Archaeologist – Sydney.

Biosis are looking to appoint an Archaeologist specialising in Aboriginal heritage to join our NSW Heritage team in our Sydney office.  Working closely with a multi-disciplined team of professionals, you will be expected to become an integral member of the NSW Heritage team and be a key contributor to various existing and future projects throughout NSW. Biosis NSW Heritage team provides the opportunity to develop your professional career in a supportive workplace with a range of exciting heritage projects. The successful applicant will be provided with the opportunity to take the next step in their career through participating in, conducting and managing projects, and producing technical reports.

Biosis has undertaken many ecological and cultural heritage projects throughout eastern Australia and employs a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team that includes; Aquatic Ecologists, Archaeologists, Botanists, GIS Operators, and Zoologists.  We have NSW offices in Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle and Albury and Victorian offices in; Ballarat, Melbourne and Wangaratta. Our Sydney office is located close to the CBD (Alexandria) and is easily accessible by public transport. We are a short walk from Redfern and Green Square Stations. This provides access to all the services of Sydney without the hassle of traffic and parking.

Biosis is seeking an Aboriginal archaeologist to assist Biosis in the delivery of our projects across NSW. The ideal candidate must have developed survey and excavation skills and be capable of providing Aboriginal archaeological advice and guidance to our clients.

To be considered for this role, you will possess the following selection criteria:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in archaeology.
  • A minimum of two years archaeological experience.
  • Experience in the completion of archaeological surveys and excavations. Developed lithic identification skills will be viewed favorably.
  • Developing report writing and proposal writing skills.
  • Knowledge of the NSW Planning and Assessment Act 1979, NSW Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 and associated guidelines.
  • Experience in the management of small to medium sized projects and client liaison.
  • Competency with computer programs and software such as MS word, excel, outlook and/or similar software packages.
  • A current manual driver’s license is a must along with a keen desire to be part of a team of specialist consultants.
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills.

Biosis offers the security of an established firm with support services in WHS, HR and accounts, an experienced team in archaeological assessment and a supportive work culture.  We will provide you with a competitive salary package consisting of base plus super, professional membership and conference allowance, relocation assistance if required, plus a wide range of employment benefits. As a permanent Biosis employee, you will also be rewarded with many of our added employee benefits, some of these benefits include:

  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Mentoring and Training Program
  • Study assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social activities
  • Internal Job Opportunities throughout Australia

This is a 12 month contract position with the potential to become permanent. This opportunity is best suited to individuals with a passion for archaeology and looking to become part of an enthusiastic and vibrant team.

For more information, contact Amanda Atkinson (Senior Archaeologist) on 0409 199 785.  To apply, forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, to: Catherine Millar (Human Resources)

Position Description

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Applications will close Monday at 5pm on 18 September 2017.

 Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.