Archaeological Field Technician – Washington, DC


Archaeological Field Technician – Washington, DC

The Versar Environmental Services Group is seeking a local archaeologist and monitor to support a new development project in Washington DC. 

This position requires flexible scheduling and the ability to be on your feet for 8-hour days. Candidates must be capable of collecting field data using Trimble GPS units, possess a valid driver's license, and have access to reliable transportation. Project tasks will primarily include monitoring mechanical excavation, detailed note taking, and photo-documentation. Must be capable of carrying out field duties, often with limited or no support, in extreme environments. The monitor will be expected to follow the direction of the principal investigator. 


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, signing confidentiality agreements, steel-toed boots and other PPE etc.).
Experience leading crews and working independently to complete archaeological surveys and site documentation including feature and artifact identification and analyses; excavating shovel test pits and test units; site descriptions; photographs; and mapping. Prior experience with construction and mechanical excavation, urban archaeology, and the Washington DC region preferred.

Individuals must possess a MA/MS degree in Anthropology or Archaeology, as well as successfully completing an archaeological field school. The ability to read and sketch maps, use GPS technology; and take quality field photographs and detailed notes is a must. A demonstrated background working with prehistoric and historic archaeological materials of this region and have a fundamental knowledge also required.

For immediate consideration, please respond to requisition number 18-0015 at

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