Topic ID #38547 - posted 7/28/2017 6:47 PM

Archaeological Tech - Northern Virginia (Corrected)


The Archaeology and Collections Branch of the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is currently accepting applications for field technicians to assist with several long term archaeological investigations.  Duties consist primarily of field work including excavation and documentation under the direction of a crew chief or field director.  In the event of inclement weather, the field techs will be assigned lab duties under the direction of a lab director or assistant lab director.  The FCPA archaeological program is public, engaging the interested public and working with volunteers with a range of experience.  Successful completion of an archaeological field school is required.  A BA in Archaeology, Anthropology, History or related field is strongly preferred as is prior archaeological experience in the Middle Atlantic region.  Likewise preference will be given to applicants with experience in ArcGIS and/or MS Access. 

Field techs are classified as Limited Term Employees (LTEs) and as such are not eligible for paid holidays, paid vacation, or retirement.  Funding for relocation is not available.  A range of medical benefits are available for purchase through Fairfax County at a reasonable price.  Compensation is 14.50/hr.  All work is local; no per diem is available.  In general, the work schedule is Tuesday through Saturday.  LTEs are limited to 1560 hours per calendar year. 

Interested persons should apply directly, sending a resume and list of three references to Christopher Sperling (


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