ECORP is seeking motivated individuals in joining our team as On-Call Paleontologists for upcoming projects throughout California. As an On-Call Paleontologist, you will conduct paleontological monitoring of construction projects which may/will include: data collecting, interpretation of stratigraphic units, salvaging of fossils, preparation of daily monitoring logs, and other field tasks. The On-Call Paleontologist will work under the Principal Paleontologist and report directly to them.


  • B.S. or B.A. degree in geology or paleontology and one year experience monitoring in the state or geologic province of the specific project.
  • An associate degree and/or demonstrated experience showing ability to recognize fossils in a biostratigraphic context and recover vertebrate fossils in the field may be substituted for a degree.
  • A.S. or A.A. in geology, paleontology, or biology and demonstrated two years experience collecting and salvaging fossil materials in the state or geologic province of the specific project.
  • Enrollment in upper division classes pursuing a degree in the fields of geology or paleontology and two (2) years of monitoring experience in the state or geologic province of the specific project.
  • Ability to identify vertebrate, invertebrate, plant, and trace fossils to Class or lower taxonomic level in the field is desirable.
  • Ability to travel to various project sites for extended periods of time and work outdoors for extended periods of time in various weather conditions.

Wages are based on level of education, relevant experience, and quality of references. These are temporary non-benefited positions.

If interested, please submit your application, and a minimum of two references below.

ECORP Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Level: Mid-Level
Job Type: On-Call
Job Location: Chico Redlands Rocklin San Diego Santa Ana
Job Position: Paleontologist

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