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Posted: 07/15/2010

West Virginia Department of Transportation/Division of Highways
Engineering Division

The West Virginia Division of Highways is responsible for planning, engineering, right-of-ways acquisition, construction, reconstruction, traffic regulation and maintenance of more than 34,000 miles of state roads. Additional duties include highway research, outdoor advertising contiguous to state roads, roadside development, safety and weight enforcement and dissemination of highway information.

Archeologist 1 & 2
Professional Opportunity
Charleston, WV
$27,732 - 57,660/yr

The West Virginia Division of Highways seeks applicants for Archeologist 1 & 2 positions located in Charleston, West Virginia.


(Two Vacancies)

Under general supervision, performs professional work in archeology at the full-performance level. The duties consist of conducting site identification surveys, evaluating significance of sites, excavating historic and prehistoric sites, and evaluating their National Register eligibility; studies, classifies, and interprets artifacts recovered to determine age and cultural identity; assesses landform integrity; prepares maps, drawings, and charts for inclusion in reports; writes reports on site identification, evaluation, excavation and analysis; consults with other professionals engaged in historic and prehistoric archeology; and reviews reports by consultants on site identification, evaluation, excavation and analysis. Participates in public outreach activities relating to archeology. Salary range: $27,732 - $51,312/yr.


(Two Vacancies)

The duties of the Archeologist 2 positions are similar to those of the Archeologist 1, but can include budgetary items and supervision of other technical staff. Supervisory experience is desirable. Salary range: $31,164 - $57,660/yr.


Full medical coverage, holidays, annual, and sick leave. Optical and dental options available. There is reliable support for conferences and specialized training.

Minimum Qualifications:

Training: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in archeology or anthropology.

Substitution: Experience as described below may substitute for the Master’s Degree.

Experience: One year of experience for Archeologist 1; three years experience for Archeologist 2 in archeological research activities.


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How to apply
Interested applicants are asked to submit a WV Division of Personnel Application for Examination and resume directly to Ben Hark, Manager of Environmental Section, Engineering Division, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., East, Bldg. 5, Rm. A-450, Charleston, WV 25305-0139, and submit a WV Division of Personnel Application to the West Virginia Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, East, Bldg. 6, Rm. 420, Charleston, WV 25305-0139, or apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wv/default.cfm. Resumes may be sent to Ben Hark at Ben.L.Hark@wv.gov . Applications may be obtained at the West Virginia Division of Personnel website at http://www.state.wv.us/admin/personnel/postings/appdown.htm or at any WV Division of Highways’ Office. Interested applicants with questions may contact Ben Hark at (304) 558-9670. Hiring Process: We encourage applicants to apply online with the WV Division of Personnel. This can speed processing. Your eligible score will be based on information provided on your application.
Ben Hark
Phone: (304) 558-9670
Fax: (304) 558-7296
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Bldg. 5, Rm. A-450
Charleston, WV 25305

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