Topic ID #37536 - posted 10/24/2016 2:21 AM

Archaeological Technician - Raleigh, NC

Jennifer Palmer

Archaeological Technician - Office of State Archaeology Research Center
Salary  $28,875.00 - $43,422.00 Annually $28,875.00 - $43,422.00 Annually Location  Wake County, NC Wake County, NC
Job Type Permanent Full-Time Department Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
Job Number 16-10698 AH65024368 Closing 10/27/2016 5:00 PM Eastern
Description of Work
**This position is posted at recruitment range of $28,875 - $35,000 and at
salary grade equivalent 61**
This position is located at:
Office of State Archaeology Research Center
215 West Lane Street
Raleigh, NC
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
The Archaeological Technician will support the daily activities of the Office of State Archaeology Research Center including the entry and retrieval of digital artifact collection information, responding to collection research requests, and assisting with maintaining the archaeological site file database.  Other duties will include processing of incoming artifact collections and outgoing loans; storage, analysis, and data management of existing prehistoric and historic archaeological collections and their attendant records recovered from terrestrial sites in North Carolina; artifact documentation, identification, conservation, and analysis as appropriate.
Duties shall include, but are not limited to the following: 
Artifact Curation and Analysis:  Identification, analysis, recording, documentation, conservation, and condition reporting of artifacts.
Environmental Review:  Assist with maintaining archaeological site files, artifact collection records (loans, condition reports, and artifact stabilization), and mapping environmental review project areas.
Public Education and Outreach:  Participate in public outreach activities such as laboratory tours and public presentations. Provide technical assistance through responding to requests for information from professional and public colleagues and assist with the with the training of temporary employees, interns, and volunteers.
Laboratory Management and Administration:  Undertake maintenance and operation of laboratory facilities and equipment in compliance with NCDCR Environmental and Health & Safety requirements, maintain and manage laboratory supplies, stocks, and related inventories. Contribute to development of laboratory budgets. 
Professional Development:  Continue professional development through training, attending workshops, conferences, and appropriate memberships of professional organizations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.**
Qualified candidates must possess:
Experience in archaeological curation methods and theory.
Knowledge of federal historic preservation laws. Competence in participating in field and laboratory projects.
Ability to interact with laboratory volunteers and/or interns.
Experience with laboratory safety procedures and standards as well as vigilance in complying with safe and proper handling procedures of equipment and materials is essential.
Equipment management- Requires basic knowledge of the types of equipment needed to conduct field and laboratory data recovery and analysis. Familiarity with service and repair schedules is necessary.
Experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Access (database management programs).
Ability to work as part of a team, cooperatively with others absolutely essential.  Good oral and written communication skills for professional, as well as public education and outreach activities, including training and supervising student and interns, are required.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Graduation from high school and three years of progressive clerical and archaeological laboratory work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.
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