Senior Archaeologist - Versar


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.



To apply, please email a copy of your most recent resume to Tanequa Doby at tdoby@...



Tanequa Doby

Sr. Recruiter

Human Resources