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Sr. Archaeologist

Versar, Inc.
Richardson, Texas
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Oct 29, 2021

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Job Summary The Versar Environmental Services Group is seeking a Senior Archaeologist to augment its cultural resources staff. Versar is looking for a dynamic person who is able to service a wide variety of clients. The primary duties of the successful candidate will include: * Excellent writing, communication, and mentoring skills * Extensive knowledge of archaeological inventory, testing, and excavation techniques * Ability to successfully plan, conduct, and manage Phase I inventory, Phase II evaluation, and Phase III data recovery efforts * Actively assist in the manual excavation of shovel tests and test units * Conduct archaeological research and analysis * Prepare technical reports of methodology, findings, and recommendations * Logistically plan and implement field projects * Direct field crews and advise crew in applicable methodology * Ability to work with technical field, office staff, managers, and adminstrative staff to ensure that projects meet quality standards * Experienced in organizing and maintaining data, and completing archaeological site forms * Capacity to handle complex tasks under pressure and under stringent time constraints * Ability to exercise professional judgment and discretion * Ability and adaptability to deal with ambiguity such as unexpected changes in weather, client demands, and project priorities and schedules * Prepare project and proposal budgets * Ability to manage projects within budget and schedule Job Requirements * Candidates must have an M.A. degree in Anthropology * 3-4 years of work experience and 2 years of experience as a Senior Archaeologist and/or Principal Investigator. * Must be willing to travel and be physically capable of conducting field work. * Demonstrated experience in directing field crews, producing quality reports, managing complex projects, and knowledge of compliance regulations is essential. * A candidate must have demonstrated research, writing, and management experience to direct field research and produce quality reports for both federal and commercial clients. * Prior archaeological experience in Texas and surrounding states is necessary. * Caddoan archaeology experience is a plus. * The individual must be able to function as a project manager, traveling relatively frequently and spending periods in the field; * Must have demonstrated proficiency with GIS software and GPS technology and experience in CRM involving Section 106 compliance as well as quality research. * The individual must also have good interpersonal and writing skills and background experience as a Senior Archaeologist and/or Principal Investigator.

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