Topic ID #37981 - posted 1/27/2017 9:53 AM

Director - Archaeological & Historical Services


Eastern Washington University's College of Social Sciences seeks a Director of our Archaeological & Historical Services.

Since 1980, Archaeological and Historical Services (AHS) has provided cultural resources management services for all aspects of it's contracted and grant funded projects, including project planning and development. AHS specializes in aiding private, city, county, state, and federal clients in meeting local, state, and federal compliance requirements pertaining to the inventory, protection, and enhancement of Pacific Northwest archaeological and historical resources. AHS services are designed to manage cultural resources as well as meet the requirements of federal, state, and county regulatory statutes.

The AHS offices are located on Eastern's Cheney campus (16 miles from downtown Spokane), and has provided services to clients throughout Washington State, as well as to clients located in Oregon, Idaho, Montana and northern California.

In addition to project findings reports, our professional staff contributes to regional historic preservation and archaeological research through the publication of findings in research journals and presentations at regional and national meetings.


AHS' Director directs all Archaeological and Historical activities and personnel. The Director develops and prepares contract and grant funding proposals as well as overseeing this activity by other AHS staff. The Director implements cultural resource projects in compliance with federal and state regulations. The Director responds to client needs for cultural resources compliance services and advice. The Director prepares reports of findings and employs a multidisciplinary approach of standard and experimental techniques to meet project goals and client needs. AHS' Director responds to media and public and professional requests.

This position is available due to the planned retirement of it's long term Director. Significant overlap is planned for the candidate hired for this position, to allow extensive training and transfer of knowledge, and to ensure the continued successful of the program and it's many ongoing projects.

See Job Duties section on our website for listing of key position responsibilities.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

Periodic travel to locations throughout Washington, and other western states, should be expected in order to direct and oversee AHS projects.

The nature of fieldwork involves working in a wide variety of outdoor conditions, weather and environmental.

Must have access to a personal vehicle, a valid driver's license, and insurance. Use of personal vehicle for work related travel is reimbursed at current IRS determined rates.

Required Qualifications:

Master's degree in anthropology or related cultural resources field.

Ability to complete essential functions as demonstrated through years of experience.

Additionally, candidates must demonstrate interest, experience and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Supervisory experience working in cultural resources compliance organization.

Experience working in grant and contract funded university-based cultural resources compliance organization.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Strong communication skills, oral and written, including ability to write comprehensive reports that comply with the requirements of different grants and contracts.

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