Topic ID #42093 - posted 1/30/2020 6:21 PM

Field Director - Fairfax County, Virginia


The Archaeology and Collections Branch of the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) seeks applications for a field director position.  Duties consist of oversight of field investigations (Phase I, II, and III) and supervision of field technicians and a crew chief.  The field director may be responsible for one or more field projects running concurrently.  The field director coordinates with principle investigators and the lab director to establish priorities, assign staff, and ensure fieldwork is completed correctly and efficiently.  The field director will author or co-author technical reports, assist with volunteer tasking, conduct public outreach, and assist principle investigators with administrative tasks.  The FCPA archaeological program is public, engaging the interested public and working with volunteers and interns with a range of experience.  Preference will be given to applicants with an MA in Anthropology, Archaeology, History or related field.  Knowledge of ArcGIS is strongly preferred.   


The position is limited to 1560 working hours, or approximately nine months, per calendar year.  Funding for the position is secured through 2020.  The position is 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 commensurate with education and experience.  All work is local; no per diem is available.  In general, the work schedule is Tuesday through Saturday.  


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


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