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Posted: 08/17/2010

Employer
History Colorado
Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation


Position
State Archaeologist and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
09010
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Denver, CO
Details
$4,867.00 to $5,475.00 per month
 

External Announcement – Non-classified Employment Opportunity

Job Title: State Archaeologist and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

Position Number: 09010

Job Location: Downtown Denver (1560 Broadway)

Salary: $4,867.00 to $5,475.00 per month (The salary offered is usually the minimum listed,

however, a salary above the minimum may be offered for some hard to fill positions.)

Release Date: August 9, 2010 Apply By: September 10, 2010

Employment Type: Full time.

Class Code: 124900

Information about the Job:

If you are considering a career opportunity with the goal of making a difference, consider joining

the dedicated people in the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) of History

Colorado, the new name for the Colorado Historical Society. Our professionals aspire to engage

people in our State’s heritage through collecting, preserving, and discovering the past in order to

educate and provide perspectives for the future. Convenient location to downtown shopping and

restaurants plus cultural facilities in the Golden Triangle. In addition to a great location and

rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

  • Affordable ECO Pass program for convenient commuting on RTD buses and light rail
  • Your choice of one of two strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA
  • Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Paid life insurance plan plus additional optional coverage
  • Free Short-term disability coverage plus optional long term disability
  • 10 paid holidays per year plus paid opportunities to volunteer in the community
  • Generous paid vacation and sick leave benefits
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training opportunities and more
  • CHS has a strong commitment to diversity and cultural competence. We welcome responses

    from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

    BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION

    This position exists to administer state and federal laws relating to archaeological and historic

    resources, with statutory responsibility to, “coordinate, encourage, and preserve … the full

    understanding of [these] resources as … [they] pertain to man’s cultural heritage” (CRS 24-80-403).

    This is done by implementing various educational and regulatory programs housed in the Office of

    Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP), including site information management, review of

    development projects, local government preservation programs, rehabilitation tax credits, adult

    education certificates, state permits for archaeology and paleontology, a website and index of

    educational publications, and formal consultation with other government agencies and tribal

    governments. The position provides staff authority on archaeological matters within the State

    Historical Society (also known as History Colorado). The position serves as a staff member of the

    Archaeology and Historic Preservation Committee of the Society’s Board of Directors. This position

    is a non-classified, full time position, exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and

    serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. This position has been exempted from the State

    Personnel System.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Statutory Duties of the State Archaeologist including:
  • 1) Advise state and local governmental agencies and private persons on archaeological

    problems;

    2) Promote development of archaeological resources for educational purposes;

    3) Conduct studies to develop archaeological information;

    4) Inventory and analyze the state’s archaeological resources as to location, quantity, and

    cultural significance;

    5) Collect and preserve archaeological resources;

    6) Advise the state and act as liaison in transactions dealing with archaeological resources

    between state agencies and other states, and between state agencies and the federal

    government on common problems and studies;

    7) Issue permits to qualified applicants for the conduct of archaeological and

    paleontological studies;

    8) Arrange for the care, use, and storage of any archaeological resources collected under

    permit;

    9) Prepare, publish, and distribute reports, maps, and bulletins;

    10) Accept, and through state procedures, use, disburse, and administer federal funds or other

    property, services, and money allotted to the office of the state archaeologist;

    11) Implement, maintain, and oversee a program of salvage archaeology;

    12) Establish and coordinate a procedure for out-of-state loans of items collected under state

    permit;

    13) Work with other employees of the Society for the maximum conservation of

    archaeological resources and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to archaeology; and

    14) Manage discoveries of unmarked human graves in consultation with the Colorado

    Commission of Indian Affairs, assuring compliance with federal and state law.

  • Duties of the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer including:
  • 1) Coordinate with the grant administrator who communicates with the federal granting

    agency (National Park Service) to assure that Colorado’s historic preservation program

    continues to meet or exceed federal requirements. Assist the State Historic Preservation

    Officer to implement the activities defined in the National Historic Preservation Act, with

    delegated signatory authority for programmatic matters;

    2) Provide leadership and guidance to staff of the Office of Archaeology and Historic

    Preservation, including the Information Management Unit, the Intergovernmental

    Services Unit, and the Office of the State Archaeologist on the development of annual

    priorities and work plans;

    3) Assist the Society’s executive management team with the development of the annual

    operating budget request as it applies to the Office of Archaeology and Historic

    Preservation;

    4) Facilitate communication between work units of the Society and across professional

    specializations internally (archaeology, history, architectural history, and administration);

    5) Participate on selection committees and provide performance input to the Society’s senior

    executive management team to ensure that standards for professional qualifications and

    work performance are achieved;

    6) Ensure that all records are well managed and staff are trained in the proper provisioning

    of records to achieve superior customer service while maintaining appropriate

    confidentiality;

    7) Provide archaeological expertise for program areas of the Office of Archaeology and

    Historic Preservation, the State Historical Fund, the National and State Registers, and

    Preservation Planning; and

    8) Participate in formal hearings and deliberations related to archaeology and historic

    preservation.

  • Public Education including:
  • 1) Direct the Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification, a series of noncredit

    courses for adult volunteers in 15 communities, offered in partnership with the Colorado

    Archaeological Society;

    2) Through attendance at conferences and participation in working groups, serve as liaison

    between the Colorado Historical Society and the professional and avocational

    archaeological communities;

    3) Represent the interests of archaeology in consultations with Native American groups;

    4) Chair the Colorado Interagency Anti-Vandalism Task Force and plan activities for the

    annual Colorado Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month;

    5) Present public programs and provide speakers on archaeological topics;

    6) Work with public schools, colleges, and universities to provide information on

    archaeology and historic preservation; and

    7) Provide ideas, content, and review for Society exhibits and publications that pertain to

    archaeology and historic preservation.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    The successful applicant must have a “Post graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology and

    … sufficient practical experience and knowledge in archaeology to qualify …” (CRS 24-80-

    404). M.A. required and Ph.D. preferred. Minimum of five years of experience, including two

    years of progressively responsible cultural resources management, plus field experience and

    publications.

    HIGHLY DESIRABLE:

    A Ph.D. in archaeology or anthropology. Teaching experience is desirable.

    TRAVEL:

    Must be able to travel independently throughout the state, including overnight stays. Travel may

    be necessary in a variety of weather conditions.

    Special Necessary Requirements:

    A condition of employment is the successful completion of a background check. A valid

    Colorado driver’s license must be obtained within 30 calendar days of accepting this position and

    the driver’s license must be maintained as a condition of employment.

    To Apply for this Position:

    Submit a letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references which must be

    received by 4:00 p.m. on above listed “Apply By” date to:

    Position 09010

    Human Resources Office

    History Colorado

    1560 Broadway, Suite 400

    Denver, CO 80202

    Be certain to address how your education and experience relates to the qualifications listed

    above. Late or incomplete packets will not be considered. Please note that the application

    materials will not be returned. E-mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted. Applicants

    will be notified as to status. This position is eligible for benefits. Please note that a copy of a

    college transcript will be required prior to extending an offer of employment, and should be

    included with your application materials if a degree is required by the “Qualifications” listed

    above.

    Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be

    deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. institutions by an organization that

    specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the

    responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application materials.

    NOTE: History Colorado does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not

    accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of

    Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be

    subject to actions ranging from disqualification from employment consideration to removal from

    employment at History Colorado.

    If you are covered by the Address Confidentiality Program, CRS 24-21-201 through 24-21-

    214, please notify the Human Resources Office listed on this announcement so that you are

    provided the appropriate time extension for notifications provided by U.S. mail. The

    extension allowed under this program applies only to U.S. mail notifications that include a

    deadline of 10 days or less.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

    HISTORY COLORADO WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE WITH

    DISABILITIES.

    OPen until
    none given

    How to apply
    Submit a letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references which must be received by 4:00 p.m. on September 10, 2010 date to: Position 09010 Human Resources Office History Colorado 1560 Broadway, Suite 400 Denver, CO 80202 Be certain to address how your education and experience relates to the qualifications listed above. Late or incomplete packets will not be considered. Please note that the application materials will not be returned. E-mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified as to status. This position is eligible for benefits. Please note that a copy of a college transcript will be required prior to extending an offer of employment, and should be included with your application materials if a degree is required by the “Qualifications” listed above. Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application materials. NOTE: History Colorado does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from employment consideration to removal from employment at History Colorado. If you are covered by the Address Confidentiality Program, CRS 24-21-201 through 24-21- 214, please notify the Human Resources Office listed on this announcement so that you are provided the appropriate time extension for notifications provided by U.S. mail. The extension allowed under this program applies only to U.S. mail notifications that include a deadline of 10 days or less. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER HISTORY COLORADO WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
    Jim Davidson
    Phone: (303) 866-2136
    ADDRESS
    1560 Broadway
    Suite 400
    Denver, CO 80202

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