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Posted: 08/20/2009

Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism
Historic Preservaton and Museum Division

Purpose of Class: In the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks participating in the implementation of the State's historic preservation program in accordance with National Register Program of the National Park Service.

National Register Specialist - Archeologist
Professional Opportunity
Hartford, CT
$67,691 - $84.522 annually

Examples of Duties: Prepares or edits National Register nominations for archaeological sites; conducts or supervises surveys which may include photography, bibliographic research and limited laboratory research and analysis; reviews and comments on archaeological assessments; maintains liaison with professional archaeological associations; supervises expenditure of National Park Service grant-in-aid funds for archaeological sites; develops and writes archaeological components of State Plan for Historic Preservation; speaks before groups concerning archaeological issues; prepares and updates state inventories and maps for archaeological use; conducts negotiations with federal agencies and President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; assists municipalities and federal agencies in expediting environmental reviews of cultural resources; assists in planning of projects falling under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act; maintains liaison with Office of Archaeology and the Native American Heritage Advisory Council; participates in formulating memoranda of agreements; provides technical guidance to state agencies, town governments and property owners on archaeological issues; performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Required

Knowledge, skill, and ability: Considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of archaeological survey, excavation and laboratory operations; knowledge of Connecticut's prehistoric, historic and industrial archaeological heritage; knowledge of basic photographic techniques; ability to carry research to completion; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.

Experience and Training

General Experience: The minimum qualifications for this job classification are:

1. A Master's degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field.

2. One (1) year of full-time experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeology research, administration or management.

3. Four (4) months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archaeology.

4. Demonstrated ability to carryout research to completion.


5. One (1) year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the prehistoric period or one (1) year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the historic period.

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How to apply
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements must submit a cover letter, a resume and two (2) State Applications (Form PLD-1*)---(one PLD-1 must be WITHOUT Social Security Numbers, and one copy of the PLD-1 must be WITH Social Security Numbers) to: Deborah Hearl Department of Administrative Services/SmART 165 Capitol Avenue, 5th Floor East Hartford, CT 06106 Fax: (860) 622-2873 Email: debby.hearl@ct.gov The entire application package must be received at the above address by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on September 25, 2009. Due to the large number of applications received, we do not confirm receipt of applications. When faxing materials, keep a copy of your completed application form and the fax transmittal receipt for your records. Do not mail a copy of your application form if you have faxed the materials. The Commission on Culture and Tourism is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Reemployment and SEBAC candidates will be given first preference and recruitment practices will be in accordance with State policies and procedures. *PLD-1 application forms are available from human resources units of state agencies, Labor Department Job Centers/CT Works Offices located throughout the state, and on the World Wide Web at: http://www.das.state.ct.us/exam/#app
Deborah Hearl
Fax: (860) 622-2873
165 Capitol Ave. 5th Flr.
Hartford, CT 06106

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