Topic ID #40501 - posted 12/20/2018 5:55 AM

STAFF ARCHAEOLOGIST NEEDED - LITTLE ROCK, AR



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This is a permanent, full-time position within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Functional Job Title
:  Archaeologist

 

1.       Class Summary:  The Archaeologist works under administrative direction, and reviews federal undertakings for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended.  The position is governed by agency/institution policy and state and federal laws.

 

2.       Scope of Work:

·         Reviews federally funded, licensed, permitted, and assisted undertakings for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended.  Evaluates project proposals, permit applications, agency planning documents, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements for potential impacts on historic properties.  Requests archaeological surveys be conducted to identify and assess impacts on historic properties.  Critiques archaeological scopes-of-work, data recovery plans, and reports of investigation for adequacy of fieldwork.  Writes letters and reviews on a daily basis.

·         Makes site inspections throughout the state, and monitors Section 106 review projects as needed.

·         Provides technical assistance to federal and state agencies, city and county governments, planning and development agencies, engineering and consulting firms, Native Americans, historic preservation organizations, archaeological research firms, and state and federal archaeologists.

·         Works with the National Register staff of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to evaluate historic properties for archaeological significance.

·         Assists in developing goals, procedures, and priorities for the archaeology section of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Plan.

·         Works with the Historic Research Assistant in the maintenance of archaeological data.  Catalogs archaeological reports and plots new archaeological sites on topographic maps.

·         Participates in the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's public education outreach program.  Makes presentations on archaeology and historic preservation to professional associations, school groups, historic preservation organizations, clubs, and community groups.

·         Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

1.    Working RelationshipsThe Archaeologist has regular contact with federal agencies, state agencies, city and county governments, planning and development agencies, engineering and consulting firms, Native Americas, historic preservation organizations, archaeological research firms, and state and federal archaeologists.

 2.       Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·         Knowledge of the archaeology of the southeastern United States for both the prehistoric and historic periods.

·         Knowledge of theories, methods, and practices in archaeology.

·         Knowledge and ability to conduct and supervise archaeological surveys and excavations, laboratory analysis, and prepare archaeological reports.

·         Knowledge of federal and state historic preservation laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

·         Knowledge and ability to assess the significance of archaeological sites, evaluate potential impacts, and provide mitigated options.

·         Skill and ability to deal with constituents, meet deadlines, and communicate orally and in writing.

·         Ability to use computers, surveying instruments, and photography equipment.

 

3.       Required Qualifications:  The formal education of a bachelor's degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field; plus four years of experience in archaeology.

 

4.       Preferred Qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in anthropology with specialization in the subfield of archaeology and five years experience in archaeology; OR a master's degree in anthropology, archaeology, or related field and two years experience in archaeology.

 

5.       Special Requirements

·         Occasional in-state travel and exposure to the elements is required.

·         A pre-employment criminal background check is required.

·         This position is also subject to drug screening.

6.       Location of Work:

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

1100 North Street

Little Rock, AR 72201

 

7.       Benefits:

This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health and life insurance and retirement.


Interested and qualified applicants should apply at www.arstatejobs.com.  Search for position #221254352.












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