network of in-house specialists and partner experts to address a full range of special-status species (e.g., vernal pool fairy shrimp, giant garter snake, Delhi Sands fly)
  • Biological, Cultural, and Paleontological Resource Assessments
  • Due diligence reviews related to property transfers
  • Desktop reviews
  • Field-based reviews
  • Formal habitat and aquatic resources delineations
  • NHPA Section 106 cultural resource reports and CEQA
  • Tribal cultural resources evaluations
  • Arborist surveys
  • CEQA/NEPA – Biological, Cultural, and Paleontological Resources reports and sections
  • GIS and digital mapping
Agency
Coordination
& Permitting

At Bargas, we differentiate ourselves from other firms by providing clients with alternative approaches to prevent needing permits for their projects. We offer a full range of environmental permitting services:

  • Permit avoidance and minimization strategies
  • Clean Water Act permitting and compliance including Section 404 dredge and fill permits, Section 401 water quality certifications, Section 408 flood control support
  • California Fish and Wildlife Section 1602 Streambed Alteration Agreements
  • Federal Endangered Species Act biological assessments and compliance
  • Cultural resources – Section 106 and CEQA tribal cultural resources consultations
  • Regulatory Agency consultation and coordination
Construction
Support

During the construction phase of projects, we offer services to help our construction contractor clients comply with environmental protection measures required for these activities:

  • Biological and cultural resource support for vegetation management activities including utility lines, roadways, weed abatement, and vegetation management projects
  • Preconstruction surveys and studies include nesting bird surveys, water resources reviews, special-status species surveys, and cultural and paleontological resources surveys
  • Cultural and paleontological resources mitigation plans
  • Contractor liaison services
  • Contractor environmental awareness programs
  • Contractor compliance with environmental requirements
  • Contractor supplied biologists
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and monitoring
  • Pre- and post-construction photo documentation and permit compliance reporting
  • Mitigation monitoring and reporting
  • Fossil documentation, significance evaluations, salvage, preparation, identification, analyses, and curation coordination

Representative Clients

Land Development/
Private Entities

• Taylor Builders
• Signature Homes
• Richland Communities
• Petrovich Development
• Thomas Law Group
• Golden State Properties
• Galaxy Hotel Group
• Outward Bound California

Energy and
Renewable Energy

• Pacific Gas & Electric
• Southern California Edison
• Southern California Gas
• Sacramento Municipal Utility District
• Clean Focus Renewables

Local Government

• Orange County
• San Bernardino County
• Sacramento County
• El Dorado County
• City of Citrus Heights
• City of Rancho Cucamonga
• City of Shasta Lake

State and Federal
Government

• Caltrans
• California Department of General Services
• US Army Corps of Engineers

About Us

Bargas is a federal- and state-certified minority woman-owned small business. In 2017, Bargas received the “Women-Owned Small Business of the Year” award from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Sacramento, and the “Latina Excellence in Business” award from the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Meet Our Leadership

Angela DePaoli

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Gabriel Bargas

Our Inspiration

“I founded Bargas as a testament to, and in recognition of, my grandfather Gabriel Bargas. The firm’s name – Bargas continues the legacy of my grandfather for without his guidance, sacrifice, and fortitude, the Bargas family would not have migrated from Progreso, Mexico to San Francisco. My grandfather left Mexico in the mid-1940s leaving his wife and six daughters behind until he could save enough money to move his family to join him as soon as possible.

His purpose for coming to the United States was a similar story to many other immigrants; to obtain an education and career that would further the possibilities for his family. From the time of his arrival in the United States to his death in 2010, Gabriel was adamant that his family appreciate the many opportunities provided to them, such as the chances for higher education so that we could share what we have learned with our communities.

During decades of family growth and relative prosperity, he continued stressing to his daughters, and his grandchildren, the importance of being self-sufficient through the pursuit of education and establishing a career. Gabriel instilled in the Bargas family the importance of having a life-long work ethic and purpose and leading one’s life from a place of service.

I miss his guidance and seeing the pride in his face, but I know that his legacy and spirit live on in Bargas Environmental Consulting. For that, I owe him my commitment to continue his journey.”

Angela DePaoli
President/CEO of Bargas

Projects

Citrus Heights Electric Greenway Trail Improvement Project No. 20-18-00 – City of Citrus Heights

The Citrus Heights Electric Greenway Project is an Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant funded project. The Electric Greenway is a 2.9-mile multi-use trail between Sunrise Boulevard and Wachtel Way largely following an existing Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) electric corridor. The project, in the City of Citrus Heights and unincorporated Orangevale, connects several neighborhoods to seven parks, several schools and the Sunrise Marketplace. Bargas staff biologists conducted botanical surveys and then processed data and identified plants found in the field. A post-field data analysis was conducted, as well as a rare plant survey.

City of Citrus Heights multi-use trail, electric transmission corridor, biology and CEQA project

 

San Bernardino County – On-Call Biological Services

Bargas staff were retained by the County of San Bernardino to serve as the Biological Resources Task Manager responsible for overseeing the biological studies, surveys, compliance monitoring, and documentation in support of County projects. Specific special-status species of concern included desert tortoise, burrowing owl, Mohave ground squirrel, nesting birds and rare plants.

Electric transmission towers across wetlands

Caltrans – Highway Construction Support in Sierra County

Bargas provided biological and cultural resources support for various construction projects. For each project the work included preparation of a Natural Resources Protection Plan which include a description of local biological resources, as well as requirements for addressing concerns related to special-status species. The work also included conducting preconstruction surveys for sensitive species as well as daily monitoring during construction activities. At the completion of each project a post-construction survey and report that documented conditions at each project site and provided recommendations regarding continuous improvements for improving species protection measures.

Upper Westside Master Planned Development – 2,078-acres in Sacramento County, CA

The Upper Westside Master Planned Development is located in Natomas, Sacramento County and incorporates 2,078-acres. Although in Sacramento County, the proposed project abuts the City of Sacramento and is bordered by Interstate 80 along the south, Garden Highway and the Sacramento River on the west and city limits to the north and east. The conceptual plan proposes 10,219 residential units, five million square feet of commercial development, 185 acres of schools and 510 acres of park. A unique feature is a one-mile long canal that is at the center of the commercial core and is proposed to have 4-5 story retail and office buildings along it. Bargas biologist and cultural resource specialists conducti sede surveys in support of regulatory compliance staff preparing Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act permit applications for appropriate state and federal agencies review and approval.

Southern California Edison power pole replacement

PG&E – Pipeline Inspection Project

Bargas provided construction support for a PG&E in-line inspection, cleaning, and retirement of a gas transmission pipeline located in the Delta Region, crossing under the San Joaquin River at Sherman Island, Sacramento and Contra Costa County. Primary responsibilities included pre-construction nesting bird surveys and biological monitoring of construction activities near suitable habitat for western pond turtle, giant garter snake, and in proximity of active nesting birds.

PG&E – El Cerrito Creek Emergency Cleanup Project

Bargas provided permitting support for a PG&E emergency cleanup project related to the explosion of a transformer next to a waterway. Primary responsibilities included completing applications and materials for CDFW Fish and Game Code Section 1602 Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement, Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 Water Quality Certification, and CWA Section 404 Pre-Construction Notification.

 

Construction monitoring

Sacramento Area Sewer District – Creek Protection Project

Bargas was retained to provide biological support for the Sacramento Area Sewer District’s Creek Protection project to complete maintenance on sewer pipes at creek crossings in Sacramento County to prevent accidental sewer discharge into local waterways. Primary responsibilities included pre-construction surveys for nesting birds and wester pond turtle, and biological monitoring of construction activities in proximity of an active acorn woodpecker nest.

Glenn County – Glenn County Bridges

Glenn County, with Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration, retained Bargas Environmental Consulting to provide environmental permitting services for the replacement of four bridges within the County. Bargas provided CEQA permitting services by preparing the necessary permit applications (Clean Water Act Section 401 Certifications) to allow the projects to proceed to implementation. Bargas, with County staff, coordinated with the Central Valley Water Quality Control Board to secure the certifications.

Bridge over Suisun Marsh

PG&E Managed Projects

Bargas provided support to PG&E Project Managed program for desktop environmental review of electric and gas distribution maintenance projects throughout their service area. Primary responsibilities included developing project descriptions and Google Earth maps for use in the biological, cultural, and EFS subject-matter reviews. This project involved direct communication with PG&E project managers and engineering estimators to obtain details regarding project location, construction schedule, construction methods, and scale of soil-disturbance required. Responsibilities also included investigating the presence of special-status species, protected habitats, and aquatic resources for potential projects using Google Earth and PG&E’s GIS MapGuide program. This information was then used to develop a preliminary environmental screening document and biological constraints report. Project field visits were also conducted to determine if potential habitat for special-status species or aquatic resources were present. If biological constraints to a project were identified, Bargas recommended appropriate avoidance and minimization measures to PG&E.

Orange County/Caltrans – State Route 174 Improvement Project

Bargas staff provided project management and biological support for road safety improvements. Species of concern included arroyo toad and nesting birds.  Bargas conducted biological monitoring throughout the nesting bird season. Additionally, Bargas worked with a landscape contractor to implement restoration mitigation measures including site preparation, initial plant installation, and monitoring.

Careers

We Are Hiring

Open Positions

Archaeologist

Bargas is seeking multiple Archaeologists for our Sacramento, Fresno, and southern California locations. These positions are open to full-time or part-time candidates. The part-time position has the potential to turn into a full-time position based on job performance and company needs.

Job Description

We are seeking energetic and experienced Archaeologists/Cultural Resources Specialists with 2 to 6 years of experience in cultural resources management in California. Under the supervision of the Director of Cultural Resources, the archaeologists conduct field surveys, construction monitoring, and test excavations; record archaeological sites and prepare site records; assist with data collection and management; review archaeological resource information and prepare desktop review reports; and prepare or contribute to technical reports.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience conducting archaeological fieldwork in California.
  • Proven ability to identify and record prehistoric and historic-age archaeological materials.
  • Experience with Survey123, Collector/Field Maps app, and data collection using tablets highly desired.
  • Willingness to travel highly desired.
  • Ability to manage and analyze archaeological data.
  • Experience preparing site records and contributing to technical reports highly desired.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office 365 applications a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • High degree of attention to detail and integrity.
  • Ability to work effectively and positively independently and in a team environment.
  • Willingness to take ownership of any tasks as assigned through to completion.
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.

Additional Information

  • Must be able to walk long distances, traverse rugged and steep terrain, and work in fluctuating and potentially extreme weather conditions.
  • Must be able to sit at a computer for several hours at a time.
  • Must be able to stand, stoop, kneel.
  • Must be able to carry equipment weighing an excess of 25lbs.
  • Must be able to pass a background, credit, and DMV check.

Job Type: Part-time or Full-Time
Experience: California Archaeology, 2+ years (Preferred)
Work Remotely: Possible for some desktop assignments

Senior Archaeologist

Bargas is seeking additional Senior-Level Archaeologists for our Sacramento, Fresno, and southern California locations. This position is open to full-time or part-time candidates. The part-time position has the potential to turn into a full-time position based on job performance and company needs.

Job Description

We are seeking energetic and experienced Archaeologists/Cultural Resources Specialists with a minimum of 7 years of experience in cultural resources management in California. Under the supervision of the Director of Cultural Resources, the successful candidate will lead field surveys and test excavations; record and evaluate archaeological sites; supervise data collection and management; prepare site records and technical reports; review work products prepared by others; conduct client coordination, and conduct/assist with project management and business development.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field required. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • RPA certification preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience conducting archaeological fieldwork and reporting in California, including at least 2 years of experience in a supervisory role.
  • Proven ability to identify, record, and evaluate prehistoric and historic-age archaeological materials.
  • Proven ability to supervise archaeologists in the field and office settings.
  • Project management/Principal Investigator experience is highly desired.
  • Familiarity with federal and state cultural resources regulations is highly desired.
  • Willingness to travel is highly desired.
  • Ability to manage and analyze complex archaeological data required.
  • Experience authoring and reviewing site records and technical reports required.
  • Proficient computer skills required; familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 applications a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • High degree of attention to detail and integrity required.
  • Ability to work effectively and positively independently and in a team environment.
  • Willingness to take ownership of any tasks as assigned through to completion.
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.

Additional Information

  • Must be able to walk long distances, traverse rugged and steep terrain, and work in fluctuating and potentially extreme weather conditions.
  • Must be able to sit at a computer for several hours at a time.
  • Must be able to stand, stoop, kneel.
  • Must be able to carry equipment weighing an excess of 25lbs.
  • Must be able to pass a background, credit, and DMV check.

Job Type: Part-time or Full-Time
Experience: California Archaeology, 7+ years (Preferred)
Work Remotely: Possible for some desktop assignments

Senior Biologist

Bargas is seeking for experienced Senior Biologist to join our team. Senior Biologists at Bargas are an integral part of the services we provide our clients. The suitable candidate(s) will combine fieldwork and computer habitat analysis reviews with client and agency meetings, report writing, and permit preparation to support various clients throughout California. You will ensure successful project execution by working closely with not only our clients and technical experts but also by collaborating with a highly capable group of environmental and biological resources professionals.

You will need to be able to work remotely or in an office with our team located throughout California and be comfortable working in a fast-paced, consistently changing, and very dynamic environment. You represent the firm with clients and consultants, ensuring projects meet or exceed our clients’ expectations, and may serve as the sole manager on large projects or work directly with other staff on larger projects.

The ideal candidate will have a technical background and at least eight years of experience in Project Management, CEQA, and NEPA analysis and mitigation measure compliance during construction, including management and oversight of the biological resources monitoring teams, wetland delineations, and permitting.

Duties and Responsibilities

Biological Resource Project Lead

  • Prepares biological survey reports, wetland delineation reports, mitigation monitoring reports, impact evaluations, and other scientific documents
  • Develops and coordinates project study plans independently or by leading a team
  • Manages large or complicated projects without direct supervision
  • Provides consultative recommendations related to specific areas of expertise
  • Serves as a point/liaison with clients, other consultants, public agencies, and other affected parties
  • Leads and conducts surveys and/or serves as a leader of a field crew, or on assigned tasks within a project
  • Prepares reports and processes field data in a timely manner based on industry reporting standards
  • Implements QA/QC standards for each project to facilitate a consistently high quality of work
  • Performs quality control review of all documents prior to release

Training and Skills Development

  • Regularly supervises/mentors one or more biologists in the Department
  • Coordinates the activities of staff
  • Leads the project team and gives work direction and input to team members
  • Track and coordinate resource needs with other groups

Leadership Team Development / Management

  • Regularly supervises/mentors one or more biologists in the Department
  • Coordinates the activities of staff
  • Leads the project team and gives work direction and input to team members
  • Track and coordinate resource needs with other groups
  • Provides performance review input for managers in other groups
  • Gives informal performance feedback periodically
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism

Operations / Organizational Management

  • Ensures that Bargas is turning a profit on products and services provided to clients
  • Works with other members of the senior management to identify opportunities to improve Bargas’ effectiveness; develops and executes a plan to improve capabilities
  • Works with the Director of Biological Resources to implement cost control strategies

Corporate Culture Management

  • Communicates company values, beliefs, and norms to employees on an ongoing basis
  • Serves as a role model for company values
  • Holds group members accountable for serving as role models for corporate culture

External Public Relations

  • Develops appropriate relationships with the local communication to build Bargas’ reputation
  • Promotes Bargas through membership in professional associations and attendance at conferences

Miscellaneous

  • Other miscellaneous duties may be assigned

Work Environment

The position operates primarily within an office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. This position requires some travel, attending meetings, briefings, hearings, and giving presentations in person and through online meeting programs. The right candidate must always be able to conduct themselves in a professional demeanor while representing Bargas.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with staff and clients both verbally and electronically in a professional manner. The employee may spend extended periods of time at a desk in front of a computer.

  • Must be able to sit at a computer 90% of the time
  • Must be able to move/traverse around an office to access file cabinets, office machinery, and printers
  • Use of hands/fingers to operate computers, office machinery, and printers
  • Must be able to stand, stoop, and kneel up to 10% of the time
  • Must be able to carry equipment weighing an excess of 25lbs

Required Qualifications:

A combination of education and experience that provides the requested knowledge and skills to fill this position effectively. Typical qualifications include, or are equivalent to:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Biology, Land Use Planning, GIS, Biological Resources, or related field
  • At least eight years of professional experience in the environmental and/or planning field
  • At least eight years of project management experience
  • High level of Integrity
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interact with clients, and staff, and represent the firm in a highly productive capacity
  • High level of data collection and quality control capabilities
  • Desire to excel and work effectively and positively in a team environment
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment
  • Ability to pass a background check and review of driving record

Thorough understanding of the principles and practices of the environmental consulting industry, including 8+ years:

  • CEQA and/or NEPA and their processing requirements
  • Project management techniques
  • Financial management principles and practices
  • Project scheduling

Bargas offers competitive salaries and benefits with opportunities for personal and professional development to our full-time staff as well as a healthy work/life balance.

  • Do you have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal?
  • Do you have the ability to analyze and synthesize complex data while also seeing the big picture?
  • Are you able to commit to getting the job done correctly and not let minor setbacks stop you from finding a solution?
  • Do you have technical proficiency in one or more environmental disciplines (Biology, Biological Resources, GIS, land use planning, CEQA/NEPA, wetland assessments)?

If you answered yes to these questions, we would love to hear from you!

Biologist

Bargas is seeking for high-quality candidates for full-time and part-time Biologists to join our team throughout California (e.g., Sacramento, Orange, Pasadena, Riverside, San Bernardino, Temecula, San Diego, and the Fresno area).

We offer competitive hourly pay, opportunities for advancement, and a positive, supportive work environment. Bargas provides innovative environmental solutions for a developing California through seasoned leadership, innovative project management, and exceptional teamwork. We are growing-–join us at a fast-paced, collaborative, and fun place to work!

Biologists at Bargas are an integral part of the services we provide our clients. The suitable candidate(s) will have at least 3 years of experience in fieldwork that may include specialized permits, licenses, or certifications. Under general supervision, Biologists perform a variety of responsible scientific professional offices and fieldwork. Biologists gather data on biological resources; perform environmental analysis, research, surveys, investigations, and studies of average difficulty; write preliminary reports; prepare routine correspondence and answer questions of a routine nature; prepare regulatory and compliance documents; and do other related work. Work at this level is characterized by a reliance on proven techniques and methodologies.

Work may vary greatly from field to working in the office with particular times of the year working nearly entirely in the field while other times are spending larger stints in the office. Biologists are primarily responsible for conducting quality field surveys, understanding, and implementing any required protocols for those surveys, and reporting the results of those surveys accurately and on time. You will also be responsible for regular and consistent communication with the Project Managers or Assistant Project Managers for the projects on which they work, as well as the Director of Biological Resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

Biological Resource Project

  • Prepares biological survey reports, wetland delineation reports, mitigation monitoring reports, and other scientific documents
  • Conducts surveys (e.g., species-specific protocol level) or monitoring with little supervision
  • Completes data forms accurately, maintains field notes, and completes other forms and documents related to biological investigations as needed
  • Prepares reports and processes field data in a timely manner based on industry reporting standards
  • Performs initial quality control review and QA/QC of documents when appropriate
  • Minimal interactions with clients and agencies, and assist all Departments with various duties as needed

Training and Skills Development

  • Has obtained a satisfactory foundation of regulations (e.g., ESA, MBTA, CEQA, NEPA) relative to consulting work and stays current on changes in those regulations
  • Attends all required training sessions and continuously seeks opportunities to develop field skills and knowledge of the environmental consulting field

Communication

  • Maintains regular communication with the Director of Biological Resources and Project Managers/Assistant Project Managers

Corporate Culture Management

  • Communicates company values, beliefs, and norms to employees on an ongoing basis
  • Serves as a role model for company values

External Public Relations

  • Promotes Bargas through membership in professional associations and attendance at conferences

Miscellaneous

  • Other miscellaneous duties may be assigned

Work Environment

The position operates primarily within an office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. This position requires some travel, attending meetings, briefings, hearings, and giving presentations in person and through online meeting programs. The right candidate must always be able to conduct themselves in a professional demeanor while representing Bargas.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with staff and clients both verbally and electronically in a professional manner. The employee may spend extended periods of time at a desk in front of a computer.

  • Must be able to sit at a computer 90% of the time
  • Must be able to move/traverse around an office to access file cabinets, office machinery, and printers
  • Use of hands/fingers to operate computers, office machinery, and printers
  • Must be able to stand, stoop, and kneel up to 10% of the time
  • Must be able to carry equipment weighing an excess of 25lbs

Required Qualifications:

A combination of education and experience that provides the requested knowledge and skills to fill this position effectively. Typical qualifications include, or are equivalent to:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Biology, or an appropriate biological science with a demonstrated background in relevant field projects
  • At least three years of professional experience in the environmental and/or planning field
  • At least three years of project management experience
  • High level of Integrity
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interact with clients, and staff, and represent the firm in a highly productive capacity
  • High level of data collection and quality control capabilities
  • Desire to excel and work effectively and positively in a team environment
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment
  • Ability to pass a background check and review of driving record

Thorough understanding of the principles and practices of the environmental consulting industry, including 3+ years:

  • CEQA and/or NEPA and their processing requirements
  • Project management techniques
  • Project scheduling

Bargas offers competitive salaries and benefits with opportunities for personal and professional development to our full-time staff as well as a healthy work/life balance.

  • Do you have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal?
  • Do you have the ability to analyze and synthesize complex data while also seeing the big picture?
  • Are you able to commit to getting the job done correctly and not let minor setbacks stop you from finding a solution?
  • Do you have technical proficiency in one or more environmental disciplines (Biology, Cultural Resources, GIS, land use planning, CEQA/NEPA, wetland assessments)?

If you answered yes to these questions, we would love to hear from you!

Senior Paleontologist

Bargas is seeking a Senior-Level Paleontologist for our Sacramento, Fresno, or southern California locations. This position is open to full-time and part-time candidates. The part-time position has the potential to turn into full-time positions based on job performance and company needs.

Job Description

We are seeking an energetic and experienced paleontologist with a minimum of 7 years of experience in California paleontological mitigation. Under the supervision of Bargas’ Principal Paleontologists, the successful candidate will lead field surveys and fossil salvages; record and evaluate paleontological resources; supervise data collection and management; prepare paleontological technical reports; review work products prepared by others; supervise and mentor junior staff; conduct client coordination, and assist with project management and business development.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Paleontology, Geology, Earth Sciences, or similar field required. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • Must meet minimum qualifications for, and have the ability to act as, a Field Agent on California Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Paleontological Use Permits and Fieldwork Authorizations.
  • 7+ years of experience conducting paleontological fieldwork and reporting in California, including at least 2 years of experience in a supervisory role.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in recognizing, documenting, and evaluating various types of fossils.
  • Experience with fossil salvage, fossil locality form preparation, and technical report preparation.
  • Proven ability to supervise paleontologists in the field and in office settings.
  • Familiarity with federal and state paleontological regulations is highly desired.
  • Willingness to travel is highly desired.
  • Ability to manage and analyze complex paleontological data.
  • Proficient computer skills required; familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 applications a plus.
  • Experience with Survey123, Collector/Field Maps app, and data collection using tablets are highly desired.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • A high degree of attention to detail and integrity is required.
  • Ability to work effectively and positively in a team environment and independently.
  • Willingness to take ownership of any tasks as assigned through to completion.
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.

Additional Information

  • Must be able to walk long distances, traverse rugged and steep terrain, and work in fluctuating and potentially extreme weather conditions.
  • Must be able to sit at a computer for several hours at a time.
  • Must be able to stand, stoop, and kneel.
  • Must be able to carry equipment weighing an excess of 25lbs.
  • Must be able to pass a background, credit, and DMV check.

Paleontologist

Bargas is seeking paleontologists to support our survey and monitoring projects in California and surrounding states. The position can be based in our Sacramento, Fresno, or southern California locations. These positions are open to full-time, part-time, and as-needed candidates. Part-time and as-needed positions have the potential to turn into full-time positions based on job performance and company needs.

Job Description

We are seeking energetic and experienced paleontologists with a minimum of one (1) year of demonstrated experience identifying and documenting paleontological resources, and/or experience performing paleontological field surveys, fossil salvage, and paleontological construction monitoring. Paleontological mitigation experience in California is preferred. Under the supervision of Bargas’ Principal Paleontologists, the paleontologists will conduct field surveys and construction monitoring; record and salvage paleontological resources; prepare daily logs and locality forms; and assist with paleontological report sections, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Paleontology, Geology, Earth Sciences, or similar field required.
  • 1+ year of paleontological experience, preferably California paleontological mitigation experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in recognizing and documenting various types of fossils and/or performing paleontological field tasks.
  • Experience with Survey123, Collector/Field Maps app, and data collection using tablets are highly desired.
  • Willingness to travel is highly desired.
  • Ability to manage paleontological data.
  • Experience with fossil salvage, fossil locality form preparation, and technical report preparation is highly desired.
  • Proficient computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 applications a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A high degree of attention to detail and integrity.
  • Ability to work effectively and positively independently and in a team environment.
  • Willingness to take ownership of any tasks as assigned through to completion.
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.

Additional Information

  • Must be able to walk long distances, traverse rugged and steep terrain, and work in fluctuating and potentially extreme weather conditions.
  • Must be able to sit at a computer for several hours at a time.
  • Must be able to stand, stoop, and kneel.
  • Must be able to carry equipment weighing an excess of 25lbs.
  • Must be able to pass a background, credit, and DMV check.

To Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter demonstrating your qualifications, salary requirements, and any unique areas of expertise to jobs@bargasconsulting.com.

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

We will review your submittal and you will be notified of our receipt of your resume. If there isn’t a position open currently that meets your qualifications, Bargas will retain your resume on file for future reference.

Bargas is an equal opportunity employer.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Current CDC guidelines for facial coverings are in effect
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

About Us

Bargas Environmental Consulting, LLC (Bargas), is a minority, woman-owned business focused on improving the world we live in by providing environmental solutions to a developing California. We strive to create a unique culture that is diverse, all-inclusive, creative, and welcomes new ideas and solutions to some of the distinctive obstacles projects may have. Bargas offers a supportive work/life balance that encourages our staff to grow both personally and professionally. We provide our staff with exciting opportunities to further their environmental knowledge to better address the dynamic aspects of our projects. We live our company values daily in Safety, Clients, Communication, Responsibility, Teamwork, Learning, Professionalism, and Sharing. We are committed to helping our community through our “Bargas Give Back” program. www.Bargas.com

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Certifications

Woman Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) Certification #12050063
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification #41165
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

Certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

DUNS Number: 067259694

Supplier Education and Economic Development (SEED) Certified
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Small Business Supplier #1765601
California Department of General Services (DGS)

DIR Registration No. 1000055852
California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)
Public Works Contractor (PWC)

Gold Shovel Certified

ISNetWorld Vetted and Compliant

SACRAMENTO

3604 Fair Oaks Blvd.,
Ste 180
Sacramento, CA 95864

(916) 993-9218

ORANGE

1100 Town and Country Rd
Suite 1250
Orange, CA 92868
(657) 224-1083

PASADENA

680 East Colorado Blvd.,
2nd Floor and Ste. 180,
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 593-7521

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SAN BERNARDINO

473 Carnegie Dr.,
Ste #200, Office #237,
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 212-0751

SAN DIEGO

3111 Camino Del Rio N.,
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 693-4349

TEMECULA

27710 Jefferson Ave.,
Suite 105
Temecula, CA 92590

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NEW YORK

109 South 5st St.,
Brooklyn, New York 11249

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