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Project Archaeologist

El Paso, Texas
Closing date
Sep 27, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
The Versar Environmental Services Group is seeking a Project Archaeologist to augment its cultural resources staff in it's El Paso, Texas office. Versar is looking for a dynamic person who is able to service a wide variety of clients.

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 southwest is necessary. The individual must be able to function as a project manager, supervise field efforts; must have demonstrated proficiency with TRU recording system, 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.

The primary duties of the successful candidate will include:

Excellent writing and communication skills

Knowledge of archaeological inventory, testing, and excavation techniques

Knowledge and prior experience with the TRU recording system

Ability to successfully conduct 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

Ability to manage projects within budget and schedule


Candidates must have an M.A. degree in Anthropology, 5 years of archaeological experience in the SW / Great Basin regions. Must 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. If not local, must be willing to relocate to the area of El Paso, Texas. Current drivers license required.

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