Principal Archeologist - Virginia Beach, VA

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Virginia Beach, VA, USA
  • Aug 21, 2021

Job Description

Requisition Number: 131727  
Company Name: WSSI 
Service Line: 1WSS - WSSI 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: Masters 
Work Experience Required: More than 5 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 


Thunderbird Archeology, a division of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., is seeking qualified applicants to fill full-time permanent Principal Archeologist positions in our Gainesville, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and Virginia Beach, Virginia offices.  The pay rate for these positions is competitive and dependent on experience with opportunities for advancement.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Oversight and/or management of archeological fieldwork including Phase I, II, and III excavations, archeological cemetery delineations, and archeological recovery of human remains
  • Planning and budgeting archeological projects and preparing technical and cost proposals
  • Coordination with local, state, and federal agency staff and clients under the direction of project managers
  • Monitoring and ensuring work quality and adherence to schedule and budget for diverse archeological projects from field survey to report production
  • Researching, writing, compiling, and editing cultural resource management reports

Minimum qualifications include:

  • An advanced degree in Archeology, or a closely related field and at least seven (7) years of experience in the management of archeological field projects
  • Applied knowledge of federal, state, and local cultural resource laws and regulations
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Willingness to travel (per diem and lodging will be provided on projects more than approximately 90 miles from the office)
  • Physical ability to perform rigorous fieldwork in all settings and weather conditions
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Experience/Qualifications:

  • At least one (1) year of experience as a Principal Archeologist in the Mid-Atlantic or Southeastern region
  • RPA

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, provides a full range of natural and cultural resource consulting services and is based in Gainesville, Va. The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit


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