Topic ID #35166 - posted 3/5/2015 1:27 AM

State Archaeologist & Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer - Denver, CO

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:    State Archaeologist & Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Class Title:    NON-CLASSIFIED
Type of Announcement:    This announcement is not governed by the selection processes of the classified personnel system. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.
Closing Date/Time:    Tue. 03/24/15 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Primary Physical Work Address:    1200 Broadway Denver CO, 80203
Salary:    $5,640.00 - $6,346.00 Monthly
Job Type:    Full Time
Location:    Denver Metro, Colorado
How To Apply:    Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.
If not applying on-line, submit application to:    Online application is the preferred method to apply for this position
Department Contact Information:    ((see listing))
Methods of Appointment:    This position is not part of the classified state personnel system.
If you are considering a career opportunity with the goal of making a difference, consider joining the dedicated people at History Colorado. Our professionals inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. The History Colorado Center is a location convenient to downtown shopping, restaurants, and cultural facilities in the Golden Triangle district. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:
Your choice of one of two strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan
Medical and dental health plans
Paid life insurance plan plus additional optional coverage
Free short-term disability coverage plus optional long term disability
10 paid holidays per year plus paid opportunities to volunteer in the community
Generous paid vacation and sick leave benefits
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training opportunities, and more
HISTORY COLORADO has a strong commitment to diversity and cultural competence. We welcome responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
 Description of Job:
The State Archaeologist administers State and federal laws relating to archaeological and historic resources. This position provides staff authority on archaeological matters within History Colorado, and acts under the specific direction of the Vice President of Preservation Programs and the general direction of the State Historic Preservation Officer. The State Archaeologist  serves as a staff member of the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Committee of History Colorado's Board of Directors.
The State Archaeologist is the head of the Office of State Archaeology and provides assistance to and cooperates with the general public, private industries, and agencies of local, state, and federal government. 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist, consult and advise state and local governmental agencies and private persons on archaeological problems.
Promote development of archaeological resources for educational purposes, including, overseeing the Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification.
Inventory and analyze the state's archaeological resources as to location, quantity, cultural significance, and collect and preserve archaeological resources.
Issue permits to qualified applicants for the conduct of archaeological and paleontologist studies.
Review and manage State Historical Fund Grants related to Archaeology. 
Establish and coordinate a procedure for out-of-state loans of items collected under State permit.
Work with other employees of History Colorado for the maximum conservation of archaeological resources and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to archaeology.
Manage discoveries of unmarked human graves in consultation with the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, assuring compliance with state and federal law.
The State Archaeologist works with the Assistant State Archaeologist on annual state permitting and reporting for archaeological and paleontologist research. 
Supervise personnel of the Office of the State Archaeologist.
Work with federal agency partners, for example the Bureau of Land and Management, the United States Forest Service, the National Park Services and other agencies under the duties assigned to SHPOs in the National Historic Preservation Act, especially as called for in Sections 106 and 110 of the act.
Collaborates with the Intergovernmental Services Unit in negotiating and drafting key agreements for projects that will likely have adverse effects on historic properties; especially relative to archaeological and traditional cultural properties.
Work with the Vice President for Preservation Programs on an annual operating budget requests and other administrative duties as assigned.
Attend conferences and participates in working groups.
Represent the State and History Colorado in consultations with Native American groups on matters of historic preservation and archaeological practices of collections.
The position’s duties are so varied that the candidate for this position should have considerable experience, maturity, and flexibility. Changes in federal and state funding, technology, and business practices regularly reshape the nature of the job and the challenges the State Archaeologist will face.

 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights:
Minimum Qualifications:
A master's degree in archaeology, anthropology or closely related field.
Minimum four years of full-time professional experience archaeological research, administration or management; and
At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archaeology.
The successful candidate will possess:
 Seven to ten years of professional archaeological experience. 
 Experience managing professional staff. 
 Supplemental Information:
Special Necessary Requirements:
A condition of employment is the successful completion of a background check. 
Must be able to travel independently throughout the state, including overnight stays. 
Interested individuals are asked to submit a job application, resume, letter of interest and three references using the online application system. Failure to submit references may cause you to be removed from consideration.

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