Topic ID #41746 - posted 10/29/2019 8:59 AM

Laboratory Director, Jacksonville, FL

Collard Green

LG2ES has and immediate opening for full-time Laboratory Director in our Jacksonville, Florida office.

The Lab Director / Archaeologist will provide technical expertise and management of LG²’s lab facility and staff of Laboratory Technicians. The Lab Director will be responsible for managing and overseeing all data recovered from archaeological investigations, from initial processing to identification and curation. Responsibilities will include preparing and maintaining databases for managing and cataloging artifact assemblages. The Lab Director will develop effective working relationships with Project Archaeologists, Principal Investigators, Project Managers, and Field Technicians to ensure that quality laboratory classifications are completed, and that data are made available for analysis appropriate to the needs of the client. The Lab Director may also serve as an Archaeologist when needed. The Archaeologist will work under the PI and/or Project Archaeologist and may perform tasks associated with various Phase I, II, and III cultural resources investigations including field direction, historic and archival research, technical report preparation, technical quality assurance, personnel supervision, and proposal preparation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of lab activities including processing, cataloging, classification, and curation of artifacts and related documentation.
  • Supervise Laboratory Technicians and oversee QA/QC of lab-related tasks.
  • Maintain and manage databases to facilitate artifact analysis and associated contexts.
  • Serve as the technical lead for artifact identification.
  • Evaluate need for stabilization and/or conservation of a wide range of artifact types.
  • Assist with the development of proposals and marketing efforts.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical reports for Cultural Resources investigations.
  • Assist with quality assurance/quality control on outgoing agency deliverables.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in Cultural Resources Management, Archaeology, Anthropology or closely related field.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of Archaeological Laboratory Management and database management.
  • Experience conducting and managing archaeological investigations in the Southeastern United States.
  • Must meet Secretary of Interior (SOI) qualifications as Archaeologist.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and computer skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced consulting environment.
  • Must be available for travel and possess a valid drivers’ license.


  • Leadership – has demonstrated success as an entrepreneurial, high energy, driven, hands-on leader.  Able to select, train, develop, coach, mentor and retain a highly motivated workforce.
  • Results Orientation – Proven ability to set and exceed strategic targets. 
  • Analytical Problem - Solving & Decision Making – able to research, analyze, identify viable options, draw sound conclusions, present findings and make thoughtful recommendations considering overall risk and short-term and long-term impact.
  • Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated, passionate and creative team-player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within, and external to, the organization.
  • Communication – able to effectively and persuasively express self verbally and in writing, using correct language and grammar in a professional, diplomatic and tactful manner.
  • Organization & Time Management – able to work independently with minimal supervision, planning, scheduling and organizing professional schedule to complete actions within established deadlines, handling multiple priorities with strong attention to detail.
  • Systems & Software – proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, react swiftly to and able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment

This is a full-time, benefited position with competitive salary based on experience and education. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k), PTO, and holidays. Employment with LG2ES is subject to the successful completion of a background check and drug screening. Applicants should provide a cover letter and resume, as well as three references, to Wendy Puckett at and Alvin Banguilan at For more information please visit our website at


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