The Versar Environmental Services Group is seeking an experienced Bioarchaeologist for an archaeological project located in Avon Park, FL. The project will run for approximately 4 to 6 weeks and is scheduled to begin February 2022. Per diem and lodging will be provided. The position will not exceed 40 hours per work week with no guarantee of 40 hours.
This position requires working 8-hour days and be capable of walking up to 4 miles a day in rough terrain. The individual must be capable of collecting field data using GPS units, possess a valid driver's license, and have access to reliable transportation. Project tasks will include subsurface testing, and the monitoring of all excavations for evidence of human remains. The bioarchaeologist will be expected to sign off on all collections confirming that no human remains have been identified in the assemblage.
In addition to technical capabilities, individuals must be able to meet the requirements of various company and project safety and security requirements (i.e., no smoking in designated areas, UXO training, signing confidentiality agreements, etc.).
Master's degree in Anthropology (Bioarchaeology, Archaeology, or Biological Anthropology) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Three year minimum experience in North American archaeology supervising field and lab activities including burial-related excavation.
Three year minimum experience in human osteological analysis and research including knowledge of and experience with professionally accepted human osteological methods, techniques, and theoretical advances in research.
Versar is a Federal Contractor, in accordance with the Executive Order (EO) 14042 on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, Versar has adopted a Policy to comply with the Vaccine Mandate that all employees be vaccinated to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our customers and visitors; and the community at large from COVID 19.